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Malaysia's Anwar decries sodomy ruling as 'travesty'

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Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's acquittal on sodomy charges was overturned Friday, in a fresh threat to the career of a charismatic politician who helped turn around the country's once-hapless opposition. 

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim (C) waves to supporters as he leaves the court of appeals in Putrajaya, outside Kuala Lumpur on March 7, 2014

A Court of Appeals panel sided with a government challenge to Anwar's 2012 acquittal on charges he sodomised a male former aide, saying a lower court had misjudged evidence.

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