Yahoo has settled a lawsuit brought against it on behalf of imprisoned Chinese journalist Shi Tao, and pro-democracy writer Wang Xiaoning, according to court documents. It has also agreed to pay the plaintiff's legal costs. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed and Yahoo could not be reached for comment.
The settlement comes after a contentious Congressional hearing last week in which members of the US House of Representatives accused Yahoo of providing information to the Chinese government that led to the arrest and imprisonment of journalist Shi Tao. Representative Tom Lantos also accused Yahoo officials of lying to Congress about how much Yahoo knew of the facts surrounding the case when it provided information to the Chinese authorities.