Sunday, 13 January 2013

Socialist Workers' Party held 'sharia-style court' to exonerate party member accused of raping female 'comrade'

Revealing details show that one member said the 'party had no faith in the bourgeois court system to deliver justice', the Independent reported, and the party held its own investigation.

The proceeding bears similarities to Sharia courts, which traditionally do not rely on lawyers; plaintiffs and defendants represent themselves, there no pre-trial discovery process, and there is meant to be no cross-examination of witnesses.

Andy Newman, who runs the Socialist Unity blog which published the meeting's minutes, likened the proceedings to a 'sharia-style court', the newspaper reported.


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