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China: Journalist jailed in 2005 for leaking “state secrets” after Yahoo handed over emails to govt. freed from prison

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8 September 2013

Chinese man convicted via Yahoo email free [China]

Author: AAP (Australian Associated Press)

Shi Tao...was released on August 23 after serving nearly nine years of a 10-year sentence for "providing state secrets to overseas organisations"… "Shi Tao's arrest and imprisonment, because of the actions of Yahoo China, signalled a decade ago the challenges to freedom of expression of internet surveillance and privacy that we are now dealing with," [the head of PEN International's Writers in Prison Committee] said…Yahoo later apologised for handing over Shi's emails to Chinese authorities. In 2007, it settled a lawsuit brought on behalf of Shi and another Chinese journalist who was convicted partly through information provided by Yahoo.

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31 July 2013

Case profile: Yahoo! lawsuit (re China)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre case profile for lawsuit against Yahoo! filed in US court alleging company shared user information with the Chinese Government which led to the plaintiffs' detention and subsequent torture.]

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