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Update: Anwar Ibrahim found guilty in sodomy trial

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Malaysia's highest court found opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim guilty on charges of sodomy on Tuesday in a case that his supporters claim was politically motivated.

[KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysia's highest court found opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim guilty on charges of sodomy on Tuesday in a case that his supporters claim was politically motivated.

The Federal Court's judgement upholds a ruling by the Court of Appeal in March last year, which found the 67-year-old guilty of sodomising a former political aide.

The Federal Court also upheld a five-year jail term for Anwar. 

Sodomy is illegal in Muslim-majority Malaysia where the offence carries a jail term of up to 20 years.

REUTERS

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