#FreeJulie Trends As Trans Activist Is Arrested In A 'Fabricated Case'
Social Media Demands Justice For Internet Sensation Julie
Julie Khan is a transgender activist in Pakistan who is fighting for equal rights for her community. The marginalized minority deserves to be treated with respect and dignity and Julie is at the forefront of that movement.
Julie has become an internet sensation with most of her videos going viral and people relating to them and sympathizing with her struggles.
Standing up for the truth has landed Julie in trouble several times and this time is no different either. The social media sensation has been arrested in an alleged fabricated case and sent to jail by the Islamabad police.
Her bold, brutal and honest comments and speeches hit a chord with many people on social media. She has spoken openly and in a straight-forward manner about various societal issues like violence, rape, harassment, etc.
A fellow transgender, named Farah spoke up in defense of Julie:
“Our fellow transgender, Rosy, was tortured and beaten. Julie, Sumaira, and I raised our voice against why she (Rosy) was beaten. So In retaliation, the group who tortured Rosy registered a case against us.”
Julie's lawyer said:
“Police should have played their role and discharged the FIR. The DSP himself told me that it is a fabricated FIR.”
The Forum For Dignity Initiatives In Pakistan also spoke out in Julie's support:
In Solidarity with Julie Khan Forum for Dignity Initiatives-fdi is a research and advocacy forum working for young...Posted by Forum for Dignity Initiatives - FDI Pakistan on Friday, August 14, 2020
Messages and posts of solidarity poured in on Twitter as #FreeJulie started trending.
A protest has been organized outside Press Club, Islamabad on August 16 in support of Julie.
PRESS CLUB ISLAMABAD 16TH AUGUST 5PM ONWARDS‼️‼️‼️‼️ pic.twitter.com/iqqXSXsxUF— poo (@rajubitya) August 14, 2020