Lahore High Court overturns former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf's death sentence

A court in Pakistan has overturned the death sentence handed down to former president Pervez Musharraf by declaring the legal process unconstitutional.

General Musharraf had challenged the formation of special court which found him guilty of treason last December.

On Monday, the Lahore High Court sided with Musharraf, who seized power in a 1999 coup and was president from 2001 to 2008.

Subsequently the former Pakistani president will go free.

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