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Wikileaks Donations Pipeline to Stay Open

April 25, 2013

Whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks has hailed an "important victory" in its campaign against a block on processing donations to the organisation by credit card companies.

A court ruling in Iceland was the biggest victory to date against the "unlawful and arbitrary" economic blockade, it said.

Iceland's Supreme Court upheld a decision that online payments firm Valitor had unlawfully terminated its contract with WikiLeaks donations processor DataCell.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said: "This is a victory against the rise of economic censorship to crack down against journalists and publishers. We thank the Icelandic people for showing that they will not be bullied by powerful Washington-backed financial services companies like Visa."

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Source: Copyright The Herald (Scotland)

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