From Iceland — Valitor Ordered To Resume Wikileaks Payments

Valitor Ordered To Resume Wikileaks Payments

Published April 26, 2013

The Supreme Court of Iceland just confirmed a previous ruling that the financial processing company Valitor must resume processing credit card payments to Wikileaks via DataCell or incur a fine of 800,000 ISK per day.

DataCell took Valitor to court after the latter terminated a contract to handle Wikileaks’s donations two years ago, Rúv reports.

In 2012, the Reykjavík District Court District ruled that Valitor’s actions were in breach of contract. Valitor appealed the case to the Supreme Court, which ruled that Valitor was in fact in the wrong.

After Mastercard, Visa, Paypal and Amazon all stopped processing payments to Wikileaks in 2010, DataCell signed a contract with Valitor explicitly stating their intention to work with Wikileaks. Mere hours after signing the contract, however, Valitor ceased processing the payments.

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