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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 17/040/2006

Yahoo has admitted to providing the Chinese authorities with information that led to the eventual arrest and imprisonment of journalist Shi Tao; considered by Amnesty International to be prisoner of conscience. Shi Tao is serving a ten-year prison sentence in China for sending an email which included information on the government response to the Tiananmen Square massacre

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