Former aide to Anwar Ibrahim unhappy international organisations labelling former Opposition leader's imprisonment a human rights issue.
PETALING JAYA: International organisations should stop referring to Anwar Ibrahim as a political prisoner or even fund him, Saiful Bukhari Azlan said.
The former Opposition leader’s incarceration, Saiful argued, had nothing to do with suppressing democracy. “It is a lie.
“Anwar was charged and tried before nine judges,” he said in a statement.
Anwar, who was also once a former deputy prime minister was found guilty in 2015 of sodomising Saiful, then his aide, in 2008.
Saiful was also unhappy that international organisations had labelled Anwar’s imprisonment as a human rights issue.
“How about me?
I was the victim and complainant. Am I not human enough for such organisations to deny me my rights?”
The world, he lamented, was topsy-turvy where people would defend the rich, powerful and influential, especially if it benefited them.
“But not a nobody like me. Is this what we are trying to promote?”
Yesterday, more than a thousand people gathered outside the Sungai Buloh Prison, where Anwar is serving time, to commemorate the first anniversary of his five-year prison sentence.
Source from FMT NEWS