It’s been reported that police in Malawi have arrested another man in what they say is a widening crackdown on homosexuals.
The Associated Press reports that the authorities claim that a young man reported that a 60 year old asked him to undress and then sodomised him. It is unclear if he is claiming that he was raped by the older man or if the incident was consensual.
Spokesman Dave Chingwalu told the news service that the police were investigating a “network” of high profile homosexuals and that “…we will arrest them all.”
Earlier this month, Peter Sawali was sentenced to two months community service after being convicted of putting up pro-gay rights posters.
The country has also been gripped by the trial of Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga, who have been charged with ‘unnatural practices between males and gross public indecency’ after getting engaged in a symbolic public ceremony.
Homosexuality is illegal in Malawi and carries a maximum penalty of 14 years imprisonment.