Yahoo Testimony About Imprisoned Reporter Contradicted

A new document calls into question the extent of Yahoo’s cooperation with Chinese authorities in the arrest and imprisonment of Chinese journalist Shi Tao, sentenced in April, 2005, to 10 years in prison for revealing state secrets.An English translation of the Beijing State Security Bureau’s Notice of Evidence Collection, issued to the Beijing Representative Office of Yahoo (HK) Holdings, says, “According to investigation, your office is in possession of the following items relating to a case of suspecting illegal provision of state secrets to foreign entities that is currently under investigation by our bureau. …”

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