Arrest of Ghanaian journalist sparks outrage on Twitter31 Dec 2018, by CS Database in
Incidents & Issues
Fadi Dabboussi, a journalist and outspoken critic of the Ghanain president, was arrested at the Kotoka International Airport upon his return from Lebanon. He was detained at the Bureau of National Investigations while being denied access to his lawyer. He was held for two days, with no reason given for his arrest.
Details of Occurrence
|Country of Occurrence||Ghana|
|Legal Foundations||Section 14, subsections 2 and 5; and section 21, subsection 1(a) of the 1992 constitution.|
|Rights Implicated||Protection against unlawful arrest and freedom of the press.|