us: Court puts kybosh on telltale site

A controversial website providing a safe haven for whistleblowers seeking to upload confidential documents has been forced offline by a US court.The Swiss bank Julius Baer sought an injunction against the Wikileaks site after it published documents purportedly showing shady offshore activities – including money laundering and tax evasion – allegedly supported by the bank in the Cayman Islands.The site has also published millions of sensitive documents, including the US Rules of Engagement for Iraq, the primary operations manual for the running of the US detention facility in Guantanamo Bay and evidence of involvement by the former president of Kenya, Daniel Arap Moi, in a $US4.5 billion money laundering scheme.

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