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This was just announced by Wikileaks… the noose tightens:—-
Tue 7 Dec 15.55 GMT
Julian Assange defence Fund frozen.
The Swiss Bank Post Finance today issues a press release stating that it had frozen Julian Assange’s defence fund and personal assets (31K EUR) after reviewing him as a “high profile” individual.
The technicality used to seize the defence fund was that Mr. Assange, as a homeless refugee attempting to gain residency in Switzerland, had used his lawyers address in Geneva for the bank’s correspondence.
Late last week, the internet payment giant PayPal, froze 60Keur of donations to the German charity the Wau Holland Foundation, which were targeted to promote the sharing of knowledge via WikiLeaks.
WikiLeaks and Julian have lost 100Keur in assets this week.
One of the most fascinating aspects of the Cablegate exposure is how it is throwing into relief the power dynamics between supposedly independent states like Switzerland, Sweden and Australia.
WikiLeaks also has public bank accounts in Iceland (preferred) and Germany.
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