On Sunday afternoon, a friend of Australian-Chinese artist Guo Jian in Beijing received a text message from the 52-year-old saying he had been taken away by the authorities. A second message said the people who took him away -- most likely China’s feared State Security Bureau -- told him he would be detained for 15 days. He is now locked up, unable to see anybody, not even a lawyer.
The Aussie artist nabbed by China’s secret police
Australian-Chinese artist Guo Jian has been detained by China's feared State Security Bureau on the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Tony Abbott must call for his immediate release.