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YAHOO settles Chinese Blogger lawsuit out of court

By Raw Story
Thursday, November 15, 2007 18:30 EDT
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Bowing to intense pressure from Congress last week, and the threat of court-ordered discovery proceedings, Yahoo agreed to settle the lawsuit filed against it by Human Rights USA on behalf of internet users in China, jailed for exercising their free speech rights. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in April 2007, 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 — rights that are, ironically, recognized under the Chinese constitution. ( from Human Rights USA read the rest here )

The following video is from CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, broadcast on November 14, 2007

 
 
 
 
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