Chinese Dissidents Say Cisco Aided In Their Torture

Law360, New York (June 8, 2011, 2:38 PM EDT) -- Three Chinese dissidents filed suit in Maryland on Monday against Cisco Systems Inc. and several of its executives, alleging the company built an online security network for the Chinese government that it knew would lead to the imprisonment and torture of dissidents.

Cisco put forward and won a bid to help the Chinese Communist Party build the Golden Shield Project security apparatus, even though the company was aware the network would be used to squelch dissent, according to the complaint in Maryland federal court.

The litigation...
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