#StandWithStan "Let's Go Trending": Social media campaign for the freedom of #StanSwamy

Father Stan Swamy SJ, the 83-year-old Indian Jesuit arrested for actively defending human rights in Ranchi, remains unjustly detained.

On December 10, International Human Rights Day, this statement was issued requesting his immediate release. It is signed by various organizations linked to the Society of Jesus. There are also many intra-national personalities, such as the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, who have shown their concern.

Father Stan Swamy, in spite of his advanced age and poor health, has been a very active person until the moment of his arrest. For more than 40 years he has worked for the rights of indigenous peoples (adivasis) in several states of India and has carried out multiple social and advocacy activities. Both he and his lawyers have already explained and proved that he is innocent and he has most likely been arrested for his writings and activism.

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Let's make it a trend. Let's go Trending!

In this era of connectivity, the noise that can be made on social media channels and networks can be very useful in getting this message out to as many people as possible. Thus, the "Let's go trending" #standwithstan movement is underway, which with this hashtag, tag,label ... "#standwithstan" encourages everyone to publish, replicate and share content related to the case of Jesuit Stan.

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Sources: Visibles.org and SJES Rome

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