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high treason

see TREASON.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

HIGH TREASON, English law. Treason against the king, in contradistinction with petit treason, which is the treason of a servant towards his master; a wife towards her husband; a secular or religious man against his prelate. See Petit treason; Treason.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Under Tajikistan's law, high treason is punishable by up to twenty years in prison.
Article 6, as it existed in the Constitution of Pakistan on November 3, 2007, stated , (1) 'Any person who abrogates or attempts to abrogate, subverts or attempts or conspires to subvert the Constitution by use of force or show of force or by any other unconstitutional means shall be guilty of high treason.' (2) Any person aiding or abetting [or collaborating] the acts mentioned in clause (1) shall likewise be guilty of high treason.
A special court in Islamabad on Monday sent a questionnaire to former military dictator retired Gen Pervez Musharraf in a case pertaining to charges of high treason against him.
A three-judge bench of Special Court presided over by Justice Tahira Safdar took up the case of High Treason case against Musharraf for hearing.
But if he failed to appear, being a PO (proclaimed offender), the special court is empowered to proceed against him even in his absence under Section 9 of the High Treason (Punishment) Act, 1973, the SC had ruled.
ISLAMABAD -- The Supreme Court's bench, hearing the high treason case, Monday ordered the special court to announce its judgment on basis of available evidences produced by the prosecution side if former president Pervaiz Musharraf failed to appear on May 2.
ISLAMABAD -- The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday instructed to conclude the ongoing trial of the high treason case in the absence of the former President Pervaiz Musharraf, Express News reported.
Special court summons ex-president on May 2, says in case of absence it will pass order regarding accused testimony Defence counsel says his client wants to appear on May 12, opposes recording statement via SkypeISLAMABAD: A special court hearing the high treason case against former president Pervez Musharraf has summoned the ex-strongmanon May 2 to record his statement, warning the bench would issue an appropriate order if he failed to appear.The former president has been indicted in a high treason case for suspending the constitution on Nov 3, 2007.
ISLAMABAD:The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Tuesday deferred hearing on former president Pervaiz Musharraf's plea challenging the special court orders to record his statement abroad through a commission in high treason case.
A two-member bench, comprising Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani summoned the travel details as it heard a petition filed by former military ruler's counsel, challenging constitution of a commission by a special court hearing the high treason case for recording statement of Musharraf.
A two-member bench, comprising Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Mohsin AkhtarKayani summoned the travel details as it heard apetitionfiled by former military ruler's counsel, challenging constitution of a commission by a special court hearing the high treason case for recording statement of Musharraf.
President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday warned local officials against involvement in the illegal drug trade, saying they could be held liable for 'high treason.'