Plea Rejected, Musharraf Heads to Trial to Face Treason Charges
Would-be coup leaders take note: military force doesn’t always pay. Pervez Musharraf seized control of Pakistan in 1999 and ruled until 2008, when he was impeached. He has now been called to Islamabad’s high court over treason charges. Musharraf had been living in exile in Dubai and London, but returned to Pakistan in March hoping to reignite his political career. Instead, he’s facing a plethora of charges for actions carried out during his regime, including the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.