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?