Group: Yahoo helped China jail journalist – Alexa Olesen

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From AP, via BusinessWeek Online:

Reporters Without Borders said court papers showed that Yahoo Holdings (Hong Kong) Ltd. gave Chinese investigators information that helped them trace a personal Yahoo e-mail allegedly containing state secrets to Tao’s computer. Yahoo Holdings (Hong Kong) Ltd. is part of Yahoo’s global network.

Shi, a former journalist for the financial publication Contemporary Business News, was sentenced in April to 10 years in prison for illegally providing state secrets to foreigners.

Here is the paragragh from Shi Tao’s official verdict: (from The Writers in Prison Committee of Independent Chinese PEN Center.)

Evidence 2: Yahoo Holdings (Hong Kong) Ltd. provided the following evidence of user information: at 23:32:17, April 20, 2004, the following IP 218.76.8.201 corresponded to the following user information: telephone number 0731-4376362. The work unit of the user is Contemporary Business News of Hunan province, the address of the user is second floor, building 88, Jianxiang New Village, Kaifu District, Changsha City.

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2、雅虎香港控股有限公司出具的关于用户资料的证明材料证明,2004年4月20日23时32分17秒的IP地址为218.76.8.201的对应的用户资料如下:用户电话为0731-4376362,用户单位为湖南《当代商报》社,用户单位地址为长沙市开福区建湘新村88栋2楼

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September 6, 2005 8:01 PM
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