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The Right to Information law increasing accountability was adopted. The President commuted death sentences into life imprisonment, but courts continued to hand down death sentences, and prison conditions remained deplorable. Attacks against journalists were reported; one journalist was killed and...
Ghana Detention

Ghana urged to meet international prison standards

Ghana’s prisons are rundown, overcrowded and in need of urgent reform with prisoners facing conditions which do not meet international standards, Amnesty International said today in a new report “Prisoners are bottom of the pile”: Human rights of inmates in Ghana.Based on research carried out by...
Ghana Poverty

Speaking up from the slums

An Amnesty International-supported radio project in Ghana and Kenya aims to challenge public perceptions of people living in slums and give inhabitants a platform to tell their storiesWhen business graduate Al Hassan Abdallah arrived in Accra in 2005, he struggled to find a room he could afford to...