Following the public discourse over their operations of a gay rights group office at Ashongman in Accra, reports indicated that, the police on Wednesday morning stormed and locked it down. However, Amnesty International Ghana in responding to the incident has has condemned the police for what it describes as an invasion of the safe space for LGBT Rights Ghana.
There was an uproar by a large cross-section of Ghanaians calling for the closure of the said office, adding that their activities are not permitted by our laws and also, the fact that, its practice is alien to our Ghanaian culture and beliefs.
The Amnesty International Ghana, Acting Country Director, Mr. Frank Doyi says the manner in which the police went about the closure however exhibits a clear violation of the Ghana’s laws rather.
“The circumstance under which the facility was invaded is what we consider to be a clear violation of the very laws that we all seek to uphold.” He had said.
Mr Doyi insists that, although Amnesty International does not condone criminal activities, the action of the security agencies raises serious concerns so long as the members were not using the facility for illegal acts.
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