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Pervez Musharraf: Pakistan ex-leader sentenced to death for treason

A Pakistani court has sentenced former military ruler Pervez Musharraf to death in absentia for treason over his 2007 imposition of emergency rule.

Such a verdict is a first in a country with a history of army rule. The military reacted angrily, saying legal process “seems to have been ignored”.

  • BBC news

The general seized power in a 1999 coup and was president from 2001 to 2008.

The penalty is unlikely to be …

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