The President of Malawi has intervened, pardoned and ordered the immediate release of the gay couple that were recently sentenced to 14 years of hard labor for holding a marriage commitment service in December.
The BBC reports:
"Mr Mutharika, who has in the past dismissed homosexuality as alien, said he had set them free on humanitarian grounds.
'These boys committed a crime against our culture, our religion and our laws,' he said after meeting Mr Ban.
'However, as the head of state I hereby pardon them and therefore ask for their immediate release with no conditions.'"
Full article here.
Some background from earlier this month is found here.