21 LGBTQI activists arrested in Ho

BY: graphic.com.gh

The Police in Ho have arrested 21 persons suspected to be activists of the lesbians, gays, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) community.

The suspects, made up of 16 females and five males were arrested on Thursday, May 20, at a supposed conference at the Nurses and Midwives Hotel.

According to the Police, preliminary investigation uncovered materials such as books and flyers titled “Hate Crime, The LGBTQ+ Muslim, Gender Acronyms, Coming Out. My Child; My Love Always, All About Trans, All About Intersex, Key Watch and One Love Sisters Ghana.”

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They were subsequently arraigned before the Ho Circuit Court on Friday, May 21, for unlawful assembly.

The court presided over by Justice Felix Dadzomor declined the bail application by the counsel for the accused persons and subsequently placed them in police custody.

They are to reappear before the court on June 4, 2021.