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Malaysia opposition's Anwar freed of sodomy charge

Malaysia opposition's Anwar freed of sodomy charge

Malaysia's High Court has acquitted opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim of sodomy in a case he claims was politically motivated.
Judge Mohamad Zabidin Diah said Monday that DNA evidence submitted by the prosecution was unreliable. The verdict was greeted with cheers by thousands of Anwar's supporters who gathered outside the court.
Anwar had faced up to 20 years in prison if found guilty of sodomizing a male former aide in 2008.
He claims that Prime Minister Najib Razak's administration concocted the charge to damage the opposition. Najib denies plotting against Anwar.