Supporters await release of Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim

16 May 2018

Preparations were underway to free Malaysian political leader Anwar Ibrahim. The pardons board in Malaysia's capital were set to meet today to discuss his release. Anwar is serving a second five-year jail term for sodomy. He and his supporters have said the charges were politically motivated. A royal pardon would reverse Anwar's conviction and make him eligible to actively participate in politics.