Former Pakistani President Musharraf Arrested

this site geneva;”>Musharraf was arrested at his farmhouse residence on the outskirts of Islamabad early on Friday and taken to court over allegations he committed treason while in office.

He had been holed up in the property following his dramatic flight from court on Thursday, view after having already been banned from leaving the country.

TV footage showed Musharraf being escorted by uniformed police officers to an Islamabad court, page following his overnight arrest, Reuters reports.

Musharraf was brought before a judge at Islamabad District Court. It is yet to be decided whether Musharraf will be detained in prison or placed under house arrest.

The retired Pakistani army general fled the scene of Thursday’s trial in a black bullet-proof vehicle immediately following Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui’s announcement that his bail would be canceled.

He was standing trial over his handling of the judiciary in March 2007, during which some of its members were suspended, subsequently inciting the wrath of Pakistan’s judges and lawyers.

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