Here's what happened to Jehovah's Witnesses in Malawi. Our dear brothers and sisters paid a high price for their faithfulness to Jehovah's organization.
Jehovah's Witnesses in Malawi were brutally attacked for their faith in Jehovah. Why? Because the Governing Body decided that Jehovah's Witnesses in Malawi could not purchase a political party card (essentially the same as a government ID card). Yet at the same time in Mexico they allowed Jehovah's Witnesses to bribe government officials in order to get out of military service.
The best way to get a handle on the truth about Malawi, is to purchase a book called Crisis of Conscience, by Raymond Franz, former member of the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses. Read Chapter 6, pages 142 to 171, titled 'Double Standard'. All the facts and much more than you really want to know is included in this eye opening chapter.
If you are a Jehovah's Witness and believe Mr Franz is an 'apostate' please be aware that the book contains letters directly from the WBTS Governing Body, that verifies the information as truthful. i.e. the factual proof you're looking for is coming from the source you trust, the Watchtower.
For more information about persecution in Malawi, do a Google search or read the Watchtower 2/1/1968 pages 71-79. It happened and all the gory details are not an exaggeration.
Why doesn't the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses talk about the part they played in the Malawi tragedy? Read more about the Society's views on Theocratic Warfare.
The persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses in Malawi was a huge concern and topic of conversation every day for a very long time in all congregations. Attacks on Jehovah's Witnesses came in waves. 1964, 1967, 1972, and 1975. All of us Witnesses believed our dear brothers and sisters in Malawi were defending 'the truth' and honoring Jehovah, when in fact they suffered in vain.