Rebecca McKinnon writes,
Yahoo! executives say one thing in public, an official Chinese document says something else. Oops.
I just discovered today that the Dui Hua Foundation, which does excellent, low-key work on Chinese human rights issues, has a blog. Last week they posted a full English translation (PDF) of a document that has surfaced recently on the web: the Beijing State Security Bureau's request to Yahoo!'s Beijing office for information about the e-mail account email@example.com. That's the account used by Chinese journalist Shi Tao, who is now doing 10 years in jail for divulging state secrets.
The folks at Dui Hua say they've examined the document and believe it to be authentic. If it is indeed authentic, this document would seem to clear up any lingering questions about whether Yahoo!'s Hong Kong office was involved in handing over Shi Tao's account information.
But it also raises new questions. Here is what the document says (emphasis added)…
Previously on BoingBoing: