Trial of Alyosha Karamazov
|TCN v. Karamazov|
|Full case name||Terraconserva Council of Nations Security Council v. Alyosha "Alexei" Karamazov|
|Decided||April 3, 2020|
|Related action(s)||TCN Resolution 014|
|Judges sitting|| André Bellerose|
Augusto Cabañeras Gutiérrez
|Decision by||André Bellerose, joined by unanimous|
Terraconserva Council of Nations Security Council v. Alyosha "Alexei" Karamazov was a Terraconserva Council of Nations court case between Alyosha "Alexei" Karamazov, the dictator of the People's Republic of Morova, and the Terraconserva Council of Nations. The trial was established by TCN Resolution 014.
- 1 Background
- 2 Arguments
- 3 Transcript
- 4 Reaction and Aftermath
- 5 Gallery of Justice Notes
- 6 See Also
- 7 References
Charges Brought Forth
|Crimes Against Humanity|
|1-38||Negligent Manslaughter (38 counts): 38 civilians Morovan Airlines Cargo Flight 39, presented by Creeperopolis||CAH||Not Guilty||3-6|
|39-2,339||Negligent Manslaughter (2,300 counts): 2,300 civilians on The Lady Kieva, presented by Quebecshire||CAH||Guilty||9-0|
|2,340||Civilian Endangerment: Ordering ballistic missile launch over a distance twice the range of the missiles, causing them to fall and explode over Morova, presented by Quebecshire||CAH||Guilty||8-1|
|Crimes Against Peace|
|2,341||State Sponsoring of International Terrorism: Deltinian Liberation Army Aid, presented by Creeperopolis||CAP||Guilty||8-1|
|2,342||State Sponsoring of International Terrorism: Rally for Lyoan Democracy Aid, presented by Lyoa||CAP||Guilty||8-1|
|2,343||Breaching International Peace: Invasion of Zion, presented by Lyoa||CAP||Guilty||7-2|
|2,344||Grand Conspiracy: Involvement in the conspiracy to overthrow the Paleocacherian government, presented by Paleocacher||CAP||Guilty||9-0|
|2,345||Violation of TCN Resolution 011: Attack on Quebecshirite Blockade, presented by Creeperopolis||TCN||Guilty||PG|
|2,346||Violation of TCN Resolution 011: Attack on Creeperian Blockade, presented by Creeperopolis||TCN||Guilty||PG|
|2,347||Violation of TCN Resolution 011: Attack on Gandorian Blockade, presented by Creeperopolis||TCN||Guilty||PG|
|2,348||Violation of TCN Resolution 011: Attack on Sacramentian Blockade, presented by Creeperopolis||TCN||Guilty||PG|
|2,349||Violation of TCN Resolution 011: Attack on San Carlos Islander Blockade, presented by Creeperopolis||TCN||Guilty||PG|
|2,350||Violation of TCN Resolution 011: Attack on Groffenordic Blockade, presented by Creeperopolis||TCN||Guilty||PG|
|Other Serious Crimes|
|2,351||International Extortion (Attempt): ₵500,000,000 Credits in demands to Quebecshire, presented by Quebecshire||OSC||Guilty||9-0|
|Explanation of type of crime:
|Explanation of Ruling:
Grandmaster André Bellerose called the Justices for a role call and confirmed that all the Justices were present. Then, Alyosha Karamazov was summonded into the room along with his attorney by Grandmaster Bellerose. Grandmaster Bellerose stated the procedures of the trial, he then informed the court that there was complimentary pizza, macaroni and cheese, and Pepsi. Karamazov was only allowed to eat the pineapple pizza.
