Agence France-PresseMarch 7, 2014 10:03
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was convicted of sodomy Friday in a fresh threat to the career of a charismatic politician who helped turn around the country's once-hapless opposition.
Saying a lower court misjudged evidence, a Court of Appeals panel ruled in favour of the government's bid to overturn Anwar's 2012 acquittal, on charges he sodomised a male former aide.
If the decision holds, Anwar would be disqualified from parliament, effectively ending his remarkable career.
His lawyers say they will appeal to the Federal Court, Malaysia's highest.