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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
MalawiSOGIE Rights

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 since and could now face 14 years in prison. They had…
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
MalawiNewsSOGIE Rights

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 homosexuality was bizarre. Mutharika who wedded with Callista on April…
Staff Writer
24 Apr 2010
Health RightsNewsZambia

Decision in Zambian Air Force case expected

The Judge in the Zambian Air Force case will be delivering her judgment in the High Court in Livingstone on 27 May. As you will remember, this is a case of two former Zambian Air Force employees who were allegedly tested for HIV without their consent, placed on anti-retroviral treatment without their…
Staff Writer
22 Apr 2010