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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20 May 2010 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: MALAWI GAY SENTENCE SLAMMED...

African civil society organisations have slammed 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. Malawi is not ready to see its sons getting…

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20 May 2010 Staff Writer
MONJEZA AND CHIMBALANGA JUDGMENT...

For all you other legal nerds out there, here is the copy of the judgment issued in Steven and Tiwonge’s case.  We will post our analysis here on the blog.  It would be great to hear your thoughts as well, especially as…

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20 May 2010 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: GAY MALAWIAN COUPLE SENTENCED TO 14 YEARS IN JAIL...

BLANTYRE — A Malawi court on Thursday sentenced a gay couple who staged an illegal same-sex wedding to 14 years in prison with hard labour, the maximum term in the southern African country. Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza were arrested…

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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: 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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