September 3, 2004 3:35 AM   Subscribe

Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia's dissident ex-deputy PM, released from prison after sodomy charge quashed. More background at the Free Anwar campaign, Human Rights Watch.
posted by plep (4 comments total)
And Malaysiakini, of course.
posted by plep at 3:49 AM on September 3, 2004

That poor fucker's been in jail for years, on what was clear to anyone with with two brain cells to rub together was a made-up-for-political-reasons charge straight outta Mahathir's whims. Not that that mattered at all.

Reminds me of America!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:44 AM on September 3, 2004

Free Anwar? Boy is this going to confuse the oil lobby...
posted by Space Coyote at 8:08 AM on September 3, 2004

This is a wonderful event for Malaysia.
A true replublic/democracy believes in and supports opposing views.
posted by davebarnes at 8:26 PM on September 3, 2004

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