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#OccupyJolorbiHouse: 34 Protesters Sue Police Service For Human Rights Violations 

The lawsuit filed on March 21, 2024, seeks to have the Court declare that the police officers violated protesters' right to freedom of assembly and dignity during the three-day September protest.

Thirty-four (34) out of the 42 persons that were arrested and detained in the September 2023 protest against bad governance, dubbed ‘#OccupyJulorbiHouse’ demonstration, have filed a suit at the High Court, accusing the Ghana Police Service of unlawful arrests, and assault.


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The lawsuit, filed on March 21, 2024, seeks to have the Court declare that the police officers violated protesters’ right to freedom of assembly and dignity during the three-day September protest.

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“That by demanding and ensuring that the Applicants are stripped half naked before being put behind the cells, the Respondents have violated the rights of the Applicants to human dignity and freedom from cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment,” parts of the lawsuit filed by Democracy Hub, the group responsible for the organization of the protest, on behalf of demonstrators read.

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) and the Attorney-General are named as respondents, and the court is expected to hear the case next month, on April 4, 2024.

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