Questions surrounding the detainment of Ai Wei Wei still hang in air

The renowned Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei's detainment on April 3 at the Beijing International Airport while passing through immigration to board a Hong Kong flight, still has no clear answers as to the reason why it happened, reported the Los Angeles Times.

According to the Los Angeles Times the artist has no doubtedly ruffled the feathers of the Chinese authorities, but authorities in light of his detainment have failed to notify his family of his wherabouts or disclose the charges against him, even though there is a law that they must do so within 24 hours.

The New York Times reported that throughout his 30-year career, he has become an outspoken critic of the Chinese government, and has sent his most powerful messages through risky rebukes from within the country itself.

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