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Imran Khan, imprisoned former Pakistani prime minister, convicted again days before elections

Khan's wife was also convicted on Wednesday.

Published: January 31, 2024 2:00pm

Imprisoned former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was found guilty Wednesday of corruption and sentenced to 14 years behind bars following another conviction Tuesday just days before the country is set to hold parliamentary elections. 

Khan and his wife, Bushra Bibi, had pleaded not guilty after they were indicted three weeks ago on charges that they brought gifts at reduced prices from the government of Saudi Arabia and sold them at market value without declaring their earnings, according to The Associated Press. Both Bibi and Khan were found guilty Wednesday. 

Khan, who was already serving a three-year prison term for corruption after being arrested last year, was also convicted on Tuesday of disclosing state secrets and he received a 10-year prison sentence.

As part of his sentence, the former prime minister is also disqualified from holding public office for 10 years.

The conviction and sentence comes as Pakistan is set to hold elections on Feb. 8. 

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