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This handbook contains 70 model examinations to show trial lawyers how to deal with practical evidentiary issues in such areas as direct, cross-examination and redirect, depositions and interrogatories, documents, demonstrative and real evidence, opinions of the lay witness or expert, prior inconsistent statement, and others.
After the disputed June presidential election that prompted mass demonstrations, the Iranian government staged a show trial of at least 100 prominent reformist politicians, journalists and protesters.
When it was announced that the 9-11 masterminds were to be tried in a civilian criminal court in New York, those opposed to this action mentioned that it would be a show trial and would allow the terrorists to put the United States on trial.
Foreign Secretary David Miliband was "deeply concerned" at the possibility of a show trial after chief analyst Hossein Rassam was formally accused of acting against national security.
What I can say is that this is a show trial and a piece of bad theatre, and that point needs to be made," he said.
Paul Scotney's 'hardman' reputation has been severely dented, but the message he has been sending out must not be weakened in the wake of this botched show trial.
THE smugness and self-congratulatory arrogance displayed by the British media over the decision by Iraq's show trial court to hang Saddam disgusts me.
The case against CRI, she said, was a political show trial, designed to ignite fear and silence, opposition, and to create political compliance.
The Porcupine is about the fictitious show trial of a former Balkan dictator of many years, a trial which takes place just after the recent break-up of the Soviet Union.
Moscow: Twelve Russians went on trial in Moscow on Thursday accused of violence at a rally on the eve of President Vladimir Putin's inauguration last year, in a process condemned by critics as a show trial aimed at suffocating dissent.
Ieng Sary was convicted of genocide and sentenced to death in absentia in a 1979 show trial staged by the government at the time, which was installed by Vietnam after it invaded and overthrew the Khmer Rouge regime.
Carlyle Thayer, director of the Australian Defence Academy in Canberra, told Al Jazeera that the government had been determined to make an example of the four in a show trial.
The prospect of a show trial of any British Embassy staff in Tehran is utterly unacceptable.
BURMA'S pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi took the witness stand at her show trial to defend herself against what are widely seen as trumped up charges.
She was seen as a traitor but when they could not hang that on her the powers-that-be invoked the Witchcraft Act of 1849 for a show trial.