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Malaysia opposition's Anwar Ibrahim freed of sodomy charge

BY SEAN YOONG, ASSOCIATED PRESS

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- 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.

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KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian politician who served as Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister from 1993 to 1998. Early in his career.

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