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Malawi stops enforcing antigay laws

BLANTYRE, Malawi — Going against a trend in Africa, Malawi’s government is moving to suspend laws against homosexuality and has ordered police not to arrest people for same-sex acts until the antigay laws are reviewed by Parliament.

Human Rights Watch called the decision courageous and said it should inspire other countries that criminalize homosexuality.

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