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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Security scare delays treason trial for Pakistan’s Musharraf

    Posted Dec 24th 2013, 02:34pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad The start of former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf’s trial for treason was delayed over security fears on Tuesday after explosives were found ... on terror” and now lives under heavy armed guard because of Taliban threats to his life. It is the first time in Pakistan’s history that a former military ruler has been put on trial for treason. ...

  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan government seeks talks as clashes with opposition supporters leave hundreds injured

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:23am by AFP

    ... it will be at the cost of significant concessions to the army- including allowing ex-army chief Pervez Musharraf, currently on trial for treason, to leave the country. But political analyst Mosharraf Zaidi said ...

  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan government refuses to order Musharraf treason trial

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 07:28pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Pakistan’s caretaker government on Monday refused to put former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on trial for treason, telling the Supreme Court ... face trial for treason for subverting the constitution. In Pakistan only the state can initiate charges of treason, which carry the death penalty. The government said it needed “to confine ...

  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Christian sentenced to death for blasphemy in Lahore, Pakistan

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 10:49pm by AP

    ... the trial was held out of fears that Masih might be attacked on his way to court. Shakir said he would appeal. Although Pakistan has never executed anybody under the law, crowds angered over ... into holding court sessions inside jails and keeping witnesses from coming to the defence of those on trial. Failure to [try attackers] will … send the message that anyone can commit … abuses DAVID ...

  5. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan’s Pervez Musharraf pleads not guilty to 5 counts of treason

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 10:21pm by Reuters

    ... for more than half its history since independence in 1947. Musharraf has warned that the trial could anger the army, but military leaders have given no indication they might choose to intervene. ... jurisdiction, saying it was inherently biased because the judiciary had helped lead popular protests that led to his resignation in 2008. They argue that Musharraf cannot receive a fair trial under ...

  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Musharraf in real danger, aide says after bid to blow up his car

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 10:50pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Aide to ex-military ruler, on trial for treason, demands police find who planted roadside bomb Musharraf 'in real danger' after fourth bid to kill him Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, who is on trial for treason, narrowly escaped what police called an assassination attempt as a roadside bomb went off shortly ...

  7. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan court says it cannot lift Musharraf travel ban

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:36pm by Agence France-Presse in Karachi

    ... it was unable to lift a travel ban on former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, a day before his trial for treason was due to start. Musharraf’s lawyer petitioned the Sindh High Court last month to remove ... against him but remains under guard at his farmhouse on the edge of Islamabad because of threats by Taliban insurgents to his life. Last month the government announced it would put him on trial ...

  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Musharraf suffers ‘heart problem’ on way to treason hearing

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 04:28pm by AGENCIES

    ... for Musharraf, but may be forced to if he does not appear in court. Earlier, Musharraf had cited a bomb scare in the vicinity of his home as reason for not attending the trial. Officials scanning ... complained that he had been threatened. Military solidarity Musharraf is the first former army chief to go on trial in Pakistan, setting up a potentially destabilising clash between the government ...

  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Former military dictator will not appear in Pakistan treason court, lawyer says

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 06:10pm by Agence France-Presse in Islamabad

    ... on treason and other charges A lawyer representing Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf said on Sunday the retired general would not make a scheduled appearance at his treason trial ... to stop it.” Aside from the treason allegations, Musharraf also faces trial over the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, the death of a rebel leader, a deadly raid on a radical ...

  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan’s Musharraf arrives at court for first ‘treason’ hearing

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 04:57pm by AFP

    ... far, nothing has come of rumours that a backroom deal would be struck to get Musharraf out of the country before trial, to avoid a destabilising clash between the government and the powerful ...




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