The court is in sitting.
The disgraced People's commissar is hurried to his seat, flanked by armed guards. Since he's a short man, he can hardly be seen; he keeps squirming in his seat.
The main officials keep watch on the going-ons and on him. The judge, a tall woman, reads the summation and the confession the prisoner has produced.
The summation lists a lithany of crimes and charges to which the accused confessed to.
It wasn't a easy confession. It took a lot of nights and many tribulations, and towards the end of their ordeal, the accused became sick and exhausted. The interrogator took advantage of the situation in a desperate attempt to get a confession. The interrogator warned that the accused must affirm at a public trial that he had plotted against the stability of those close to him. And that's what he did.
Now, standing trial, the judge reads aloud the crimes admitted.
- being short, standing at 162cm and repeatedly lying about being taller
- having a dirty mind, drifting towards that attraction among Christians to not be named
- being unfaithful
- being criminally incompentent in his job
- being criminally uncapable to enjoy satisfaction with a woman, connected to the accuse no. 2
- being a wrecker
The accused confirms all the charges and denies nothing, but insists most of them come from circumstances outside his own control.
Silence; orders the judge.
The accused insists that he's been implicated by three women and an accursed man who should stand trial in his place.
Silence; repeats the judge, those are the witnesses who bring the case against you, do not slander them. State if you consider yourself guilty or innocent.
I would like to repeat that I am fully and utterly guilty
repeats the accused, and again he is ordered to shut up.
After 30 minutes of deliberation, the judge reads the long and dull summation leading up to the verdict. She announces that the defendant is sentenced to death by shooting.
Those in attendance fully expect the customary addendum which is used in routine trials that stipulates that the sentence is commuted by reason of a defendant's contribution to the lives of those he loved and whom loved him. These words never come, and it's fully apparent that the death sentence is final when the judge placea the summation on her desk and leaves the courtroom.
The accused becomes histerical, weeps and faints in such a way that the officials have to hold him up. An immediate appeal for clemency is promptly rejected.
They take him to his cell.
He's promtply recalled back to be told the sentence can't be carried out because of a lack of guns and ammunition.
The sentence is amended to death by exposure.
Immediately he's stripped and carried off to be executed by the cold.