PostFinance Closes Assange’s Bank Account
In a statement, the bank said that “PostFinance has ended its business relationship with… Julian Paul Assange.”
The official reason invoked by the bank is that Julian Assange provided false information about the place of residence during the account opening process.
According to the bank, though he provided an undisclosed address in Geneva, he offered no prove of being a Swiss citizen.
WikiLeaks had advertised the account details online, providing an account name of Julian Assange, Geneva.
The spokesman for the bank said that the account was closed this afternoon but that there will be no legal consequences for misleading authorities. More than that, Assange will receive his money back.
WikiLeaks came under a lot of pressure after it posted 2500,000 U.S. diplomatic cables, creating an international turmoil, and placing the U.S. State Secretary in a position to apologize to the countries the U.S.A. has diplomatic ties to.
Amazon.com was the first to ban WikiLeaks from its servers, sparking an instantaneous protests and calls to boycott Amazon.
Then, EveryDNS.net denied WikiLeaks the domain name based on the claim that the cyber attacks the site came under put at risk the other 500,000 users.
There is more, Swedish justice has issued an international arrest warrant on Assange’s name on the charge of sexual assault; sources report that Scotland Yard has received this afternoon the paperwork for Assange’s arrest; Metropolitan police did not make any comment on that.11