Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Chinese government released the artist and dissident Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei, artist and activist, was freed. The architect, author of 'Bird's Nest', the national stadium in Beijing, was released today on bail after two months of detention. The police have released, as reported by the Chinese press agency, for good behavior in confessing the crime. Ai, who had been jailed for tax fraud.

Weiwei, 53, dissident, was arrested without cause on April 3, while he was at the airport of the Chinese capital. For four days following the incident the authorities kept their silence, while the entire international community launched several appeals for his release.

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