Ai Weiwei, detained by Chinese authorities on April 3, freed on bail today

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Ai Weiwei, who has become an international symbol on the inability for a Chinese artist to conduct free speech and expression, was released from jail on bail today in Beijing. He had been arrested prior to a trip to NYC on the grounds of suspicious economic activity, and became a centerpiece of international outcry for China to to release the artist on unjust causes.

The artist has returned to his family, and is asking for patience before he speaks to the press.