Ghana: CPJ calls for a probe over alleged torture of two journalists

  • 10/07/2019 (image copyright: cpj.org)

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    The Committee to Protest Journalists (CPJ) has called on Ghana’s Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice to investigate allegations of torture of Modern Ghana editor Emmanuel Ajarfor Abugri and reporter Emmanuel Yeboah Britwum.

    The journalists were arrested last month and detained by the Ministry of National Security Officers who questioned them about recent reporting on National Security Minister Albert Kan Dapaah.
    According to CPJ, the journalists were also accused of hacking an email account and alleged been tied, beaten and shocked with a taser during interrogation.
    CPJ’s Africa Program Research Associate, Jonathan Rozen spoke to WADR about the case.

    Mots clés :Ghana, Committee to Protest Journalists (CPJ), torture, journalists, Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice, Emmanuel Ajarfor Abugri, Emmanuel Yeboah Britwum.