Ghana: Outrage At Law

Dictator Kwame Nkrumah outdid himself last week. He not only flatly refused to free three political prisoners who had been acquitted by Ghana's highest court, but he summarily fired the judge who had presided over their trial.

The defendants, five in all, were charged with treason after Nkrumah was wounded in the shoulder by a bomb in an attempt on his life in August 1962.

The dictator's tame press had repeatedly condemned them in advance. But Chief Justice Sir Arku Korsah, who headed the three-man court, chose to ignore the hint. At the...

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