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By Michael Liedtke
AP Technology Writer 

Yahoo accused of mismanaging fund for dissidents in China

 

April 12, 2017



SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A lawsuit accused Yahoo of breaking a financial promise it made to Chinese dissidents almost a decade ago as penance for helping the Chinese government find and jail other activists.

The complaint, filed Tuesday in a Washington, D.C., federal court by a group of Chinese dissidents, contends that Yahoo mismanaged a $17 million fund set up to provide financial aid to activists.

EMBROILED IN CHINA

Yahoo created the human rights fund in 2007, days after U.S. legislators roasted the company for providing authorities with information that led to the imprisonment of two Chin...



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