Chinese artist Ai Weiwei "silenced"

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Chinese artist and activist, Ai Weiwei, is back at home after spending almost
three months in prison.

The human rights campaigner was released on bail on Wednesday.

Beiing police said the artist was release for his '"good attitude" in
"confessing" to tax evasions.

However, his supporters disagree saying that both his imprisonment and
release were "political" moves.

Ai Weiwei is not allowed to comment on his detention or leave home without
permission.

"I can't give any interviews because of the situation that I am in, please understand that," he told reporters.

His supporters say that he has been "silenced".

Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Beijing.