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Judges say special court in Musharraf case was unconstitutional

Musharraf took power in a military coup in 1999, ruling the South Asian country for nine years [File: T. Mughal/EPA] A court in Pakistan has ruled that the formation of a special court that handed former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf a death sentence was unconstitutional, casting into doubt the legitimacy of last month’s verdict. Musharraf was sentenced to…

Judges say special court in Musharraf case was unconstitutional

Musharraf took power in a military coup in 1999, ruling the South Asian country for nine years [File: T. Mughal/EPA]
A court in Pakistan has ruled that the formation of a special court that handed former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf a death sentence was unconstitutional, casting into doubt the legitimacy of last month’s verdict.
Musharraf was sentenced to death in absentia by a special court in December on treason charges stemming from his imposition of a state of emergency in 2007.
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