Information on "banning" and persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses in Ghana [GHA4782]

The most recent information currently available to the IRBDC comes from Mr. Adams of the Jehovah's Witnesses World Headquarters in Brooklyn, New York. According to statements made by Mr. Adams by telephone on 13 March 1990, the Ghanaian government has "frozen" the Jehovah's Witnesses' church, banning the use of its `kingdom halls', church buildings and offices. However, on Mr. Adams understanding, followers of the religion continue their practice in private gatherings. Although Mr. Adams stated that the World Headquarters has not received reports of personal abuse or violence against Jehovah's Witnesses, he does not discard the possibility of sanctions against those who disregard the abovementioned ban.

Please find attached a copy of the response to information request GHA4272 which deals with the subject and includes attachments providing more information on government measures against the Jehovah's Witnesses' Church.