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PRESS RELEASE – HUMAN SECURITY RESEARCH CENTRE, GHANA
The Human Security Research Centre, Ghana (HSRCGh) expresses grave concern about what it considers as the use of excessive force in the handling of the evolving youth protest situation in Ejura in the Sekyeredumase district of the Ashanti region. Pictures showing the intervention by soldiers on Operation COVID Safety duties against the protesters are circulating on the internet and do not speak well of our country Ghana. The shooting to death of some of the protesters is a huge dent on our national security credentials and is hereby condemned. The Centre therefore calls on the authorities to urgently resort to measures that respect the fundamental freedoms and human rights of the protesters and de-escalate rather than escalate the tension.
In the interest of our national stability, HSRCGh also calls on the Local, Traditional, Religious and Youth leaders of the Ejura-Sekyeredumase community to intervene in order to restore calm to the area.
HSRCGh is a Civil Society Organisation and a Security Knowledge Brokerage that conducts research, does advocacy, and provides security advisory services with focus on Human Security Issues.
ACCRA, 29 June 2021