OPINION

Don’t rush to point the finger

Much is being said and written about prosecutions and cases involving alleged tax evasion.

Considering the current climate permeating society, it would be wise to remember the basic legal rules that are part of our culture. No one is or should be considered guilty until the justice system issues its own verdict on the matter.

Neither media nor any other entity should attempt to usurp the role of judges and prosecutors.

At the same time, one needs to be very careful when it comes to disclosing information about people involved in cases which are under investigation.

People who are arrested over debts to the state cannot be considered criminals when their offense is not related to any other kind of illegal activity.

Catharsis and a sense that the law is being applied equally are positive developments, provided that institutions and the fundamental rights of each and every citizen are safeguarded.