National Security allegedly raids LGBTQI Accra office

Officials believed to be national security operatives have raided the office of the Lesbians, Gay Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Intersex office here in Accra.

It is not clear what might have led to the latest development as the raging controversy on LGBTQI activities dominate the headlines in the past few days.

In twitter post, the LGBT Rights in Ghana called on human rights organisations to condemn such attacks on the LGBTQI community.

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This morning our office was raided by National Security. A few days ago traditional leaders threatened to burn down our office but the police did not help,” it said.

It added “At this moment, we no longer have access to our safe space and our safety is being threatened. We call on all human rights organisations, and allies to speak out against these attacks and hate crimes we are being subjected to.”

Prosecute persons behind LGBTQI

The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) is demanding for the immediate arrest and prosecution of persons behind the new Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender and Queer Intersex (LGBTQI) community office in the country.

National Security allegedly raids LGBTQI Accra office
National Security allegedly raids LGBTQI Accra office

It also wants all diplomats who allegedly took part in the opening of the LGBTQI office in Ghana to be summoned to explain their actions since Ghana’s laws frown on such activities.

A statement issued and signed by the president of GPCC Rev Prof Paul Frimpong-Manso said government must not yield to endorsing the activities of LGBTQI because it is a potential threat to peace.

Close down without delay the alleged LGBTQI office in Ghana and immediately arrest and prosecute the individuals or groups behind the alleged opening of this new office in Ghana for breach of the law and potential threat to peace.

“Summon all foreign diplomats who allegedly participated in the opening of the LGBTQI offices in Ghana to explain their violation of the sovereignty of Ghana,” the Council said in a statement.

Source: Ghextractives

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