Pakistan’s Imran Khan is in prison for corruption. What comes next?

Former Prime Minister Imran Khan, Pakistan’s popular opposition leader, is now an inmate at a high-security prison after being convicted of corruption and sentenced to three years.

It’s the most dramatic twist yet in months of political and legal wrangling between Mr. Khan and his political rivals since he was toppled in a parliamentary no-confidence vote in April 2022.

Mr. Khan’s party said it would appeal what government critics describe as a flimsy case, aimed at removing the former cricket star from politics ahead of a general election meant to be held this fall. The government defended the conviction as lawful and denied that Mr. Khan is a victim of political persecution.

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