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Senate my ticket to freedom: Assange

  • Canberra
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  • Updated: Feb 19, 2013 12:08 IST

Julian Assange has told a news website that his bid to become an Australian senator will serve as a defence against potential criminal prosecution in the US and Britain.

If he were to win a Senate seat at elections on September 24, Assange said, the US department of justice would drop its espionage probe rather than risk a diplomatic row.

The UK government would follow suit otherwise “the political costs of the current standoff will be higher still,” he said. GNS

 

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