The court freed the 21 individuals as a consequence of an absence of cheap and ample proof for prosecution.

In accordance with the court, the obtainable proof earlier than it doesn’t fulfill cheap requirements for prosecution.

The 21 alleged LGBTQI activists have been arrested on twenty first May 2021 for organising an illegal assembly to champion the LGBTQI motion within the Volta Region.

They have been subsequently charged with illegal meeting and have been earlier granted bail by the Ho High Court 2, presided over by His Lordship, Justice Yaw Owoahene-Acheampong.

The literature supplies discovered with the accused individuals in line with the court weren’t retrieved from the individuals however the room of the organizer of the occasion.

The accused individuals denied being gays and lesbians.

In accordance with them, they were being taught chapter 5 of the 1992 Constitution which talks about basic human rights, and have been on the paralegal levels once they have been apprehended by the police.

In accordance with the organizers, the accused individuals have been individuals residing with HIV/AIDS, and so they have been being taught take care of authorized procedures as individuals residing with HIV/AIDS.

The court held that the retrieval of the LGBTQI supplies created cheap suspicion and the arrest was made as a legal process that enables individuals to be arrested based mostly on suspicion however was to not suppress their rights.

The accused individuals have been subsequently discharged and dockets closed for lack of ample proof for prosecution.

The suspects have been made up of 16 ladies and 5 males between the ages of 20-35.


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