But when some confessed they owed their greatness and wealth to sodomy
, or incest; others, to the prostituting of their own wives and daughters; others, to the betraying of their country or their prince; some, to poisoning; more to the perverting of justice, in order to destroy the innocent, I hope I may be pardoned, if these discoveries inclined me a little to abate of that profound veneration, which I am naturally apt to pay to persons of high rank, who ought to be treated with the utmost respect due to their sublime dignity, by us their inferiors.
Anwar was jailed for five years in February after a final appeal against a sodomy
conviction was rejected.
Below the edifice, there was a crowd watching the enforcement of a decision by the extremist group's Sharia court which found him guilty of being a "people of Lot" or sodomy
New Delhi, July 9 ( ANI ): Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Tuesday accused Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan of attempting to save his former Cabinet colleague Raghavji, who has been finally arrested on charges of sodomy
Malaysian: Judge on Thursday quashed subpoenas ordering Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife to testify in the sodomy
trial of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim.
A Malaysian judge on Monday ruled that opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who is on trial on sodomy
charges, has a case to answer.
Summary: DUBAI -- An inspector and a policeman were sentenced to five-year imprisonment by the Court of First Instance on Wednesday as they were found guilty of forced sodomy
and illegal confinement charges.
Dubai A prisoner has been charged with using a phone in police detention to threaten two men and coerce them to waive a sodomy
case against his brother.
An 18-year-old Iranian has been sentenced to die on charges of sodomy
, even though he is not gay, according to his lawyer, Mohammad Mostafai, the attorney who also represents Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani, the woman sentenced to be stoned to death who has become an international sensation.
Anwar Ibrahim, the Malaysian opposition leader, will stand trial on charges of sodomy
early next year after his efforts to have the case thrown out were rejected by a top court.
Sexual Hierarchies, Public Status: Men, Sodomy
, and Society in Spain's Golden Age, by Cristian Berco.
MORE THAN half of the world's remaining sodomy
laws--laws that criminalize consensual homosexual conduct--are relics of British colonial rule.