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Chinese authorities release Ai Weiwei on bail.

by The Atlantic Wire:

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who has been in prison since April 3, is now free on bail, according to the government’s Xinhua news service which carried a brief news report on its English-language edition.

BEIJING, June 22 (Xinhua) — The Beijing police department said Wednesday that Ai Weiwei has been released on bail because of his good attitude in confessing his crimes as well as a chronic disease he suffers from.

The decision comes also in consideration of the fact that Ai has repeatedly said he is willing to pay the taxes he evaded, police said.

The Beijing Fake Cultural Development Ltd., a company Ai controlled, was found to have evaded a huge amount of taxes and intentionally destroyed accounting documents, police said.

Ai, an outspoken proponent of democracy in authoritarian China, had been charged with nonpayment of taxes, bigamy, and “spreading pornography on the Internet.” But many in the West and in the artistic community believe he was detained in Beijing from a Hong Kong-bound flight because of his vocal politics. Despite Xinhua’s report of a “chronic disease,” last month The Guardian reported Ai was “in good physical health.”

The Atlantic Wire

Activisits on Twitter are quickly spread the message throughout China and worldwide. 

Free Ai Weiwei message on a tax building in Hong Kong, China.

After being tortured for two and half months, Ai Weiwei is finally released. Thanks to everyone who continued to pressure the China government to release AIWW. Love the future everyone, 爱未来 .