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Alien tort claims alleged against company that designed surveillance system for China

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • China, USA
  • -
  • May 26 2011

Named and unnamed plaintiffs claiming to be U.S. and Chinese citizens who practice Falun Gong have filed a putative class action under the Alien Tort Claims Act, alleging that the defendants developed and made a surveillance system that the Chinese government used “to eavesdrop, tap and intercept communications, identify, and track Plaintiffs as Falun Gong members for the specific purpose of subjecting them to gross human rights abuses.”