Sunday, June 26, 2011

The artist Ai Weiwei settled its release in exchange for his silence for a year

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and may not grant interviews or publish their opinions online, or travel outside Beijing for a year, according to the pact reached by the authorities to be released Wednesday after a detention of 80 days, according said the mother of the creator. "Without accepting these conditions would have been impossible to be freed," he said in a telephone Gao Ying, mother of the artist and widow of the poet Ai Qing, one of the most revered during the Maoist regime and a victim of persecution by the Cultural Revolution (1966-76).

"Ai is said to have changed a little jail by a larger, but I think it's a big step, at least you can be with us, his family," said Gao, 78. The woman said she and the rest of the family have been pressured to remain silent, but in the case of his son "had no choice but to accept" these conditions, which raises further doubts about his alleged criminal activities.

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