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China: Famous artist held incommunicado in China: Ai Weiwei

, Index number: ASA 17/019/2011

Ai Weiwei, an internationally known Chinese artist and critic of the government; Wen Tao,his friend and assistant; Zhang Jingsong, his cousin and driver; Hu Mingfen, his accountant; and Liu Zhenggang, a designer, are all detained incommunicado in China at unknown locations. They are at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.

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