An Indian activist has been arrested for allegedly making an anti-government protest toolkit that Greta Thunberg accidentally shared online.
Disha Ravi, 22, could face up to life in prison following her arrest Sunday in connection to the online document, which calls for organized support for India’s deadly farmers’ protests.
Ravi, a leader of the Indian arm of Thunberg’s Fridays for Future protest movement, is being investigated for possible sedition — a charge that carries a penalty of life imprisonment, a police source told Reuters.
Her arrest followed condemnation by India’s government over “vested interest groups trying to enforce their agenda” — after Thunberg, Rihanna and Vice President Kamala Harris’ niece Meena Harris were among those suddenly tweeting their support to the farmers.
The planning then came to light when 18-year-old Swedish eco-activist Thunberg accidentally tweeted the toolkit link to her 4.9 million followers.
Greta Thunberg speaks to participants at a climate change protest on January 17, 2020 in Lausanne,