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SENTENCING IN MALAWI SAME SEX CASE TOMORROW

The Magistrate is expected to sentence Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalangatomorrow. They currently face up to 14 years in prison with hard labour. The prosecutor reportedly asked for a harsh sentence because the pair’s crimes were a scar on morality. We will update the blog immediately after the sentencing is pronounced by the…
Staff Writer
19 May 2010
MalawiNewsSOGIE Rights

Men could face up to 14 years in prison with hard labour in ‘devastating blow for human rights in Africa’

Godfrey Mapondera in Blantyre and David Smith, Africa correspondent guardian.co.uk, Steven Monjeza (l) and Tiwonge Chimbalanga in court in Blantyre, Malawi, earlier this year. Photograph: Eldson Chagara/Reuters A couple in Malawi were today found guilty of gay sex, a crime under laws dating from the colonial era, in a judgment that campaigners warn…
Staff Writer
18 May 2010
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationNewsSADC

WORLD LEADERS NAMED AND SHAMED AS “PRESS PREDATORS”

Seventeen presidents and heads of government made the list of “predators of press freedom” by media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF). Included in the list of 40 are China’s Hu Jintao, Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Rwanda’s Paul Kagame, Cuba’s Raul Castro, Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, North Korea’s Kim Jong-il and Burma’s Than…
Staff Writer
3 May 2010