Julian Assange, the founder of whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks, has slammed companies including PayPal, Visa and MasterCard, calling them "instruments" of US foreign policy.
According to The Telegraph, Assange said that his current predicament has had no affect on his beliefs and he will continue to out information via WikiLeaks.
The 39-year-old Australian, who is currently being held in custody in London, passed on a message to his mother, Christine Assange, who relayed it to the world's media.
Criticising the financial sites, Assange said: “We now know that Visa, MasterCard and PayPal are instruments of US foreign policy. It's not something we knew before. I am calling on the world to protect my work and my people from these illegal and immoral acts.”
Currently Assange is currently fighting extradition to Sweden where he faces questioning for suspected sex crimes. The Wikileaks founder earlier dismissed the allegations as smear tactics by the US government and its allies.