Li Zhi (dissident)

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Li Zhi (Chinese: 李智; pinyin: Lǐ Zhì) was sentenced to eight years imprisonment in December 2003 in the People's Republic of China for trying to join the Democracy Party of China, which is a banned organization in communist China, and for criticizing corruption. The Congressional-Executive Commission on China describes him as a political prisoner.[1] It is alleged that part of the evidence against him, namely details of his e-mail account, was provided by the Hong Kong subsidiary of the Internet company Yahoo! to the Chinese authorities.

Other cases[edit]

Main articles: Shi Tao, Jiang Lijun and Wang Xiaoning

Other cases involving political prisoners in the People's Republic of China where information had been provided by Yahoo! are Shi Tao, Jiang Lijun, and Wang Xiaoning.

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  1. ^ Congressional-Executive Commission on China, Political Prisoner Database: Li Zhi.