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Tue Aug 20, 2013, 02:26 AM

Pervez Musharraf, Former Pakistani President And Army Chief, Charged With Benezir Bhutto Assassinati [View all]

Source: Huffington Post

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan A Pakistani court Tuesday indicted former president and army chief Pervez Musharraf on murder charges in connection with the 2007 assassination of iconic Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, deepening the fall of a once-powerful figure who returned to the country this year in an effort to take part in elections.

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

Musharraf, who took power in a 1999 coup and stepped down from office in disgrace nearly a decade later, now faces a litany of legal problems that have in many ways broken taboos on the inviolability of the once-sacrosanct military in Pakistani society.

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



Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/20/pervez-musharraf-indicted_n_3783133.html



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