Liberated: Global liberal family celebrates release of Anwar Ibrahim

Our global liberal family is overwhelmed by the news that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim – Malaysia’s former deputy prime minister and former leader of our member party People’s Justice Party (LI member, PKR – Malaysia) – has been pardoned by the king and released from prison today.

Mr Ibrahim described his release, which follows last week’s historic parliamentary election, as a “new beginning… a new chapter in our country.” 

LI has been passionately outspoken since Mr Ibrahim was tried and imprisoned on various politically motivated charges over the past 20 years. We have proudly stood alongside his wife, deputy prime minister Dr Wan Azizah and daughter Nurul Izzah MP,  in consistently calling for his liberation at the highest levels of government and also at the United Nations Human Rights Council. 

Mr Ibrahim is a symbol of the unifying powers of liberalism and Liberal International looks forward to celebrating with him soon as we continue our campaigns for the release of other imprisoned #liberals around the world including senator Leila de Lima, Kem Socha, Raif Badawi, and Ilham Tohti.

Liberal International proudly defends Anwar Ibrahim at the United Nations Human Rights Council in 2015

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