He was sentenced to 10 years in prison for sending an email.
In April 2004, the Chinese journalist Shi Tao used his Yahoo! email account to send a message to a U.S.-based pro-democracy website. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison for "illegally providing state secrets to foreign entities." Disturbingly, Yahoo! provided information to the government for his prosecution.
Enough is enough. Companies like Yahoo!, Google and Microsoft have sacrificed international human rights standards, and their own corporate missions, in pursuit of new and lucrative markets. Act now to end the censorship of the internet, ask your Representative to support H.R. 275, the Global Online Freedom Act.
Now, as the Olympics approach, it is more important than ever that the U.S. demonstrate leadership in ensuring U.S. companies are not a party to such repressive tactics as those perpetrated by the Chinese Government. The Beijing Olympics have been branded by the Chinese the "High Tech Olympics." Despite this, access to and use of the Internet remains highly restricted, with websites being shut down in the lead up to the Olympics.
Ask your Representative to support H.R. 275, the Global Online Freedom Act of 2007, which would prevent U.S. companies from carrying out or facilitating the suppression of online speech in repressive countries.
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