Chinese artist Ai Weiwei released on bail

June 22nd, 2011 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, June 22 (IANS) Chinese artist Ai Weiwei who was detained on tax evading charges about two months ago was Wednesday released on bail, Xinhua reported.

The Beijing police department said Ai was released on health grounds and also because he promised to pay his taxes.

Police said the Beijing Fake Cultural Development Ltd., a company Ai controlled, had evaded taxes and destroyed accounting documents.

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