YEN.com.gh reports the story of how a gay man is seeking refuge in the USE for fear of being attacked in his homeland country.
The gay debate keeps getting hotter and hotter in Ghana with the latest being the fears expressed by a Ghanaian gay man currently seeking asylum in the USA.
As it stands now, the fate of Sadat Ibrahim currently remains on the balance as officials of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are currently taking a crucial decision over whether or not to be deported.
It all started when Ibrahim started to seek safe haven upon arrival at the San Ysidro U.S. border checkpoint between San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Mexico on January 17, 2016, Ibrahim began his quest for a safe haven in the USA.
According to him, he had begged immigration officials that he fled home after being attacked and pursued by an anti-gay group.
“They stabbed me and gave me a cut on my back and hand. I received treatment at the hospital. I couldn’t walk for one week. The group posted the incident on the social media with a picture of me. They said that I was gay and asked people to arrest me whenever they saw me”, Ibrahim reportedly said.
Meanwhile the foreign ministry in Ghana is yet to respond to these claims by Ibrahim as investigations between US and Ghanaian authorities continue. Homosexuality remains frowned against in Ghana with persons suspected to be in gay relationships prone to attacks and discrimination.
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