Judge Tanweer Ikram Faces Investigation Over ‘Free Palestine’ Post Liked on LinkedIn

Judge Tanweer Ikram Faces Investigation Over ‘Free Palestine’ Post Liked on LinkedIn

In a recent controversy, Senior District Judge Tanweer Ikram, known for his decision to release three women involved in a pro-Palestine march, is now facing scrutiny over his social media activity.

The judge, who liked a post referring to Israel as a ‘terrorist,’ is now under calls for investigation due to potential conflicts of interest.

Lingering Conflict: Liked Post Sparks Outrage

Judge Ikram’s liking of a LinkedIn post advocating for a ‘free Palestine,’ authored by barrister Sham Uddin, has sparked outrage and accusations of a conflict of interest.

Uddin, who has previously endorsed conspiracy theories related to Israel, received the judge’s like, leading to concerns about impartiality.

Calls for Investigation: Social Media and Judicial Conduct

Social media users, legal figures, and a Jewish campaign group have joined in demanding an investigation into Judge Ikram’s actions.

Citing judicial guidance urging judges to consider recusal if they hold strong views, these calls highlight the need for a review of Ikram’s sentencing decisions.

Controversial Post and Its Impact: A Critical Examination

The post liked by Judge Ikram openly stated, ‘Free Free Palestine,’ and included strong language against Israel, specifically addressing Israeli individuals across various countries.

The connection to a barrister with a history of promoting conspiracy theories adds complexity to the situation.

Response from Authorities: Limited Investigation and Public Concern

The Judicial Office, having spoken to Judge Ikram, claims that the like was a ‘genuine mistake’ and won’t be investigated further.

However, Downing Street has referred the case to the Attorney General, expressing deep concern over the judge’s sentencing decision and social media activity.

Conclusion: Judicial Conduct Under Scrutiny

As debate rages on social media and within legal circles, questions persist about Judge Ikram’s ability to remain impartial.

The controversy raises broader concerns about judges’ engagement with social media and the potential impact on their perceived impartiality.

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