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Special court verdict based on personal vendetta: Musharraf
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Special court verdict based on personal vendetta: Musharraf
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Dubai, Dec 19 (TIWN) Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, who has been sentenced to death by a special court in high treason case, has reacted to the verdict, saying that it was based on "personal vendetta" against him.

Musharraf said he was targeted and termed the court's verdict as a personal vendetta.  "I heard the Special Court's decision on TV. This is an unprecedented case in which neither the defendant nor his lawyer were allowed to defend the case. I had even suggested that a special commission team visit (in Dubai) to record my statement. That was disregarded as well," Musharraf said in the video statement released late on Wednesday. 

He thanked those who stood by him and acknowledged his services for the country, adding that he will decide his next course of action after consulting with his legal team.  Musharraf issued the statement from his hospital bed in Dubai.  His political party - All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) - had earlier said it would challenge the verdict after consulting the lawyers.  The former president has been residing in the UAE for the past few years, where he is undergoing treatment at a local hospital in Dubai.

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