Intl. Day Against Torture: Two groups demand justice for Adjaye students mercilessly canned by teachers
Tow human rights organizations Human Rights Reporters Ghana (HRRG), and the Action By Christians Against Torture (ACAT), are demanding justice for the students of the Annor Adjaye Senior High School in the Jomoro District of the Western Region who were recently canned.
The two groups described the act as torture and wants authorities to take action against those found culpable.
A statement issued in commemoration of this year’s International Day in Support of Victims of Torture demanded that all other individuals who have been tortured must be given justice.
”Some highlights of torture and physical violence against citizens of Ghana include the alleged canning of the students of the Annor Adjaye Senior High School in the Jomoro district of the Western Region. In a bizarre case of teachers out of fury and misuse of power, serve severe bodily harm to 19 final-year students of the second cycle institution when it was reported that they were late for the Sunday morning church service. Several weeks have passed with no concrete punishments for tutors involved.
Another act of torture and degrading of the human person is the reported case of the viral video of a young male and female openly flogged at the forecourt of the Wa Naa’s palace in Wa, for allegedly posting a sex video online. Some of the culprits have been arrested by law enforcement agencies.
As a group with one strong voice, we call on the GES, the Ghana Police Service including other sanctioning institutions to endeavor to conduct proper investigations into all matters particularly the Annor Adjaye saga and ensured justice is delivered to victims and their families without further delay in these instances of flagrant human rights abuses.”
Read the full statement below