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Pakistan court annuls ex-president Musharraf’s death sentence

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The Lahore High Court (LHC) has annulled the death sentence handed to former president Pervez Musharraf, ruling that the special court which found him guilty of high treason was unconstitutional.
Gen Pervez Musharraf was last month handed the unprecedented sentence at the end of a long-delayed special trial into his 2007 suspension of Pakistan’s constitution.
The military had condemned the sentencing of Gen Musharraf, who rose through the army’s ranks before seizing power in a 1999 coup to depose Mr Sharif.

Earlier in the day, Musharraf’s lawyer Azhar Siddique told the media outside the court that the judges have “nullified everything” against his client.

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