Ghana shuts down LGBTQ rights group


Ghana security forces raided and shut down the office of an LGBTQ rights group in the capital, Accra.

Gay sex is a criminal offence in the West African country and members of the LGBTQ community face widespread discrimination.

Foreign diplomats in the country came under fire after some attended the opening of the centre on January 31.

The LGBTQ group’s director, Alex Donkor, told newsmen that closing the centre was against human rights.

But the owner of the property, Asenso Gyambi, said he had reported the group to security agencies.