Pakistan’s former military ruler Perves Musharraf sentenced to death on charges of high treason

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A special court in Pakistan has sentenced former military ruler Pervez Musharraf to death on charges of high treason and subverting the constitution, Al Jazeera reports.

“Pervez Musharraf has been found guilty of Article 6 for violation of the constitution of Pakistan,” government law officer Salman Nadeem told Reuters. The treason trial against Musharraf began in 2014 for imposing the state of emergency on November 3, 2007.

Musharraf, who is on a self-imposed exile in Dubai, was not immediately available for comment. But he has denied the charges in the past.

The high treason trial of the former military dictator for clamping the state of emergency on November 3, 2007, filed during the previous Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government, had been pending since 2013.

Musharraf was booked in the treason case in December 2013. Musharraf was indicted on March 31, 2014, and the prosecution had tabled the entire evidence before the special court in September the same year.

But due to litigation at appellate forums, the trial of the former military dictator lingered on and he left Pakistan in March 2016 with the nod of superior courts as well as the interior ministry for medical treatment.

Via Al Jazeera / Reuters

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