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Death sentence for former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf overturned

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN)A court in Pakistan has overturned a death sentence handed to the country's former President and military ruler, Pervez Musharraf, dismissing it as "unconstitutional."The 76-year-old, who has been living in self-imposed exile in Dubai since 2016, is now a free man and can freely return to Pakistan, Lahore's High Court ruled Monday.The former leader was last month sentenced to death in absentia for high treason following a six-year legal case. A three-member special court convicted Musharraf of violating the constitution by unlawfully declaring emergency rule while he was in power in the 2000s.That death sentence has now been overturned, after the High Court ruled high treason is an offense which cannot be committe ...
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