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Yahoo Sued in Nor Cal For Chinese Human Rights Abuse

By - April 19, 2007

Ouch. From the story:

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A Chinese couple sued Yahoo and its Chinese affiliates on Wednesday, alleging the Internet firms provided information that helped the Chinese government prosecute the man for his Internet writings.

Wang Xiaoning was sentenced to ten years in prison last year for “incitement to subvert state power” after he e-mailed electronic journals advocating democratic reform and a multi-party system.

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  1. BODY GUARDS says:

    from that article:

    “Companies doing business in China must comply with Chinese law or its local employees could be faced with civil and criminal penalties.”

    A classic Catch-22 case of being caught between a rock and a hard place – damned it you do, damned if you don’t!