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Indonesian governor on trial in bribery case

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Indonesia's first female provincial leader went on trial Tuesday, accused of bribing one of the country's top judges over an election dispute in an attempt to strengthen her political dynasty.  

The Indonesian governor of Banten, Ratu Atut Chosiyah (C) arrives for her trial at a corruption court in Jakarta on May 6, 2014

The case of Ratu Atut Chosiyah, governor of Banten province, has transfixed even graft-weary Indonesia since her arrest last year for allegedly bribing the constitutional court's chief justice Akil Mochtar, who has also been detained.

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