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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Yahoo Settles ATCA Claim By Chinese Activists

The Washington Post reports that Yahoo! has settled the Alien Tort Claims Act suit filed against it this past spring by the World Organization for Human Rights USA on behalf of two imprisoned Chinese democracy activists.  (Prior post here).  The two men were imprisoned by the Chinese government after Yahoo! provided Chinese officials with e-mail records and other information that helped the government identify pro-democracy activists.  Although the terms of the settlement are unknown, "Yahoo said in a written statement that the company would start a fund "to provide humanitarian and legal aid to dissidents who have been imprisoned for expressing their views online."" 


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