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Chinese Artist Released From Jail

July 10, 2011
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Chinese officials placed the famous Chinese artist, Ai Weiwei in jail on April 3, 2011. The charge was tax evasion. Advocates said he was jailed for speaking out about Chinese leadership and social problems.

He was released from jail on Wednesday, June 22, 2011. Mr. Weiwei said he could not talk about the reasons for his release.

Mr. Weiwei’s detention caused protest. The international community said his jailing was a sign of China’s poor human rights practices.

Observers said his release restricts him to staying in his home city for a year. They said he could be jailed again at any time. No one knows why he was released. They said international pressure played a big role.

The New York Daily News

 

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