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Former Pakistan President Sentenced To Death For Treason

The three-judge panel found Pervez Musharraf guilty of high treason and subverting the constitution.
Posted at 9:29 AM, Dec 17, 2019

An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has sentenced former President Pervez Musharraf to death.  

The three-judge panel found him guilty of high treason and subverting the constitution. 

The charges stem from Musharraf's decision to impose a "state of emergency" over the country while he was still in power in 2007. 

Under the emergency, Musharraf blacked out all independent TV outlets, suspended Pakistan's constitution and detained multiple judges. 

Musharraf pleaded not guilty to the charges following his indictment in 2014. He left Pakistan to seek medical treatment in Dubai two years later and has never returned, citing security reasons. As of Tuesday morning, Musharraf had not commented on the court's decision.