UPDATE: And now the Russian judicial system is under an even more acute spotlight -- how will it handle the cases surrounding anti-Kremlin protests that took place today. The Moscow Times points out the unusual nature of today's protests.
ORIGINAL POST: ...and will be brought to justice.
It's hard from where I sit to take the Russian government or judicial system seriously when it says it will get a guilty conviction against the men accused of killing Russian journalist. Anna Politkovskaya.
Nevertheless, the statements made this week from Moscow offer a powerful hint that the Russian government wants a guilt verdict. That very public posture likely guarantees a conviction.
But is that justice? In other words, is an orchestrated guilty verdict really a verdict?