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Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei released after international uproar

Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei released:  Another example of how social media and merely expressing one’s outrage can effect humanitarian causes: BEIJING (Reuters) – The dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, whose detention in April ignited an international uproar, was released on bail Wednesday under conditions likely to keep the outspoken critic of Communist Party controls silent for now.

“Without the wave of international support for Ai, and the popular expressions of dismay and disgust about the circumstances of his disappearance, it’s highly unlikely the Chinese government would have released him,” said Phelim Kine, a researcher with Human Rights Watch, a New York-based advocacy group.

Read More: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/chinese-artist-ai-weiwei-freed-bail-report-145302799.html

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