Lebanese Businessman Mahran Baajour narrates how he was tortured by Police in Ghana

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A Lebanese businessman of Palestinian origin, Mahran Baajour, has alleged he was tortured in Ghana for well over a month.

“I was interrogated about the situation of the refugees in Lebanon, the Lebanese and Palestinian political forces, some terrorist activities and operations that were not related to me and I told them so. They tortured me in various ways for 35 days,” Baajour said in a statement to Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK (AOHR UK).

He added: “They detained me in a narrow room, 1×1 meters, deprived me of sleep for up to three consecutive days, poured cold water on me and beat me on the head strongly, in addition to handcuffing my hands and feet all the time. They threatened me with kidnapping my 12-year-old daughter and killing her, while verbally abusing me.”

AOHR UK wants Ghanaian authorities to open an investigation into the alleged kidnapping and torturing of the 39-year-old and bring those responsible to justice, it said in a statement Monday.

It said Baajour was subjected to enforced disappearance and torture in Ghana by security agents, believed to be Mossad agents, since his arrest on 13 December 2018 until his release in March 2019.

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