20 Jan '11, 7am

Swiss bank whistle-blower arrested again: ZURICH - The Swiss police yesterday… #FreeAssangeNow

ZURICH - The Swiss police yesterday arrested Rudolf Elmer (picture), a former executive of the Swiss bank Julius Baer, for giving data to WikiLeaks, hours after he was found guilty of breaching Swiss bank secrecy laws in another case. Elmer was taken into custody by the police late in the day, having just been found guilty of breaching bank secrecy laws for publicising private client data and of threatening an employee at Julius Baer. "The state prosecutor's office is checking to see whether Rudolf Elmer has violated Swiss banking law by handing the CD over to WikiLeaks," the Zurich cantonal police and state prosecutor said in a joint statement. They declined to give further details. At a news conference in London on Monday, Elmer had handed over data on many of Baer's offshore bank account holders to the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, saying he wanted to draw atten...

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