Malawi Couple Released From Jail – by Bridgette P. LaVictoire

While it was expected that the couple in Malawi were to be released on Monday, they were released today after being pardoned for a variety of offense relating to their relationship. Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza were released today and activists were planning on taking them to a safe house due to security concerns. President Bingu wa Mutharika pardoned the couple on Saturday citing “humanitarian reasons”. The country had come under strong international pressures over the conviction of the two.