MALAWI PARDONS JAILED GAY COUPLE

Via BBC News

A gay couple jailed in Malawi after getting engaged have been pardoned by President Bingu wa Mutharika.

Mr Mutharika, speaking as UN chief Ban Ki-moon visited his country, said he had ordered their immediate release.

Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga were given 14-year jail terms earlier this month after being convicted of gross indecency and unnatural acts.

The case has sparked international condemnation and a debate about homosexuality in the country. Continue Reading….

Aid donors put pressure on the government to free the pair.

“Free them or we will stop sending aid” – Hmmmm I saw that coming….

Still, I didn’t think the sentence was fair and I’m happy to hear that the couple will be freed soon.

But I don’t understand why they decided to openly throw an engagement party in a country that fiercely opposes homosexuality and dishes out severe punishments.

What was the thinking behind that?

4 replies »

  1. My guess is they were listening to Starship…
    **breaks into song**
    “And we can build this thing together
    Standing strong forever
    Nothing’s gonna stop us now
    And if this world runs out of lovers
    We’ll still have each other
    Nothing’s gonna stop us
    Nothing’s gonna stop us”

  2. Releasing them was not a good move, its encouraging individuals to break the law! They should have simply reviewed thier sentence and given them a lighter one o ell, malawi is in a bad place im guessin they have larger sharks to fry!

  3. I believe that they felt the laws are too harsh and decided to start a revolution by been the first couple that challenge the it.
    Everyone is doing it these days, even in the church; they feel oppress and are trying to end their oppression by taking risk and hoping other will follow.

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