The founder and leader of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, plans to run for a seat in Australia's upper house of parliament, the anti-secrecy group announced on Twitter on Saturday.
The comments could not be immediately confirmed.
Australian-born Assange, 40, is currently under house arrest in Britain and fighting extradition to Sweden for questioning over alleged sex crimes.
"We have discovered that it is possible for Julian Assange to run for the Australian Senate while detained. Julian has decided to run," WikiLeaks tweeted on Saturday.
The earliest Senate election would not be until late 2013.
The group also tweeted that it plans to field a candidate to run against Prime Minister Julia Gillard in her home seat of Lalor in Victoria.
The Swedish warrant stems from Assange's encounters in August 2010 with two women who were then WikiLeaks volunteers. They accuse him of sexual assault. He says they consented.
WikiLeaks burst onto the global news agenda in 2010 when it released secret footage and classified U.S. military files and diplomatic cables about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, drawing a furious response from the U.S. government.
Senior official from World Uyghur Congress accuses Beijing of 'unnamed war against Muslims and Islam' and says world silent while persecution goes on
Afghan president promises to appoint women to senior positions in government and judiciary
China planning to improve relations with Russia through joint military training
The visit by the Chinese PM is the first official visit of a Chinese premier to France in nearly a decade
India's commerce ministry said in a notification that India bans oil trade and refined oil products trade with ISIL linked organisations.
China's prime minister has said that it will try to meet targets of CO2 emissions before 2030
The Japanese economic minister has said that austerity caused Greek economy to shrink
An Indonesian military transport plane crashed into a hotel and residential area in the northern Sumatra city of Medan on Tuesday, killing at least 49 people.
The Philippines embassy expresses ‘heartfelt appreciation’ to sultan and pardons board of western Selangor for sparing Jacqueline Quiamno
Groups led by rival brothers battle with rockets, heavy weapons
The Indian government has asked refiners that owe billions of dollars to Iran for oil imports to build up dollar and euro balances
Separately, a bomb attached to an Afghan national army vehicle exploded in the capital Kabul early morning that left two children injured
The western Indonesian community of Aceh housing Rohingya boat people launches petition demanding president cut all ties.
An earthquake measuring 5.7 has struck the Hindu Kush of Afghanistan.
The US will lift holds on security assistance to Bahrains Defence Force
A Muslim man was beaten by Hindu extremists, then paraded by the extremists and then arrested by police.