Ai Weiwei

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei talks on his mobile phone near his cat as his lawyer (not seen) gives a statement to journalists after the verdict hearing, at the courtyard of his studio in Beijing, July 20, 2012. A Chinese court on Friday upheld a $2 million fine for tax evasion against the country's most famous dissident, Ai Weiwei, after baring him from attending the hearing, in a case that critics accuse Beijing of using to muzzle the outspoken artist. Petar Kujundzic/Reuters)

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei talks on his mobile phone near his cat as his lawyer (not seen) gives a statement to journalists after the verdict hearing, at the courtyard of his studio in Beijing, July 20, 2012. A Chinese court on Friday upheld a $2 million fine for tax evasion against the country’s most famous dissident, Ai Weiwei, after baring him from attending the hearing, in a case that critics accuse Beijing of using to muzzle the outspoken artist. Petar Kujundzic/Reuters)