Wikileaks Says US Pressure Resulted In Donation Account Being Shut Down

from the financial-censorship dept

While it's sometimes difficult to take the claims of persecution from Wikileaks founder Julian Assange seriously, it is interesting to see that Wikileak's donation account with Moneybookers has been shut down, and the company itself told Assange that it was due to the site being added to a US watchlist and an Australian blacklist. It's unclear what "watchlist" the US has for websites, but if this is accurate, it seems like another unfortunate example of US gov't censorship, this time through blocking financial resources.

Filed Under: blacklists, censorship, donations, pressure, wikileaks


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    anon, 15 Oct 2010 @ 12:39pm

    list

    US Banks are bound by Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) to not do "business with our enemies". Every account at a bank must be checked against OFAC's SDN list. Found here" http://www.ustreas.gov/offices/enforcement/ofac/sdn/

    I checked and it doesn't look like he is on that list. (unless it is by some other name)

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