Pakistan's Musharraf trial adjourned until Friday

Feb 18, 2014, 9:48 AM EST
A Pakistani policeman stands guard next to a banner showing an image of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf near his residence in Islamabad on November 6, 2013. A Pakistan court granted bail to former military ruler Pervez Musharraf over a deadly raid on a radical mosque, bringing closer his possible release after more than six months of house arrest.
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Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf's trial has been adjourned until Friday and his indictment deferred.  He appeared in a Pakistani court for the first time onTuesday on treason charges. Security and health concerns prevented him from attending earlier hearings, and he has been in hospital for more than a month. Mr Musharraf is accused of unlawfully suspending the constitution and instituting emergency rule in 2007. 

Background:

Musharraf trial adjourned [FirstPost]

Pakistan's Pervez Musharraf in court for treason trial [BBC]

Pakistan's Pervez Musharraf arrives at court for first time [NDTV]