I realize they're doing this in hopes that a "fair trial" will show the rest of the world what nice guys we are. The problem I have is how can you claim it's a "fair trial" while openly telling everyone they will be found guilty. Are we predetermining trial verdicts now?
If they're found guilty the rest of the world will claim it was a show trial and you'll see riots overseas.
If they're found innocent the country will be furious and you'll see riots here.
I don't see this turning out well.
Regardless of what happens, the whole thing will be a circus and we're playing the part of the clowns.