CHRD has provided us with this map of the confirmed individuals that have been either detained or disappeared since February. 26 have been criminally detained (meaning legally charged with something), 30 have disappeared, and over 200 placed under soft detention.
On Sunday, Ai Weiwei was added to that list. He remains under detention, raising fears that he will be formally charged with subversion.
Says Evan Osnos of the New Yorker:
Step by step—so quietly, in fact, that the full facts of it can be startling—China has embarked on the most intense crackdown on free expression in years.
For more, see China Digital Times’ excellent roundup of news and reactions surrounding Ai Weiwei’s detention, as well as the recent release of Wu Yuren.
Watch: BBC Ai Weiwei documentary “Without Fear or Favor”
Ai Weiwei talks revolution, Shanghai studio in new Time Out: HK
Ai Weiwei censored from Sina’s Artist of the Year vote, results doctored