Pakistan sentences Pervez Musharraf to death for high treason

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Source: The Guardian

Former ruler, who no longer lives in country, was tried for imposing state of emergency in 2007

Reuters in Islamabad
Tue 17 Dec 2019 08.51 GMT

A Pakistani court has sentenced the country’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf to death on charges of high treason and subverting the constitution.

Musharraf, who seized power in a 1999 coup and later ruled as president, is not in Pakistan and was not available for comment on the sentence, handed down by an anti-terrorism court hearing the high treason case.

“Pervez Musharraf has been found guilty of article 6 for violation of the constitution of Pakistan,” government law officer Salman Nadeem said.

The court’s full ruling was not available but it said in a summary it had analysed complaints, records, arguments and facts in the case and had reached a majority verdict, with two of the three judges giving the decision against Musharraf.

The charges stem from Musharraf’s imposition of a state of emergency in 2007, when he was facing growing opposition to his rule.


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  1. According to Panama Papers Musharraf also has a lot of money offshore. Consequently, instead of the ‘show’ of a death penalty (as he is comfortably abroad) it would be wiser to try to get some money back.

    (That goes for all the Panama Paper guys (and Cayman island guys, and Lichtenstein guys, and Switzerland guys etc).

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