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Blantyre

  • 23rd February 2010

    Malawi couple denied trial in constitutional court 3

    Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga remain in custody

    12:52 PM — Two gay men in Malawi have been denied the chance to have their case heard in a constitutional court. Lawyers for Steven Monjeza, 26, and Tiwonge Chimbalanga, 20, had requested a review on whether their trials violated the country's constitution.

  • 16th February 2010

    Another man arrested in Malawi 5

    Another man has been arrested in Malawi

    5:21 PM — Another man has been arrested on homosexuality charges in Malawi. Police spokesman Dave Chingwalu said a 60-year-old man was arrested on Monday and charged with sodomy.

  • 10th February 2010

    Malawi minister says gays must ‘come out in the open’ 14

    Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga remain in custody

    3:16 PM — A government minister in Malawi has said that gays must be more open - despite the fact they can be imprisoned for 14 years.

  • 3rd February 2010

    Malawi man arrested for putting up gay rights posters 5

    Malawi has strict laws against homosexuality

    4:00 PM — A Malawi man has been arrested for putting up gay rights posters. Peter Sawali, 21, was arrested last weekend when he was found putting the posters up on a main road in Blantyre.

  • 19th January 2010

    Malawi defends prosecution of gay couple 6

    The couple remain in custody

    12:08 PM — Malawi's government has defended the prosecution of a gay couple who had a wedding ceremony. Information minister Leckford Mwanza Thoto said Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga were "clearly breaking the laws of Malawi."

  • 13th January 2010

    Scottish MPs condemn arrest of gay Malawian men 1

    Scottish MPs condemned the arrests

    4:29 PM — More than 20 members of the Scottish parliament condemned the arrest of two gay men in Malawi who held a wedding ceremony. The motion was signed by members of all main parties and called for parliament to condemn the "illegal and homophobic arrests" of Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga.

  • 12th January 2010

    Lawyers for Malawi gay couple to challenge homosexuality ban 2

    The couple's case has been widely reported

    5:20 PM — The lawyers representing two gay men who had a wedding ceremony in Malawi have asked for a review of the country's homosexuality ban.

  • 6th January 2010

    Amnesty International joins calls for release of gay Malawi couple 4

    Amnesty International called for the men's release

    5:15 PM — Human rights organisation Amnesty International has joined the calls for a gay couple in Malawi to be released from prison. The group said that Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga, who were arrested on December 28th, were "prisoners of conscience".

  • 5th January 2010

    Malawi gay marriage trial expected next week 6

    The couple's arrest has been widely reported

    4:28 PM — The trial of two gay men arrested for holding a wedding party in Malawi is expected to begin on January 15th. Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza are being held in custody in Chichiri Prison and were denied bail by a judge yesterday.

  • 30th December 2009

    Gay Malawi couple plead not guilty to indecency charges 5

    The couple are expected to ask for bail on Monday

    2:12 PM — A gay couple in Malawi who held a wedding ceremony last weekend have denied charges of gross public indecency. Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza had a traditional ceremony in the south African country on Saturday.

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