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honest indians have been killed by israeli forces since demonstrations first began in march the gauls as a fisherman have also been demonstrating that demanding the israeli siege on the strip be lifted his chance traffic reports. with palestinian flags flying on their boats gaza's fisherman protest against israel's blockade they gathered in the port before heading out to see what that if he had his protest as part of the demonstrations against the seas happening every week on the land border this is our peaceful activity that the whole world agrees with israel should know that this is a small geographical area but we insist on our freedom after twenty weeks of protests on the land border with israel the fishermen now say it's their turn and their plan is to take this but it's a lot of boats and sights along the coast towards the border with israel which is around ten kilometers north from here israel restricts gaza's fishermen from operating more than three nautical miles from the coast these ready navy has
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confiscated boats and killed thirteen fishermen it says try to breach the area to allow for the fisherman to working since the siege began almost twelve years ago as the boat sailed towards the border people walked along the beach and support. going to have been found yet and we came here to protest against the sage and to tell the world about thought we are shoulder swine break the thing age but we hope it will cost some way to ending this injustice. the protests come days off of the worst escalation of violence between israel and hamas since the two thousand and fourteen war. funerals were held for three men including a volunteer medic shot by israeli soldiers during protests on friday a delegation representing the un's middle east peace envoy seen here in gaza or in july to be meeting loss leaders trying to forge a last in truce. as the fishing boats approach the border. the israeli navy opened
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fire warning shots to force the fishing vessels back the boats turned and headed for the port israel has refused to formally acknowledge a truce announced by hamas on thursday there are fears anything either side calls or provocation could result in more violence than even another war trial started out just era garza three attackers thought to be behind a bombing in jordan have been killed in a police raid security forces stormed this building in solved where several suspects were hiding they eventually blew up the building several police officers were also killed and five of the suspects were arrested the raid was in connection to a homemade bomb attack a day earlier in the four s. which killed one person. speed six hundred days since i was there a journalist were hussein was arrested and jailed in egypt without charge hussein is accused of broadcasting false news and receiving foreign funds to defame state institutions hussein is among at least thirty two journalists currently being
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detained in egypt according to reporters without borders twenty two are being held without charge now they're all the gyptian nationals and half of them say they face abuse and health problems in prison the government also increased online censorship it's estimated eighty five hundred news web sites have been blocked over the last year now both there and mahmoud is saying tonight all of the allegations against him demanding his release laura manley has more. locked up in solitary confinement al jazeera journalist mahmud hussein is yet to have any formal charges brought against him the egyptian national was stopped questioned and detained in december two thousand and sixteen after traveling from doha where he was based to visit his family in cairo he's been held in the notorious tour a maximum security prison where he's complained of mistreatment hussein and al jazeera strongly deny the allegations against him that he broke last false news
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writing letters in the last. african union playing to the good offices. democracy in the country by his lot of people which include press freedom and freedom of expression egypt level similar charges against al-jazeera trio bonhomme hama mohamed fahmy i'm peter greste day five years ago and as there are explore editor in chief ibrahim helal was sentenced to death and absentia two years ago. reporters without borders ranks egypt one hundred sixty one out of one hundred eighty countries in this year's watch press freedom index it says at least thirty two journalists are being held in egyptian jails few have been put on trial most of been detained for months or years and over a being held on trumped up charges. those imprisoned included gyptian
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journalist mahmoud abbas say it known as shock and he's been locked up for five years reporting on the robbers square protests in cairo where hundreds of protesters were killed and thousands injured recently shall can be nominated for unesco is press freedom prize and multi award winning journalist well about us had its home raided a may and was arrested and detained. as egyptian authorities tom. what they describe as fake news new laws of passenger lie to support the arrests of journalists they allow the state to block social media accounts and detain journalists who have more than five thousand followers and existing laws which are already being used to cost. us media freedom new laws and more wishes many more who are not even journalists but will be honest and because they want to express their opinion supporters of president out of c.c. say they will safeguard freedom of expression. but rights groups say it will give
