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Julian Assange to run for Australian Senate

Julian Assange to run for Australian Senate
Famous whistleblower and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has decided to run for a seat in the Australian Senate – despite being under home arrest in Great Britain.

­The decision was announced by the Wikileaks group via twitter.

While awaiting possible extradition to Sweden over alleged sex crime charges, Julian Assange, a native of Queensland in northeastern Australia, is still eligible to run for office.  He plans to make a bid for the country’s Upper House.

Assange have consistently denied allegations of sexually assaulting two women in 2010.

The Australian Senate election is set for 2013.

Wikileaks has also promised to put up another candidate to challenge the current Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard in her home state of Victoria.

Julian Assange’s show ‘The World Tomorrow’ is to premiere on RT later this month.

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