As the world commemorates the 20th World Day against the Death Penalty on Monday October 10, 2022, the Action by Christians Against Torture (ACAT), Ghana and Human Rights Reporters Ghana (HRRG) collaborate to throw weight behind the global call spearheaded by Federation of International Action by Christians Against Torture (FIACAT) for abolition of the Death Penalty in Ghana.
On this 20th celebration with the theme: “Death penalty: a road paved with torture”, ACAT Ghana and HRRG appeals to the President, His Excellency, Nana Akuffo-Addo to grant Amnesty to all prisoners on death roll to life sentences.
The group also plead with the President to immediately intervene in the case of a 75-year-old, John Narh Terkpe, who spent 20 years on death row, 26 years on life sentence and still counting on in Nsawam Prison, Ghana.
The group also use the opportunity to appeal to the president to grant general amnesty which has not been granted for the past 3 years to other deserving prisoners to decongest all prisons across the country to improve the health and living conditions of the inmates who are already battling myriads of psychological and physical problems.
Source: Florence Venunye Ayivor-Vieira
Secretary, (ACAT) Ghana (0247162006)
Joseph Wemakor, Executive
Director (HRRG), Ghana (0243676813)