Media foundation condemns police assault on journalist

Media foundation condemns police assault on journalist

31 Dec 2018, by Kez@ClosingSpaces in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

Latif Iddris of Joy News was slapped by a police officer in response to his question about the name of an anti-riot vehicle used at a protest. The former police officer was joined by others who used a stick and a gun to assault the reporter, in addition to kicking him. The assault was eventually stopped by another office

Details of Occurrence

Country of OccurrenceGhana
Date of Occurrence27 Mar 2018
Security Agents InvolvedThe police
Legal FoundationsSection 15, subsection 2(a); and section 21, subsection 1(a) of the 1992 constitution.
Rights ImplicatedFreedom from inhuman or degrading treatment, and freedom of the press.


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