Police brace for more trouble after Hindu hardliners shut shops and businesses and clashed with police in southern Kerala state for two days in protest against entry of first two women in one of Hinduism's holiest temples.
“Any execution is appalling, but seeking the death penalty for activists like Israa al Ghomgham, who are not even accused of violent behavior, is monstrous,” HRW said. Ghomgham is accused of incitement to protest and morally supporting rioters.
More than a dozen women’s rights activists have been targeted since May. Most campaigned for the right to drive and an end to the kingdom’s male guardianship system, which requires women to obtain the consent of a male relative for major decisions.
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