Monday, January 9, 2012

Malaysia court finds Anwar Ibrahim not guilty of sodomy

[ via BBC News Asia ] 9 Jan

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has been acquitted of sodomy after a two-year trial. Mr Anwar had been accused of having sex with a former male aide. He had faced up to 20 years in prison if found guilty.
Jubilant Anwar after court decisoon

Judge Zabidin Mohamad Diah said DNA evidence submitted by the prosecution was unreliable and discharged the case.

Mr Anwar, 64, has consistently denied the charges and called them a government bid to cripple his political ambitions and influence.
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