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Koh Elaine
Posted: Monday, August 13, 2018 12:47:52 AM
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Anwar was released in 2004 after a judge overturned the guilty verdict. Then, he was jailed for a second time in 2015 on a separate sodomy charge before receiving a pardon from the king after the current government took office in May. During those years, Wan Azizah went on to establish the forerunner of what’s now known as the People’s Justice Party, of which she is president, and was elected a lawmaker in the constituency that Anwar once held.

Is the comma after "Then" required?

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BobShilling
Posted: Monday, August 13, 2018 12:50:24 AM
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No.
Koh Elaine
Posted: Monday, August 13, 2018 2:58:20 AM
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Thanks, Bob.
S. Ilker Orsel
Posted: Monday, August 13, 2018 5:15:24 AM

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I would keep it (true to my using commas where I would normally pause when reading/speaking). The sentence is better with the comma IMHO.
BobShilling
Posted: Monday, August 13, 2018 7:34:32 AM
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I wouldn't pause in speech there. I would in:

Then, when he was beginning to relax again, he was jailed for a second time in 2015 on a separate sodomy charge.
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