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

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