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Pakistan's ex-PM Imran Khan granted bail for two weeks

What you need to know after days of violent protests and complex legal maneuvers

Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan, pictured in Lahore in March, has been granted two weeks of bail after being arrested in a graft case.   © Reuters

ISLAMABAD -- The Islamabad High Court on Friday granted former Prime Minister Imran Khan bail for two weeks, capping a week in which the opposition leader's arrest unleashed chaos across Pakistan.

Khan, who faces a raft of charges, had been hauled out of the same court and into custody on Tuesday over a graft case. His detention sparked huge protests by his supporters that prompted the government to call in the army. Then, in a stunning reversal on Thursday night, the Supreme Court ruled that Khan's arrest was illegal.

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