Spokesperson for The New Force political movement, Shalimar Abbiusi has been arrested.
The Belgian national is accused of violating section 52 (1) (i) of the Immigration Act 2000 (Act 573), specifically "Obtaining for Yourself a Student Permit by False Declaration."
The New Force has since released a statement on Thursday, December 7, expressing deep concern about the arrest of Ms. Abbiusi adding that it is a violation of her human rights.
The group claims Ms. Abbiusi who is responsible for New Force’s diaspora and diplomatic engagements, was initially invited by the police for a discussion on Monday, December 4, 2023 and has since not been released.
Bureau (NIB) wanting to know the people behind the movement and has denied her access to legal representation.
Regarding her resident permit, the group says it was facilitated and issued to her over three years ago by the Ghana Immigration Service but the authorities are now claiming that one of the documents she submitted could not be verified and demand that she be held in custody pending investigations.
They further called on the international community to monitor these “developments, emphasizing the need for a swift and just resolution.”