Cardinal Zen's Trial

Steven Mosher

Cardinal Zen's Trial: The trial followed around the world was adjourned following the prosecution's case, after only two days (of the scheduled five). Cardinal Zen and his co-defendants pleaded not guilty but were unable to present the defense or call witnesses. They were also prevented from cross-examining the prosecution, as it was deemed "irrelevant" by Judge Ada Yim.

"The trial has been a total sham so far, with the prosecution able to present its case, but Cardinal Zen and the other defendants unable to question witnesses or present their defense," says PRI President Steven Mosher. "The surprise postponement of the continuation of the trial until October 26 may represent an attempt by Beijing to put pressure on the Vatican."

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