2 Indian-Origin candidates in Julian Assange party

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New Delhi, July 26: Whistle-blowing website, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange officially launched his political party named "WikiLeaks Party" via Skype on Thursday.

According to reports, his newly-launched party includes seven candidates who will contest elections on a Wikileaks Party ticket in Senate polls in Australia.

42-year-old Assange, who took refuge in Ecuadorian embassy in London last year, will contest in the general elections, later this year, from Victoria.

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Out of 7 candidates, two are from India. Indian-origin academician Binoy Kampmark, who was born in Malaysia and is basically from West Bengal will stand for the upper house election from Victoria. Suresh Rajan form Kerala will be party's candidate from Western Australia.

According to party spokesperson Samantha Cross, Assange stressed that the party "would keep the politicians honest". "He talked about wanting to be back in Australia to take up his seat. He was hopeful that that would occur," she said.

The Wikileaks founder also announced that one of party's first actions would be to demand full details of the government's asylum seeker arrangement with Papua New Guinea be made public, news agency Australian Associated Press said.

Assange, who is wanted in Sweden, has been facing charges over alleged sexual crimes, although he has denied these charges.

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