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It was unacceptable and condemnable for the military to brutalise Ashaiman residents – CHRAJ Boss

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The Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) says last Tuesday’s military exercise at Taifa, a suburb of Ashaiman in the Greater Accra region, was unacceptable and condemnable.

Joseph Whittal, the Commissioner for Human Rights and Administrative Justice, opined that the exercise does not pass the test for an intelligence-led operation while adding that the military acted wrongly.

“Because of their personal interest, they come (to Ashaiman), take over the law and do what they want. I completely condemn it. It is degrading and dehumanizing treatment to put such persons who are going to their work arrest them, make them do press-ups in mud, sitting down with all their clothing removed apart from some briefs is completely unacceptable and that this is exacted by the army of Ghana? It’s completely unacceptable.

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He spoke to journalists on the sidelines of the Ghana-EU dialogue held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration in Accra Wednesday, March 8, 2023.

He said, “any defence of it by any leadership of the military is a misplaced support. We need to call what is wrong and this is completely wrong.”

“The community of Ashaiman should hold themselves and allow lawful bodies like the Ghana police to Investigate and take the right steps” he added.

According to him, “when called upon we’ll take the right steps because it is the ombudsman that has constitutional powers to investigate military issues in the event that the military go beyond their normal duty and it affects the right of people.”

He stated that an official complaint must be filed in order for an investigation into the matter to begin.

By: Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana

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