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Wikileaks Claims US Government Blocked Donations

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has claimed that funding for the whistleblowing website has been blocked by the US government in a bid to put an end to the platform.

The controversial website is best known for leaking thousands of secret US military documents on the hidden aspects of the US Afghan war.

Assange claims that he has been a victim of financial warfare by the US government, which is doing everything it can to take down the website, The Guardian reports.

According to Assange, UK firm Moneybookers, responsible for handling the donations sent to the website, had closed WikiLeaks's account on 13 August. The company said that it had to as the website had been blacklisted by both the US and Australian governments.

In an e-mail, Moneybookers told Assange: “Following an audit of your account by our security department, we must advise that your account has been closed … to comply with money laundering or other investigations conducted by government authorities.”