Detained Chinese artist allowed visit by wife

May 15, 2011 - 10:29 PM

BEIJING (AP) — The sister of detained Chinese artist Ai Weiwei says he's been allowed his first family visit in 43 days.

Beijing police took Ai's wife, Lu Qing, to an undisclosed location Sunday night where she was able to see and talk briefly with Ai.

His sister Gao Ge says Lu reported that Ai seemed healthy and was being given access to medication that he needs.

Gao says police have still not told the family where Ai is being held.

She said Monday that the family is relieved to know he is well, but hope the government can clarify what is going on with his case.