“Trial monitoring, which consists of sending an independent observer to the court to observe the progress of the trial, helps to assess whether a trial meets regional and international standards. Ghana is a state party to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, both of which guarantee the right to a fair trial,” the report read in part.
The American Bar Association’s Center for Human Rights added that it monitors the trials through its Justice Defenders program.
Oliver Mawuse Barker-Vormawor is the main organizer of the popular #FixTheCountry movement in Ghana.
He was arrested in February 2022, immediately after arriving at Kotoka International Airport in Accra.
According to the government, a social media post he posted criticizing the Electronic Levy Bill, saying he would stage a coup if passed, amounted to a call or intent to overthrow the government. democratically elected government.
The Tema High Court granted him bail on March 17. On August 1, the Ashaiman District Court committed the social activist to trial on two counts of treason under Section 182(b) of the Criminal Offenses Act 1960. [Act 29].
He appeared in Accra High Court, Criminal Division 3, on Thursday, October 13, 2022, but the case was adjourned to October 21, when a request filed by the defendant’s lawyers to quash the indictment charge will be heard.