Pakistani ex-dictator Musharraf indicted over Bhutto murder


Argentina is not the only country where ex-dictators, like General Videla, are indicted.

Benazir Bhutto, opposition leader, murdered by Musharraf, Pakistani judges say

From Al Jazeera:

Musharraf arrested over Bhutto murder case

General Pervez Musharraf, the former Pakistan leader, formally arrested in relation to Benazir Bhutto murder case.

Last Modified: 25 Apr 2013 16:56

General Pervez Musharraf has been formally arrested in relation to the Benazir Bhutto murder case.

Al Jazeera’s Kamal Hyder, reporting from Islamabad, said that Musharraf will remain at his Chak Shahzad farmhouse residence but will be produced at the anti-terrorist court in Rawalpindi on Friday.

“The Musharraf case has many implications given the fact that the country is less than two weeks away from election,” he said.

“It will be the responsibility of the new elected government to deal with this important issue.

Since his return to Pakistan in a bid to contest the 2013 general election, Musharraf has been dealing with a number of legal cases against him, including the detention of judges and treason against the state.

Bhutto, the former prime minister of Pakistan, was assassinated in a gun-and-bomb attack outside Rawalpindi’s Liaquat Bagh on December 27, 2007 while Musharraf was president.

She was killed after addressing an election campaign rally in the city.

The ATC (Anti-Terrorism Court) had indicted Musharraf in the case in February 2011, and in August the same year he was declared a proclaimed offender and his property was attached because of his absence.

Musharraf’s government blamed Bhutto’s killing on Pakistani Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud, who denied any involvement and who was killed in a US drone attack in August 2009.

Pakistan’s top prosecutor in the murder investigation into former PM Benazir Bhutto’s death was shot dead on his way to court today: here.

11 thoughts on “Pakistani ex-dictator Musharraf indicted over Bhutto murder

  1. Dès le début, j’ai soupçonné le General Pervez Musharraf dans l’attentat qui a tué Benazir Bhutto. Maintenant, j’espère que la justice reprenne son cours et le criminel paie de ses crimes.

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