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Thursday, April 20, 2006
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Google refuses to rule out turning in Chinese people if Beijing asks. Here's Yahoo's latest crime against humanity. NOW will Google just say NO?

BEIJING (Reuters) – Yahoo Inc. may have helped Chinese police to identify an Internet writer who was subsequently jailed for four years for subversion in the third such case, an advocacy group for journalists said on Wednesday.

News implicating Yahoo in the imprisonment of Jiang Lijun in 2003 surfaced on the eve of a summit between Chinese President Hu Jintao and President Bush in Washington.

It was the third such case involving the U.S. Internet giant.

Yahoo was accused of providing electronic records to Chinese authorities that led to an eight-year prison term for Li Zhi for subversion in 2003 and of helping to identify Shi Tao, who was accused of leaking state secrets abroad and jailed last year for 10 years.

The Paris-based Reporters Without Borders said it had obtained a copy of the verdict showing that Yahoo! Holdings (Hong Kong) helped Chinese police to identify Jiang by confirming that the e-mail account ZYMZd2002 had been used jointly by Jiang and another pro-democracy activist Li Yibing.

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http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=internetNews&storyid=2006-04-19T153749Z_01_PEK23834_RTRUKOC_0_US-RIGHTS-CHINA-INTERNET.xml&rpc=22

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