Amnesty International cries foul over medical probe on homosexual students

Amnesty International cries foul over medical probe on homosexual students

- Amnesty International has criticized the police's decision to conduct tests on the genitalia of two young men reportedly caught sleeping with each other

- Amnesty International has referred to the decision as torture

- The two were reportedly spotted sleeping with each other after by two fellow students six days ago

Amnesty International, one of the leading global human rights groups, has criticized a decision taken by Ghanaian authorities to conduct test on the private parts of two senior high school students reportedly caught in the act of having sex.

According to Amnesty International, the authorities' decision to go ahead and conduct medical tests on the two students who were caught having sex, amounts to no less than torture.

In a report by BBC Pidgin, Amnesty International referred to the decision as that tantamount to “torture and degradation of their human dignity", as explained by an Amnesty International spokesperson in Ghana.

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The two students, Percy Ansah (18), and Amos Abuakwa (23), were reportedly in the former's room when they were seen together by two fellow students - Benjamin Asare and Isaac Amankra - of the Takoradi Technical University.

According to Amnesty International's spokesperson in Ghana, the decision to conduct tests on the two student's goes against Ghana's own constitution, which calls for the dignity for all persons according to Article 15 of the 1992 Constitution.

ASP Olivia Adiku, the Western Regional Police Command Public Relations Officer (PRO), confirmed to BBC that medical tests were indeed conducted on the two as part of ongoing investigations into the matter.

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