It said it had discovered that Yahoo ! customer and cyberdissident Li Zhi had been given his eight-year prison sentence in December 2003 based on electronic records provided by Yahoo. "How many more cases are we going to find ?" it asked.Reporters Without Borders doesn't buy Yahoo's claims that it hands over the data blindly, with no sense of how it might be used. Yahoo may have to defend its actions at a U.S. congressional hearing coming up on February 15. (Thanks to The Inq for the tip.)
"We were sure the case of Shi Tao, who was jailed for 10 years last April on the basis of Yahoo-supplied data, was not the only one. Now we know Yahoo works regularly and efficiently with the Chinese police."