#BBCtrending: Celebrities defend gay rights in Ghana

Digital Content

Ghanaian celebrities have taken to social media to condemn the beating of a suspected gay man, opening a rare window for debate on homosexuality in a country where gay sex is illegal.

A video circulated on social media showing a famous music promoter, nicknamed "Kinto" being beaten and threatened by an angry mob. Police have made an arrest and say Kinto was "framed" according to reports.

But celebrities who know Kinto expressed disgust, with some going on to question Ghana's laws on homosexuality.

A police spokesperson said one person had been arrested on suspicion of assault in the case and that they were not investigating Kinto with regard to gay sex.

Video journalist: Greg Brosnan

Source: BBC Trending 19 February 2015