WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, is currently preparing to launch his political party and stand for elections in Australia in September seeking the immunity he needs to regain his freedom.
Assange told his plans and gave details in an interview with the Australian site “The Conversation” from the Embassy of Ecuador in London, where he has taken refuge since last June 19 to avoid extradition to Sweden where he has a complaint of sexual offenses.
The Australian believes that if he can be elected senator, U.S. would avoid opening a diplomatic encounter and leave him in peace. For Assange, the allegations against him in Sweden are only the prelude for his extradition to the U.S. for revealing thousands of secret diplomatic documents, which made Washington suffer one of its worst times in its history.
The journalist believes that if the U.S. Justice Department suspends the investigation, the UK would do the same because “the political cost of a confrontation would be even greater“, and added that, for the same reason, Sweden should also dismiss the case against him.