Morovan Airlines Cargo
The first charge presented was "Negligent Manslaughter (38 counts): 38 civilians Morovan Airlines Cargo Flight 39," and was presented by Creeperopolis. José Guerrero López presented the case and background of the support of the Deltinian Liberation Army. This was refuted by Phillipe Oliver and he claimed that the plane was not sent by the government nor by Karamazov. Guerrero López presented testimony from Carlos Castaño Videla, a Creeperian villager present at the scene of the shootdown. He presented evidence that the plane was shot down by the Creeperian Air Force and that the National Intelligence Directorate presented news of the incident. Oliver challenged the claims of Castaño Videla. Alexey Vasilev questioned Guerrero López on the evidence of the arms and the proof that Karamazov ordered the flight. Guerrero López answered no to the second half but was overruled for the first half due to not having evidence present. Oliver claimed that Morova cared more for weapons than scientific material when questioned by al-Sharif. Saalima al-Sharif Oliver was denied a witness towards the end. Olvier gave his final statement that Karamazov Guerrero López presented that Karamazov was responsible for manslaughter. Karamazov was ruled not guilty by a vote of 3 to 6.
The Lady Kieva
The second charge presented was "Negligent Manslaughter (2,300 counts): 2,300 civilians on The Lady Kieva," and presented by Quebecshire. Émeric Boudreaux began his opening statement by claiming the ship was illegally in Quebecshirite waters and that since it was illegally there it had no communication to the military. He stated that Karamazov essentially forced the 2,300 civilians killed to flee Morova and be placed in a dangerous situation. Oliver argued that Karamazov had no role in sending the ship nor destroying the ship. He argued that the actions of the terrorists of Zion, such as car bombings in Kieva, as pressure for the refugees to flee. He cited that Karamazov was not able to end the terrorist threat due to international pressure. Boudreaux brought no witnesses but Oliver brought forth Ishida Tandi as a witness. Oliver questioned Tandi on her opinion if Karamazov had any responsibility with the sinking. She stated that she believed Karamazov had no responsibility. She was overruled since there were no witnesses. He was questioned why she is qualified to be an expert witness before the trial. He stated that she is an influential role in the Morovan government and was the third most powerful person in Morova when Karamazov was leading Morova. Her qualifications were denied unanimously. Tandi was questioned if she was present at the sinking which she stated no. She was also questioned if she had any military positions in Morova, which she again stated no. She was questioned if it was not a government mandate to protect the people of Morova which she stated that Morova could not do so. She stated Karamazov was responsible for imporving the stability of Morova and she denied that Karamazov was a dictator. A second witness, Grushka Ivanovna, the wife of the captain of The Lady Kieva. She was questioned about her relations to the captain, where she stated that she is his husband. She stated that her husband left Morova to ensure that her daughter was not harmed by the terrorist attacks of Zion and that responsibility falls on Quebecshire and Zion. A question presented by Oliver was overruled due to being speculative. A second was overruled for being irrelivant to the charge. She was asked if she believed Karamazov was responsible for the ship being sent to Quebecshire but she denied it, stating that it was the circumstances that Morova was in at the time. The defense stated that Joshua Graham was the only one responsible for the sinking because he pressured the civilians to leave. No evidence was presented. Edward Dziekan questioned the defendant if Karamazov would have seen the vessel leave Morova. Oliver stated that Karamazov would have known but that he was preoccupied and that he belived that Quebecshire would accept the ship. Saalima al-Sharif asked the prosecution if Karamazov had direct evidence that Karamazov did send the ship. The prosecution stated that there was overwhelming evidence. Jackson McCane questioned Tandi if all ships leaving Morovan waters must inform the harbormaster or some other official the ship's cargo and destination. She said yes. He asked if the ship filed any paperwork regarding its voyage to which he said no. He asked the same to the defense and Oliver again said no. McCane asked Ivanovna if he knew anything about the waters of Quebecshire to which she said no. Alexey Vasilev asked the prosecution if they had any direct evidence that Karamazov ordered the ship to leave. The prosecution stated no and that Karamazov was negligent in allowing the ship to leave. Vasilev then questioned Ivanovna if her husband was suffering to gender dysphoria due to his last name. She stated that he took her last name. Augusto Cabañeras Gutiérrez asked what exactly Karamazov was preoccupied with at the time the ship left. He stated he was busy ordering troop movements to Zion. McCane asked the defendant if Karamazov was informed of the ship leaving to which the defense said yes. McCane asked why Karamazov did not attempt to contact the vessel to which the defense stated he believed it was a refugee ship proteted by international law. André Bellerose asked the defense if Karamazov has a reputation of abiding by international law to which the defense did not answer definitively. Karamazov was ruled guilty by a unanimous vote.
