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Pataki's China Trip Attracts Criticism on Rights Issues

September 14, 2005

The New York Sun

Another human rights activist, Sharon Hom, urged Mr. Pataki to raise the case of a Chinese journalist, Shi Tao, who was sentenced to a 10-year term for disclosing state secrets after an Internet firm, Yahoo, identified him to authorities as the owner of an e-mail account used to forward a propaganda directive to Western reporters. "When Pataki goes, he should say something. It's outrageous, if he says nothing. It's not acceptable," Ms. Hom, the executive director of a nongovernmental organization, Human Rights in China, said.

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