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Harry Wu, a labor camp prisoner turned human rights advocate, used millions from Yahoo grant to fund his own foundation

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
arry Wu, who died in April 2016, received $17 million from Yahoo in 2007 to provide aid to the families of dissidents persecuted by China, but most of the funds were funneled to his Laogai Research Foundation.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.