How can abolition in Ghana be encouraged?


Testimony of a person sentenced to death

Matthew Kwame Sabbah, 58, who has been sentenced to death at age 31 and served a total of 27 years at the Nsawam Medium Prison recounts his experience after his release through a presidential pardon in March 2020.

“Prison is not a place somebody should stay at all, it’s indeed a very bitter place to live especially when you’re sentenced on death row. There is a lot of torture we go through. We sleep like the way they pack sardines in tins. The quality of the food and health care we receive in prison is to be deplored. To get prison officers to take you to the hospital whenever you are sick is a problem. As a result, some people have even lost their lives, the food we eat, even if you give it to the dog, it will not eat it.”

That is why, ACAT Ghana calls on the government, police and prison services, and the court and justice system to uphold human rights law and conventions and abolish the death penalty.


Frise Ghana