Emmanuel Ajarfor Abugri

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Ghana police officials receive technology

US, UK, Interpol give Ghana phone hacking tools, raising journalist concerns on safety and confidentiality

In May 2019, senior members of Ghana’s law enforcement posed for photos with the U.S. ambassador to their country at a ceremony in the capital, Accra. Between them they held boxes and bags, gifts from the U.S. government to Ghana which, according to one of the recipients, contained Israeli phone hacking technology. That recipient was…

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A police officer is seen in Accra, Ghana, on March 28, 2018. Modern Ghana editor Emmanuel Ajarfor and reporter Emmanuel Britwum were recently arrested, and Ajarfor was allegedly tortured by security forces, in Accra. (Reuters/Francis Kokoroko)

Two Ghanaian journalists arrested and interrogated, one allegedly tortured in custody

New York, July 9, 2019 — Ghana’s Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice should immediately launch an independent investigation into the arrests of Modern Ghana editor Emmanuel Ajarfor Abugri and reporter Emmanuel Yeboah Britwum and security forces’ alleged torture of Abugri, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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