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David Bentley QC advises on DNA issues in controversial case against leading Malaysian politician

In 2014, leading Malaysian opposition politician Anwar Ibrahim was sentenced to four years imprisonment after his appeal against his controversial and internationally criticised conviction for sodomy was rejected. That conviction was heavily dependent on DNA evidence, said to implicate Anwar.

London-based criminal defence specialist DBQC (known for his expertise in forensic DNA issues) was asked to review the safety of that conviction.

His opinion, which identified potentially significant shortcomings in the DNA evidence presented at trial, was cited by his family and his lawyer at a recent press conference. They urged the home ministry to carry out an urgent retest of the DNA samples used at his trial.

Reports of this press conference can be seen here and here


Venue: Doughty Street Chambers, 54 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LS
Venue: Doughty Street Chambers, 53-54 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LS