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Submission + - Jailed Chinese Dissident Sues Yahoo

mindwar23 writes: According to the New York Times, "A Chinese political prisoner and his wife sued Yahoo in federal court Wednesday, accusing the company of abetting the commission of torture by helping Chinese authorities identify political dissidents who were later beaten and imprisoned.

The suit, filed under the Alien Tort Claims Act and the Torture Victims Protection Act, is believed to be the first of its kind against an Internet company for its activities in China."

Looks like this one could set some precedents, though from the tone of this article, it may ultimately allow companies to "comply with Chinese law."

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