Sunday, 23 May 2010

MaltaStar: Guilty of being gay [in Malawi]

Homosexuality in Malawi is considered a crime as gay couple have been found guilty of unnatural acts and gross indecency.

Reports in the international media claim that Steven Monjeza, 26 and Tiwonge Chimbalanga his 20-year-old partner appeared before court in Blantyre and face 14 years in prison.

Both men have been in custody since December when they were arrested for holding a symbolic marriage ceremony in a country where laws banning homosexuality are strict although rarely have been enforced.

A former British colony since 1964, Malawi is in southern Africa.

With a population of 13,900,000, 80% of the population are Christians and 13% are Muslims.

[Click on the hyperlink above to view the comments on MaltaStar´s website.]

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