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Wikileaks' Julian Assange plans political career

This Aug. 14, 2010 photo shows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, in Stockholm, Sweden. A Stockholm prosecutor issued an arrest warrant for Assange on Friday Aug. 20, 2010, saying he was suspected of rape and molestation in two separate cases. But chief prosecutor Eva Finne withdrew the warrant within 24 hours. (AP Photo/Scanpix/Bertil Ericson, File)

Wikileaks' leader Julian Assange will run for Senate in Australia, despite pending rape charges against him.  The group tweeted Sunday evening about their infamous leader's political aspirations, suggesting he might even run on a "Wikileaks Party" ticket.

"A 'Wikileaks Party' makes great sense," the group's website says. "It is an eminently logical extension of Julian Assange's question - having other members in a formal party contesting (and winning) State and Federal elections in all houses. It is not only feasible but likely given the support levels in Australia."

What would a Wikileaks Party platform look like?

Politicians who endorse transparency in government; who promote the spread of information and not propaganda through the Parliaments of Australia; who honestly scrutinise the legislative instruments and organs of the state to combat injustice and prejudice; who properly represent the interests of all citizens without fear or favour of foreign powers: that's the kind of politician and a party so many of us would like to see.

As you might recall, Assange is currently living under house arrest in England and fighting extradition to Sweden where he would face allegations of rape and sexual assault.

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