The so-called 'Pussy Riot' trial that is currently going on in Russia is being heard by Judge Marina Syrova, who was appointed by Vladimir Putin in 2008. Since then she has returned 177 verdicts of Guilty, and just one of Not Guilty (we can all have an off day, can't we?). In my younger days I used to appear before a fearsome lady JP who had the well-earned nickname of "Lock-em-up-Lil". She was tough all right, but she can't begin to compete with Judge Syrova.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Simple, Speedy, Summary
A friend who is a retired defence lawyer has asked me to post the following:-