FIR has been registered against Shayan Ali, a British-Pakistani activist with PTI. He is facing serious charges of terrorism and sedition after allegedly defaming Additional Sessions Judge Humayun Dilawar. The judge recently sentenced PTI leader Imran Khan to a three-year jail term in the Toshakhana case.
The case against Shayan Ali has been registered at Ramna police station, with accusations including attempted physical harm to the judicial officer and the distribution of inflammatory videos.
In addition to these charges, Shayan Ali is accused of utilizing social media platforms to spread disparaging information about Judge Dilawar. Following the judge’s departure for London to attend a course at the University of Hull in the United Kingdom, a series of videos emerged on social media. These videos featured Shayan Ali and other PTI activists confronting Judge Dilawar, asserting that his verdict against Imran Khan was unjust and incorrect.
Shayan Ali further stirred controversy by disseminating false information that claimed Judge Dilawar had been removed from the University of Hull’s training program due to protests led by him and his team outside the university. This misleading news exacerbated the online discourse surrounding the Toshakhana case.
The legal proceedings against Shayan Ali signal a significant development in the ongoing legal aftermath of the Toshakhana case and its subsequent implications. The charges of terrorism and sedition reflect the gravity with which the authorities view his alleged actions. The forthcoming legal process is expected to shed light on the extent of his involvement in defaming the judge and potentially inciting unrest within the public.
This incident underscores the growing impact of social media in shaping public perceptions and the complexities that emerge when activists and public figures employ these platforms to express discontent or disagreement with judicial decisions. As the legal proceedings unfold, the case against Shayan Ali is anticipated to generate substantial attention and discourse within Pakistan’s legal, political, and digital spheres.