Thursday, September 02, 2004

Six years

Former Malaysian Deputy PM Anwar Ibrahim has had his conviction for sodomy overturned and will be released later today. The Malaysian Federal Court found that the lower court had "misdirected itself" and that Ibrahim should have been acquited. It's a victory for justice, but a rather late one - noone should have to spend six years in jail on trumped-up charges, especially for a bullshit "crime" like sodomy.