18 May 2010 Staff Writer
MALAWI: MALAWI COURT CONVICTS GAY COUPLE...

By BBC News A court in Malawi has convicted a gay couple of gross indecency and unnatural acts. Steven Monjeza, 26, and Tiwonge Chimbalanga, 20, were arrested in December 2009 after celebrating their engagement. They have been in jail ever…

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18 May 2010 Staff Writer
MALAWI: GAY COUPLE LAWYER MITIGATES FOR NON-CUSTODIAL SENTENCE...

By NYASA TIMES   Lawyer of the gay couple, Steven Monjeza, 26 and Tiwonge Chimbalanga, 20 convicted for homosexuality, has asked the Blantyre Magistrates Court to mete a non-custodial sentence mitigating the two men were first offenders and their crimes did…

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16 May 2010 Staff Writer
MALAWI: NEWS ANALYSIS: MALAWI FACES TWO CHOICES IN GAY TRIAL JUDGMENT: DONOR MON...

The judgement for the gay couple Steve Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga will be delivered on Tuesday. Guilty or not guilty verdict, you can be sure of a series of conundrums. Nyasa Times news analyst gives some insights into this maze…

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16 May 2010 Staff Writer
MALAWI: IT’S TUESDAY, JUDGEMENT DAY FOR MALAWI GAY COUPLE...

The Blantyre Magistrates Court will on Tuesday deliver judgement in a case involving gay couple Tiwonge Chimbalanga and his partner Steven Monjeza. Chimbalanga, 20, and Monjeza, 26, made history when they tied the knot in a traditional chinkhoswe marriage ceremony in December.…

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24 Apr 2010 Staff Writer
MALAWI: MALAWI PRESIDENT SLAMS HOMOSEXUALITY...

President Bingu wa Mutharika has come out in the open to express disapproval of homosexuality in Malawi. The President commenting for the first time since the arrest and trial of gay couple, 26-year-old Steven Monjeza and 20-year-old Tiwonge Chimbalanga, said…

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24 Apr 2010 Staff Writer
MALAWI: GAY COUPLE SENT TO TEST WATERS, TO HELL WITH DONORS – KALIATI...

By Nyasa Times   Arraigned gay couple Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza were sent by international homosexuality campaigners to taste the resolve of Malawi, Minister of Gender, Women and Children Affairs Patricia Kaliati has professed. “Those people were sent. And…

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03 Apr 2010 Staff Writer
IMPRISONED FOR NINE YEARS, DETAINEE DENIED BAIL...

The Malawi High Court has granted bail to three of four applicants SALC is representing in a case challenging unreasonable bail and detainment. However, the court refused to grant bail to the fourth detainee, who has been imprisoned for nine…

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24 Mar 2010 Staff Writer
MALAWI: DETAINED GAY COUPLE TO FACE TRIAL IN MALAWI...

A Malawian boy sits outside a food warehouse in Luchenza town some 40 kilometers south of Blantyre on 11 October, 2005. (CNN) — The two men were arrested in December at their home in Blantyre, Malawi, for professing love and marriage…

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23 Mar 2010 Staff Writer
MALAWI: DATE SET IN TRIAL OF MALAWI GAY COUPLE...

When 26-year-old Steven Monjeza and 20-year-old Tiwonge Chimbalanga celebrated an engagement ceremony in the African nation Malawi, it was symbolic of their love. But the legal ramifications that followed have been too severe, say critics of the way that the…

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22 Mar 2010 Staff Writer
MALAWI: MALAWI GAY COUPLE FACE FULL TRIAL...

Steven Monjeza (L) and Tiwonge Chimbalanga (R) face 14 years in jail A judge in Malawi says that two gay men arrested in December after getting engaged have a case to answer. A lawyer said the couple would now call…

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12 Mar 2010 Staff Writer
Tutu Speaks Out against Attacks on LGBT Rights in Africa...

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…

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28 Feb 2010 Staff Writer
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…

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