A Pakistani court has indicted former President Pervez Musharraf on three counts of murder against Benazir Bhutto. The former Pakistani Prime Minister was assassinated following a rally in Rawalpindi in December 2007.
Musharraf has been charged with murder, criminal conspiracy for murder and facilitation for murder.
I realize that Pakistan’s judicial system is often utilized against those out of power. But this is the first time they’ve gone after the former head of Pakistan’s military.
It must be remembered that Musharraf blamed Bhutto for her death. With such a cavalier attitude towards Bhutto, I would not discount the possibility that the charges against him have merit.
Musharraf has been under house arrest since April. His arrest took place shortly after his return from a five–year self-imposed exile in London and Dubai. If convicted Musharraf could spend the rest of his life in prison or face the death penalty.