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Pakistan's former president sentenced to death

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Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan's former military leader and president, was sentenced to death for treason.

The charge is related to Musharraf's suspension of the constitution in 2007, a move designed to extend his tenure. He seized power in a military coup in 1999 and served as president 2001-08.

The 76-year-old Musharraf, who is currently in Dubai for medical treatment, earlier this month issued a video statement from his hospital bed, calling the case "baseless."

Read more from BBC News.


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