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Trials of Molakian Leaders


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List of those who are to be tried by Finnish Military Tribunal:

Tsarina Anna Ivanova-Romanov, Tsarina of Molakia and Head of State

Vice Royal Katrina Zykova, Second in line of succession to the Molakian Throne and current intermarital sexual partner of Anna Ivanova-Romanov.

Garrus Vakarian, General of Imperial Guard.

Eugene Roe, Former Brotherhood Soldier, Would-be President if Election not stopped for war.

Alexei Romanov, Heir Claimant to throne by blood, unable to enact Transfer of power.

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A group of 5 officers, all in gray military trench coats, black gloves, their hats, and with small Finnish-flag pins on the lapels of the coats, sat behind a bench, they had no names recorded, and were required to wear ski-masks to protect them and their families should anyone try to get revenge on those who judged the Molakian leadership. They looked almost idential to each other. A large Finnish flag stood behind them, the seal of the 3 branches of the Finnish armed forces below it.

The Tsarina was sat down, handcuffed, in a steel chair infront of them, a guard on either side of her. The officer in the center leans forward, speaking into a microphone, "Anna Ivanova-Romanov, you are charged with the criminal acts of declaring war on Finland, ordering the use of Nuclear weapons, authorizing the use of Chemical weapons, and crimes against the People of Molakia in the form of Economic Negligence. How do you plead?"

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"Not Guilty, with a side of Ives!" She says, fidgeting extremely.

Katrina stands from her chair behind her.

"She can't stand trial! She is not right in the head!"

OOC: Katrina is not in the room. It's just the two guards, the soon-to-arrive Slavorussian Legal Team to observe, and the 5 officers, along with the person being tried.

Oh, my legal system doesn't have lawyers. People defend themselves, to encourage that people not have ignorance of the law, and that those with money can't simply buy a good lawyer and get away with it.

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The officer raises an eyebrow, "Very well." He opens a file, "Is it not true that on December 1 2009, by your order, Molakia declared war on the Republic of Finland?"

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"I did no such thing! The Yeti and snowmen shot them off!"

The officers start to discuss quietly with eachother, overheard is, "Clearly faking insanity" and "We have enough evidence, and she's not offering anything to the contrary. He turns back to her, "Do you wish to provide any evidence contrary to the claims against you?"

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A team of Slavorussian lawyers, legal aides, military representative, and a Ministry of Justice official arrive just in time to catch the beginning of the tribunal. In the back of the room a man sets up a camera to film the trial for the Slavorussian film archives.

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After about 20 minutes of private discussion, the officers return to their seats. "Anna Ivanova-Romanov, you are sentenced to a Finnish Prison Mental Ward for 24/7 observation for the rest of your life. Should your mental capacities return, you are to be executed by firing squad. Standard visitor procedure will be allowed. Dismissed."

She is escorted out of the room, and put on a truck to be taken to a high-security prison on the outskirts of Helsinki. Katrina Zykova is brought in and sat down, handcuffed.

The central officer speaks, "Katrina Zykova, you are charged with gross negligence of your duties to remove the reigning Tsarina of Molakia from power at the first sight of mental illness. How do you plead?" If she knew Finnish law, she knew she could not be executed for this, though life imprisonment was still technically possible.

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Before Anna is escorted out of the room one of the Slavorussian lawyers stands up to address the court. "Your Honor(s) If the Tsarina is mentally ill, and it can be proven she initiated the war while her mental faculties were in that state she shouldn’t be subjected to the death penalty."

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Katrina address the comment made by the slavorussians.

"She has been acting strange ever since i met her. Garrus can testify that she has been very off since Nikolai Romanov, her husband, died awhile ago. She acted fine around me, but serveral senators and servants have noted her crying and constantly enter what she called a 'peace shrine' in her royal bedroom. According to one cleaning lady, she noticed two statues, one looking like Niko and another that looked like Sarah Tintagyl."

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Before Anya is escorted out of the room one of the Slavorussian lawyers stands up to address the court. "Your Honor(s) If the Tsarina is mentally ill, and it can be proven she initiated the war while her mental faculties were in that state she shouldn’t be subjected to the death penalty."

He looks over, "If she is mentally ill, then she doesn't have to worry about a death penalty because it is rare for people to get better on their own, and nobody is paying for her treatment. Treatment and confinement of the mentally ill in Finland are different. All mentally ill have the right to be interned at a State-run Mental Ward to be taken care of and kept safe. Treatment of their illness is a private issue, and a doctor must be hired privately to attend to the patient. Her family can request a re-trial in one year if they feel this Tribunal's sentence is too harsh. Now, I will allow this outburst, but please, leave all questions and statements to the end of the trials."

He turns back to Katrina, "Are you not still guilty of inaction? You met with the Tsarina daily, was it not your duty to relieve her even if stress was causing her to become unsound of mind? The cause of her delusions is not what is in question here. What is in question is the fact that you did not relieve the Tsarina from power when she was clearly not capable of making complex decisions."

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"I am only allowed to take power if she is physically incapable of doing the job, like if she was shot. In other cases, I need Senate approval. We could not contact the senate due to Slavorussian bombing of the palace. Runners or Electronic communication would not be avalible."

