June 5, 2021

UN Special Procedures condemn arbitrary arrest of Ghanaian LGBTI human rights defenders

A group of seven UN Special Procedures has condemned yesterday the arrest of 21 human rights defenders (HRDs) and called the government of Ghana for their immediate and unconditional release. The 21 HRDs of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) rights were arrested in Ho, Volta region, on May 20 while they were holding a human rights training for the protection of the rights of sexual minorities. They were charged with unlawful assembly under section 202 of the Ghanaian Criminal Code and denied bail a number of times by the Ho Circuit Court. According to the

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