Blind Ghanaian PhD student Ebenezer Azamati gets maltreated in debate chamber

Blind Ghanaian PhD student Ebenezer Azamati gets maltreated in debate chamber

- A visually-impaired Ghanaian student studying for PhD was dragged out of a debating chamber at Oxford

- The blind young man called Ebenezer Azameti was attempting to secure a seat for himself

- A union made of students from Africa have protested over the unfair treatment

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A blind PhD student from Ghana, Ebenezer Azameti, has been mishandled in Oxford Union debating chamber when as was dragged out by his ankle.

According to, Ebenezer had reserved a seat for himself at the chamber near the entrance when he decided to go out shortly before returning.

After coming back, he was denied access to the seat he had reserved.

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In the process, his actions were considered as rude and inappropriate which compelled two men to maltreat him by dragging him out.

The manner in which he was dragged was the most disturbing as he was pulled by his ankles.

President of the Union, Brendon McGrath, asserted at a hearing that was told after the incident that the victim's actions were violent.

According to McGrath, the young visually-impaired man thrust out his arm and made signs with his hand that was aggressive when he was being forced out.

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The issue was not taken lightly by the African society at Oxford University as they held protests to battle against the decision.

Azameti, the victim, was suspended from the union for two terms following the incident.

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