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Pakistan's Pervez Musharraf charged with treason

31 March 2014 Last updated at 10:11 BST

Pakistan's former military ruler, Pervez Musharraf, has been charged with treason - the first of the country's army chiefs to face such a prosecution.

Mr Musharraf is accused of unlawfully suspending the constitution and instituting emergency rule in 2007.

He pleaded not guilty and has always claimed that the charges against him are politically motivated. He faces the death penalty if convicted.

Shumaila Jaffrey describes the scene in court.

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