2018 US Human Rights Reports reveals issues with vigilantism and militia groups

2018 US Human Rights Reports reveals issues with vigilantism and militia groups

The 2018 US Human Rights Report has captured the issue of party militia as a major source of concern to the country’s governance, YEN.com.gh has learnt.

The report, which was presented in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, by US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, also highlighted police brutality, corruption and governance in the country.

Per a report by Myjoyonline.com, the State Department's Human Rights Report highlighted 17 cases of attacks on journalists.

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US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo Source: Myjoyonline.com
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It also documented the incident involving Joy News’ Latif Idrissu, who sustained fractures to his skull when he was brutalised at the police headquarters.

It also makes reference to the July 2018 police killing of seven Asawase Zongo youth, and observed that although the victim's families have now been compensated, the perpetrators are yet to be brought to justice.

The report also makes mention of Assin Central MP Kennedy Agyepong who exposed the identity of assassinated undercover journalist Ahmed Suale.

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