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Pakistani court: Musharraf's death sentence was unconstitutional

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | January 13, 2020
A Pakistani High Court today ruled that the formation of a special court that last month handed former Pakistani ruler Pervez Musharraf a death sentence was unconstitutional.
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Musharraf was sentenced to death in absentia by a special court in December last year on treason charges stemming from his imposition of a state of emergency in 2007.

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Musharraf had challenged the formation of a special court for the sole purpose of trying him for treason.

It was not immediately clear if the ruling by the High Court in Lahore would automatically nullify the death sentence.


 

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