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The contributions are not directly to Wikileaks, because it is not a formal organization, but to a foundation in the Netherlands as a legal support activity for Wikileaks. Linus Olsson stresses that there is no one tried or even indicted in this whole story. - And what Assange is accused for here in Sweden is related to him only as a person, not Wikileaks.
Our attitude is that if someone wants to support Wikileaks with money, we'll arrange it. We should not play cops or enact our own laws.
As Andy Greenberg reported for Forbes, it’s been over six months since Visa and MasterCard refused service to WikiLeaks and interrupted WikiLeaks’ funding. On Thursday, July 7, only five days from now, if Visa and MasterCard have not corrected the situation, WikiLeaks, and it’s current payment provider DataCell, will take their case to the E.U. Commission.
According to Sveinn Andri Sveinsson, the Icelandic lawyer for WikiLeaks and DataCell; “They’re boycotting Datacell and Wikileaks without any objective justification… This is clearly an abuse of their market dominance.” Visa and MasterCard were served with the following complaint, according to Sveinsson, earlier this month, and will be filed with the E.U. Commission on Thursday, July 7, 2011, unless the situation is resolved before then.