A poll of 18,000 people in December showed 72% would vote for him
Australia: Julian Assange has confirmed he will run in the 2013 national election for the Australian Senate #auspol
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) January 30, 2013
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange plans to run for a seat in the Australian Senate in 2013, it has been confirmed on Wednesday. It is not yet clear how he will escape from London’s Ecuadorean embassy.
WikiLeaks representative Kristinn Hrafnsson confirmed to RT that Julian Assange will run for a seat in the Australian Senate.
A native of Australia’s Queensland state, Assange said in March last year that he wanted to “bring liberty back to the center of Australian politics.” His Senate candidacy will help him defend free speech and the “right of citizens… to live their lives free from state interference,” he explained.
After taking political asylum in Ecuador’s embassy in London in June, Assange expressed interest in the senate seat in December, when…
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