Australia Senator Assange

February 17, 2013 - 9:30 PM
FILE - This Aug. 19, 2012 file photo shows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange making a statement to the media and supporters at a window of Ecuadorian Embassy in central London. A news website says Assange regards his bid to become an Australian senator as a defense against potential criminal prosecution in the United States and Britain. He spoke to The Conversation website at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where he was granted asylum in June to avoid extradition to Sweden on sex crime allegations. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)