21 LGBTQI people remanded for unlawful assembly

The Ho circuit court has remanded into police custody, some 21 persons suspected to belong to the lesbians, gays, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) community.

The suspects, including 16 females and 5 males, were charged for unlawful assembly today, Friday, 21 May 2021.

According to a statement issued by the police, the suspects, drawn from Greater Accra, Ashanti, Upper East, Upper West, Eastern, Northern and the Volta regions, converged on the Nurses and Midwives Hotel in Ho on Thursday, 20 May 2021, to advocate LGBTQI rights.

Some LGBTQI books and flyers were retrieved upon preliminary investigations.

The accused persons will reappear before the court on 4 June 2021.

A few months ago, the police had cause to close down a community centre in Accra rented for LGBTQI activities and advocacy.

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