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UK denies Ai Weiwei full business visa based on disputed ‘criminal’ history

British embassy officials say celebrated Chinese artist failed to declare his record on application – but supporters say he was never actually charged with a crime
ca46adaf-5e9d-48dd-9b09-f5da20d4887f-bestSizeAvailableAi Weiwei with his recently returned passport. Photograph: Ai Weiwei/EPA
Tom Phillips in Beijing

Thursday 30 July 2015 02.52 EDT Last modified on Thursday 30 July 2015 02.57 EDT

The dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has accused British authorities of turning their backs on human rights defenders after UK immigration officials rejected his application Continue reading