10 years in prison for an email

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Amnesty International is highlighting the story of Shi Tao and asking us to take action on his behalf.

In April 2004, Shi Tao sent an email to a U.S.-based pro-democracy website. In his email, he summarized a government order directing media organizations in China to downplay the 15th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. Police arrested him and charged him with “illegally providing state secrets to foreign entities.” Authorities used email account holder information supplied by Yahoo! to convict and sentence him to 10 years in prison, where he is laboring in harsh conditions and has inadequate access to medical care.

Amnesty International – backed by thousands of voices like yours – is raising our concerns with Yahoo! about their aiding human rights abuses in China. And we’re demanding Shi Tao’s unconditional release. Take action and help free Shi Tao today.

Tags: amnesty international · human rights · justice

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