Yahoo Settles with Chinese Writers – Sarah Lai Stirland

Yahoo! has reached a settlement in the case of writers Shi Tao and Wang Xiaoning, who were imprisoned after Yahoo! handed over their personal information to Chinese authorities. From Wired:

Yu Ling In Sf 2Terms of the settlement weren’t disclosed. But a source at Yahoo said the company has been “working with the families, and we’re working with them to provide them with financial, humanitarian and legal assistance.”

Yahoo has also agreed to establish a global human rights fund to provide “humanitarian relief” to support dissidents and their families. The source said that details still have to be worked out. [Full text]

Read interviews with Shi Tao’s mother and Wang Xiaoning’s wife, via RFA.

[Image: Wang Xiaoning's wife, Yu Ling, via Wired]