Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga
The Associated Press has reported that the gay couple jailed on charges of homosexuality in Malawi has been found guilty.
The news agency said Chief Resident Magistrate Nyakwawa Usiwa found Steven Monjeza (26) and Tiwonge Chimbalanga (20) guilty of unnatural acts and gross indecency on Tuesday.
It is unclear when they will be sentenced but this could be as early as later today. Under Malawi law they could be jailed for up to 14 years.
The men were arrested after getting engaged in a public ceremony last December. They have been held in squalid conditions at Chichiri Prison in Blantyre without bail since.
The couple’s arrest has been condemned by governments and human rights groups around the world.