Examine the case of the prosecution and the defense. Then decide: Which side are you on?
Was There A Basis For Suspicion?
Amboyna commences with a single act, a Japanese mercenary called Shichizo walking on the ramparts of the castle on Amboyna asking questions of a number of Dutch soldiers concerning the defenses of the castle and how often the garrison was changed at night. For the Prosecution, these were suspicious questions designed to probe the castle’s defenses in preparation for a possible assault. For the Defense, they were nothing more than innocent queries that any soldier posted in a perilous region might justifiably ask. Deciding between these two interpretations is crucial for rendering your verdict.