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Pakistan court indicts ex-president Musharraf for treason

A Pakistani court Monday indicted former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for treason on charges relating to his 2007 imposition of emergency in a historic first for a country ruled for half its history by the army. A special tribunal comprising three judges read out five charges, with the ex-president pleading "not guilty" to each of them. Musharraf, who has been absent from most of the tribunal's hearings owing to security threats and ill health, then turned to address the court.

Judge decline to head Musharraf treason court

Justice Faisal Arab, head of a three-member special court set up to hear the high treason case against former President Pervez Musharraf disassociated himself Thursday from presiding over the court. "There is no dearth of judges," the judge said and declared he would not sit on the member special court's bench. The judge made the remark during arguments about the neutrality of defense, prosecutor and members of the special court set up by the government on advice of former Chief Justice Istkhar Chaudri.

Pakistan court reduces sentence of doctor who helped find bin Laden

A Pakistani tribunal Saturday reduced by 10 years the sentence of a doctor who helped the CIA find Osama bin Laden, after he was jailed for ties to militants. Shakeel Afridi was convicted of treason under the country's tribal justice system for alleged ties to militants and jailed for 33 years in May 2012. Authorities set aside the sentence in August last year on appeal and ordered a retrial, but now a tribunal has agreed to cut a decade off his jail term.

Pakistan treason court adjourns Musharraf indictment hearing

Pakistani judges hearing treason charges against Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday adjourned his formal indictment to the end of the week after an official report said the former military ruler's life was under threat. Musharraf, who ruled from 1999 to 2008, became the first former army chief to come before court on treason charges last month in a case that is seen as a test of civilian rule over the country's powerful army.

Pakistan treason court adjourns Musharraf indictment hearing

Pakistani judges hearing treason charges against Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday adjourned his formal indictment to the end of the week after lawyers for the ex-military ruler said his life was in danger. Musharraf, who ruled from 1999 to 2008, became the first former army chief to come before court on treason charges last month in a case that is seen as a test of civilian rule over the country's powerful army.

Pakistan treason court adjourns Musharraf indictment hearing

Pakistani judges hearing treason charges against Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday adjourned his formal indictment to the end of the week after lawyers for the ex-military ruler said his life was in danger. Musharraf, who ruled from 1999 to 2008, became the first former army chief to come before court on treason charges last month in a case that is seen as a test of civilian rule over the country's powerful army.

Musharraf hearing adjourned until Friday

A three-member special court on Tuesday adjourned a case against former President Pervez Musharraf until Friday because of a security alert issued by the Ministry of Interior the previous day about threats to his life. The court adjourned the hearing when Ahmad Raza Kasuri, a lawyer for the defendant, submitted a letter by the ministry to security agencies and relevant government departments alerting them about a possible attack on Musharraf.

Musharraf's lawyers 'threatened with beheading'

Lawyers representing Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in a landmark treason case said on Wednesday they had been threatened with beheading and called for a new venue for the trial. They also urged the court to allow Musharraf, who last month became the first former army chief to appear in court for treason, to go abroad for medical treatment. The case relates to his 2007 imposition of emergency rule and is seen as a key test of civilian authority over the country's powerful army.

Musharraf's lawyers 'threatened with beheading'

Lawyers representing Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in a landmark treason case said on Wednesday they had been threatened with beheading and called for a new venue for the trial. They also urged the court to allow Musharraf, who last month became the first former army chief to appear in court for treason, to go abroad for medical treatment. The case relates to his 2007 imposition of emergency rule and is seen as a key test of civilian authority over the country's powerful army.

Musharraf's lawyers 'threatened with beheading'

Lawyers representing Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in a landmark treason case said on Wednesday they had been threatened with beheading and urged a new venue for the trial. They also urged the court to let Musharraf, who last month became the first former army chief to appear in court for treason, to go abroad for medical treatment. The case relates to his 2007 imposition of emergency rule and is seen as a key test of civilian authority over the country's powerful army.
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