Monday, April 07, 2008

In the Court of Public Opinion: Ruto & Mugabe, Guilty

Robert Mugabe, not guilty. William Ruto, not guilty.

One of the basic tenets that just and democratic governments are founded on is the rule of law.

Justice we hold to be, amongst other things, the right of the individual to a fair trial. The presumption must always remain that prior to and all through the trial, the individual is innocent until, due process followed to its logical conclusion, proven guilty. When the trial is done, the verdict returned, justice, we hold, must be done and seen to have been done.

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