24 November, 2020

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A death sentence was handed to Pakistan’s former military ruler Gen Pervez Musharraf by a special court in Islamabad for ‘treason’. Musharraf had seized power in 1999 after he ousted PM Nawaz Sharif in a military coup and ruled until 2008. He is in Dubai for medical treatment. The charge relates to his suspension of the constitution in 2007 in an attempt to ext­end his tenure. PM Imran Khan will review the sentence and take a final call.

Zimbabwean vice-president Gen Chiwenga has accused his estranged wife Marry Mubaiwa of attempting to murder him. Prosecutors say she tried to kill Chiwenga—who played a key role in overthrowing Robert Mugabe in 2017—while he was in hospital in South Africa. Cases are often filed by Zimbabwe’s elites, who accuse each other of assassination plots.

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