Bhutto widower Asif Ali Zardari [BBC profile] has repeatedly called for an international probe [JURIST report] into her death and has accused President Pervez Musharraf's regime of involvement in the assassination. The prospect of an international probe into Bhutto's killing has nonetheless garnered some criticism [Guardian report] within Pakistan itself, and the US, supporting Musharraf, has taken the position that a UN investigation is unnecessary. AP has more. BBC News has additional coverage.
In March, Pakistani authorities filed preliminary charges [JURIST report] against top Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud [BBC profile] in relation to the killing. Meshud, who is the commander of the Tehrik-e-Taliban, a group of Islamic militants with links to al Qaeda, has denied any involvement in Bhutto's death.
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