Corrupt Judiciary. In 1986, the Soviet newspapers began to acknowledge with unprecedented frankness that there had been miscarriages of justice in Soviet courts. Among the matters discussed at the session of the Politburo on October 2, 1986, was the need for "a consistent restructuring of the work of the prosecutor's office, the police, courts, and other law enforcement agencies." In its report on the session, Radio Moscow declared that reforms, the need for which was constantly being reiterated by the Gorbachev leadership, required "strict observance of the laws" to "ensure social justice and the inviolability of the constitutional rights of citizens." The Politburo was 34also said to have underlined "the inadmissibility of any attempts by whatever party to interfere in the investigation and trial of specific cases." 1