Several groups in Ghana are challenging the government’s unlawful arrest and detention of 21 LGBTI activists and community members last year. According to a media statement, two separate suits were filed in the Ghana High Court on 14 June against the Inspector General of Police and the Attorney General of Ghana to seek amends for the violation of the constitutional rights of the litigants.

The cases stem from a 20 May 2021 police raid of a paralegal and human rights training workshop on intersex rights for their volunteers hosted by two Ghanaian LGBTI-led organisations in Ho, Volta region.

The 21 participants and organisers (popularly referred to as the “Ho 21”) were arrested and taken to the police station, where they were detained and charged with “unlawful assembly”.