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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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 29 Apr 2013 @ 5:38am

    Re: How long

    US Government that is. I hate it when these comments stream in and with the all inclusive "US", attempt to dissuade the world against the people of the United States of America because of a few elements at the top that hold disingenuous ideals at the top spots in government because we the people can't change this. Such naivity only breeds contempt.

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