‘We’re worried about how Oliver Barker-Vormawor is being treated’ – Cambridge University

Authorities of the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom have expressed concern about the treatment being meted out to its PHD student, Oliver Barker-Vormawor.

The University says information available to it indicates that Mr. Barker-Vormawor is not being taken through due process.

He was granted a GHS2 million bail by the Tema High Court on Wednesday after being charged with treason felony.

Before he was finally released by police on Thursday, Cambridge University’s statement called for a fair hearing for the the Fix The Country convener.

Read the full statement below:

Statement about Oliver Barker-Vormawor

Students and staff at the University of Cambridge remain deeply concerned about the wellbeing of Oliver Barker-Vormawor, a PhD student at the University of Cambridge, who was arrested on 11 February at Kotoka International Airport, in Ghana, and subsequently charged with treason felony.

Oliver’s legal team in Ghana have warned that there have been breaches of due process in his treatment. This has been confirmed by other independent sources.

The Vice-Chancellor has written to Ghanaian authorities to express his concern for Oliver’s welfare, requesting that the rule of law be applied and that Oliver be granted access to a fair trial.

The University is closely monitoring developments. We welcome the news that Oliver was granted bail by a court on 16 March but we note with concern that, according to the latest information we have received, Oliver has not yet been released on bail.


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