p2pnet view P2P:- eBay’s PayPal decided to stop donations made to Bradley Manning, the US soldier allegedly behind the original Cablegate WikiLeaks leaks, to help towards his defence costs.
But PayPal has now backed down.
“We are again accepting PayPal contributions. These contributions will be used in support of the “Stand with Brad” public statement and petition (standwithbrad.org)”, says Courage to Resist, going on >>>
Our relationship with PayPal has been “complicated” to put it mildly.
On January 29, 2011, PayPal restricted access to our account based on the “need for additional information.”
After a month of trying to find a possible resolution with senior PayPal staff, we issued a statement on February 24, 2011, regarding the situation. After thousands of supporters signed a petition and contacted PayPal in protest, our account was restored a few hours later without explanation.
But, but, our decision didn’t have anything to do with Wikileaks! – declares PayPal director of communications Anuj Nayar (right) on the company blog.
Of course not.
He continues >>>
While it is generally not our policy to comment publicly on account dealings, we are sharing the following statement to clarify information regarding the Courage To Resist organization’s PayPal account and their claim that this is somehow associated with their support of U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning. Let me be clear, this decision had nothing to do with WikiLeaks.
We recently placed a temporary limitation of the Courage to Resist organization’s PayPal account as they had not complied to our stated policy requiring non profits to associate a bank account with their PayPal account (for the vast majority of non-profits, this is not an issue).
In a press release issued today, the Courage to Resist organization claimed that their resistance to follow our policy is because PayPal sought to withdraw funds from their checking account. To be clear: PayPal cannot take such action without the authorization of an account holder, nor does it ever take such unauthorized actions.
“Upon review”, Nayar adds, and “as part of our normal business procedures, we have decided to lift the temporary restriction placed on their account because we have sufficient information to meet our statutory ‘Know Your Customer’ obligations. The Courage to Resist PayPal account is now fully operational.
Courage to Resist – : In wake of protest, PayPal reinstates service, February 25, 2011
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