18 Nov '11, 10am

China's Ai Weiwei is under investigation over porn charges

China's Ai Weiwei is under investigation over porn charges

Chinese police are investigating Ai Weiwei (above) on pornography charges, the artist and outspoken government critic said on Friday, after his assistant was taken in for questioning. -- PHOTO: AFP BEIJING (AFP) - Chinese police are investigating Ai Weiwei on pornography charges, the artist and outspoken government critic said on Friday, after his assistant was taken in for questioning. 'On Thursday, they took my assistant to the police station. They (police) clearly told him this is an investigation, now, they are doing on me, on pornography,' Ai told AFP by telephone. Ai, who spent 81 days in secret police detention earlier this year and was later accused of evading taxes on a huge scale, said authorities had accused him before of producing pornography, but he had not taken the charge seriously. The accusations apparently centre on racy photographs posted on the Internet...

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