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Yahoo Settles Case Amid Pressure from Congress and Mounting Legal Challenges [USA]

Author: World Organization for Human Rights USA, Published on: 13 November 2007

...Yahoo [has] agreed to settle the lawsuit filed against it by Human Rights USA. The lawsuit...sought to hold Yahoo accountable for its complicity in major human rights abuses in China. Yahoo had handed over the identifying internet user information of well-known Chinese journalist Shi Tao, and pro-democracy writer Wang Xiaoning, to Chinese authorities, who sought to punish the two men for having done nothing more than expressed their free speech rights...

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