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Malaysia’s Prosecution Closes Arguments In Anwar’s Trial

Posted December 13th, 2011 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Prosecutors in Malaysia have wrapped up their closing arguments in the sodomy trial of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, saying there is evidence beyond reasonable doubt to convict him. But Anwar told reporters after the hearing Tuesday that nothing has been proven and he should be released. “They have not proven anything beyond reasonable doubt, and […]

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Testimony in Anwar Sodomy Case Draws Toward a Close

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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Lawyers say testimony in Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s long-running sodomy trial could conclude as early as this week. Anwar’s lawyers Monday completed their defense case, in which they argued the charges were the result of collusion between Prime Minister Najib Razak and Anwar’s chief accuser, a former aide who says he was sodomized in […]

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Malaysian Court Rejects Anwar’s Bid to Compel PM’s Testimony

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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A judge in Malaysia says Prime Minister Najib Rezak and his wife will not have to testify at the sodomy trial of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim. Anwar’s lawyers had asked the court to compel Mr. Najib and his wife to testify, claiming that they conspired with Anwar’s chief accuser to concoct the rape allegations. But […]

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Malaysia’s Anwar Proclaims Innocence, Accuses Government of Conspiracy

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim proclaimed his innocence Monday when he addressed the court for the first time in his long-running sodomy trial. In an hour-long statement which he read out, Anwar denied he ever had sexual relations with the 26-year-old former aide who is his chief accuser. Anwar described his prosecution as a “vile […]

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Anwar Ibrahim Testifies in Sodomy Trial, Proclaiming Innocence

Posted August 21st, 2011 at 11:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim proclaimed his innocence when he finally took the witness stand Monday at his long-running sodomy trial. Testifying in his own defense, Anwar insisted he has never had sexual relations with the 26-year-old former aide who is his chief accuser. Anwar described his prosecution as a “vile and vicious” attempt to […]

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Malaysian Court Delays Restart of Anwar Trial

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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A Malaysian judge has postponed the restart of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy trial to allow defense lawyers to interview witnesses, including Prime Minister Najib Razak. Anwar had been expected to testify this week for the first time in the three-year-long trial, to rebut a charge that he sodomized a male former aide in 2008. […]

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Malaysian Court Delays Restart of Anwar Trial

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 1:15 am (UTC-5)
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A Malaysian judge has postponed the restart of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy trial to allow defense lawyers to interview witnesses, including Prime Minister Najib Razak. Anwar had been expected to testify this week for the first time in the three-year-long trial, to rebut a charge that he sodomized a male former aide in 2008. […]

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Malaysian Court Delays Restart of Anwar Trial

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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A Malaysian judge has postponed the restart of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy trial to allow defense lawyers to interview witnesses, including Prime Minister Najib Razak. Anwar had been expected to testify this week for the first time in the three-year-long trial, to rebut a charge that he sodomized a male former aide in 2008. […]

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Anwar Ibrahim Defense to Present Witnesses From August 8

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 3:28 am (UTC-5)
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Lawyers for Anwar Ibrahim will have three weeks beginning August 8 to present their witnesses in the Malaysian opposition leader’s long-running sodomy trial. A high court judge announced the dates Wednesday, setting the stage for Anwar to take the stand in his own defense for the first time. His lawyers will try to prove the […]

Anwar Ibrahim Defense to Present Witnesses From August 8

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 3:28 am (UTC-5)
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Lawyers for Anwar Ibrahim will have three weeks beginning August 8 to present their witnesses in the Malaysian opposition leader’s long-running sodomy trial. A high court judge announced the dates Wednesday, setting the stage for Anwar to take the stand in his own defense for the first time. His lawyers will try to prove the […]

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