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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.

Pakistan court convicts five of reporter's murder in landmark case

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Pakistan court rejects Musharraf plea for military trial

A special court in Pakistan hearing treason charges against ex-ruler Pervez Musharraf on Friday rejected his plea for trial in a military court and set a date next month to indict him. Lawyers of Musharraf had challenged the right of the civilian court in Islamabad to try the former army chief who appeared in person before judges for the first time on Tuesday. "This application is dismissed," lead judge Faisal Arab said at the end of Friday's hearing.

Bangladesh court jails two for life over bus rape

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