15 Apr 2012

Assange to host Russian talk show

8:10 am on 15 April 2012

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange plans to host a talk show on Russia's state-funded television network.

Mr Assange and the English-language international satellite news channel RT the guest lineup in advance, but hinted that the first interview would be controversial, CCN reports.

It is unclear how, or from where, Mr Assange will present the show, The World Tomorrow, which begins next week.

He is under house arrest in Britain while fighting extradition to Sweden.

Britain's Supreme Court is considering whether he should be sent there to face allegations of rape and sexual assault lodged by two women.

Mr Assange has strongly denied the claims of sexual assault against him, saying they are politically motivated.

Last month WikiLeaks announced Mr Assange was planning to run for a seat in the Australian senate.