Malawi police end moratorium on anti-gay arrests

Malawi resumes it’s hateful arrests of gay citizens.


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Media outlets in Malawi yesterday reported the arrest of two men on homosexuality charges — despite a 2012 decision to halt such arrests countrywide.

Nyasa Times and Malawi24 reported that police in Lilongwe, Malawi’s capital, arrested Cuthbert Kulemela, 19, and Kelvin Gonani, 39, for allegedly having sexual intercourse inside Gonani’s home.

Police spokesperson Esther Nkwanda said the incident happened on Monday after the two had been at a bar. Afterward, she said, they went to Gonani’s house and had sex.

When Kulemela was leaving the house he met people whom Malawi24 called “community policing members” who asked him what had been going on in the house.  Kulemela reportedly said the two men had been making love, after which “residents invaded Gonani’s house.”

The two men reportedly face charges of sodomy, but have not appeared in court. Dec. 9

Malawi24 reported today that Kulemela and Gonani…

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