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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    Ninja (profile), 26 Apr 2013 @ 3:59am

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    Or say Iceland is hosting terrorists and send the troops in eh?

    The US is already losing on multiple international fronts (figuratively speaking). If you use your hard power too much your soft power loses efficacy and their best bet would be to maintain a soft power over the world as they did for a good while.

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