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 @ 12:48am

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    Well EU said no in the 80's and 90's and it created a trade-war. US administration is very aggressive, extremely corrupt and completely independent of the political parties. EU has so far failed to accomplish this divine trinity, but with improvements to the "democratic oversight" they are becomming more aggressive and since they have an advantage in corruption, it is only the independence from politics that is missing. And trust me: Unless the commission gets slaughtered or something to that extend, they are about to dwarf the US in this area...

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