Pakistani court sentences 4 to death for Musharraf assassination attempt

Pakistani court sentences 4 to death for Musharraf assassination attempt

[JURIST] A Pakistan [JURIST news archive] military court sentenced four men to death and two others to life imprisonment on Tuesday for their roles in an attempted assassination of President Pervez Musharraf [official website; BBC profile] in 2003. A statement by the Pakistan Air Force said the six low-ranking military staff members had been tried over a six-month period ending Monday for the Dec. 13, 2003, attempt to bomb a motorcade Musharraf was traveling with in Rawalpindi. Two others had previously been convicted in connection with the attack, one of whom was put to death, while five others were tried and sentenced to death for a separate assassination attempt later that month. Musharraf has been targeted by radical Islamist groups following his support for the US in its war on terrorism. Reuters has more.