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Ghana’s MPs threaten to retaliate visa denial over anti-LGBTQ+ bill

– – Some Ghanaian lawmakers are livid about their alleged visa denial by some embassies in the country over an anti-LGBTQI bill which seeks to curtain gay rights. The bill which is being sponsored by some MPs with support of some religious bodies seeks to criminalize all same sex related activities including activism. The country’s Minority lawmakers have confirmed that the move has not gone down well with some members of the Western diplomatic community, leading to visa denial of some MPs. Minority Chief Whip Muntaka Mubarak told journalists that Parliament is…

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Ghana: LGBT activists face hardships after detention

– – Arbitrary arrests and detention of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Ghana, and a proposed draconian anti-LGBT bill are causing serious economic hardship and psychological stress for LGBT people, Human Rights Watch has said. On May 20, 2021, Ghanaian police in Ho, in the Volta region, assisted by security forces, raided and unlawfully arrested 21 people, including a technician, during a paralegal training workshop about how to document and report human rights violations against LGBT people. They were detained for 22 days, then released on bail, and…

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