15 Feb 2021

Indian climate activist arrested and accused of sedition

International Editor

A young climate activist in India has been arrested and accused of sedition, after claims that she edited and circulated a document posted online by Greta Thurnberg which suggested ways to support India’s farmer protests.

Disha Ravi, 22, is now being held in Delhi as police claimed the “toolkit” document was part of a conspiracy “to wage economic, social, cultural and regional war against India”.

Her supporters say the charges have been fabricated and are demanding her release.