Yahoo gets sued for turning email info over to the Chinese

The World Organization for Human Rights USA has just filed a federal lawsuit against Yahoo over the company’s decision to release dissident e-mails to the Chinese government. Alleging that Yahoo’s actions were directly responsible for Wang Xiaoning’s detention, abuse, and current 10-year prison sentence, the group claims that Yahoo is liable under both the Alien Tort Statue and the Torture Victim Protection Act. Wang Xiaoning’s “crime” was to publish, for several years, two electronic journals that advocated a multiparty political system and increased democratic reform in China. His Free Forum of Political Reform and his Commentaries on Current Political Affairs were published using Yahoo Groups and e-mail from 2000-2002.


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