Yahoo welcomes release of Chinese writer jailed for e-mail
BEIJING (REUTERS) - Yahoo! welcomed on Monday the early release from prison of a prominent Chinese writer, jailed in 2005 for leaking state secrets abroad by email after Yahoo was accused of helping authorities identify him.
Mr Shi Tao was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Yahoo defended itself at the time, saying it had to abide by local laws. In 2007, Mr Shi's family reached a private settlement with Yahoo.
"We welcome the news that Chinese journalist Shi Tao has finally been released from prison," Yahoo said in an emailed statement.