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Benazir murder case: US journalist refused to come to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: United States journalist Mark Siegel has refused to visit Pakistan and recorded his statement before the court in Benazir Bhutto murder case, local media reported on Tuesday.

According to details, the journalist refused to come to Pakistan due to security concerned and he suggested the court to record his statement via video link.

Rawalpindi’s Anti-terrorism court (ATC) judge Pervez Ismail Joeya had directed Mark Siegel on Monday to appear before the court to record his statement on Tuesday in Benazir Bhutto murder case.

This is not the first time he refused to come to Pakistan, In January 2013, Mr Siegel refused to testify before the ATC citing security concerns.

In his statement recorded before FIA’s JIT in 2009, Mr Siegel had accused Gen Musharraf of threatening Benazir Bhutto about her safety and security in Pakistan.

According to him Benazir had received telephone call from Pervez Musharraf on which he warned former Prime Minister not to come to Pakistan before General election 2008.

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