Problem

False political evidence

Nature:
Evidence which is contrived to ensure the conviction of political prisoners may be derived from corruption, torture and forced confessions, confiscation of property (which may either be used in evidence or suppressed) or intimidation of witnesses who might testify in defence. The successful use of false evidence for political purposes generally necessitates a biased judge and jury. Sentences resulting from false evidence include exile, forced labour, imprisonment and execution. It also serves to strengthen government control.
Related Problems:
Forced political confessions
Aggravates:
Political trials
Values:
Fallacy
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Subject(s):
Political
Legality
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET