Malaysia arrests cartoonist for criticizing Anwar verdict judges

February 11, 2015 12:17 PM

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Malaysia arrests cartoonist for criticizing Anwar verdict judges

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia has arrested a cartoonist for sedition over a Twitter post that criticized the judiciary for upholding a five-year jail term for opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who accused the courts of "bowing to the dictates of the political masters".

The country's highest court on Tuesday rejected Anwar's appeal against a conviction for sodomy, illegal in Muslim-majority Malaysia, so sending back to prison the politician who poses the greatest threat to the long-ruling coalition.

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