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]

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.