'I Can't Say Anything' Ai Weiwei's Release Raises More Questions than Answers

The Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has unexpectedly been released from detention. He told reporters on Thursday that he was well but could not talk about what had happened. His case raises many questions about the motives of the Chinese authorities, but it is clear that they have succeeded in intimidating human rights activists.
Von SPIEGEL Staff
Ai Weiwei spoke to reporters outside his studio on Thursday morning.

Ai Weiwei spoke to reporters outside his studio on Thursday morning.

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