HE The Chinese Ambassador
Dear Mr. Ambassador,
Reporters Without Borders would like to draw your attention to the case of Shi Tao, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison on 30 April 2005 on a charge of “illegally divulging state secrets abroad” on the basis of information provided by Yahoo! to the Chinese police.
Mr. Shi should be freed as he is being held because of his activities as a journalist and cyber-dissident. We therefore urge you to intercede with your government with a view to obtaining his immediate release.