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Former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan sentenced to 10 years in prison

Posted on AllSides January 30th, 2024
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Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for leaking state secrets, his political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) said in a statement Tuesday.

“Former prime minister Imran Khan and former foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi have been sentenced 10 years each in a sham case with no access to media or public in Cypher Case,” PTI said.

It added that their legal team “will challenge the decision in a higher court” as they hope to get the sentence suspended.

The hearing took place Tuesday in a special court established...

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