137 prisoners including 3 women under death row in Ghana

137 prisoners including 3 women under death row in Ghana

Director of Amnesty International Ghana, Lawrence Amesu, has revealed that close to 137 prisoners including three women are currently under death row awaiting execution.

137 prisoners including 3 women under death row in Ghana

Speaking during the launch of  Advocacy Toolkit for Abolition of Death Penalty in West Africa, Lawrence Amesu says his outfit was pressing hard to push for the abolition of the death penalty in Ghana.

137 prisoners including 3 women under death row in Ghana

In 2015, President Mahama commuted 14 death sentences to life imprisonment.

137 prisoners including 3 women under death row in Ghana

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Amnesty International's report show that Ghana imposed 18 death sentences only in 2015 resulting in an increase of 100 percent death sentences imposed in Ghana as compared to figures in 2014.

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