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Ghana/Togo: Information on the killing in Accra of the leader of a Togolese political opposition group by Togolese military personnel in July 1995; on whether the Togolese security forces harass and try to get the Ghanaian spouses and families of political exiles in Ghana to return to Togo for questioning and on whether Ghanaians authorities take action to protect Ghanaian citizens in such circumstances

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 June 1997
Citation / Document Symbol ZZZ27022.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Ghana/Togo: Information on the killing in Accra of the leader of a Togolese political opposition group by Togolese military personnel in July 1995; on whether the Togolese security forces harass and try to get the Ghanaian spouses and families of political exiles in Ghana to return to Togo for questioning and on whether Ghanaians authorities take action to protect Ghanaian citizens in such circumstances, 1 June 1997, ZZZ27022.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6acbe30.html [accessed 24 July 2014]
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Various reports state that Lieutenant Vincent Djemba Tokfay, an exiled Togolese opposition figure, was assassinated in Accra, Ghana on 27 July 1995 (AFP 2 Aug. 1995; Reuters 3 Aug. 1995; RFI 2 Aug. 1995). According to the Ghanaian secret service, Togolese security agents were suspected of the assassination (AFP 2 Aug. 1995; RFI 2 Aug. 1995; Africa No 1 Radio 3 Aug. 1995).

Information on whether Togolese security forces harass and try to get the Ghanaian spouses and families of political exiles in Ghana to return to Togo and on whether the Ghanaian authorities take action to protect Ghanaian citizens in such circumstances could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.

References

Africa No 1 Radio [Libreville, in French]. 3 August 1995. "Togo; UFC Says Eyadema Behind Killing of Exiled Opposition Figure in Ghana." (BBC Summary 5 Aug. 1995/NEXIS)

Agence France Presse (AFP) [Paris, in English]. 2 August 1995. "Togolese Regime Opponent Assassinated in Accra." (FBIS-AFR-95-150 4 Aug. 1995, pp.13-14)

Radio France International (RFI) [Paris, in French]. 2 August 1995. "Togo; Togo Denies Killing Exiled Opposition Figure in Ghana." (BBC Summary 4 Aug. 1995/NEXIS)

Reuters. 3 August 1995. BC Cycle. "Togolese Dissident Shot Dead in Accra." (NEXIS)

Attachments

Africa No 1 Radio [Libreville, in French]. 3 August 1995. "Togo; UFC Says Eyadema Behind Killing of Exiled Opposition Figure in Ghana." (BBC Summary 5 Aug. 1995/NEXIS)

Agence France Presse (AFP) [Paris, in English]. 2 August 1995. "Togolese Regime Opponent Assassinated in Accra." (FBIS-AFR-95-150 4 Aug. 1995, pp. 13-14)

Radio France International (RFI) [Paris, in French]. 2 August 1995. "Togo; Togo Denies Killing Exiled Opposition Figure in Ghana." (BBC Summary 4 Aug. 1995/NEXIS)

Reuters. 3 August 1995. BC Cycle. "Togolese Dissident Shot Dead in Accra." (NEXIS)

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