Pakistan Court Indicts Ex-president Musharraf For Treason

Pakistan Court Indicts Ex-president Musharraf For Treason

Via AFP:

A Pakistani court Monday indicted former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for treason -- a milestone for civilian authority in a country long dominated by the army.

The charge carries the maximum penalty of death. But observers are uncertain whether authorities will allow the trial to be completed and risk angering the powerful military, which has ruled Pakistan for half its history.

Musharraf had missed most of the trial's hearings due to ill-health and security threats. But he appeared fit and confident after arriving Monday in a long convoy of SUVs, with more than 2,000 security offi...

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