Ai Weiwei: "I felt like a miner trapped in a collapsed mine"
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Ai Weiwei describes strict Chinese detention conditions

In 2011, artist Ai Weiwei was arrested by the Chinese authorities and detained for 81 days. Here, he describes the strict rules he had to follow, including getting permission from guards to scratch his head, stretch his legs or move his chair.

This clip is based on an account Ai Weiwei has written to his son for BBC Radio 4's Letters from Inside.

  • 15 Sep 2016