Association of Committees for the Defence of the Revolution (Ghana)

Country: Ghana
Details of Formation: The Committees for the Defence of the Revolution were integrated into the ACDR and the different CDR seized to be active.
Details of Termination: The ACDR were associated with the military. When John Agyekum Kufuor took over from Rawlings on 7 January 2001, he ruled that the ACDR would not be tolerated in the Ghana Armed Forces.
Purpose: The militia’s objective was to secure Rawlings’ and his party’s power.
Organisation: The association is closely linked to the regular armed forces. Militia members were reported to be members of the military. The PGM was linked to the National Democratic Congress party of former President Rawlings.
Weapons and Training: The PGM owned automatic rifles.
Size: No information.
Reason for Membership: Members were former members of the Committee for the Defense of the Revolution.
Treatment of Civilians: The militia targeted and killed opposition protesters. Supreme Court judges were murdered by militia members.
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References: Check PGMD for evidence.