The court said that the two convicts, who belong to the Arab nomadic Al-Misiriyyah tribe, had made judicial confessions
stating that they were affiliated to the Kordofan sector of the Darfur rebel group, the Justice and Equality Movement.
Complete proof was possible by means of a judicial confession by the criminal defendant, which the law described as "the best evidence in the world.
First, it explains Dostoevsky's focus on the interaction between Porfiry Petrovich and Raskolnikov and Porfiry Petrovich's dogged efforts to get a formal, judicial confession from Raskolnikov.
The peasant turned apartment painter Nikolay (also called Mikolay), has made a full, judicial confession to him.
40) It is equally frightening that Raskolnikov, the real killer, against whom there would seem to be considerable circumstantial evidence and at least one overheard extrajudicial confession, could well have gone free had Porfiry Petrovich not kept at him, overcome him psychologically, and finally obtained a judicial confession from him.