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Malaysia: Anwar case shows why sodomy law must be scrapped

Headline Title:  Malaysia: Anwar case shows why sodomy law must be scrapped 09 January 2012 The Malaysian government must repeal the criminal sodomy law used in a politically motivated attempt to bar Anwar Ibrahim from politics, Amnesty International said today after the opposition leader was acquitted by the country's High Court. “Anwar's acquittal is a welcome move. Fortunately, the Malaysian authorities have refrained from turning the country’s opposition leader into a prisoner of conscience,” said Donna Guest, deputy Asia-Pacific director at Amnesty International. “The government…

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