Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Ai Weiwei Released

Breaking news -- after over two months of detention in an undisclosed location, artist Ai Weiwei was released on bail.

He pleaded guilty to tax evasion and promised to repay the taxes.

He was interviewed by the BBC at home and said he was in good health. "I am already home, released on bail, I can't talk to the media, but I am well, thanks for all the media attention," he said.

We're so glad to hear he's finally out, but what now? Ex-judicial house arrest like everyone else?

The repression never ends...


  1. justice chinese style. but who is going to throw the first stone?

  2. good timing- wen jiabao is visiting europe. also benefited wu jia the freedom fighter jailed 3 1/2 years for speaking out on the shoddy buildings in szechuan earthquake. there is a severe imbalance of economic progress and political/social regression.