Yahoo! Settles Law Suits

Yahoo has reportedly settled the law suits brought forward on behalf of Chinese citizen’s who were convicted in China with evidence provided by Yahoo playing a part in their conviction.

The World Organization for Human Rights (WOHR) USA, which brought the case on behalf of Shi Tao and Wang Xiaoning, said Yahoo had agreed to the settlement after “intense pressure” from lawmakers during a congressional hearing last week.

The terms of the settlement are to remain confidential, but Yahoo Chief Executive Officer Jerry Yang said in a statement the company would provide the Shi and Wang families with financial, humanitarian and legal support, and create a relief fund for other political dissidents.

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