Renowned artist and activist Ai Weiwei has been freed on bail after nearly three months in jail. State media claim that authorities were satisfied with Ai's “confession” to tax evasion, and that his poor health was also a factor in the decision to release him. Ai thanked reporters for their support outside his studio Wednesday, and said his health was fine. Ai was jailed on April 3, and became the most high-profile victim of a huge crackdown resulting from Beijing's anxiety over the Arab Spring uprisings.
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