UK laywer calls for retrial in Musharraf high treason case


Observer Report


Barrister Toby Cadman of the United Kingdom, an associate counsel at The Guernica Centre for International Justice and former representative of former president Pervez Musharraf at the United Nations, on Tuesday pointed out what he deemed ‘flaws’ in the capital punishment handed to the former president in a high treason case.
On Tuesday, a three-member bench of a special court comprising Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth of the Peshawar High Court, Justice Nazar Akbar of the Sindh High Court and Justice Shahid Karim of the Lahore High Court, had convicted Musharraf for high treason and handed him the death penalty in a 2-1 verdict.
Cadman said the charges against the former president were politically motivated and called for a full review of the case. In 2013, , Cadman co-submitted a report to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights detailing serious irregularities in the trial process against Musharraf.
Acting for the former president in 2013-2014, Cadman said there was a call for a full UN review by the UN High Commissioner .