Who is a human rights defender? Who is a woman human rights defender? Is he the one with the fancy camera and tweeting for his thousands of followers? Is she the one with the cute face and a good English accent? Who are the ones 'we' consider worth our admiration, and more importantly now it seems, worthy of support, coverage and highlighting from international organizations and media?
They are the ones who have access to media and human rights organizations (national and international), the ones who have passports to travel to attend events, or speak to a foreign TV station or radio, they are the figures and they should remain as such, the "revolution" stars. They should continue on thanking everyone else, who are not worthy of mention, they should support the oppressed and help the ones in need, they are the figures and they should remain as such, the "revolution" stars.
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