Chinese authorities have released from jail dissident poet Shi Tao who was convicted based on information provided by US Internet giant Yahoo!, a rights group said Sunday.
Gao Qin Sheng (R), mother of jailed journalist and dissident Shi Tao, in court with Yahoo Inc CEO on November 6, 2007. Shi was released 15 months before the end of his 10-year sentence, a rights group said.
Shi was released 15 months before the end of his 10-year sentence for leaking state secrets after he sent an email overseas containing information on a crackdown on democracy advocates, PEN International said.
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