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Malawi’s Engaged Couple Tiwonge Chimbalanga + Steven Monjeza Are Safer In Prison?


Malawian judge Nyakwawa Usiwa-Usiwa denied bail to engaged couple Tiwonge Chimbalanga, 20, and Steven Monjeza, 22, who were arrested and charged with gross public indecency after their engagement ceremony, because while “the accused have the right to bail,” “the public interest their case has generated it is the view of the court that they are safer in police custody than out there.” It’s there in police custody where the two men claim they have been beaten. If prosecutors and police don’t wrap their investigation by Jan. 10, then the couple will be released on bail.