Don Marti

Mon 19 Dec 2005 09:42:15 PM PST

QoTD: Hong Kong law did not require Yahoo to betray Shi Tao

(Update: Yahoo's Mary Osako says the company "complied with local Chinese law". But that's not the question, is it?)

Original post date: 25 Oct 2005

"Companies in Hong Kong can entirely ignore the requests of Chinese police by sticking to the laws of Hong Kong.

However, your Hong Kong company betrayed its client and helped throw him into prison. This evil deed cannot be explained in any way but to say it was pandering to the communist dictatorship."

-- Liu Xiaobo in an open letter to Jerry Yang, Chairman of Yahoo! Inc.

(story on Boing Boing)