Promoting Human Rights & Rule of Law in South Africa
12 March, 2010
Check out Archbishop Tutu’s opinion piece in the Washington Post today speaking out against the attack on LGBT rights in Africa. He particularly mentions the situation in Malawi, where we have been working with local activists and lawyers to respond to the government’s targeting of high-profile members of Parliament, academics, and clergy.
In case you haven’t been following it, on December 28, Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga were arrested after they had a traditional engagement ceremony. They are charged with gross indecency between males and having carnal knowledge against the order of nature. If convicted they could be facing up to 14 years in prison. Their trial is being heard by a Magistrate in Blantyre. The Magistrate is expected to issue a ruling on whether the prosecution has actually made their case against Steven and Tiwonge on March 22. We will post the latest updates on the case here.