Supreme court orders gov't to reveal agreement on Gitmo duo

Supreme court orders gov't to reveal agreement on Gitmo duo

Government has been ordered by the supreme court to release the full agreement between Ghana and the US over the ex-Guantanamo Bay detainees.

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The order follows a suit by concerned Ghanaians, Margaret Bamfoe and Henry Nana Boakye against the attorney general and the minister of interior.

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Meanwhile, Attorney General Marietta Brew Oppong argues that the agreement was confidential and any disclosure in the public or open court would violate section 1 of the State Secrets Act, 1962 (Act 101) - a statement which was rejected by the court as judgement ruled that the agreement must be made available to only the counsel of the plaintiffs since it will not result in any security breach.

President Mahama had earlier maintained that the sheltering of the detainees posed no threat to the security of Ghanaians.

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