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Pakistan's top court convicts Gilani of contempt | News | DW.DE | 26.04.2012

Pakistan's Supreme Court has convicted the prime minister of contempt. It sentenced Yousuf Raza Gilani to a symbolic sentence which only lasted a few minutes.

Pakistan's top court has convicted Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani of contempt of court.

The country's Supreme Court found Prime Minister Gilani guilty of ignoring court orders to write to Swiss authorities to ask them to re-open corruption cases against the president, Asif Ali Zardari.

"For reasons to be recorded later, the prime minister is found guilty of contempt for willfully flouting the direction of the Supreme Court," Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk said.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Thu Apr 26th, 2012 at 12:32:46 PM EST
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Pakistani PM found guilty of contempt of court - PAKISTAN - FRANCE 24

AFP - Pakistan's prime minister was Thursday convicted of contempt of court by the country's highest court but given only a token sentence in a case that could still see him thrown out of office.

The Supreme Court found Yousuf Raza Gilani guilty of contempt over his refusal to obey an order to write to the authorities in Switzerland to ask them to re-open corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari.

Gilani had faced a maximum sentence of six months in prison, but the court ordered him to be "imprisoned" until the hearing adjourned and he emerged shortly afterwards smiling and waving to supporters.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Thu Apr 26th, 2012 at 01:13:09 PM EST
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