Greta Thunberg tweets in support of Disha Ravi, speaks on freedom of speech and democracy
New Delhi, Feb 20: Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg on Friday tweeted extending her support to 22-year-old climate activist Disha Ravi, arrested for allegedly being involved in sharing a "toolkit" on social media related to the farmers' protest.
Taking to Twitter, Greta wrote,''Freedom of speech and the right to peaceful protest and assembly are non-negotiable human rights''. These must be a fundamental part of any democracy, she added, along with the hashtag Stand With Disha Ravi.
Thunberg tagged a post from Friday For Future India, the Indian chapter of the global movement that the Swedish climate activist began in 2018.
The tweet comes six days after Disha was arrested by a Cyber Cell team of the Delhi Police from Bengaluru.
Earlier in the day, a Delhi court sent Disha Ravi to three-day judicial custody.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Akash Jainsent Ravi, 21, to jail after Delhi Police produced her before the court on expiry of her five-day custodial interrogation.
Police said that her custodial interrogation was not required for the time being and the agency may seek her further interrogation once her co-accused --Shantanu Mukul and Nikita JacobJacob -- join the interrogation.
Police said Ravi was evasive during her previous interrogation and tried to shift blame on the co-accused.