Jailed Indian cartoonist granted bail: reports

AFP
September 11, 2012
Trivedi, a freelance cartoonist and anti-corruption campaigner, was arrested on Saturday
<p>Indian cartoonist Aseem Trivedi gestures outside a court in Mumbai on September 9. A court in Mumbai granted bail on Tuesday to the cartoonist, whose arrest on sedition charges over his work lampooning the government has triggered outrage, media reports said.</p>

A court in Mumbai granted bail on Tuesday to an Indian cartoonist whose arrest on sedition charges over his work lampooning the government has triggered outrage, media reports said.

Aseem Trivedi, a freelance cartoonist and anti-corruption campaigner, was arrested on Saturday but was granted bail by a judge in Mumbai on Tuesday, the Press Trust of India and NDTV news channel reported.