President of Malawi pardons gay couple

The President of Malawi has intervened, pardoned and ordered the immediate release of the gay couple that were recently sentenced to 14 years of hard labor for holding a marriage commitment service in December.

The BBC reports:

“Mr Mutharika, who has in the past dismissed homosexuality as alien, said he had set them free on humanitarian grounds.

‘These boys committed a crime against our culture, our religion and our laws,’ he said after meeting Mr Ban.

‘However, as the head of state I hereby pardon them and therefore ask for their immediate release with no conditions.'”

Full article here.

Some background from earlier this month is found here.

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