London – WikiLeaks, the whistleblower document dump site
that published leaked U.S. government documents on the war in Afghanistan, has
seen the company it used to collect donations sever ties after the site was
reportedly put on a U.S. watchlist and Australian blacklist, the Guardian
Moneybookers closed WikiLeaks’ account on Aug. 13, shortly after the
Pentagon made public threats against WikiLeaks over the leaked documents.
company wrote to WikiLeaks head Julian Assange, noting it the action, "to
comply with money laundering or other investigations conducted by government
For its part, Moneybookers maintained to the Guardian that it had received no contact from any authority regarding WikiLeaks.