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MALAWI: MALAWI LAUNCHES HUNT FOR GAYS

Blantyre – Police in Malawi said on Sunday they were hunting down key figures in the country’s gay community after discovering "pornographic films" at the office of a rights group.   "We are targeting some prominent personalities and our suspects include legislators, priests, academics and other professionals," police spokesperson Davie…
Staff Writer
28 Feb 2010
MalawiNewsSOGIE Rights

MALAWI: MALAWI’S CONSTITUTIONAL COURT ON TUESDAY REFUSED TO HEAR THE CASE OF A GAY COUPLE ARRESTED FOR BLANTYRE, MALAWI

Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza were arrested in late December and have been tried in a magistrate’s court in this conservative Southern African country where homosexuality is illegal. Their lawyer Mauya Msuku in January appealed to the Constitutional Court, arguing that the law used against them violated their constitutional rights…
Staff Writer
24 Feb 2010
MalawiNewsSOGIE Rights

MALAWI: MALAWIANS DEBATE LEGALIZING GAY MARRIAGE

Rights campaigners say current laws against gays are a violation of human rightsIn late December, two gay men held an engagement ceremony – and were promptly arrested. The event prompted a public debate over the legalization of homosexuality.Sections 153 and 156 of the country’s penal code outlaw sexual intercourse between…
Staff Writer
19 Feb 2010
MalawiNewsSOGIE Rights

STATEMENT: CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS CALL FOR THE REPEAL OF DISCRIMINATORY LAWS AND THE DISMISSAL OF CHARGES IN MALAWI SAME-SEX CASE

CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS CALL FOR THE REPEAL OF DISCRIMINATORY LAWS AND THE DISMISSAL OF CHARGES IN MALAWI SAME-SEX CASE We, the undersigned organizations, write to express our deep concern at the imprisonment and prosecution of Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga under provisions of Malawi’s penal code criminalizing private sexual behavior.  We…
Staff Writer
21 Jan 2010