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Tagged law suit
On April 3 the tax authorities did not file FAKE's case, all the evidence was obtained from the public security bureau.

I can refrain from going to court, please just release Liu Xiaoyuan.

Lawyer Liu Xiaoyuan informed by phone at 8:30 last night that the Beijing Public Security Bureau wanted to talk, has not returned, mobile phone off. As Ai Weiwei’s legal advisor, missing once again.

This afternoon, FAKE’s tax case will be heard in the Chaoyang Court. As plaintiff’s agent, I am being controlled by the police and cannot go. This magical land, able to go into space, but not possible to get a seat to make a statement of innocence. Not a single seat is kept for the plaintiff in the public gallery, the reality that the party of justice is ever absent.

The most expensive flower in the world is the legendary jasmine, 15 million each.