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  1. Peter Nkosi
    Peter Nkosi at |

    A few days ago you posted the bail-bond for Gonani, which quite clearly showed that he was charged with sodomy. Do you have the same document for Kulemela, and can you tell us the charges written on it? I ask because of what I read in your article above and in another on local media.

    You quote the Minister of Justice thus:

    “The findings of these investigations do not disclose a case of two consenting male adults indulging in consensual sex. Rather, the evidence indicated a case of indecent assault.”

    If only Kulemela and Gonani were involved in this act then it does not make sense to arrest and charge the victim of indecent assault, whoever he is.

    This morning, in local media (on-line) I see this:

    “(The Justice Minister) said the state would punish anyone who forces another person in homosexuality. He said there were reports that Gonani forced himself into Kulemeka and when Kulemeka threatened to scream out for help in Gonani’s house, Gonani threatened to shout as well to tell people that Kulemeka was a thief. (The) Justice Minister further said Kulemeka was enticed with K30 000.”

    I am asking if you have access to the bail-bond to satisfy my curiosity about the following:

    – Was the alleged victim Kulemeka formally arrested?
    – If Kulemeka was arrested then what were the charges against him? Was it sodomy, theft, or what?

    With the limited legislation available to it, Malawi has to prosecute homosexual rape using the (so-called) sodomy laws.

    I am wondering if only Gonani was ever charged with sodomy, and Kulemeka not. If the latter was a victim then a medical examination with his consent would not have been unreasonable. Similarly, if Gonani was suspected of indecent assault, then a medical examination of him without his consent would not have been be unreasonable.

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  2. jerbearinsantafe
    jerbearinsantafe at |

    Reblogged this on Fairy JerBear's Queer/Trans News, Views & More From The City Different – Santa Fe, NM and commented:
    It seems that pressure to free the 2 gay men arrested worked!

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  3. chitsanzo galeta
    chitsanzo galeta at |

    WHAT IT IS HAPPENING NOW IN THIS WORLD ITS VERY BAD I THINK WE ARE JUSTING LIVING IN A BONUS HOURS.UR ALMIGHTY LORD JESUS IS AROUND THE CORNER.THESE GAY PEOPLE ARE JUST LIKE DOGS.WHATS IS WRONG WITH GOD`S CREATION?ARE YOU WISER THAN GOD THE CREATOR? YOU FOOLS BECAREFUL YOUR DISTRUCTION IS NEAR,,,,,.

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