Musharraf Turns Himself In
Former leader faces 2 days of house arrest
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Apr 19, 2013 4:29 AM CDT
Pakistani police officers stand guard at an entrance to the residence of Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in Islamabad, Pakistan Friday, April 19, 2013.   (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

(Newser) – Former Pakistan leader Pervez Musharraf has been put under house arrest for two days following a court order yesterday, the BBC reports. The order was related to his 2007 effort to place judges under house arrest. Musharraf turned himself in this morning and sought house arrest instead of jail, a lawyer says, noting that the ex-ruler is due in an anti-terror court in two days. Seeking judges' detention could be deemed an attack on Pakistan. The move against Musharraf marks the toughest stance the courts have yet taken against one of the country's former military leaders, Reuters notes. He plans to launch a Supreme Court challenge against the order.

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Lefty_Libby
Apr 19, 2013 7:19 PM CDT
I was stunned when Bhutto returned to Pakistan, and not surprised when they killed her. The US Presidency is a pain in the rear job enough. Why would anyone want to head up Somalia, Chechnya, Niger and other hell holes like that? Who are these crazy people?
ewd76
Apr 19, 2013 2:11 PM CDT
No former head of state should be held responsible for what they did as head of state. If the President says it's legal, then it's legal. :)
milosleubner
Apr 19, 2013 1:58 PM CDT
Musharraf was and is able ,intelligent , good willed individual who did above his best to serve the people of his country and in fact the people of this world. Those who don't understand that or don't want to understand that are typically ignorant ,self centered ,irresponsible - lawyers!!