A student activist who led protests against the Chinese Communist Party claims the University of Queensland has directed a top-tier law firm to threaten him with contempt of court.
Drew Pavlou said his lawyer Mark Tarrant received a letter from Clayton Utz, representing UQ, which outlined plans to initiate a new contempt of court claim against him.
The confidential letter, dated June 16, was received by the 21-year-old Brisbane student on Wednesday and has been seen by AAP.
“I read it as a threat to intimidate me into silence, but unfortunately they haven’t figured out that doesn’t work me,” Mr Pavlou told AAP.
“It’s just absurd – the case was dying down and there was no media … but for some reason they wanted to pour jet fuel on the issue by threatening me with imprisonment. It’s so illogical and self-destructive.”
Mr Pavlou said he feared a contempt of court action could result in a maximum three-year prison sentence.
“It’s pretty scary when you’re threatened with imprisonment,” he said.
“I’m just 21, I don’t have the resources to fight a case like this.”
Not much need to add to that. The young man is doing a great job of humiliating the CCP-corrupted UQ.
Perhaps the university should move straight to organ harvesting in its re-education campaign.