This is quite shocking and appalling. Once they start persecuting Welsh academics, there’s really no hope for the world.
The story is made slightly amusing, however, by the entirely irrelevant mention that she speaks Welsh. It has nothing to do with the story, and nothing even to do with the sentence it’s mentioned in. Although I suppose that the persecution of Welsh-speaking academics is even worse than the persecution of Welsh academics in general. Diawliaid.