Specific information relating to the
treatment of someone who participated in a public demonstration
during the 1980s against the government of Rawlings upon his\her
return to Ghana is currently unavailable to the IRBDC. However, the
government of Ghana requires that permission be sought from the
police prior to organizing an assembly (Ghanaian Times, 9
June 1987). Students of the Universities of Legon and Kumasi who
organized demonstrations between 1985 and 1987 had the universities
closed and their leaders charged "with unlawful assembly and
demonstrating without authority" (Ghanaian Times, 9 June
1987). For further information regarding the treatment of
demonstrators, please refer to the following articles:
"6 Students Charged with Unlawful Assembly", Ghanaian Times, 9 June 1987.
"Student Protest Provides Pretext for Desperate Crackdown on Left", The Guardian, 10 June 1987.
"Student Affairs", Material reproduced from The People's Daily Graphic, The Mirror, and The Ghanaian Times, late May to mid-June 1987.