The Swiss postal system has pulled the plug on WikiLeaks’ bank account in another serious setback for the secret-spilling website that is fighting to stay online.

An official with Swiss Post in the Swiss capital of Bern told The Associated Press today that the account under WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s name would be cancelled.

The financial arm of Swiss Post reviewed whether Assange was a resident of Geneva as he claimed in his application for the account last month.

The setback leaves Assange with only a few options for raising money for his site through a Swiss-Icelandic credit card processing centre and accounts in Iceland and Germany.

A Swiss website,, has been handling much of the traffic from WikiLeaks after other Internet service and online payment providers began severing ties with the organisation.

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