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Benin: Prominent opposition politician sentenced in Benin

2019-08-02T13:33:35.978Z

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Cotonou (AFP) A prominent opposition politician was convicted in Benin, West Africa on Friday, of a six-month suspended sentence and a five-year ban on standing. A court in the capital, Cotonou, accused former prime minister Lionel Zinsou of using forged documents and exceeding the allowable election campaign budget in the 2016 presidential campaign and found him guilty, according to the court. The process started two months ago.

Source: zeit

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