Thursday, June 2, 2011

CHINA - Ai Weiwei allowed to meet his wife

More than forty days after the arrest of the artist, his wife, Lu Qing, was able to visit him. The meeting took place May 15 at the end of the day, Radio Free Asia said, quoted by the website Xinshiji Xinwen Wang. The artist, who is among the major artists of the independent art scene in China, is in police custody since April 3 and charged with economic crime.

According to his sister, Gao Ge, Ai Weiwei was in apparent good health and was not tortured. However, he was not authorized to discuss his case further. The location of the meeting could not be located.

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