Saudi women's rights activist 'in prison'

Saudi Arabia has arrested a prominent campaigner for women's rights for insulting Islam, activists said, accusing authorities of trying to crush all dissentSaudi Arabia has arrested a prominent campaigner for women’s rights for insulting Islam, activists said on Saturday, accusing authorities of trying to crush all dissent. Suad al-Shamari, 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. Shamari recently posted pictures on Twitter of a man kissing the hand of a long-bearded Islamic cleric. She recently appealed to King Abdullah and the interior minister over the case of two women who, she alleged, were arrested by religious police for taking a taxi driven by a man.

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