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Alhassan Abubakar v Ghana (African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights)

Geographic relevance: Africa

Language: Inglés

Data type: Legal citations

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A Ghanaian citizen was arrested in 1985 for allegedly cooperating with political dissidents and was detained without trial for 7 years until he escaped from a prison hospital. The ACommHPR held that Article 6 of the African Charter was violated as the complainant had been arrested but was not charged with any offence and never stood trial.

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