Gay couple sentenced to maximum 14 years in Malawi

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May 20, 2010 10:59

 
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BLANTYRE, Malawi — A judge sentenced a gay couple to the maximum 14 years in prison in Malawi on Thursday for unnatural acts and gross indecency.

The harsh sentence had been expected after the same judge convicted Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza earlier this week under the country's anti-gay laws dating from the colonial era.

Activists fear the case could send others into hiding and hamper the fight against AIDS.

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