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Shoe Thrown At Musharraf As Bail Extended


Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf

Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf

A lawyer threw a shoe at former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf as he headed to a Karachi courtroom to extend his bail on charges of conspiracy to murder and illegally removing judges.

The shoe didn’t hit Musharraf, who was surrounded by bodyguards, journalists, and supporters.

Musharraf was granted a 15-day bail extension in a case involving the removal of several judges in 2007, including the Supreme Court's chief justice.

He was granted a 21-day extension in two cases related to the 2007 assassination of former Premier Benazir Bhutto and the 2006 killing of Baluch nationalist leader Akbar Bugti.

Musharraf took power in a bloodless military coup in 1999 and remained in office until 2008. He returned from four years of self-imposed exile on March 24 in order to attempt a political comeback.

Based on reporting by AFP, AP, and dpa
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