Gay Malawi Couple Separated in Prison

Authorities transfer one man to different jail
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 26, 2010 2:24 PM CDT
Gay Malawi Couple Separated in Prison
Tiwonge Chimbalanga, right, and Steven Monjeza, left back, are led from court in Malawi May 20.   (AP Photo/Alex Ntonya)

A little extra twist of the knife for the two men in Malawi sentenced to 14 years in prison for the crime of being gay. Authorities sent the men to the same prison but have since transferred one of the partners to a different jail, a human rights activist tells CNN. The men were in separate cells but at least could see each other on occasion. Meanwhile, attorneys expect to file papers for an appeal this week or next.
(More Malawi stories.)

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