INTRODUCTION OF WIKILEAKS WikiLeaks is an international non-profit organisation that publishes submissions of private, secret, and classified media from anonymous news sources and news leaks. WikiLeaks describes its founders as a mix of Chinese dissidents, journalists, mathematicians, and start-up company technologists from the United States, Taiwan, Europe, Australia, and South Africa
Contd……. Wikileakes provide an secure way for sources to leak information with the help of journalists the other important activities of wikileakes to publish original source material which become evidence of the truth. The wikileaks.org domain name was registered on 4 October 2006 WikiLeaks organisation grown very quickly, when the organisation was officially launched, WikiLeaks has worked to report on and publish important information. it also used technologies to support these activities
Julian Assange the main spokespersonand editor-in-chief for WikiLeaks
Brief intro…. Started on…. Built in cuba Especially for high level prisoners
Key characters…… Abu zubaydah (ISN 10016) IBN-al-sheikh al libi (ISN 212) Sharqawi abdu-al-haji (ISN 1457)
Other Prisoners Ahmed khalfan Ghailani (ISN 10012) Walib –bin – Attash (ISN 10014) Mohd. -al-Qahtani (ISN 493)
AFTER DISCLOSER BY WIKILEAKSAL JAZEERA REPLACES ITS TOPDIRECTOR Al Jazeera, the pan-Arab news network financed by Qatar, named a member of the Qatari royal family on Tuesday to replace its top news director after disclosures from the group WikiLeaks indicating that the news director had modified the network’s coverage of the Iraq war in response to pressure from the United States.
WHY ARE SWISS BANK SO POPULER? POLITICAL STABILITY SAFETY STABLE CURRENCY EXCELLENT QUALITY PRIVACY
BLACK MONEY IN SWISS BANK According to the data provided by the Swiss banking association , India have more black money then the rest of the world combined. The black money market situation in India is epidemic. India currently tops the least for monies in the entire world with almost US $ 1,456 billion in Swiss banks(USD 1.4 trillion approximately) in the form of unaccounted money.
BANKING IN SWITZERLAND- All the bank in Switzerland are regulated by Swiss financial market supervisory, which derives its authority of federal statutes. The countrys tradition of band secrecy. Which dates to the middle age was first codified in a 1934 law. As of 11 October lost, the band industry in Switzerland has an average leverage ratio assets/material of 29 to1, while the industrys short term liabilities are equal to 260% of the Swiss GDP 1,273% of the Swiss national debt
………… Indian industrialists politicians and officers have their illegal money there, which is about 13 times largest than the countries foreign debt with this amount 45crore people can get Rs. 1,00,000 each
INDIAN NAME IN SWISS BANKDISCLOSURE TO WIKILEAKS Details of Swiss bank accounts given to WikiLeaks by private banker-turned-whistleblower Rudolf Elmer has a few Indian names. The data revealed names of Indian entities including two apparently linked firms — Annapurna Convertible and Anna Investments — and two individuals Asad Ali Khan and Zahida Ali Khan.
CONTINUED……… The story was reported by the television channel, Headlines Today, which said that it was not in a position to verify the details. Elmer is a former employee of Swiss bank Julius Baer and the bank has said he had leaked the accounts motivated by unfulfilled career expectations. Although information is sketchy, it might lead to more leads.
CONTINUED……….. These are believed to be account details of prominent people and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has promised to provide details. Annapurna Convertibles reportedly has $85 million and Anna Investments $9.7 million in Julius Baer bank. These are among the 2,000 names in two discs Rudolf Elmer gave WikiLeaks
CONTINUED………. The data is not yet available on the WikiLeaks website. It was held on two discs handed over by Elmer at a press conference in London. Assange promised full disclosure once information had been vetted. Elmer is scheduled to go on trial in Switzerland on Wednesday for breaking bank secrecy laws. The banker, who has given data to WikiLeaks before, was fired from Julius Baer in 2002.
SWISS BANK HAS LIST INDIANNAMES:ASSANGE In an interview that could trigger a new controversy over Indian businessmen stashing black money in Swiss banks, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has said he had seen Indian names in a list of Swiss bank account holders and added that the data was going to be made public.
