Cisco Aided China In Falun Gong Persecution, Suit Says

Law360, New York (May 20, 2011, 7:13 PM EDT) -- Falun Gong practitioners filed a class action against Cisco Systems Inc. in California on Thursday, claiming the networking giant designed surveillance technology that the Chinese Communist Party used to track and persecute the movement's members.

The 52-page complaint accuses Cisco, its CEO John Chambers and two other executives of working with the CCP to make and maintain the Golden Shield network, which the party used to find, eavesdrop and track Falun Gong members.

Cisco and the three executives “competed aggressively to win contracts to design and...
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Case Information

Case Title

Doe I et al v. Cisco Systems, Inc. et al

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Edward J. Davila

Date Filed

May 19, 2011

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