Lions are eating the butterflies. Jamal, Julian, now Sophia.
When China’s Communist Party arrested Sophia Huang Xueqin mid-month, it was another aberration of nature. This is abhorrent behaviour because lions shouldn’t be eating the butterflies. Snakes, toads, rats and lizards eat butterflies, but not lions, says the experts at the butterfly site.
News and Analysis by Melissa Hemingway
They are Butterflies.
The United States is trying to put Julian Assange in prison for 175 years.
Jama Khashoggi is gone, somewhere. Heaven.
Julian Assange said in court this week that he fears for his life. He is near heaven’s door say doctors.
Sophia Huang Xueqin, a budding China journo and human rights defender, had her passport confiscated in August; was banned from Hong Kong law study in September; and now is locked up in Guangzhou, the province nearest Hong Kong. She has been outspoken about Hong Kong freedom demonstrators, but she was truthful, as always.
Huang says a coworker sexually assaulted her in 2017. Confused, she reached out to 250 journalists – 80% said they too were victims. So she tried to help other women by raising awareness using #MeToo. Now she could face up to five years in prison. 🇨🇳🇨🇳🇨🇳https://t.co/goMC9PRgxY https://t.co/XhAWukEJlu
– David Volodzko (@davidvolodzko) October 24, 2019
Snakes, toads, rats and lizards eat butterflies, but not lions, says the experts at the butterfly site.
Butterflies only ever tell the truth.
“Beijing claims that the Hong Kong protests are only China’s business but after having three sets of travel arrangements ditched owing to HK airport connection chaos, it’s our business also,” said our editor last week. The same must apply to thousands of travelers who were inconvenienced, or worse.
China, according to her friends, arrested Sophia Huang Xueqin a week ago because she made Hong Kong HER Business too. She is a civil rights activist focused on the safety of women and children
FPMag was told that, “this will likely be cleared up in a day,” by sources familiar with the Baiyun District Detention Centre, because the matter is a suspicion of a misdemeanour like “conspiring to cause trouble”.
A closer look suggests that a couple of her posts as a freelance reporter for alternative media annoyed the Chinese but that is not clear nor is it part of a charging document that has been released.
“The lions are eating the butterflies,” said Rosa Yamamoto, our tiny, perfect art director.
“They are not lions,” said Katie Alsop. “Snakes, toads, rats & lizards eat butterflies, not lions. It is a cowardly bully who detains Sophia”.
Additional background reading on the Hong Kong Crisis:
- Hong Kong capable of peaceful protest in the millions. This is not Hong Kong. What is happening in Hong Kong is no longer peaceful protest it is a surrogacy of Britain and American agitators backing armed street gangs. Violence begets violence. Families stay home! Sharon Santiago rhetorically asks “What are you thinking, bringing weapons . Continue reading
- Hong Kong activists became terrorists. STAY HOME Hong Kong Families, warns civil society group. – September 30, 2019 “When civilians take to the streets with weapons, like pipe bombs and petrol bombs, they are terrorists. They are also misled and deceived by those who encourage this morbid conduct,” says a humanitarian worker in Hong Kong. In Hong Kong . Continue reading
- Hong Kong Conciliation and Dialogue for Peace, please. [Editorial]–September 5, 2019 Civil Society has supported students. Now urges dialogue. Civil society has vigorously supported the HK students’ right to assemble their friends and families for the purpose of dissent and the presentation of ideas. Civil society has strongly condemned violence and . Continue reading
- Did Xi, say bye to Hong Kong, Tibet, Taiwan? — September 2, 2019 — When government is the enemy of the people. Part II: The problem with China is Chinese men like Xi Jinping Is there a connection between the brutal way Chinese men beat down defiance of the weak and vulnerable to the . Continue reading
- `Hong Kong Future must be decided by people not guns.‘ — August 15, 2019 — I could hear the witness pounding her fist on a table as I spoke to her by phone. She had just been speaking of the violent tactics of Hong Kong Police against pacifist Hong Kong students. by Melissa Hemingway “Hong . Continue reading
- Dear China; Yours truly, Hong Kong. — August 11, 2019 — There will be no goodbyes. Dream about something else. It’s called a people-power revolution. It’s a fight against authoritarian rule and that sentiment is rumbling around the world. Revolutions kill too many people however, and starve the rest. The people . Continue reading