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high treason

an act of treason directly affecting a sovereign or state
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Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Pakistani caretaker government on Monday refused to initiate high treason proceeding against former President Parvez Mosharaf, saying it has a limited mandate to hold elections and deal with routine affairs.
After hearing the depositions of the witnesses and examination of the exhibits, I am convinced that there is sufficient evidence to charge the accused with high treason and also with the offense of seducing the military personnel from allegiance to the state,'' Aung Ngwe said.
In 1952 he was accused of collaboration with Bishop Gojdic; when he continued sending regular reports to his superiors in Prague, this was called espionage and high treason and brought him a sentence of twelve years in prison.
In July 1999, after 20 months in prison, Grigory Pasko was cleared of high treason charges for revealing the Russian Navy's practice of dumping liquid radioactive nuclear waste into the Sea of Japan.
Annabel Patterson's edition of the 1554 trial of Nicholas Throckmorton provides an opportunity to examine the contemporary transcript of a state trial for high treason, and to consider how treason was appropriated by later political theorists to justify the overthrow of monarchs deemed unfit to rule.
FORENSIC tests could be carried out to determine if the British secret service forged diaries to smear revolutionary Roger Casement before his execution for high treason.
Zvyagintsev said a review of Nureyev's case found no evidence of high treason.
Sources told Saturday that political parties are mounting pressure on government for registration of high treason case against Altaf Hussain and initiation of stern action against MQM chief.
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.
Nikitin was accused and eventually acquitted of high treason and divulging of state secrets for his part in coauthoring the 1996 Bellona report The Russian Northern Fleet, which describes problems the fleet is facing with the storage of spent nuclear fuel and other radioactive waste generated by the operation of submarines and other vessels.
ISLAMABAD -- Supreme Court (SC) has directed Islamabad High Court (IHC) to decide about the stay order and other matters in respect of high treason case against former President Pervez Musharraf within 30 days.
ISLAMABAD -- The Special Court will announce today (Friday) judgment on the plea filed by former President General (R) Pervez Musharaf, seeking his acquittal in the high treason case as well as to involve coaccused in the matter and proceed against those people who advised him for imposing emergency on November 3, 2007.