For now, no treason trial against Musharraf

April 23, 2013 10:30 pm3 commentsViews: 48

A process for treason is the former Pakistani President Musharraf initially spared. The transitional government has refused to do so.


Such a procedure under Article Six of the Constitution of Pakistan go beyond the mandate of the government beyond that she was to “not authorized”, was declared on Monday in a government opinion for the Supreme Court. Musharraf to stand trial at the request of several attorneys in court because he is supposed to have after the imposition of emergency rule judges sacked in November 2007 and placed under house arrest with their families.

Musharraf was the end of March after four years in exile, returned to Pakistan to the parliamentary elections on 11 May to compete. Participation in the polls but was forbidden to him in court.

The transitional government is only since March and only up to the elections in May in office. Now, it is unclear whether the high treason trial of former President ever gets going. The transitional government said the decision was “not urgent.”

Musharraf stood from 1999 to 2008 at the head of the state. Lawyers had called to ask him for contempt of the Constitution and treason in court. The offense is in Pakistan, the death penalty or life in prison

In addition, it is determined in connection with the deadly attack on the former prime minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007 against Musharraf. Another method is running because of a deadly military assault on a rebel leader in 2006.

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