20 May 2010 Staff Writer
MAGISTRATE SENTENCES MALAWI COUPLE TO 14 YEARS IN PRISON...

Just minutes ago, the Magistrate sentenced Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga to 14 years in prison, the maximum they could have gotten. The two have remained in prison since their arrest in December 2009, after being denied bail. The couple…

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20 May 2010 Staff Writer
PRESS RELEASE: AFRICAN CIVIL SOCIETY OUTRAGED BY HARSH SENTENCE AND CALL FOR REL...

African civil society outraged by harsh sentence and call for release of Malawi couple and repeal of discriminatory laws Jointly Issued by AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa, Southern Africa Litigation Centre, Centre for the Development of People and…

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19 May 2010 Staff Writer
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…

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18 May 2010 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: MALAWI: GAY COUPLE FOUND GUILTY...

A gay couple in Malawi was found guilty Tuesday of unnatural acts and gross indecency after a trial that drew worldwide condemnation of this southern African country’s colonial-era laws on homosexuality. The judge was expected to announce a sentence soon…

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18 May 2010 Staff Writer
Men could face up to 14 years in prison with hard labour in ‘devastating blow ...

Godfrey Mapondera in Blantyre and David Smith, Africa correspondent guardian.co.uk, [caption id="attachment_3375" align="alignnone" width="300"] Steven Monjeza (l) and Tiwonge Chimbalanga in court in Blantyre, Malawi, earlier this year. Photograph: Eldson Chagara/Reuters[/caption] A couple in Malawi were today found guilty of gay sex, a…

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18 May 2010 Staff Writer
BREAKING NEWS: STEVEN AND TIWONGE FOUND GUILTY BY THE MAGISTRATE IN MALAWI...

More news to come, but we just learned that Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga were found guilty on all three charges–carnal knowledge against the order of nature, permitting carnal knowledge against the order of nature, and gross indecency between males.…

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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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14 May 2010 Staff Writer
Zuma’s office claims the president should be exempt from the access to informa...

In heads of argument filed this week, Marumo Moerane, argues that the President, as head of cabinet, is beyond the reach of PAIA. This in a court case to be heard in the North Gauteng High Court on Monday 24…

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07 May 2010 Staff Writer
SWAZILAND: SWAZILAND SUPREME COURT TO HEAR FREE PRIMARY EDUCATION CASE...

Johannesburg/Mbabane, 7 May 2010 – The Swaziland National Ex-Miners Workers Association will ask Swaziland’s newly established Supreme Court to rule that the Swazi government is constitutionally obliged to make free primary education available to every Swazi child.   Although Swaziland…

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