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Monday, January 9, 2012

Sodomy II verdict : Anwar NOT guilty

Phil Robertson, an observer with New York-based Human Rights Watch, said: “Anwar was acquitted on charges that never should have been brought in the first place."

The High Court today acquitted Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim of a charge of sodomising his former male aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan.

Judge Mohd Zabidin Mohd Diah ruled that the prosecution had not done enough to prove Anwar had committed sodomy against Saiful.

“The court could not rule 100 per cent that the DNA samples were not compromised. Without that, the court is reluctant to convict the accused based on the evidence of SP1.

SP1, which stands for prosecution witness one, refers to Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan.

“Therefore the accused is acquitted,” he ruled to shouts of joy from Anwar’s supporters and details at MI

Video Courtesy Malaysiakini

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