Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s lawyer on Tuesday expressed concerns about his safety, saying he may have died from a slow poisoning in prison.
Naeem Panjuta, who is also Mr Khan’s legal spokesperson, said Mr Khan had been subjected to psychological torture and his movements were restricted.
“Imran Khan may be suffering from slow food poisoning. He is being mentally tortured and his movements are restricted,” he claimed.
Panjuta said Khan, 70, was transferred to the sub-cell cell of Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi on Monday night and was transferred from Attock Jail on September 26 as per a court order.
“Guards are stationed outside the cell,” he said.
He also claimed new methods were being used to defeat Mr Khan.
Mr. Panjuta said he had filed a complaint with the Islamabad High Court regarding Mr. Khan’s prison conditions, with a hearing set for October 5.
Mr Khan’s wife Bushra Bibi also said they met today.
Khan was arrested on August 5 after being found guilty in the Toshahana case. He is said to have been involved in numerous incidents since his dismissal in April last year.
On Monday, the IHC reversed the bail revocation decisions of the respective trial courts in nine different cases and restored Mr. Khan’s bail.
Khan, who served as prime minister until April last year, is currently facing about 180 cases. These incidents mainly stem from the incidents that occurred after the May 9 looting of the Lahore Corps Commandant’s residence.
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