China: Detained artist investigated for 'economic crimes'

By REUTERS
April 7, 2011 10:33

 
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BEIJING - China's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday detained artist and activist Ai Weiwei was being investigated "in accordance with the law" for "suspected economic crimes."

"As far as I know, Ai Weiwei was arrested on suspicion of economic crimes. The public security departments are currently investigating," ministry spokesman Hong Lei told a regular news conference.

"China is a country ruled by law and will act according to law."

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