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Barker-Vormawor Seeks Public Broadcast of Treason Trial

Oliver Barker-Vormawor, the figurehead of the #FixTheCountry movement, is considering requesting a live broadcast of his treason trial, mirroring the recent public broadcast of the anti-LGBTQ+ Bill lawsuit proceedings.

Barker-Vormawor expressed his intent in a social media post, pointing out the public interest in both cases.

The anti-LGBTQ+ Bill lawsuit proceedings, initiated by broadcast journalist Richard Dela Sky and researcher Dr. Amanda Odoi, challenged the passage of the Human Sexual Rights and Family Values Bill. The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Godfred Yeboah Dame, requested live coverage of these proceedings due to significant public interest.

Barker-Vormawor’s treason trial, adjourned to May 20, 2024, was expected to address jurisdictional issues following a motion by his lawyers questioning the constitutionality of the offence and seeking referral to the Supreme Court. Despite his call for support from the #FixTheCountry movement, the trial did not proceed as planned due to the judge’s absence, attending a training program.

Barker-Vormawor was arrested on February 11, 2022, upon his return from the United Kingdom, based on a social media post that police investigators deemed to have a subversive intent towards Ghana’s constitution.

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