#FreeJulie Trend And Protests Pay Off As Trans Activist Is Released From Custody
Justice Prevails For Julie!
There is finally some good news for everyone who has been keeping a keen eye on Julie's issue. The social media sensation and trans activist has been released from police custody and social media is absolutely elated.
Julie is a transgender activist in Pakistan who is at the forefront of fighting for equal rights for her community. The marginalized community deserves nothing more than to be treated with respect and dignity but unfortunately, it is not always the case in Pakistan.
Julie's case continues to linger even though she is now out on bail. The outspoken trans activist was arrested in Islamabad last week in what people believed to be a 'fabricated case' against her.
Social media, in particular, Twitter, took center stage as a #FreeJulie hashtag trended nationwide for days, demanding the swift return of Julie to the outside world. A protest was also organized at the Islamabad Press Club.
PRESS CLUB ISLAMABAD 16TH AUGUST 5PM ONWARDS‼️‼️‼️‼️ pic.twitter.com/iqqXSXsxUF— poo (@rajubitya) August 14, 2020
Standing up against injustices and giving brutal and honest opinions on societal issues has caused a lot of distress to Julie who has found herself a victim of false propaganda and been arrested several times before as well.
The news comes as welcome relief for everyone who protested against her arrest. Even though she is only out on bail but it is still a significant development.
JULIE IS FINALLY RELEASED AFTER 7 DAYS‼️‼️‼️‼️— poo (@rajubitya) August 17, 2020
everyone GOOD NEWS Julie’s team went to pick her up from Adiala today!!!! shes out. #JusticeForJulie thank you so so so much for everyone who raised their voice for her & spread awareness ???? pic.twitter.com/Cf8sStnRT2— Mehar (@curlistani) August 18, 2020
Julie also spoke up after her release and thanked everyone for their support and love. One of the main concerns was that she was being held in an all-men prison which would have put her life at risk. Thankfully, she is out on bail now and awaits a full acquittal.
"I will make sure to stand against injustice and I will keep fighting. If you kill me, I will leave behind so many supporters that they will never end."— The Centrum Media (@thecentrummedia) August 19, 2020
In her first interview after release #Julie has expressed, she won’t quit speaking against tyranny and injustice. pic.twitter.com/heoM14bsvn
Social media users who supported the cause should feel really good about themselves for helping an innocent person escape injustice.
the way I got goosebumps when she thanked the youngsters ????????— poo (@rajubitya) August 19, 2020
I love you so much Julie, you are an inspiration to all of us, so much more power to youu❤️ https://t.co/za3faLFt1d
It also goes on to show the power of social media in these modern times.
"tWeEt kArnAy sAy kYA hoGaa????"— poo (@rajubitya) August 19, 2020
so happy that she felt supported!!❤️ pic.twitter.com/gnYYKHuFZJ