Iceland's Supreme Court Upholds Wikileaks Ruling, Orders Visa To Process Donations Again

from the iceland-becomes-an-enemy-combatant? dept

You may recall that after US politicians pressured Visa and Mastercard to stop processing donations to Wikileaks, Wikileaks sued in Iceland. Last year, an Icelandic court ordered Visa to start processing donations to Wikileaks again, but Visa appealed. Now, the Icelandic Supreme Court has upheld the original ruling and once again told Valitor (Visa Iceland) to begin processing those donations again. As Wikileaks points out, if it refuses to do so, it will have to pay fines around $200,000 per month. Your move, Visa. Of course, if Visa does start processing donations, how long until diplomatic pressure from the US on Iceland leads to Iceland backing down?

Filed Under: iceland
Companies: wikileaks


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    Anonymous Coward, 26 Apr 2013 @ 2:47am

    funny how it's little old Iceland that has had the balls to say 'no' to the USA, after they instigated this block. when you think of the size of some other countries and the EU who just bend over to get a shafting and agree to all the USA wants. i assume the USA will be jumping up and down in anger and have a plane load of representatives sent to Iceland to 'convince' them to change course? i mean, the USA are 'The World Police', 'The Internet Police' and every other type of Police you can think of, provided, of course, that it is to it's advantage!

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