Police crush civic groups and opposition party members involved in a voters’ roll demand protest

Police crush civic groups and opposition party members involved in a voters’ roll demand protest

31 Dec 2018, by Kez@ClosingSpaces in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

In response to their contravention of the police-approved routes of their demonstration, protesters were assaulted by whipping and tear-gassing; many were injured. The demonstration took place to protest for a new voters’ register to be produced by the Electoral Commission.

Details of Occurrence

Country of OccurrenceGhana
Date of Occurrence16 Oct 2015
Security Agents InvolvedThe police
Legal FoundationsSection 15, subsection 2(a); and section 21, subsections 1(a) and 1(g) of the 1992 constitution.
Rights ImplicatedFreedom from cruel treatment, freedom of speech and freedom of movement.

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