The third charge was "Civilian Endangerment: Ordering ballistic missile launch over a distance twice the range of the missiles, causing them to fall and explode over Morova," which was presented by Quebecshire. The prosecution explained the openening statement that Karamazov ordered a missile to be fired at a range which was not possible, endangering civilians. The defense stated that there was no evidence that Karamazov would have ordered the missile to be fired. Karamazov was questioned by the prosecution of his role in the Battles of the Glacies Ocean. He stated he was the in charge of the ship. He was questioned if he was in charge of launching ballistic missiles. He stated that subordinates could make the decision. No further questions were presented by the prosecution. The defense questioned Karamazov if he ordered the launch of the missiles. He stated he didn't and that his subordinates fired the missiles. Augusto Cabañeras Gutiérrez questioned Karamazov if he knew the missiles could not reach the ships. He stated he did not know they were short range. André Bellerose questioned if Karamazov was responsible for the crew on his ship to which he said no. He questioned how the crew could make the mistake of launching missiles at a target far out of their range. He stated that despite everything, he was not responsible for endangering civilians. He stated that the area was endangered by the missiles. Karamazov was ruled guilty by a vote of 8 to 1.
Deltinian Liberation Organizaiton
The fourth charge was "State Sponsoring of International Terrorism: Deltinian Liberation Army Aid," which was presented by Creeperopolis. José Guerrero López stated that Karamazov signed the note sent to the Deltinian Liberation Army offering weapons, aid, and intervention on a Deltinian commander killed in action. Oliver stated that Karaazov had nothing to do with the note. The prosecution questioned Oliveiro Guerrero Castillo what the note contained. Guerrero Castillo stated that the note offered weapons, aid, and intervention and that the note was signed by Karamazov. Oliver questioned where the soldier was and he stated he was near a civilian area. He stated that he was near the city of Ciudad Rey Alfonso I. Oliver asked the solider his opinion on Morova's responsibility woth the Deltinian Liberation Army to which he believed Morova and the Deltinian Liberation Army were working together. André Bellerose asked the defense how Morova defines sponsor. He stated that sponsor to Morova means sending aids and wepaons. Bellerose informed the defense that offering political advocacy meets the criteria of sponsor. Karamazov was ruled guilty by a vote 8 to 1.
Rally for Lyoan Democracy
The fifth charge was "State Sponsoring of International Terrorism: Rally for Lyoan Democracy Aid," which was presented by Lyoa. The prosecution, lead by Alexander Nyarashe, stated that Morova sent weapons to Terranihil to be sent to the Rally for Lyoan Democracy. He stated that civilians saw soldiers armed with Morovan weapons in the city of Kalole. The defense stated that Karamazov was not responsible for the decisions of the National Assembly nor the distribution of rifles from Terranihil. He stated that Morova was only supplying Terranihil. He stated that the court could not charge Karamazov without charging the National Assembly nor Terranihil. The prosecution pesented witness Justin Ntiburana and questioned if he took pictures of the rebels. He stated that he did and they are present. He questioned if the rifles were Morovan which he stated yes. The defense questioned if he knew the weapons were sent directly from Morova to which he said he did not know. He stated that the Morovan government was sending arms to the Rally for Lyoan Democracy. The defense questioned if Ntiburana knew if Karamazov had a say in the vote of the National Assembly. Saalima al-Sharif asked if there was evidence that Morova sent weapons to the RLD. The prosecution stated that there is citing the National Assembly's statement. André Bellerose questioned Oliver if Morova sponsored the shipments to Terranihil with the intent of being sent to the RLD. The defense said no.
"In the name of the Creeperian Pope, a man who has killed thousands will not lecture myself and this judiciary on morality."
