In the United Kingdom, following the conviction of Lucy Letby for murdering 7 babies and attempting to murder a further half a dozen babies under her care in Countess of Chester hospital, she has refused to come to the court room to all but two of the convictions and is further refusing to come to the court room for the Judge's sentencing which is expected to be a Life Sentence.
The Conservative Liberatarian Society (TCLS) is against the forcing of any forced attendance in the Court room even during a Trial when the prosecution puts forward a Case for the prosecution to a single Judge or a Judge taking the directions of Jury deciding on the evidence prsented.
Any human being should be entitled not to recognise the Court summons and the State will have to pass judgment in the absence of the alleged offender at all levels of the Trial.
For regardless of the guilt for any crime, fundamentally, TCLS encourages the adoption of freedom of all people to carry out their innate actions, and if the State does not like it it has to prove guilt with the offenders silence maintained throughout the Court Trial process.
Attendance at the sentencing to hear the Judges sentencing remarks in the presence of an audience is itself a punishment which and the offender must have the right to not attend as a mark of his or her belief that the Judges and Jury and prosecutor are not to be trusted.
The principle is quite straight-forward: up until the time that a convict has been sentenced and carted away into a prison cell to serve the sentence, he or she is a free person with the right to do whatever they desire.