Cash strapped WikiLeaks finds loophole to evade donation blockade

By Friday, July 20, 2012 0 , Permalink 0

WikiLeaks said that it is experiencing money shortage but, it has found a loop hole through which it can circumvent the donations blockade imposed by Visa and MasterCard. According to WikiLeaks, they shall be using French credit card system, Carte Blue. Visa and MasterCard are ‘contractually barred’ from cutting off payments on Carte Blue system.

WikiLeaks stressed on the point that this loophole might not sustain for longer and supporters of this movement should send in their donations as quickly as possible.

“WikiLeaks advises all global supporters to make use of this avenue immediately before Visa/MasterCard attempts to shut it down,” said the whistle blowing site.

The organization said that to effectively continue their operations they need to raise “a minimum of €1 million immediately”.

Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, is currently waging legal battle against his extradition to Sweden and awaiting a reply from Ecuador for a political asylum request. Last month UK court has upheld Sweden’s request of Assange’s extradition.


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