Tag: Women’s Rights

Indian Police Arrest Activist for Screening Banned Rape Documentary

Katan Dixit, a young Indian activist, was arrested by local police after defying the government’s ban on the documentary India’s Daughter by unofficially screening it to 60 people in his village, using white bedsheets and borrowed equipment. Dixit used improvised equipment to show the banned documentary at the compound of his family in the village Roopdhanu, near the city Agra. The screening was made on International Women’s Day. The…

Saudi Woman Released After 3 Months in Jail for “Insulting Islam” on Twitter

Suad Al-Shammari, a Saudi blogger and women’s rights activist, was released after 3 months in prison over tweets relating to Islamic religious leaders. Her arrest followed formal complaints by the religious figures, who found the tweets “offensive to Islam and Prophet Mohammad”. The activist has been unfavorable by the Saudi authorities after co-founding the Saudi Liberal Network blog with Raif Badawi. Al-Shammari was arrested in 28 October 2014. She rejected the claims that her…