World Current Affairs July 2013

Assange launched WikiLeaks Party

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has formally launched the Australian WikiLeaks Party and announced its federal election candidates. Assange has now officially declared his candidacy for a seat in the Australian Senate. 

Speaking via Skype from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where the 41-year-old whistleblower has been holed up for more than a year due to a threat of extradition to Sweden, Assange outlined the principal policies of his political party, summed up as “Transparency. Accountability. Justice.” 

Assange himself is seeking a seat in Victoria. While not exactly sure the senate would allow him to hold office from his Ecuadorian asylum in London, the whistleblower appeared to be confident in his party’s ability to perform. 

The WikiLeaks founder has compared his situation with that of boatpeople refugees seeking asylum in Australia, who have recently been told they are to be sent to Papua New Guinea, according to a new legislation announced by Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd

This post contains the world current affairs of June 2013. These are short current affairs 2013 notes for quick review.
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