LGBTI Intergroup addressed a letter to Josep Borrell Fontelles – High Representative/Vice-President of the European Commission

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Even though same sex ‘’conduct’’ was already illegal in Ghana, the new bill is further set to criminalize the promotion, advocacy, funding and acts of homosexuality. It stiffens prison terms up to 10 years in prison for LGBTIQ+ advocates, and three years for anyone identifying as such. Moreover, the bill seeks to withdraw health services from this community, including HIV medication. This will further erode progress towards fighting HIV and AIDS and is a clear violation of the basic rights of the whole LGBTIQ+ community.

On 13 July, a letter by the LGBTI Intergroup was sent to Josep Borrell Fontelles, High Representative/Vice-President of the European Commission. In the letter, the MEPs expressed their concerns regarding recent developments in Ghana and other African countries, and reiterated their calls to action from the resolution on universal decriminalization of homosexuality in the light of recent developments in Uganda in April 2023. Immediate actions need to be taken to stop this dangerous trend and to sanction the political and religious leaders who instigate and support these bills.

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