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Yahoo plea over China rights case

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimisation' started by gkd_uk, Aug 28, 2007.

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    Internet giant Yahoo has asked a US court to dismiss a lawsuit accusing it of complicity in rights abuses and acts of torture in China.
    The firm filed a motion for dismissal saying its Chinese subsidiary had no choice but to comply with local laws.

    Yahoo is being sued by the World Organization for Human Rights for sharing information about its users with the Chinese government.

    The information has led to the arrests of writers and dissidents.

    One journalist cited in the case was tracked down and jailed for 10 years for subversion after Yahoo passed on his e-mail and IP address to officials.

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