Monday, December 6, 2010

Julian Assange Defense Fund Frozen by Swiss Bank Post

The Swiss Bank Post Finance today announced that it has frozen Julian Assange's defense fund and personal assets (31K EUR) after reviewing him as a "high profile" individual.

According to WikiLeaks, the technicality used to seize the defense fund was that Assange, as a homeless refugee attempting to gain residency in Switzerland, had used his lawyers address in Geneva for the bank's correspondence.

Writes WikiLeaks:

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.

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