NEW YORK (December 7, 2016) — Human Rights Foundation (HRF) urges the Federal Court of Malaysia to set aside prisoner of conscience Anwar Ibrahim’s conviction. Anwar filed a review application with the Federal Court last year after the ruling for his 2014 “sodomy” conviction and five-year prison sentence were upheld. On October 12, 2016, the Court heard Anwar’s final bid for acquittal in his case, and reserved its judgment on the matter for a later date. Anwar’s charges are widely considered to be politically motivated.More
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NEW YORK (November 30, 2016) — Human Rights Foundation (HRF) condemns the convictions of 19 activists for conducting a peaceful demonstration demanding an official explanation for the presumed extrajudicial killings of fellow activists. HRF calls on the Gambian government to vacate the convictions and release them immediately. The court declared the activists, including prominent opposition leader Oussainou Darboe, guilty of “unlawful assembly” and “conspiracy.”More