04 Jul '11, 7pm

WikiLeaks to file complaint against Visa, Mastercard

WikiLeaks to file complaint against Visa, Mastercard

REYKJAVIK: WikiLeaks will lodge a complaint with the European Commission against credit card giants Visa and MasterCard if the two companies refuse to lift their ban on donations to the site, their lawyer said Monday. The controversial site that has infuriated the US by leaking thousands of diplomatic cables will file the complaint on Thursday if the ban is not lifted first, the site's Iceland-based lawyer Svein Andri Sveinsson told AFP. WikiLeaks will also file separate complaints in both Denmark and Reykjavik, likely in September, hoping to recover the tens of millions of euros it says it has lost through the seven-month donation freeze, Sveinsson said. "There are three battlefields in this case. One in Brussels, one in Denmark and one in Iceland," the lawyer explained. At the commission in Brussels, WikiLeaks will charge that Visa and MasterCard have abused their domina...

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