The Ghana Journalists Association will hold a forum on Thursday 16th January, 2020 to mark the 1st Anniversary of the assassination of Ahmed Suale, the investigative journalist of Tiger Eye fame. The event will take place at the Ghana International Press Centre at 10:00am.
Mr. Suale was killed around his home at Madina in Accra by unknown assassins on 16th January, 2019. The Police CID said about six months ago that two people that had been arrested for questioning. Since then there have been no further details on the perpetrators of the heinous crime.
The speakers at the forum include GJA President, Affail Monney, the Director of Amnesty International Ghana, Robert Akoto Amoafo and Samson Lardi Anyenini, a Lawyer and Journalist.
A statement issued by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) on behalf of its 600,000 members in 141 countries said “The assassination of our colleague Ahmed Suale cannot be allowed to become just another statistic in the grim toll of journalists killed and impunity for the assassins”.
“The failure to properly investigate , to prosecute the killers and the intellectual authors of such crimes not only denies the family, friends and colleagues of Ahmed Suale but it emboldens all those who would seek to silence journalists, who try to draw a veil over their criminal, fraudulent or abusive behavior. It denies citizens the right to free and independent information. It shrinks democracy”.
The IFJ pledged to stand in solidarity with the GJA and its partners in demanding justice and end to impunity.