WikiLeaks’ Assange Targets Australian Senate Seat
30. March 2012
From exposing sensitive and secret documents, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange now wants to craft laws by becoming a senator.
Assange recently told the media he is seriously thinking of running as a senator in the Australian senate. The 40-year-old Australian citizen made the decision to run to help his countrymen and fight off his possible extradition to the United States after WikiLeaks decided to release many US secret documents.
Aside from the US, Assange is also currently fighting extradition to Sweden in connection to sex crime allegations against him. Earlier, Assange has also criticized Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard for not standing to him on calls for his extradition prop up.
John Wanna, an Australian National University political scientist, said Assange can run as senator as long as his name stays on the Australian electoral roll despite living overseas for several years. If Assange indeed decides to run his fate now lies on the hand of the Australian people.