Sex worker and gender rights activist Ye Haiyan was released from police detention in Guangxi province on Wednesday morning, SCMP reports.
Ye was arrested last week and accused of assaulting with a cleaver several people who stormed her apartment. The trespass and the arrest came after Ye attracted a great amount of attention online for her protest against recent sexual assaults against children.
Ye told the SCMP:
I need to thank all the support from all the netizens. Their support accounted for every bit of kind treatment I received during my detention.
I think the whole attack and arrest was plotted to intimidate my activism against sexual abuse targeting young girls.
It’s ridiculous and funny that my attacker claimed to be hurt by me, providing an injury report even though I was the one being attacked in the first place.
[Image credit: China Daily]