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Musharraf Treason Hearing Adjourned

Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf
Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf
Pakistan's Supreme Court has adjourned a hearing on treason charges against former President Pervez Musharraf.

On April 9, the court adjourned the hearing until April 15 to give Musharraf's lawyers time to prepare a response.

Musharraf did not personally appear.

The 69-year-old retired general is accused of treason for suspending the constitution and dismissing senior judges, including the Supreme Court's chief justice, during his rule from 1999 to 2008.

He returned to Pakistan last month after four years of self-imposed exile to run in the May 11 general elections.

On April 9, the Supreme Court rejected his lawyers' plea to delay the treason hearing until after the election.

Before returning, Musharraf was granted bail in cases related to the 2007 killings of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and a Baluch rebel leader in 2006.

Based on reporting by AFP and