Earlier, Ai publicly blamed the death toll of the May 2008 earthquake on shoddy construction of grade schools and government corruption. The police detained the outspoken artist and beat him. Injured, he was unable to testify as a witness at a dissident’s trial.
Some undercover police tore our shirts and tried to grab our cameras. There were maybe 10 of them. They pushed and kicked us. Now we are being attacked because we complained about last time. It is so ironic.
Ai goes on to conclude:
China’s judicial system is totally corrupt and paralyzed. Even with a case that people internationally know, they don’t give a shit.
(Photo: Ai in Munich for surgery.)