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Artist Protests Prison Abuses on Twitter

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.”

Amy Dunayevich

Amy Dunayevich is a third year student at Fordham University School of Law and is Fordham IPLJ's Technology Editor. Originally from the Detroit suburbs, Amy spent two years in the Peace Corps living in Eastern Europe without running water but with high-speed internet. Amy now lives in Brooklyn with her little black pug Roxanne. Although pursuing a career in the public interest, Amy finds intellectual property law to be extremely relevant, interesting, and important.