China: Regime accuses abducted activist of avoiding extortion

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May 22, 2011
Los Angeles Times    
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"Ai Weiwei, the dissident artist whose [abduction by the state] has prompted an international outcry, is being charged with evading 'huge amounts' of taxes, Chinese state media reported late Friday. The brief dispatch on the New China News Agency was the first official disclosure of the charges being leveled against the 54-year-old artist, who was [abducted] without warning at Beijing's international airport April 3." (05/20/11)  

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