Ghanian Court refuses bail for detained LGBTQ+ activists

  • According to their lawyer, a Ghanaian court refused bail to 21 LGBT rights activists who were jailed about three weeks ago for what police called an unlawful meeting.

  • The 16 women and five males were ordered to return to court for their next hearing on June 16. In the southern city of Ho, some people were spotted crying following the judgment.

  • In the West African country, LGBTQ persons experience severe discrimination, with homosexual intercourse punished by up to three years in jail. Although no one has been punished in Ghana for same-sex relationships in years, the LGBTQ community has recently claimed a crackdown by authorities.

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