The World: Hong Kong - Yahoo!'s Chinese net action falls foul of WHO

The World Health Organisation is instigating legal action against Yahoo! over its involvement in handing over e-mail and IP addresses to the Chinese government, which led to the imprisonment of two internet users.

The WHO says it has strong evidence that Wang Xiaoning and his wife Yu Ling, who were sentenced to ten years for writing articles calling for reform in China, have been tortured while in prison.

Yahoo! has admitted handing over the personal information, but denies any involvement in the couple's detention.