The argument is, presumably, that the jurors need to get the context of this case. They need to see whether Mr Zan's sight lines are plausible. They need to talk to people. However, the jury will find visiting mass graves distressing. They will feel disgusted. They may seek means to provide the dead with justice. Conveniently, there is at hand an object for their righteous anger: Mr Sawoniuk. This is the way miscarriages of justice happen.
Furthermore, can the jury be helped in their deliberations by the presence of journalists and camera crews? The media presence will make things more emotive. This trip to Domachevo will have biased the jurors. Even more important, it provides a worrying precedent.Reuse content