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Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan gets 10 years in prison ahead of elections

Associated Press

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani court has convicted former Prime Minister Imran Khan of revealing official secrets and sentenced him to 10 years in prison. It is the latest in a slew of cases that supporters say are meant to sideline the imprisoned Islamist politician just days ahead of parliamentary elections. Khan was ousted in a no-confidence vote in 2022. He is not on the ballot because he is already serving a three-year prison term, and more than 150 other cases are still pending against him. The former cricket star nonetheless remains a potent political force because of his grassroots following and anti-establishment rhetoric and his party is a strong contender in the vote.

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