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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Who is Karim Khan, who gave sleepless nights to Netanyahu and Hamas leaders? Know what is the connection with Pakistan


A case is going on in the International Criminal Court regarding the Israel-Hamas war. Now court prosecutor Karim Asad Ahmed Khan has filed a petition and made Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu and top-3 leaders of Hamas accused. Karim has demanded from the court that arrest warrant should be issued against these leaders. On October 7 last year, Israel retaliated against Hamas' attack, resulting in the deaths of a large number of people in Gaza. The ICC Prosecutor team has also sought warrants against Israel's Defense Minister Yoav Galant and Hamas' Al Qassim Brigade leader Mohammed Diab Ibrahim al-Masri, Political Bureau leader Ismail Haniyeh.

Karim Khan has come into limelight by filing a petition against Israeli PM Netanyahu. British advocate Karim has been a prosecutor in International Criminal Law and International Human Rights Law in the International Criminal Court since 2021.

Parents are in the medical profession, son is a lawyer

Born on 30 March 1970 in Edinburgh, Scotland, Karim Khan's previous generations have been from Pakistan. His father was a dermatologist by profession and his mother was a nurse. After his early education in West Yorkshire, he obtained an LLB degree from King's College London. He studied at Oxford University. He was a Crown Prosecutor in the Crown Prosecution Service of England and Wales between 1993 and 1996.

Between 1997 and 1998, worked as Law Officer at the International Criminal Tribunal, Yugoslavia. Served as legal advisor to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) until 2000. In this way many achievements were achieved in the field of law.

Saw the oppression of Muslims, fought for their rights

Karim Khan belongs to the Ahmadiya Muslim community. He is of Pakistani origin, where the Ahmadiya Muslim community has faced persecution. This is the reason why he has been more interested in human rights. He has been raising their cases strongly. In his early career in the 1990s, he was appointed as a prosecutor in the British Attorney General's office.

Israel once helped

Karim Khan was appointed as the ICC prosecutor after the tenure of Fatou Bensouda. Karim Khan got 72 votes in 123 groups of ICC. He was pitted against Ireland's Fergal Gaynor who got 42 votes. Spain's Carlos Castresana Fernandez got 5 votes and Italy's Francesco Lo Voi got 3 votes. One member did not participate in the voting. Since Israel keeps itself away from ICC, there was no voter here, but it is said that Israel supported Karim Khan from behind the scenes.

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