Amnesty Condemns Medical Tests On Genitals Of 2 Students Accused of Homosexuality
It appears that ‘doing it’ with a fellow man or woman is as much of a crime in Ghana as it is Nigeria.
Two male university students in Ghana were said to have landed in trouble after they were caught having sex.
The two men, aged 18 and 23, were allegedly caught having sex when other students barged into their room at a private hostel in a university in Takoradi, the main city in Ghana's Western Region.
And the university authorities were said to have carried out medical tests on their genitals to determine if they were guilty as charged.
But as expected, leading rights group Amnesty International has condemned the medical tests.
The tests amounted to “torture and degradation of their human dignity" in violation of Ghana's constitution, Amnesty's Ghana spokesman Robert Amoafo told BBC Pidgin.
Homosexual acts are illegal in Ghana, with religious groups and politicians such as the speaker of parliament opposed to legalising it.
Police spokesperson Olivia Adiku confirmed to BBC Pidgin that medical tests had been carried out on the genitals of the two, as part of investigations into the incident.
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