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Shoe Thrown at Pakistan's Musharraf on Way to Court

Friday, 29 Mar 2013 04:03 AM

 

ISLAMABAD — A shoe was thrown at former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf as he headed to court to face legal charges after returning from self-imposed exile.

Local TV channels showed video of the shoe being thrown at Musharraf inside a court building in the southern city of Karachi on Friday.

Throwing a show at an individual is considered a major insult in Islamic countries. Former president George W. Bush had a shoe thrown at him by an Iraqi journalist during a news conference in Iraq in 2008.

Musharraf is seen surrounded by a mob of supporters and journalists and it was difficult to tell from the video who threw the shoe or if it hit the former leader.

Musharraf, who first seized power in a military coup in 1999, returned to Pakistan last weekend. He faces legal charges, including some originating from a probe of the 2007 assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

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