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Chinese journalist Shi Tao, jailed for eight years after Yahoo gave up his identity, gets early release

Chinese journalist Shi Tao, jailed for eight years after Yahoo gave up his identity, gets early release

China has released from prison early a prominent dissident and journalist who was jailed in 2005 for leaking state secrets abroad after Yahoo helped authorities identify him, a rights group said.

Monday, 9 September, 2013, 2:10pm 1 comment

Pen is subject to the sword

'You either abandon your ideals, or you risk being arrested,' a mainland dissident writer said this month.

'I've not written for nearly a year, I daren't take media interviews any more, I can't meet with other writers and I've given up taking part in political activities,' said the writer, who requested anonymity for fear of reprisals.

13 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Lest we forget another 'spy' in a mainland jail

It is wonderful that journalist Ching Cheong, imprisoned on the mainland on ludicrous, trumped up charges of spying, has been released and is back with his family.

13 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Privacy watchdog clears Yahoo

Revealing journalist's IP address did not violate data laws

Yahoo Hong Kong had not violated personal data laws in revealing the computer address of journalist Shi Tao to the mainland authorities - which led to his imprisonment - the city's privacy watchdog ruled yesterday.

15 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Journalist jailed for two years over 'subversion' on websites

A Guizhou journalist has been sentenced to two years' jail for inciting subversion after posting political articles on overseas websites, his wife and lawyer said yesterday.

The Bijie Intermediate People's Court also deprived Li Yuanlong , 46, of his political rights for two years for 'incitement to subvert state power', his lawyer, Li Jianqiang , said.

14 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Yahoo must take responsibility for jeopardising citizens

The time for explanations and excuses is over for Yahoo. Now is the time for the company to take responsibility and act.

Last week, Human Rights in China reported that Yahoo had been linked to the imprisonment of yet another mainland dissident. This makes four cases of which we know about.

2 May 2006 - 12:00am

Shame on Yahoo for its complicity in dissident arrests

We belong to a group of 150 people from numerous occupations interested in China. Since 2003, we have been corresponding through a mailing list which used Yahoo Groups, discussing various topics concerning contemporary China.

22 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Teach Yahoo and others a lesson by selling off shares

I write in response to the February 21 edition of the South China Morning Post's Technology section, and specifically, the ongoing investigation by the US Congress into the business conduct of Yahoo and other technology companies. I especially felt the need to comment on Yahoo's hand in the imprisonment of cyber-dissident Li Zhi and journalist Shi Tao.

6 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Boycott threat shames Yahoo

Bloggers and human rights groups are calling for a boycott of Yahoo after the United States internet giant supplied information to the Chinese central government that led to a 10-year prison sentence for mainland journalist Shi Tao.

12 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Show some spine

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11 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Campaign urges rights action

More than 250 people have signed an open letter urging a UN chief to press China to improve human rights and release political prisoners and activists.

14 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Editor gets 10 years for 'secrets' leak

A newspaper editor was yesterday sentenced by a court in Hunan province to 10 years in prison on charges of leaking state secrets to overseas media.

The Intermediate People's Court in Changsha , the capital of Hunan, yesterday convicted Shi Tao , 37, who worked as a news editor for Contemporary Business News between February and April last year, Xinhua said.

1 May 2005 - 12:00am