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"Well, speaking truthfully, i have no firsthand knowledge of how she acted between Nikolai's death and her meeting me. According to Garrus, her Imperial Guard General, she became very sullen, prone to emotional outburst and started acting erratic. Ive seen her be happy one minute, enjoying each others...company, then start throwing furniture around and cursing 'The Dark Hand of Him' and 'Forces of Right'."

"While we were...enjoying each others company, she would be very...agressive. Violent almost. After, she would sometime cry and beg for forgiveness. She was also, as I said, going into the room with the statues, thou I never saw them."

Katrina motions for a cigarette and receives one, continuing.

"Her drinking and Smoking habits got worse. She had a serious drug issue when she was dating Nikolai about 10 years ago. Found that out from Dr. Julius. He would know more about previous to me meeting her, but I do not know where he is at this time."

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"Well, speaking truthfully, i have no firsthand knowledge of how she acted between Nikolai's death and her meeting me. According to Garrus, her Imperial Guard General, she became very sullen, prone to emotional outburst and started acting erratic. Ive seen her be happy one minute, enjoying each others...company, then start throwing furniture around and cursing 'The Dark Hand of Him' and 'Forces of Right'."

"While we were...enjoying each others company, she would be very...agressive. Violent almost. After, she would sometime cry and beg for forgiveness. She was also, as I said, going into the room with the statues, thou I never saw them."

Katrina motions for a cigarette and receives one, continuing.

"Her drinking and Smoking habits got worse. She had a serious drug issue when she was dating Nikolai about 10 years ago. Found that out from Dr. Julius. He would know more about previous to me meeting her, but I do not know where he is at this time."

"So, her behavior was continuously erratic for the entire time you knew her? Yet you still did not go to the Senate to have her removed from power?" He takes a sip from a glass of water, the ski-masks were the kind with the mouth-holes, and clears his throat, "Was she taking any medication?"

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"The signs she gave off showed no indication that she couldnt handle the workload. She always kept appointments, public appearances. In hindsight, i should have said something."

"Medication wise, she seemed to take pills during the day. I checked once, found boatloads of antidepressents and anti-addiction meds, but other than that, nothing to indicate she couldnt do her job. One problem she had was that she rarely wanted to talk about her thoughts. Always wanted to talk about me, our future."

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"The signs she gave off showed no indication that she couldnt handle the workload. She always kept appointments, public appearances. In hindsight, i should have said something."

"Medication wise, she seemed to take pills during the day. I checked once, found boatloads of antidepressents and anti-addiction meds, but other than that, nothing to indicate she couldnt do her job. One problem she had was that she rarely wanted to talk about her thoughts. Always wanted to talk about me, our future."

"That is all I have to ask. Do you wish to add anything before we take a 20 minute recess?"

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"Dont judge my Anna harshly. Understand her backround and her stresses. While i do not agree with the use of WMDs, take into account her mindset. Locking her away for mental help is one thing, but if she does get better you execute her?"

"I love Anna. I would die for her. I beg you not to take her from me." she says, weeping softly. "That is all."

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"Guard, get her a tissue. I do not want snot dribbling on the floor if she cries." He stands up, as do the other officers, and they collect their notes, heading into the private, soundproof room to debate her sentence.

20 minutes later, they come out, and sit down. "Katrina Zykova, due to gross negligence in not reporting the Tsarina's obviously unfit to rule state to the senate, you are sentenced with deportation into a country of your choosing, and are never allowed to return to the Republic of Finland under penalty of life imprisonment. Dismissed."

The guards help her up and escort her out of the room, she would be driven to the Naval Customs office in Helsinki, and put on a ship of her choosing, still in the bright orange garments of a Finnish prisoner.

Garrus Vakarian was brought in, handcuffed and sat down in the chair by the guards. "Garrus Vakarian. You are charged with gross negligence and malicious consent in the invasion of Finland by authorizing the military to invade Finland when given orders by the unfit to rule Tsarina. How do you plead?"

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Before leaving, Katrina ask to be allowed to stay until the rest of the prisoners receive their sentences.

Garrus snorts and laughs at the finns.

"Not Guilty, voxheads. The only Authority i have is over the protection of the Crown, IE Katrina Anna and Nikolai, Mol rest his soul. I am consulted by the Tsarina about military affairs, but Her decisions are her own."

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Before leaving, Katrina ask to be allowed to stay until the rest of the prisoners receive their sentences.

Garrus snorts and laughs at the finns.

"Not Guilty, voxheads. The only Authority i have is over the protection of the Crown, IE Katrina Anna and Nikolai, Mol rest his soul. I am consulted by the Tsarina about military affairs, but Her decisions are her own."

The customs officer sighs, and has Katrina put in a holding cell to wait out the other sentences. 2 military officers stood at attention to ensure she didn't escape into Finland and was put onto a ship at the end of the day.

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"Then was it not your duty to protect the crown by refusing to rally the Molakian army into invading the Republic of Finland? A nation who's army was stronger, better trained, and would be fighting a defensive war? What was your exact advice to the Tsarina?"

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