India jails cartoonist for 'insult' to state

Artist charged with sedition for anti-graft drawings, sparking debate on freedom of expression.

    An Indian cartoonist has been jailed for his drawings highlighting government corruption.

    Aseem Trivedi has been charged with sedition for his cartoons that "insulted" the Indian government.

    His supporters say the decision is evidence of political leaders' growing intolerance of criticism and freedom of expression.

    Al Jazeera's Gerald Tan reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    No country in the world recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

    Inside the world of Chinese bitcoin mining

    Inside the world of Chinese bitcoin mining

    China is one of the main exchange markets and hosts some of the biggest bitcoin 'mining pools' in the world.

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    It's time to change the way we talk and think about Africa.