Rights activists slam Malaysian opposition leader's sodomy trial

October 28, 2014 9:30 AM

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In 2012, Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was convicted of sodomy and sentenced to five years in jail. He is now presenting his final appeal in a case which rights activists decry as "politically motivated."

Anwar began presenting his appeal case to the Federal Court, the highest Malaysian judicial authority, on Tuesday, October 28, after being sentenced to five years in prison in March on charges of sodomizing a male aide back in 2008. The 67-year-old politician had initially been cleared of the charge...

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