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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...
Africa Human Rights Defenders and Activists

Ghana: Fear of refoulement

Abdel Hakim Ben Amer Abubaker, a Libyan national; his wife and four children, Sudanese nationals: The above are currently being held at Accra Airport and there is concern that they may be forcibly returned to Libya. Abdel Hakim Ben Amer Abubaker, a Libyan opposition activist, fled Libya in 1989,...
Africa Armed Conflict

Ghana: fear of ill-treatment / legal concern

AI is concerned about the detention without charge or trial of opposition leader Johnny Hansen, three wives and one brother of former political detainee Alhaji Tahiru Bambali Damba and eight soldiers. They are apparently suspected of involvement in bomb attacks in Accra and Tema in November 1992....