Imperator Azenquor Posted December 28, 2011 Report Share Posted December 28, 2011 [b]***Sygh-Varthys, Vaule***[/b] Two months after the uprising in the south, the country was finally returning to some semblance of normalcy. Thousands of soldiers deployed to the south of the country, both for the war against Cochin and to defeat the rebel forces, began a slow, phased withdrawal. The military began its careful assessment of the damage to its equipment and infrastructure while the government began its effort to tally the cost of the damage to the civilian infrastructure. Region by region as the military withdrew, the government announced the lifting of the state of emergency in those provinces and the reconstruction process began. In the south, citizens were busy trying to go about their normal lives, but in the capital, it was far from normal. In the market places and the main squares of the city, the usual crowds of people were much smaller than normal, and the political debates in the open air cafes were almost entirely about the uprising. Most were concerned about what the reaction from the Imperator would be. Some speculated that he would call for national unity and would push for only General Stepashin to be punished; others felt that he would instead use the opportunity to begin a massive purge of the armed forces. They would not have to wait long to find out: === [b][u]VNN News: Tribunal for Southern uprising begins[/b][/u] [IMG]http://i328.photobucket.com/albums/l358/ImperatorAzenquor/2265679890_3a9d1cd2af_b.jpg[/IMG] -Supreme Court Building [i]“In Sygh-Varthys today, the Tribunal for Crimes of Treason (TCT), held its first session. The Tribunal has been formed by the judiciary in order to hear cases against individuals responsible for the recent southern uprising. According to the Tribunal’s mandate, the judges will be able to hear both military and civilian cases and has been given the authority to file warrants against any official regardless of his or her level of immunity. During the first sitting of the Tribunal, the State Prosecutors filed official charges against General Stepashin, Lt. Anatoly Sforza unit commander of the 1st Sygh-Varthys Military battalion and the remaining 20 soldiers in Lt. Sforza’s unit, all members of the 10th Parachute Regiment, all members of the Stepashin-led National Salvation Council (NSC) and several divisional commanders who led rebellious military units during the uprising. According to the public indictment, all of the above individuals have been charged with acts of treason and undertaking acts of terrorism against the state, charges for which the maximum penalty is death. The Tribunal also revealed that it will be presenting charges against an additional 2,800 individuals in the next 24 to 48 hours. As a security precaution to prevent attempts to flee the country, the passports of individuals who have been charged but are not yet in custody have been cancelled by the Interior Ministry. In other news, local police in the East Ingushetia Autonomous Community (EIAC) have arrested five individuals in connection with the bombing of the Church of St. Stephen in Esternaya. According to an initial statement, the G.P.S.R. found forensic evidence during its investigation into the bombings which led them to identify the five suspects who have now been detained. Under the terms of the Prevention of Terrorism Act (East Ingushetia), the five suspects will be brought before a closed-door military court sometime in the next few days. Additionally, the suspects will remain in custody until further notice. The human rights group Universal Rights, and the Humanitarian Aid Division of the government have expressed the ‘utmost concern’ about the conditions of the detainees and has urged the judiciary to provide ‘unrestricted access’ to those who have been detained.”[/i]-Reporter === [b]***Imperial Palace, Sygh-Varthys, Vaule***[/b] [IMG]http://i328.photobucket.com/albums/l358/ImperatorAzenquor/800px-Palace_of_Parliament-1.jpg[/IMG] With both the uprising and the war with the Kingdom of Cochin at an end, the Imperator and his staff resumed their day to day activities at the Palace. Despite the damage to the Palace caused during the uprising, the Imperator continued holding meetings in the damaged conference room. After meeting the Prime Minister and approving his new government, Pyotr sent an urgent message to every clerical official in the Vaulian Orthodox Church. [quote][b] To: All Cardinals of the Vaulian Orthodox Church Fr: The Office of the Imperator Re: Conclave[/b] By order of His Most Orthodox Royal Highness Imperator Pyotr, you are hereby summoned to an emergency meeting of the College of Cardinals to be held tomorrow morning at 7:32 a.m. at the Imperial Palace in Sygh-Varthys. Please note that failure on the part of any Cardinal to attend this emergency conclave shall be deemed to be an abandonment of their clerical duties and responsibilities and shall be dealt with accordingly. [/quote] Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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