"Like the bowl of macaroni in front of me, the defense's case is very cheesy. I have to vote guilty."
Karamazov was ruled guilty by a vote of 8 to 1.
The sixth charge was "Breaching International Peace: Invasion of Zion," which was presented by Lyoa. The prosecution stated that Zion was an observer of the Terraconserva Council of Nations and that Zion did not commit any agression towards Morova. The defense stated it was hypocritical to condemn Karamazov for defending Morova while Zion already breached peace. Neither side had any witnesses. Edward Dziekan asked if the defense considers Zionians as Morovans. The defense stated that. Alexey Vasilev questioned the defense if Zion was invading Morova or the other way around. The defense stated that Morova was taking defensive actions. Adam Droz asked the defense if Zion was a Christian terrosit organization, to which the defense said yes.
Just like my bowels after eating an entire box of Macaroni and Cheese in less than 10 minutes, the prosecution's argument is diarrhea. The Zionian people are Morovan's in-rebellion and the Morovans have a right to defend against the terrorism of that Christian fundamentalist group. Thus, I vote not guilty.
Karamazov was ruled guilty by a vote of seven to two.
The seventh charge "Grand Conspiracy: Involvement in the conspiracy to overthrow the Paleocacherian government," which was presented by Paleocacher. The prosection, lead by Robin Williams, stated that a shipment of weapons was siezed by Quebecshire directed to fund a conspiracy in Paleocacher. Evidence of banking records was presented. The defense stated that a nation had a right to purchase arms for its military. No witnesses were called.
Mr. Oliver, you incompetent fool, do you need hearing aids?
Bellerose questioned the defense if Morova recognizes international law, specifically the regulation of international commerce. The defense stated yes. Bellerose stated that the sale made violated TCN Resolution 003.
Karamazov was ruled guilty by a unanimous decision.
TCN Resolution 011
Karamazov plead guilty on all the charges regarding TCN Resolution 011.
The final charge was "International Extortion (Attempt): ₵500,000,000 Credits in demands to Quebecshire," which was presented by Quebecshire. The prosecution stated that Karamazov attempted to blackmail and extort ₵500,000,000 Credits to take advantage of the deaths of the refugees. The defense stated that it is not illegal to demand reparations. Karamazov was summoned as a witness. He was questioned by Oliver if the reparations were directed to the families to which he said yes. The prosecution questioned if the announcement that the budget of the military would be increased was on the same day. The prosecution asked if the recipients of the reparations would have been taxed to which the defense said no. Jackson McCane asked the prosecution if there is proof that Karamazov would have used the money for the benefit of the regime to which the prosecution said yes. Alexey Vasilev asked why the Morovan goverment wasn't paying reparations since Karamazov was found guilty of charges 39 through 2,339.
"The Administration of National Defence condemns the absolute bullshit spewing out of the defense's mouth, considering Karamazov was convicted as responsible for the deaths at the Sinking of The Lady Kieva, it is entirely reasonable to convict him for this extortion."
Karamazov was ruled guilty by a unanimous decision.
Alexey Vasilev questioned the net worth of Karamazov. Karamazov stated he has a net worth of $200,000. Vasilev stated that his net worth should be divided among the families of the victims. Bellerose and Cabañeras Gutiérrez concurred. The court ruled in favor of the death penalty 7 to 2. The entire court concured with the sentencing of beheading in a non public fasion which was suggested by André Bellerose with Alexey Vasilev abstaining due to an argument between Bellerose and Vasilev.
Reaction and Aftermath
Karamazov was returned to prison guarded by the Grand Navy of Quebecshire following the sentencing. Augusto Cabañeras Gutiérrez and André Bellerose played Surviv.io Desert Mode™ following the trial.
Chairman Ermák commended Justice Droz and the entire TCN court for their outstanding work. Ermák states he is in full agreement with Droz’s vote in favor of execution considering several comments made by the Morovan defense. He also stated that Tandi’s defense of Karamazov is unacceptable. Tandi must move on from Karamazov’s violent ways if Morova is to become stable.
Gallery of Justice Notes