Archives for the Date May 11th, 2022

Hong Kong police arrest 90-year-old cardinal on foreign collusion charges

Hong Kong police arrest 90-year-old cardinal on foreign collusion charges:

lovinghk:

denise ho is also arrested. 

(source: washington post | 11 may 2022)

The Hong Kong national security police arrested 90-year-old Cardinal Joseph Zen, the most outspoken senior Catholic cleric in Hong Kong and the city’s bishop emeritus, along with at least three others on Wednesday for their involvement in a humanitarian relief fund, according to lawyers involved in the case.

The arrests signal a new wave of detentions under the national security law since John Lee was elected as the new chief executive of Hong Kong. He has emphasized that maintaining stability and safeguarding national security would be one of his main goals once in office.

Zen, along with renowned barrister Margaret Ng and academic Hui Po-keung, were arrested under the law for collusion with foreign forces by helping out as trustees for the now-disbanded 612 humanitarian relief fund, according to local media reports.

kanbukai.com 2022-05-11 21:01:22

quietlotus:

“The touch of an infinite mystery passes over the trivial and the familiar, making it break out into ineffable music. The trees and the stars and the blue hills appear to us as symbols aching with a meaning which can never be uttered in words.”

— Rabindranath Tagore

lovinghk:above: hui po-keung’s profile on global university for…

lovinghk:

above: hui po-keung’s profile on global university for sustainability

Ex-scholar tied to fund for protesters ‘arrested at Hong Kong airport by national security police’

(source: scmp via msn | 11 may 2022)

A source with knowledge of the case said Hui Po-keung, former adjunct associate professor at Lingnan University’s department of cultural studies, was arrested at Hong Kong International Airport on Tuesday as he was about to catch a flight to Germany.

The Post learned on Wednesday that Hui had been put on the list of people who would be stopped by law enforcers if they tried to leave the city via the airport or other control points.

The source said Hui was detained on suspicion of collusion with foreign forces to endanger national security.

As of Wednesday evening, he was still being held for questioning and had not been charged.

Since the enactment of the Beijing-imposed legislation on June 30 of 2020, police have arrested 175 people and charged more than 110 of them as of March 31 of 2022, according to police.

Hui was one of the five trustees of the 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund, which was set up to offer financial assistance to those involved in anti-government protests in 2019.

The fund announced it would close in October 2021 given “the current political environment”, but abruptly stopped taking donations a month earlier than expected after police opened an investigation into its activities for suspected breaches of the national security law.

Namo’valokiteshvaraya Chant In memory of Thich Nhat Hanh, the…

Namo’valokiteshvaraya Chant

In memory of Thich Nhat Hanh, the Plum Village are releasing their best recording of the Namo’valokiteshvaraya chant of compassion, which was recorded in the Still Water Meditation Hall, Upper Hamlet, Plum Village, France, in autumn 2020.

kanbukai.com 2022-05-11 19:01:10

lulu-tan79:

“It’s just too bad you and Sam have “zero” chemistry…” XD

kanbukai.com 2022-05-11 17:38:29

silverfyrefly:

comicsandslushies:

uchidachi:

My annotated Dracula has informed me that when Harker said his robber steak was “in the style of the London cat’s-meat!” he was referring to “A tradition in London was the “cat’s-meat man,” a vendor who sold little bits of meat on skewers for consumption by cats”

I am overjoyed by this knowledge that there were Victorians just randomly getting lil kebabs for their CATS

I am so happy to learn this was a thing, looks like they were door to door pet food sellers.

i can’t get over how polite they are waiting in line

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