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China: Yahoo's data contributes to arrests in China: free Shi Tao from prison in China! (Web Action Update)

, Index number: ASA 17/012/2006

Shi Tao, a Chinese journalist, is serving a ten-year prison sentence in China for sending an email. Writing about a Communist Party decision, Shi Tao sent the email to the USA using his Yahoo account. The Chinese authorities accused him of "illegally providing state secrets to foreign entities".

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