Arrest of Ghanaian journalist sparks outrage on Twitter

Arrest of Ghanaian journalist sparks outrage on Twitter

31 Dec 2018, by Kez@ClosingSpaces in CS Database

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 OccurrenceGhana
Legal FoundationsSection 14, subsections 2 and 5; and section 21, subsection 1(a) of the 1992 constitution.
Rights ImplicatedProtection against unlawful arrest and freedom of the press.

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