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Old 12th Apr 2018, 13:43
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gr4techie
 
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Originally Posted by roving View Post
The test in the criminal law is "the jury must be sure of guilt".

I am sure the Russian State was involved in the poisoning of the Skripals, just as i am sure it was involved in the murder of Litvinenko.

Percentages do not come into it. Either one is sure or one is not.

The tenor of your posts on this issue suggest you are not sure.
It's actually the prosecution must prove guilty beyond all doubt.
Even if there's 0.01% doubt then the accused must be acquitted.
All of the burden of proof is on the prosecution, the defence is innocent by default and it's perfectly acceptable for them to remain silent, their silence can't be interpreted as guilt.
A Judge once said to us that our [criminal] law is happy for criminals to slip through the net rather than send one innocent man to prison.
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