Pakistan court sentences former military ruler Musharraf to death for treason

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ISLAMABAD (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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