WikiLeaks has announced that Julian Assange is running for the Australian Senate while under under house arrest in another country. Assange’s case is compared to that of former South African president Nelson Mandela, pointing towards an article and current Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, both imprisoned in their respective countries.
As for Assange’s chances, the article states:
Politicians whose ‘crimes’ are related to arrest for protest of putatively unjust laws clearly will have a better time with electors than politicians who cheat for example on their travel expenses. “Underdogs” such as Julian Assange facing the might of a Swedish legal system’s powers under the European Arrest Warrant system and the wrath of the US Empire, appears to have found great support in Australia which is support I assert which will easily be transposed to political support of a candidacy.
Assange is currently under house arrest, awaiting possible extradition to Sweden, where he could face charges over allegations of sexual assault. The extradition is currently under appeal. Over the top, the announcement made on Twitter, even further it would be of no surprise to find out that Assange’s campaign already has its very own hashtag #Assange4Senate.
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