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Malaysian Court Upholds Sodomy Conviction for Anwar Ibrahim

Malaysia’s highest court has upheld a sodomy conviction against Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, rejecting a final appeal in a case dating back almost seven years. Rights groups say the verdict appeared to be politically motivated, with Anwar facing a five-year jail term. Malaysia’s news bulletins were led with the breaking news Tuesday that Anwar had lost his fight to stay free after a Federal Court upheld an appeals court verdict over charges of sodomy. Federal Court...

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