Pakistan court charges Musharraf with high treason

[JURIST] A court in Pakistan on Monday charged former president Pervez Musharraf [JURIST news archive] with high treason. If convicted, the former leader could face the death penalty. Musharraf pleaded not guilty [BBC report] to each of the charges against him, including unlawfully suspending the constitution, firing Pakistan’s chief justice and instituting emergency rule in 2007. Musharraf called the charges politically motivated, maintained that the country had prospered [CNN report] under his 2001-2008 rule and insisting that his declaring a…

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2014/03/pakistan-court-charges-musharraf-with-high-treason.php

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