Pakistan Ex-President Musharraf Will Be Put on Trial for Treason

Former military chief could face the death penalty if convicted

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Pakistan's former President and military ruler Pervez Musharraf arrives under tight security to address his party supporters at his house in Islamabad on April 15, 2013

Pakistan’s government will request the Supreme Court to try former President Pervez Musharraf for treason, the Interior Minister said on Sunday.

Government officials are accusing Musharraf of treason for declaring a state of emergency and suspending the constitution while he was in power, the Associated Press reports. Musharraf rose to power after a 1999 military coup, one of three in Pakistan’s 66 years of existence, and ruled the country until he was ousted in 2008.

Musharraf returned to Pakistan in March and has since faced legal battles over a murder charge in connection with the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, a Baluchi rebel tribal leader killed by the army, the death of a radical cleric leader and attempts to fire senior judiciary members five years ago. Musharraf was just released from house arrest after authorities granted him bail.

[AP]

3 comments
alteredstates33
alteredstates33

How Did I Get Over Here?  Well, anyway;

Former President Pervez Musharraf was such a "good friend" of the U.S., that he appeared on "The Daily Show w/ Jon Stewart".   Musharraf appears in this video at the 2:00 mark. The video was recorded on December 26, 2011.  Musharraf was deposed in 2008 and went into self-exile (in NYC for a while) and  also found time to visit The Daily Show. 

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-december-26-2011/a-look-back---july-2011

But, he pressed his luck by returning to Pakistan in hope of winning the next election.  It looks pretty bad for Musharraf.  I mean Treason?  U.S. Presidents have done much worse things than what Musharraf did.    I guess that's what it's like, living in a "Third World/Nuclear Weapons Equipped Country".  Go figure.

Sandeep
Sandeep

In India we name many Airports,Buildings, Govt schemes etc in name of those who declare emergency.

TakaHike
TakaHike

Obama should also be put on trial for treason , and if guilty, hung live on MTV, so his base can watch and tweet about loosing all the free stuff the brown clown game them...