Former deputy PM, jailed on sodomy charges in 2015, to receive royal pardon this week

Anwar Ibrahim, the former deputy prime minister of Malaysia, is due to be released from prison on Tuesday, his daughter has said.

Anwar is serving a second prison sentence for sodomy, which many believe was politically motivated and the result of judicial pressure brought by the country’s ousted prime minister, Najib Razak.

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