24 Jun '11, 9pm

Ai Weiwei's release not what it seems: via TODAYonline

Detained prominent Chinese activist Ai Weiwei was released on bail on Wednesday due to what the Chinese authorities describe as good attitude in confessing his crimes, as well as a chronic disease that he suffers from. Well and good, except that the situation is anything but. Apart from Ai's severe reticence in speaking to the media upon his release - a quality he was not known to possess prior to his confinement - the release was also unexpected. It begs the questions of why and why now. It also begets the query: Has foreign pressure played a role in expediting Ai's release in particular and improving human rights in China in general? After almost three months in detention, a visibly thinner though still portly Ai, who is said to be suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure, was allowed to return home. The son of celebrated and well-loved poet Ai Qing, he was arrest...

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