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Malaysia: Anwar verdict will have chilling effect on freedom of expression

Headline Title:  Malaysia: Anwar verdict will have chilling effect on freedom of expression 10 February 2015  A Malaysian court’s decision to uphold a “sodomy” conviction against opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim and to hand him a five-year prison sentence is an oppressive ruling that will have a chilling effect on freedom of expression in the country, Amnesty International said. Malaysia’s Federal Court, the highest court in the country, today upheld the decision of an appeal court to overturn Anwar Ibrahim’s acquittal on long-standing ‘sodomy’ charges, which date back to…

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