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Pakistan ex-leader Musharraf charged over Bhutto murder

Pakistani ex-President Pervez Musharraf has been charged in connection with the 2007 assassination of opposition leader and former PM Benazir Bhutto.

The former military ruler has denied charges of murder, criminal conspiracy to murder and facilitation of murder.

It is the first time a current or ex-army chief has been charged with a crime in Pakistan.

Mr Musharraf says the charges are politically motivated.

Charles Haviland reports.

  • 20 Aug 2013
  • From the section Asia
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