Love wins - Malawi couple to be released

Posted by Madge On Monday, May 31, 2010

In the last week, over 30,000 of you added your names to Madonna's statement, requesting the release of Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga – the Malawi couple sentenced to 14 years hard labor for the “crime” of homosexuality. After a global outcry, Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika has pardoned the couple. Madonna has released the following statement:

We celebrate this astounding turn of events with Steven, Tiwonge, and the countless Malawians fighting for their release. It is a historic day for Malawi.
Though they are free from prison, sadly their safety and future in Malawi is still unknown. I hope this is just the beginning of our work together.

Human rights injustices continue for so many Malawians facing poverty, disease, and a lack of critical resources. There are still over two million orphans and vulnerable children who need to experience love’s embrace.

It is going to take the love and creativity of all of us to bring justice to the people of Malawi.

—Madonna


Source: Raising Malawi
Thank to Eric!

3 Responses to "Love wins - Malawi couple to be released"

  1. Anonymous Said,

    Long Live The Queen! Love conquers all!!!

     

  2. Trey Said,

    I fear for the couple. But I am very pleased by the judges release of these brave men.

     

  3. Anonymous Said,

    This news made me very happy. See it is true when people come together against any evil we can win. The sad part is is that too many people are afraid to come together when it requires a lil more than just an anonymous signing. I wish people were more brave and came together to fight injustices even if it meant sacrificing a little more. :-(

     

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