GENEVA Dec 9 U.N. High Commissioner for Human
Rights Navi Pillay voiced concern on Thursday at reports of
pressure being exerted on private companies to halt financial or
Internet services for WikiLeaks.
Pillay said that taken together, the measures could be
interpreted as an attempt to prevent Wikileaks from publishing,
thereby violating its right to freedom of expression.
"I am concerned about reports of pressure exerted on private
companies including banks, credit card companies and Internet
service providers to close down credit lines for donations to
Wikileaks, as well as to stop hosting the website," she told a
(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Matthew Jones)