Protest at University of Hull over Imran Khan judge visit

Supporters of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan have protested outside the University of Hull against a visit by the judge who jailed him, reports BBC News. Humayun Dilawar flew to the UK after sentencing Khan last week to three years in prison for alleged corruption. The judge is attending a training course on human rights and the rule of law at the East Yorkshire university.

Khan, who was ousted from office last year, insists the charges against him were politically motivated. His supporters waved Pakistani flags and placards at the university's Cottingham Road campus on Tuesday 8 August as they criticised the hosting of Dilawar, who they branded a “killer of justice”. Others brandished the red and green flag of Khan's Pakistan Movement for Justice party and called for the ex-PM’s release.

The university said it had been providing training for Pakistani judges since 2014 and had “no role in the selection” of participants. A spokesperson said the course’s current cohort had been chosen by the Supreme Court of Pakistan and the high courts of Islamabad and Peshawar, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.
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