22 Jul '11, 10pm

Ghana Official Orders Immediate Arrest of Gays and Lesbians | Care2 Causes

Ghana Official Orders Immediate Arrest of Gays and Lesbians | Care2 Causes

An official in Ghana has called for the immediate arrest of all gays and lesbians in the nation’s Western Region. The order came from Paul Evans Aidoo, the Western Regional Minister, and is drawing widespread support from other politicians as well as Ghana’s conservative religious leaders. Speaking to radio station Joy FM on July 20, Aidoo disputed a recent estimation that Ghana’s gay and lesbian population totals 8,000. “I don’t believe it; nobody believes it. We do not see them,” he said, adding, “All efforts are being made to get rid of these people in society.” These efforts include recruiting law enforcement agencies, such as Ghana’s Bureau of National Investigations, to track down and arrest suspected gays and lesbians. Aidoo has also asked ordinary citizens to report anyone they believe might be involved in a same-sex relationship. Once arrested, Joy News reports , ...

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