Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf sentenced to death

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Dec 17, 2019

December 17, 2019


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Pervez Musharraf, the former military ruler of Pakistan, was sentenced in absentia to death by a special court on Tuesday, ending a six-year high treason trial against him for suspending the nations constitution in 2007.

The three-member special court, headed by judge Waqar Ahmad Seth, announced the verdict, according to reports by television channels.

It is the first time in Pakistan’s 72-year history that a military ruler was tried with high treason for a coup through emergency rule after suspending the constitution. Musharraf, as army chief, toppled the civilian government of premier Nawaz Sharif in 1999 and later became the country’s military president.

Musharraf never attended legal proceedings due to what his counsels say is his poor health condition and left Pakistan for medical treatment in 2016. He currently lives in .

The court delayed the judgment in November after Prime Minister Imran Khan’s administration and the former military chief requested more time for arguments. An anti-terrorism court has already declared him an absconder and ordered the confiscation of his assets in the murder case of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.

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Updated: December 17, 2019 11:49 AM

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