28 May 2010 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: WORLD ATTENTION FALLS ON NAM STERILISATION CASE...

ALL eyes will be on Namibia next week when the case of HIV-positive women, allegedly sterilised in State hospitals without their consent, goes to court. The three women are suing the Ministry of Health and Social Services for one million Namibian…

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27 May 2010 Staff Writer
PRESS RELEASE: ZAMBIAN HIGH COURT FINDS MANDATORY HIV TESTING BY MILITARY UNCONS...

Today, the Livingstone High Court held that the Zambian Air Force’s decision to mandatorily subject Stanley Kingaipe and Charles Chookole to an HIV test violated their rights to privacy and to be free from inhuman and degrading treatment under the…

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27 May 2010 Staff Writer
ZAMBIA: ZAMBIA COURT AWARDS DAMAGES IN HIV SCREENING TEST CASE...

By BBC News Two ex-officers in Zambia’s air force have been awarded damages following claims they were tested and treated for HIV without their knowledge.    The men had claimed they were fired for being HIV-positive, but the court decided…

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27 May 2010 Staff Writer
Breaking news: Zambian high court finds mandatory hiv testing by military uncons...

The High Court today held that the mandatory HIV testing of two former employees of the Zambian Air Force violated their rights to be free from cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment and privacy under the Constitution.  In reaching its decision,…

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26 May 2010 Staff Writer
BROADER CONSEQUENCES OF MONJEZA AND CHIMBALANGA CONVICTION...

Check out SALC’s take on the broader impact of the decision and conviction in Malawi, here.   This entry was posted in HIV/AIDS and tagged HIV, homosexuality, LGBT, Malawi, sodomy. Bookmark the permalink.  

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25 May 2010 Staff Writer
MALAWI: MALAWI GAY COUPLE APPEAL...

Lawyers for Malawi’s convicted first openly gay couple has said the pair has instructed him to appeal to the country’s High Court against the harsh sentence handed to them. Blantyre Chief Resident Magistrate Nyakwawa Usiwa Usiwa sentenced Steven Monjeza and…

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24 May 2010 Staff Writer
PRESS RELEASE: AFRICA: CIVIL SOCIETY URGES SUPPORT FOR ICC...

Leaders Should Make the Most out of Kampala Conference (Johannesburg, May 24, 2010) – A group of 124 organizations from more than 25 African countries released a declaration today calling on African governments to advance accountability for grave international crimes at the…

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24 May 2010 Priti Patel
SALC IN THE NEWS: GRAVE THREAT TO RIGHTS OF ALL IN MALAWI...

By The Business Day (Priti Patel)   LAST week, a magistrate in Blantyre, Malawi, sentenced Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza to 14 years in prison — the maximum penalty — for “carnal knowledge against the order of nature”. They were…

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21 May 2010 Staff Writer
Women’s property rights case to be heard by Malawi’s constitutional court Ju...

Compared to many of the cases in which we are involved (defending Monjeza and Chimbalanga against charges of buggery, challenging the coerced sterilization of HIV positive women), holding Zimbabwean perpetrators of violence to account in South Africa) a constitutional challenge to the disparity…

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21 May 2010 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: MALAWI GAYS HAD NO CHANCE...

LILONGWE, May 21 (IPS) – Rejecting the argument that the arrest and trial of Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga amounted to a violation of their rights to freedom of concsience and expression as protected by Malawi’s constitution, Blantyre chief resident…

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21 May 2010 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: GAY SENTENCE ‘AN OUTRAGE’...

Human rights groups speak out against Malawi court’s finding Sapa-AP A 14-year jail sentence with hard labour for a Malawian gay couple convicted of violating "the order of nature" after staging a same-sex wedding was yesterday slammed by African civil…

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21 May 2010 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: ANALYSIS: BEING GAY IN AFRICA, A LIFE-THREATENING SITUATION...

In what may appear shocking to the progressive people of the world, a Malawian gay couple, Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza, was found guilty on Tuesday of “unnatural acts” and “gross indecency,” following their engagement ceremony last year. Their ordeal…

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