A Hong Kong legislator has filed a complaint with the local privacy commission against Internet company Yahoo, alleging it helped Chinese officials convict a dissident journalist.
Hong Kong legislator and lawyer Albert Ho told reporters on Friday that he filed a formal complaint regarding the case of journalist Shi Tao. Shi was sentenced to 10 years in jail last year on charges of revealing state secrets.
Chinese officials cited an e-mail message Shi sent in 2004 that made public a government order barring Chinese media from marking the anniversary of the 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy activists in Beijing's Tiananmen Square.
Ho showed reporters a copy of the court verdict against Shi that he said confirms Yahoo's Hong Kong affiliate provided Chinese authorities personal information about the journalist.
Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang said last year that his company was complying with Chinese law when it handed over information that led to the imprisonment of Shi.
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