President Bingu wa Mutharika of Malawi has pardoned the couple, Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga, who were recently senenced to 14 years hard labour on charges of homosexuality. Peter Tatchell, the British human rights campaigner from OutRage!, who has championed Steven and Tiwonge’s case and supported them personally, arranging prison visitors, food parcels and medicine, … Malawi couple pardoned by President Bingu wa Mutharika
Date: Saturday, 29 May 2010 Time: 13:00 – 14:30 Location: outside the Malawi High Commission London 70 Winnington Road, London N2 0TX Description: We really want to show our support to Steven and Tiwonge with a public demonstration outside the Malawi High Commission. More info to follow but please spread the word and invite as … LONDON: Protest for Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga
Big thanks for your concern about the outrageous 14-year jail term handed down to Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga in Malawi. There are three things you can do: FIRST Send a letter or postcard of support to Steven and Tiwonge. In this difficult time, they need to know that people around the world love and … Support Tiwonge and Steven in prison in Malawi
Jailed men could die in squalid prison Malawi reverts to the mentality of the Hastings Banda dictatorship Only hope is for Steven and Tiwonge to appeal to the High Court “This is an appalling, vindictive and brutal sentence, which tramples on Malawi’s constitution, violates personal privacy and reverses the country’s commitment to human rights. “Steven … 14 years for Malawi couple is “brutal”
Steven Monjeza & Tiwonge Chimbalanga found guilty of homosexuality Convicted men hope that an appeal will overturn magistrate’s decision “This is an outrageous verdict. While Steven and Tiwonge freely confirmed their love for each other, there was was no credible evidence that they had committed any illegal homosexual acts,” said London-based human rights campaigner Peter … Malawi gay trial verdict “unjust and cruel”
Drop the charges and repeal anti-gay laws Commonwealth must condemn homophobic persecution in Malawi Many people attended the protest against the arrest, trial and imprisonment of the Malawian same-sex couple, Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga, on charges of homosexuality. They face up to 14 years jail. Monday 22 March 12.30pm to 2pm Commonwealth Secretariat’s head … Malawi Protest: Free Tiwonge and Steven
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On the 21.03.10 Peter Tatchell was talking in front of the Commonweath asking why the Commonweath was doing nothing to stop the criminalisation of same-sex relations in 40 Commonweath countries. The LGBT community and OutRage are asking for the release of Malawi gay couple Tiwonge and Steven and an end of same-sex relations criminalisation in … Peter Tatchell at the LGBT CommonWeath protest