Artist Protests Prison Abuses on Twitter
Recently released and paroled Chinese artist, social and political activist, Ai Weiwei, tweets for the first time in months, speaks out against harsh jailhouse treatment despite tight bail restrictions.
The Guardian reports on Weiwei. In the article, a Human Rights Watch representative says, “There is no basis in law that prevents Ai from talking about his detention. But law had little to do with his case in the first place.
“Free expression is not only a right, it is also a natural human impulse and as an artist Ai cannot allow himself to self-censor beyond the strict minimum that will keep him out of prison.”