Malawi – where being openly gay can get you 14 years in prison – The Citizen - gay malawi jail


Malawi gay couple jailed for indecency, unnatural acts - gay malawi jail

The worst fears of a gay couple in Malawi and supporters across the world were realised today when they were sentenced to 14 years in jail.

Tiwonge Chimbalanga and his partner Steven Monjeza are facing a possible 14 years in prison with hard labour after becoming the first gay.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Malawi face legal challenges not .. her of trying to access his money. He became a petty criminal, spent time in jail and was reported to have died of unknown causes in July 2012.