The sodomy trial against Malaysia’s opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, has begun in Kuala Lumpur.
It is the second time Anwar has faced allegations of sodomy.
The prosecution alleges that in June of last year Anwar had sex with a 23-year-old man, who worked as a campaign aide.
Homosexual relationships are illegal in predominantly-Muslim Malaysia.
Defence lawyers are set to question the medical evidence, which has yet to be provided to Anwar’s team.
They are also questioning the impartiality of those prosecuting him.
More than a decade ago, when Anwar was dumped as Malaysia’s deputy prime minister, he was convicted of sodomy and corruption.
The sodomy charges were ultimately overturned.
Anwar says this latest case is also politically motivated.