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high treason

see TREASON.

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.

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A 3-member bench of special court led by Justice Yahya Afridi took up for hearing high treason case against former president Pervez Musharraf on Thursday.
Registrar of the special court, established under Act XVII of 1976, has written a letter to the Islamabad Capital Territory Administration Chief Commissioner, inspector general of Islamabad police and ICT AIG (special branch) for making security and other arrangements at Federal Shariat Court for the hearing of high treason case on March 8 at 9:30 am.
ISLAMABAD -- A special court in Islamabad on Monday will resume hearing a high treason case against former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf on March 8.
HIGH TREASONThe AG added that it was high treason for the person taking such an oath and those facilitating it.
The criminal law of the Republic of Kenya, in Article 40 of the penal code provides or stipulates that that sort of process, is high treason,' he noted.
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Embezzlement and High Treason in Louis XVI's France
The difference now is that the church is not behind this chase but the sacred inquisition of the government which reveals high treason through their hunting dogs and mercenaries.
LAHORE -- A full bench of the LHC headed by Justice Khalid Mahmood Khan on Friday disposed off the petition seeking high treason case against Pakistan Awami Muslim League Chief Sheikh Rasheed when a law officer informed the bench that a case had been registered against him.
The normative relationship between a coup d'ACopyrighttat and high treason has hardly ever been thoroughly debated in Pakistan.
Musharraf is accused of high treason under Article 6 for suspending, subverting and abrogating the Constitution, imposing a state of emergency in the country in November 2007 and detaining judges of the superior courts.
Islamabad: A special court set up four months ago to try former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on high treason charges Friday dismissed his pleas challenging the legality of the bench and alleging that two of its judges were biased against him.