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Beijing Artist’s Dubious Arrest

by WILLIAM PYM

BEIJING — Profound breaches of human rights continue to define the systematic, legally questionable mass evictions and demolitions that began in November 2009 in the art zones of Beijing’s northeastern Chaoyang district. At the Jiuxianqiao police station on May 31, the 39-year-old artist and activist Wu Yuren was incarcerated while accompanying Yang Licai, a fellow artist, to file a report about the forcible removal of a portable generator from Yang’s 798 Art District studio. The two men believed 798 property developers to be responsible for the crime. Wu has…

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