Prominent campaigner for women’s rights is arrested

Saudi Arabia has arrested a prominent campaigner for women’s rights for insulting Islam, activists said on Saturday, AFP reported.

Squad Al Shammari, a co-founder of a liberal human rights group, is being held in prison, according to two activists who did not want to be named.

Squad recently posted pictures on Twitter of a man kissing the hand of a long-bearded Islamic cleric.

She commented on his beard and said: “Notice the vanity and pride on his face when he finds a slave to kiss his hand.”

AFP

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