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 said the company has been “working with the families, and we’re working with them to provide them with financial, humanitarian and legal assistance.”

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]

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