Anwar - who has already served one six-year term for another sodomy
conviction that was later overturned - has always insisted he is innocent.
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, center, walks with his wife Wan Azizah as they arrive for his final hearing of his sodomy
conviction in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Tuesday, Oct.
The former Finance Minister was missing with his family ever since the police registered an FIR against him in the sodomy
case on Sunday evening.
is illegal in Muslim-majority Malaysia and punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
He spent six years in prison before his previous conviction for sodomy
was overturned in 2004.
phoned him from the detention centre and discussed the sodomy
case with him.
A person convicted of sodomy
in Iran can be lashed, hanged or stoned to death.
Appealing to the high court to reject the case, Anwar's lawyers argued that medical tests conducted on the aide after the alleged sodomy
Cristian Berco's study is the product of extensive archival research into the records of the Spanish Inquisition, with focus on its numerous sodomy
trials during Spain's Golden Age.
MORE THAN half of the world's remaining sodomy
laws--laws that criminalize consensual homosexual conduct--are relics of British colonial rule.
is a general intent crime punishable regardless of the consent or the age of the parties.
Rev Mullen, also rector of St Michael's Cornhill and St Sepulchre without Newgate in the City, said sex education films at schools should highlight sodomy
as a "filthy practice".
In this monograph, Cristian Berco explores prosecutions for sodomy
conducted by the Spanish Inquisition in the Crown of Aragon, in the hopes of illuminating connections between sexual behavior and social and ethnic relations in early modern Spain.
Article 125 criminalizes beth oral and anal sodomy
(even between legally married straights) with a five-year brig term as punishment.
We are used to learning about the history of the text of the Old and New Testaments from modern Bible scholars; about the nature of human sexuality from psychologists and anthropologists; about the history of laws and proscriptions against various kinds of sexual behavior such as adultery, homosexuality, sodomy
, incest, and rape from legal scholars or older-fashioned Bible scholars.