December 17, 2019 / 7:46 AM / 2 months ago

Pakistan court sentences former military ruler Musharraf to death for treason

ISLAMABAD, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Pakistan’s anti-terrorism court sentenced on Tuesday former military ruler Pervez Musharraf to death on charges of high treason and subverting the constitution, a senior government official said. “Pervez Musharraf has been found guilty of Article 6 for violation of the constitution of Pakistan,” government law officer Salman Nadeem said.

Musharraf has been on trial for high treason for imposing a state of emergency in 2007.

Musharraf, who seized power in a 1999 coup and later ruled as president, has been living outside of Pakistan. He was not immediately available for comment. (Reporting by Asif Shahzad in Islamabad, Writing by Rupam Jain Editing by Robert Birsel)

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