Thousands of people have been arrested, and they can just make up whatever excuse to give them life. Plus, trials will be closed door and all judges will be sent here by the mainland. They don't even have to come up with a reason.
The window dressing I’m talking about is trying to keep up the fiction. You’re an optimist in thinking that it extends to actual practice.
Quite so. This is a perfect situation for the CCP, they got their hated NSL through into law and made it nasty enough that they can arrest anyone, keep them locked up indefinitely, take over trials, impose their own judges whenever they like. Bonus points for keeping it so vague that basically any activity can be used to persecute anyone they do not like.Original Post Deleted
It is a massive coup for them.