Monthly Archives: 四月 2011

CHINA: Prominent artist and critic Ai Weiwei detained; fears for safety

RAPID ACTION NETWORK

11 April 2011

RAN 16/11

CHINA: Prominent artist and critic Ai Weiwei detained; fears for safety.

PEN International is seriously concerned for the welfare of internationally renowned artist and prominent government critic Ai Weiwei following his arrest at Beijing airport on 3 April 2011. PEN calls for his immediate and unconditional release and that of all those currently detained in China for the peaceful expression of their views. It seeks urgent guarantees of the safety of Ai Weiwei and demands that he is given full access to his family and legal representation immediately. Continue reading

ICPC Statement to Protest Illegal Detention of Artist Ai Weiwei and Other Rights Defenders

Press Release
April 7,2011
 
ICPC Statement to Protest Illegal Detention of Artist Ai Weiwei and Other Rights Defenders

Independent Chinese PEN Centre (ICPC) strongly protests that Chinese regime has detained prominent artist Ai Weiwei and other human rights defenders in serious violation of China’s legal procedure, call on all the communities over the world to pay a close attention to these cases. Continue reading