Challenge to University of Ghana: Put an end to anti-gay attacks

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01/22/2024

Human rights groups are pushing the University of Ghana to take stronger action in response to a widely publicized anti-gay attack that occurred on a university campus targeting a young man who was believed to be homosexual. During the Jan. 14 incident at the Legon campus outside the capital city of Accra, “a young man, believed to be in his twenties, was assaulted and stripped naked on campus by fellow students. The attackers, wielding sticks, subjected him to a traumatic experience while labeling him as gay. The victim, visibly traumatized, walked naked on campus, with bystanders from their hostels watching and questioning the unfolding situation,” the LGBTQ rights group Rightify Ghana reported. On Jan. 16, the university issued a statement that described the incident and expressed “concern” about it.

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