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Pervez Musharraf

Published 10:22 AM ET, Thu January 2, 2014
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Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf speaks in London in 2010. Musharraf led Pakistan from 1999 to 2008, when he resigned and went into exile after being charged of violating the country's constitution in 2007. He returned in 2013, intending to run in national elections, but soon found himself entangled in legal trouble again. Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images
Musharraf, left, takes the presidential oath of office in Islamabad, Pakistan, on June 20, 2001. Musharraf appointed himself president after leading a successful coup against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in 1999. He would also remain head of the army. SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images
Musharraf shakes hands with military officials in 2001. stringer/AFP/Getty Images
Musharraf speaks in 2002 at an event in Washington hosted by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. SHAWN THEW/AFP/Getty Images
Musharraf sits with his wife, Begum Sehba, at their residence in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, in 2002. Paula Bronstein/Getty Images
Former French President Jacques Chirac speaks with Musharraf at the Elysee Palace in Paris in 2003. PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images
Musharraf salutes before his speech at the United Nations General Assembly in 2003. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
Musharraf, then-U.S. President George W. Bush and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai stand in the Rose Garden of the White House as Bush delivers remarks in 2006. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Musharraf speaks to the press in November 2007, days after he declared a state of emergency in the country. Musharraf suspended Pakistan's constitution, imposed restrictions on the press and postponed the January 2008 elections. He said he did so to stabilize the country and to fight rising Islamist extremism. His action drew sharp criticism from democracy advocates, and Pakistanis openly called for his ouster. FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP/Getty Images
Musharraf speaks at a change-of-command ceremony in Rawalpindi on November 28, 2007. Musharraf stepped down as leader of Pakistan's army a day before he was to be sworn in as president for the third time. John Moore/Getty Images
Men in Quetta, Pakistan, watch as Musharraf announces his resignation as president on August 18, 2008. A month earlier, the Pakistan Supreme Court issued notice that Musharraf would have to defend himself on charges of violating the constitution by declaring emergency rule in November 2007. BANARAS KHAN/AFP/Getty Images
Musharraf salutes as he arrives at a news conference in London in 2010. Musharraf fled to the United Kingdom instead of facing the charges against him in Pakistan. BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images
Musharraf greets supporters outside the airport in Karachi, Pakistan, on March 24, 2013. With three court cases pending against him, Musharraf returned to Pakistan after four years of exile. He was granted bail in advance of his arrival, so he was not arrested. ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images
Musharraf is escorted by soldiers as he arrives at an anti-terrorism court in Islamabad on April 20, 2013. A Pakistani court rejected Musharraf's request for a bail extension, and Musharraf was put under house arrest. AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images