Magistrate sentences Malawi couple to 14 years in prison

May 20, 2010

Just minutes ago, the Magistrate sentenced Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga to 14 years in prison, the maximum they could have gotten. The two have remained in prison since their arrest in December 2009, after being denied bail. The couple plans to appeal their conviction to the High Court.

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One Response to “Magistrate sentences Malawi couple to 14 years in prison”


  1. […] 20, 2010 Over 20 (and growing) African civil society groups have expressed outrage at the harsh sentence handed down this morning in Malawi and are calling on the government to release Steven Monjeza and […]

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