Wednesday, May 19, 2010


In December last year, gay couple Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza were symbolicly married in Malawi. They were immediately arrested, subjected to intrusive medical tests and denied bail. Today they were convicted of "unnatural acts" and gross indecency, and could face up to 14 years imprisonment.

This is absolutely barbaric. What people do in the privacy of their own homes is no business of government. Jailing people for 14 years for consensual and private sexual activity is a gross violation of human rights, and the homophobic and bigoted government responsible for it needs to be held accountable by the international community.