Swiss banker who helped WikiLeaks faces trial
Geneva: A Swiss banker whose actions
caused a US judge to briefly shut down WikiLeaks three years
ago goes on trial next week for distributing confidential
Rudolf Elmer has been ordered to appear before a
Zurich regional court on January 19 to answer charges of
coercion and violating Switzerland`s strict banking secrecy
laws. If convicted, he could be sentenced to up to three years
in prison and fined.
Elmer`s release of files from the Swiss-based bank
Julius Baer`s offshore operations in the Cayman Islands
prompted a US judge to temporarily shut down WikiLeaks in
2008. The order was lifted following complaints from free
speech groups and media organisations.
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