Ex-dictator Musharraf charged with murdering Benazir Bhutto

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Aug 20, 2013

Pakistan‘s former military dictator Pervez Musharraf has been indicted for the murder of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.

At the time of her death the government sought to blame Taliban militants for her murder.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Musharraf charged with Bhutto assassination

Tuesday 20 August 2013

Ex-President and army chief Pervez Musharraf was charged today with murder over the assassination of prime minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007.

The decision by a court in Rawalpindi was the first time General Musharraf, or any former army chief in Pakistan, has been charged with a crime.

He took power in a 1999 and stepped down in disgrace nearly a decade later.

Gen Musharraf is currently under house arrest in connection with another case.

He has been charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder and facilitation of murder, said prosecutor Chaudry Muhammed Azhar.

Ms Bhutto was killed in 2007 in a gun and bomb attack at a rally in the city of Rawalpindi.

Prosecutors have said that Gen Musharraf, who was president at the time, failed to properly protect her.

Ms Bhutto was the daughter of former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, who was himself executed in 1977 after a coup.

Gen Musharraf returned to Pakistan in March after nearly four years outside the country and vowed to take part in the country’s May elections.

But he found little popular support and has since faced a litany of legal problems related to his rule.

See also here.

A Pakistani court yesterday issued an arrest warrant for the former US-backed military strongman Pervez Musharraf, who is on trial for treason over his imposition of a state of emergency in 2007. The court hearing the case, a special treason tribunal, also refused to allow him to travel abroad for medical treatment for a heart condition that he complained of suffering while travelling to the tribunal on January 2: here.

PAKISTAN SENTENCES FORMER DICTATOR TO DEATH A Pakistani court sentenced the country’s former military ruler Gen. Pervez Musharraf to death in a treason case related to the state of emergency he imposed in 2007 while in power. [AP]

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