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Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim Finally Freed

Expand Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim, who was granted a royal pardon, arrives to speak to supporters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia May 16, 2018.  © 2018 Reuters Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, twice imprisoned on politically motivated sodomy and corruption charges, walked free from prison today with a full pardon. It was a day for celebration – for his family, his supporters, and for long-suppressed advocates of human rights in Malaysia.  It was also, perhaps, a day that will mark a new beginning for the rule of law in that country. The release of Anwar, a former deputy prime minister…

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