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Gallery | Gay couple in Malawi sentenced to 14 years

Photos from Malawi:

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Tiwonge Chimbalanga, front, and Steven Monjeza, behind him, are led from court in Blantyre, Malawi, Thursday May 20, 2010 after a judge sentenced the couple to the maximum 14 years in prison for unnatural acts and gross indecency under Malawi's anti-gay legislation. The harsh sentence had been expected in this conservative southern African country after the same judge convicted the two this week under laws dating from the colonial era. (AP Photo/Alex Ntonya)

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Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza, hidden, are led from court in Blantyre, Malawi. (AP Photo/Alex Ntonya)

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Women shout out as they protest against a sentence given to two men in Malawi, in the city of Cape Town, South Africa, Thursday, May 20, 2010. A judge sentenced a couple to the maximum 14 years in prison with hard labor under Malawi's anti-gay legislation, and crowds jeered the two men as they were driven from the court house to jail Thursday. The case has drawn international condemnation and sparked a debate on human rights in this conservative southern African country. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

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Woman protest against a sentence given to two men in Malawi, in the city of Cape Town, South Africa, Thursday, May 20, 2010. A judge sentenced a couple to the maximum 14 years in prison with hard labor under Malawi's anti-gay legislation, and crowds jeered the two men as they were driven from the court house to jail Thursday. The case has drawn international condemnation and sparked a debate on human rights in this conservative southern African country. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

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This is terrible and we should be doing something about it!

These inhuman laws are remnants of the days when Malawi and other African countries were British colonies. The British imposed their sodomy laws upon the countries that they colonized and, though the Brits are gone, their laws are still on the books.

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