為了在中國做生意，將一個又一個良心異見者賣給暴政，楊致遠以及雅虎各位決策高層，you disgrace humanity.
UPDATE 1-Yahoo settles case over Chinese dissident e-mails
14Nov2007 By Eric Auchard
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc
Terms were not disclosed in a joint court filing on Tuesday by attorneys for Wang Xiaoning, Yu Ling, Shi Tao and other unnamed parties and defendants Yahoo and its Chinese affiliates.
The plaintiffs agreed to withdraw their suit in the U.S. federal court for the Northern District of California after the families of Wang and Shi reached a deal with Yahoo, the Internet company said in a statement.
"While technologically and financially you are giants, morally you are pygmies," Rep. Tom Lantos, a California Democrat and chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, told Yang as he testified before Congress last week.
In a statement following the settlement, Lantos called the action by Yahoo long overdue. "It took a tongue-lashing from Congress before these high-tech titans did the right thing," the politician said, adding, "What a disgrace."
Yahoo said it was working to give financial, humanitarian and legal support to the families of the detainees. The Sunnyvale, California-based company has also set up a humanitarian relief fund to support other dissidents.
The World Organization for Human Rights said Yang had met with families of the jailed dissidents right after the hearing and agreed to the essential elements of the settlement. The settlement agreement is dated Nov. 9 but was filed on Nov. 13.
"We are committed to making sure our actions match our values around the world," Yang said in a statement. "After meeting with the families, it was clear to me what we had to do to make this right for them, for Yahoo and for the future."
Earlier this year, Wang's wife, Yu Ling, had charged that a Yahoo Chinese affiliate had turned over details to prosecutors that helped identify him to Chinese authorities.
"Plaintiffs were subjected to torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, including arbitrary, prolonged and indefinite detention, for expressing their free speech rights and for using the Internet to communicate about democracy and human rights matters," the original complaint said.
The suit named Yahoo, its Hong Kong subsidiary and Alibaba.com, China's largest e-commerce firm, as defendants. Yahoo holds a large minority stake in Alibaba.com Corp.
Wang was sentenced to 10 years in prison for "incitement to subvert state power" after he e-mailed electronic journals advocating democratic reform and a multiparty system, as was business journalist Shi Tao, winner of the 2007 International Journalist's Golden Pen award.
"They are serving 10-year prison sentences as a direct result of the information Yahoo! provided to Chinese authorities," the World Organization for Human Rights said in a statement following the settlement.
The human rights advocacy group said that while the identities of only four individuals arrested as a result of Yahoo's alleged actions have been made public, "it is suspected that hundreds more have been similarly affected."
(Editing by Richard Chang and Braden Reddall)