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Malawi: Arrests, Violence against LGBT People

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October 26, 2018 Video Video: Violence, Police Abuse of LGBT People in Malawi Malawi’s laws prohibiting consensual same-sex relations foster a climate of fear and fuel violence and discrimination.   (Banjul, October 26, 2018) – Malawi’s laws prohibiting consensual same-sex relations foster a climate of fear and fuel violence and discrimination, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The punitive legal environment combined with social stigma allows police abuse to go unchecked and prevents many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people from reporting violence or getting…


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