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More Scenes at Anwar Ibrahim’s Trial

Posted in Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysian Politics, Politics by rodziahismailticker on February 2, 2010

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Jan 30, 10 4:02pm
Amnesty urges gov’t to drop sodomy ‘show trial’
Human rights group Amnesty International has urged the government to drop a “politically motivated” sodomy charge against opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, ahead of the trial due to start next week.Anwar lost his final appeal on yesterday for access to the government’s evidence in a case which could see him jailed for up to 20 years if convicted of sodomising a male former aide.

Anwar was sacked as deputy prime minister and jailed a decade ago on separate sodomy and corruption charges.

“The Malaysian authorities have resorted to the same old dirty tricks in an attempt to remove the opposition leader from politics,” Sam Zarifi, Amnesty Asia-Pacific director said in a statement issued late Friday.

the charge against anwar ibrahim sodomy allegation trial 070808“Malaysia’s judiciary should throw out these charges.”

Amnesty said it is “seriously concerned” over a fair trial for Anwar, especially after yesterday’s ruling which the watchdog described as an infringement of international fair trial standards.

“Anwar’s case has rightly raised doubts among the international community and investors about Malaysia’s commitment to justice and the rule of law,” Zarifi added.

Anwar spent six years in prison after he was convicted in 1998 but the sex charge was eventually overturned. Amnesty had considered him a prisoner of conscience before his release.

After being freed Anwar reinvigorated the opposition and rallied it in 2008 to achieve its best ever results in national elections, when it won a third of parliamentary seats.

Anwar has accused the Malaysian government of seeking to convict him quickly as part of efforts to deflect attention against its own woes.

AFP

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  1. Darth Vader said, on February 7, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    You ll be surprised to know who is the real culprit behind it this time. It is not a different person


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