Sunday, April 22, 2007
Yahoo! Sued For Human Rights Violations - Cooperation with Chinese government raises concerns
Human rights organizations have been keeping an eye on Yahoo! for years because of the company s cooperation with countries like China where cyber dissidents are criminals regularly sentenced to long prison terms for their subversive online writing. Back in 2005, Reporters Without Borders was emphasizing the fact that IP address information given to the Chinese government resulted in a ten year sentence for one of these online writers. The exact same situation has happened again but this time the activist group has teamed up with the World Organization for Human Rights USA and the wife of the sentenced dissident in a lawsuit against Yahoo!