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Pakistan judge remands Musharraf in custody

Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 00:29

April 20 - Former president of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf, appears before an Islamabad court. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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A Pakistani court remanded former president Pervez Musharraf in custody for two weeks on Saturday (April 20) as judges pushed ahead with plans to put the former army chief on trial for a crackdown on the judiciary during his time in office. Hundreds of lawyers jeered at Musharraf and scuffled with his supporters as he appeared at the Islamabad court a day after police arrested him at his home -- a breach with an unwritten rule in Pakistan that ex-generals are above the law. The judge ruled that he be detained until his next court appearance on May 4 -- though Musharraf's lawyers said it was not immediately clear if the order meant he would have to go to jail or could be held under house arrest.

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Pakistan judge remands Musharraf in custody

Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 00:29