Thursday, June 23, 2011

Released on bail, Ai Weiwei forbidden to leave Beijing

Between the artist Ai Weiwei, released on bail Wednesday, June 22, after more than two and half months of solitary confinement, not allowed to leave Beijing "without permission", said Thursday the spokesman of the Ministry of Chinese Foreign. The deposit has a term of one year and "during this period, Ai Weiwei is still under investigation.

It is not allowed to leave the country without permission," said the spokesman , Hong Lei, during a regular news briefing. "He must respond promptly to appear before the court ... without destroying evidence," said Mr Hong.

According to the Xinhua news agency, Mr. Do was released because he has confessed his crimes of tax evasion.

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