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Amnesty slams treatment of gay suspects

Publish date: 12 February 2018
Issue Number: 761
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: Ghana

Amnesty International has condemned Ghanaian authorities for carrying out medical tests on the genitals of two male students accused of having sex. BBC News reports that the men were allegedly caught having sex when other students barged into their room at a private hostel at a university in Takoradi. Police spokesperson Olivia Adiku confirmed that medical tests had been carried out as part of investigations into the incident. Amnesty's Ghana spokesperson Robert Amoafo said the tests amounted to ‘torture and degradation of their human dignity’ in violation of Ghana's Constitution.

Full BBC News report