Ai Weiwei gets his Chinese Passport back

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Ai Weiwei gets his Chinese Passport back

Contemporary artist and activist Ai Weiwei made a photo of himself holding his Chinese passport on his Instagram account earlier today. Chinese artist and dissident wrote, “Today I got my passport.”

Ai Weiwei gets his Chinese Passport back

Contemporary artist and activist Ai Weiwei made a photo of himself holding his Chinese passport on his Instagram account earlier today. Chinese artist and dissident wrote, “Today I got my passport.” In 2011 Ai Weiwei was barred from leaving China after his 81-day detention. He was still suspected of crimes like bigamy, pornorgaphy and illicit exchange of foreign currency, Reuters reported in 2012, however Ai's supporters and followers widely viewed his detention as retaliation for his criticism of the Chinese government. After the release Ai Weiwei continued his international artistic work, concentrating on the theme of human rights and freedom of expression among others.

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Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Femme au béret orange et au col de fourrure (Marie‐Thérèse), executed 4 December 1937. Oil on canvas. 24⅛ x 18⅛ in (61.2 x 46.1 cm)

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Femme au béret orange et au col de fourrure (Marie‐Thérèse), executed 4 December 1937. Oil on canvas. 24⅛ x 18⅛ in (61.2 x 46.1 cm)

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