Yahoo and jailed journalists in China: more documents emerge

Global Voices co-founder Rebecca MacKinnon blogs about new information related to the case of 'net dissident Wang Xiaoning, shown above with his wife (who is suing Yahoo for helping China jail her husband):

More documents have surfaced showing that Yahoo! employees knew that they were handling political cases when they received information requests from Chinese authorities on at least two people now doing serious jailtime.

This is contrary to previous claims by Yahoo! that "we had no information about the nature of the investigation."  Note that Yahoo! insists that it is wrong to say they were lying,  in spite of that statement made to Congress last year which makes it seem like they were.

This week's documents, also courtesy of the DuiHua Foundation, contain new details from the case of Wang Xiaoning, also doing ten years, for "inciting subversion." The folks at Duihua have examined the new documents, judged them to be authentic, and uploaded the originals plus translations here.

More on the documents Link.

Previously on BoingBoing:

  • Did Yahoo lie in case of jailed Chinese blogger Shi Tao?
  • Jailed Chinese journo Shi Tao joins lawsuit against Yahoo
  • China: government's new campaign to "cleanse" the internet
  • Yahoo aided China in torture, says dissident in lawsuit papers
  • China dissident's wife: "Yahoo betrayed my husband."
  • Jailed Chinese dissident's wife to sue Yahoo for ratting out her husband
  • Yahoo rats out Chinese reporter to Beijing, writer gets 10 years in jail
  • China: gov to expand "Great 'Net Firewall," censor web even more
  • Report: Yahoo helped jail another Chinese 'net dissident, Li Zhi
  • Journalism school won't return Yahoo's controversial $1M grant
  • Report: Yahoo implicated in 3rd China dissident case
  • Yahoo could stay in China and stop sending its users to jail
  • Harsh words for US tech firms from House at China 'net hearings
  • Report: verdict confirms Yahoo helped jail China dissident #2
  • Xeni's LAT op-ed: war, blogs, news, and profit.
  • Amnesty Int'l. confronts Yahoo over jailed Chinese reporter
  • NPR "Xeni Tech": Yahoo may have aided in jailing of second China writer
  • Tech firms blasted over China policies on Capitol Hill
  • HK lawmaker: Yahoo unit had role in Shi Tao's jailing
  • Chinese activist to Jerry Yang: You are helping to maintain an evil system