Ai Weiwei har det ikke godt. Han har røde øjne. Han er anspændt. Og han har ændret sig, mens han har siddet fanget, siger hans hustru Lu Qing.
I går skrev jeg om Ai Weiwei, som for første gang i over en måned havde kontakt med omverdenen. Hans hustru, Lu Qing, besøgte ham på det hemmelige sted i Beijing, hvor han bliver holdt fanget.
Jeg kunne ikke få fat på Lu Qing, men det lykkedes for AP at få et interview med hende. Her er et par udklip:
“He has changed. His mood and demeanor are so different from the simple and spontaneous Ai Weiwei I know,” Lu said Monday. “It was obvious that without freedom to express himself he was not behaving naturally even with me.”
Lu said that during the brief meeting Ai was not handcuffed and was wearing his own clothes instead of a detention center uniform. His trademark beard had not been shaven. Still, he “seemed conflicted, contained, his face was tense.”
“We could not talk about the economic charges or other stuff, mainly about the family and health,” she said. “We were careful, we knew that the deal could be broken at any moment, so we were careful.”