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I sometimes regret not having been born in a time or place in which I could have witnessed a properly executed Soviet or Nazi show trial.

The “show trial” of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, to which she and Ukraine are being subjected at the moment, is not just an outrageous travesty of justice. It’s also being conducted in an astoundingly incompetent way.

So, for all the would-be Lavrentiy Berias of the Ukrainian judicial branch, I thought I’d jot down a few handy hints for beginners.

Point 1: First arrest victim, extract false confession and then have trial

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