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Tue 1 Jun, 2010
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Malawian President has received praise from President Barack Obama,

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Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga recently convicted for holding a public ceremony of their love for eachother, received a pardon at the weekend and were released from jail. The move by the Malawian President has received praise from President Barack Obama, from gay gropus in Britain and a Malawian gay rights group saying that it was a courageous decision.

Although the pair have been released, questions are being asked as to why is he only pardoning these two, there are other gay people who were arrested here in Malawi.

The Malawi Daily Times newspaper has said the it is their understanding that President Mutharika is not trying to overturn the law, but is simply trying to find a way out of Malawi’s current clash with international human rights advocates, while signaling that violators of the current laws still face punishment


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