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China: Ai Weiwei's Tax Evasion Case

Categories: East Asia, China, Human Rights, Law

In April last year, prominent artist Ai Weiwei was detained by the Beijing authority without giving any reason and eventually state-run media said that he was under investigation for tax evasion, bigamy and ‘spreading porn. In June 2011, Ai was asked to pay 12 million yuan ($1.85 million) in back taxes and fines and his lawyer decided to file a review for the tax evasion charge. Today, the court ruled that it would not over-rule the fine. The case's detail is documented in “The Fake Case“.