06/21/2012 05:23 pm ET Updated Aug 21, 2012

Ai Weiwei: To Live Your Life In Fear Is Worse Than Losing Your Freedom

A year ago tomorrow, I was released from more than two months of secret detention. Police told me today that they have lifted my bail conditions. I am happy that the year is up, but also feel sorry about it. I have no sense of why I lost my freedom and if you don't know how you lost something, how can you protect it?

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