Swiss Bank Freezes Assange’s Assets
Swiss bank PostFinance has frozen Julian Assange’s account, because he violated their rules and falsely claimed to be living in Geneva.
The Swiss post office’s bank, PostFinance, has frozen the accounts of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
The whistle-blowing website says the freeze includes a defence fund and personal assets worth 31,000 euros.
Wikileaks has published hundreds of secret US diplomatic cables, angering the US government and triggering moves by several companies including PayPal and Amazon to end their services.
And a European Arrest Warrant, issued November 2 (as we reported here), has now reached Britain:
Sources have told the BBC that the European Arrest Warrant for Mr Assange arrived on Monday afternoon.
Sweden first issued an arrest warrant for Mr Assange on 18 November but it was invalidated by a procedural error. A new warrant was issued on 2 December.