CONTINUED……….. "Yes, there are Indian names in the data that we have already published or are going to publish. I cant remember specifically whether there are Indian names in the coming publication. But I have read Indian names," Assange told Times Now in an interview. He, however, declined to reveal anything more on the issue at this stage
CONTINUE………. In the course of the 50-minute interview, Assange appealed to Indians to "absolutely not lose hope" that names of those with secret Swiss accounts will come out in future. Hinting that WikiLeaks might work with specialized agencies before releasing the Swiss bank data he pulled up the Indian government for not being aggressive like Germany in going after the list of Indian account holders. "India should be more aggressive because India seems like it is losing per capita more tax money than Germany."
CONTINUED…………. had earlier claimed that he was handed over documents Assange of bank accounts by a former banker Rudolf Elmer and the whistleblower also claimed that the names in the documents came from "US, Britain, Germany, Austria and Asia — from all over," and include "business people, politicians, people who have made their living in the arts and multinational conglomerates — from both sides of the Atlantic".
CONTI NUED………… Assange also dismissed the contention of the Indian government that accords on double taxation were coming in the way of tracking the trail of black money. "Double taxation does not have anything to do with asset hiding. It doesnt simply cover asset hiding," he said. Assange said that issue of stashing black money in foreign banks was worse than local corruption as when money is pushed offshore, "... everytime they are selling rupees and the result is that the currency of the nation is debased... everything for all Indians become expensive as a result of that transfer."
INDIA NOT SERIOUS ABOUT UN EARTHING BLACK MONEY IN SWISS BANKS, SAYS WISTLEBLOWER Rudolf Elmer, a rare whistleblower who has brought out much information on secret Swiss banks accounts, has accused the Indian government of not being serious enough in getting details of black money stashed away in Swiss banks.
CONTINUED…… In his first statement on Indian accounts in Swiss banks after being released from jail, Elmer said, "The Indian government doesnt do enough." He said society has to put pressure on the government to act. "India is a big country, which is getting stronger by the day. It has the negotiating power," he told an Indian news channel.
CONTINUED…….. NEW DELHI: A second list containing names of Indians, who have stashed black money in Swiss banks, will be shared by the Germans, Times Now reported. Sources said that the list has 100 plus Indian names - most of whom have accounts in the Julius Baer bank - the same bank which has launched a witch-hunt against its former employee and whistleblower Rudolph Elmer.
CONTINUED………… Names of 18 Indians, who had stashed away nearly Rs 40 crore in tax havens, were revealed early this year. The Liechtenstein list, accessed by the Germans and shared with the Indians was the first ever to make such valuable information available. However, now a second revelation is in the offing. Sources have told Times Now, that a second list will soon be released to the Indian government. The list contains names of a 100 plus Indians who have stashed away black money in leading Swiss banks. Among them is also - Julius Baer - the same Swiss bank which is now trying all legal means to retrieve information handed over by whistleblower and sacked employee Rudolph Elmer to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
CONTINUED……… Some of the names that the WikiLeaks founder is privy to are likely to figure in this highly anticipated 2nd list of Indian tax evaders. The German ambassador confirmed to Times Now that a big announcement was in the pipeline. Sources said that tax authorities have already begun the process of collecting nearly Rs 25 crore in penalty from the 18 tax evaders, who figure in the Liechtenstein list.
BLACK MONEY TRAIL: 2ND LIST OF INDIA SWISS BANK TO BE SHARED Elmer said many Indian companies and rich Indians, such as cricketers and film stars, were using tax havens line Cayman Islands for banking. While pointing out that there were several Indian names in the list of those evading tax that he had brought out in 2008, Elmer refused to discuss any specifics regarding Indians. He is facing investigations in Switzerland for breaching secrecy laws of his country.
CONTINUED………. Elmer saidthe US was the only government which was serious about ending tax evasion and other illegal activities surrounding banking in tax havens. Recent reports pointed out that Swiss banks had started providing information to US authorities of American citizens who held accounts with them.