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legal basis for egypt to crackdown on criticism or dissent nor about manly al-jazeera. well still ahead here on al-jazeera a nobel and booker prize winning author vs nightfall dies at the age of eighty five we look back at his life and his legacy. through tranquil arabian can you. imagine i can feel intense and if any should come to. hello there the heat wave may have broken across europe but its fix is still being felt in germany we have the heat with us for so long and such little rainfall that we are seeing a problem with the crops now and the fact that we've got rain now is just too late this is what we're expecting over the next few days that we're expecting more rain
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here's the first system working its way eastward followed by another one that's making its way across parts of the british isles and down through parts of france at the moment that's galloping its way eastwards making sure it's not too hot have so for london we'll get to around nineteen degrees that system with an edge its way eastwards as we head through the day on monday so twenty three will just be the maximum paris the hot weather will ease from here further east still quite warm for now we're looking at thirty one in vienna and around to twenty eight in kiev across the other side of the mediterranean fine and dry for most of us but we have had little to rather violent thunderstorms in parts of our jira more showers are likely here as we head through the next few days but they are nudging a little bit further eastward so there will be more centered over to musea there as we head through monday again some of them could turn out to be a little bit lively for the central belt of africa poland t. of showers here all rumbling their way towards the west very heavy over. there with sponsored by the time he's. getting to the heart of the matter unless we have new
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generations growing up to understand better how relationships with the natural well then soon there will be nothing left facing reality or a lot of friends and allies played a positive role in preventing and use tradition from taking place here their story on talk to al-jazeera. well you know. some of them they're like. they're watching out of their own civil rights to remind of our top stories after twenty two years of negotiations an agreement looks like it's about to be reached
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to settle a territorial dispute over the caspian sea the leaders of russia kazakhstan iran turkmenistan and azerbaijan which border the caspian sea are meeting in the kazakh port city of act how they're expected to sign an agreement on the legal status of the caspian sea and how it will be divided up. to begin voting in the presidential election runoff president. won the first round with forty one percent of the vote but opposition candidate somalia sisi accuses him of fraud. israel's palestinian minority leader mass protest in tel aviv against the controversial nation state law it officially affirms israel's jewish character but critics believe it turns jewish minorities into second class citizens thousands turned out to show their anger at the bill which was passed last month. and he faces protesters have marched through the streets of charlottesville a year after the violence that killed one person this time the demonstration is
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peaceful amid a heavy police presence last year president trump refused to speak out against the white supremacists but on saturday he tweeted he condemns all forms of racism well more rallies are expected on sunday a white supremacist will gather outside the white house police say they'll keep them apart from counter-demonstrations john hendren reports from washington d.c. . half the year ago to the day liberal might that the old right now police in washington d.c. want to keep history from repeating itself. on the anniversary of the deadly white supremacist rally in charlottesville virginia that left a counter demonstrator dead when a car drove into a crowd as many as four hundred white supremacist marchers prepared to converge on lafayette square in front of the white house so do more than a thousand left wing marchers who call themselves anti folk or anti fascist jason kesler who organized that unite the right march is leading this one day that you
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hear around you that is a anti-white. leaving many here fearing another round of violent confrontation i think something serious could happen i think something terrible would happen let me just say i. should shot israel kessler's charlottesville our richard spencer is not expected in washington though his ideas are. yes i mean america story please undoubtedly a white country were headed in a very different direction what we're saying rings true what we're saying cuts right to the heart of the matter and that's why people are attracted to us that's why we're growing hundreds of city and u.s. park service police will line the streets with one simple goal well to make sure be to make sure that nobody is injured and nothing gets broken barricades will play a key role police say they've learned lessons from charlottesville and their main goal will be to keep the two groups apart even as they converge by the hundreds in
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this relatively small space it's a colossal task counter-demonstrators are already filling the streets i think it's an absolute affront to human decency to be allowed on these nazis and white supremacy sonnets a calm here and march in front of the white house on this somber anniversary a police force with perhaps more experience than any in the world in handling protests tries to allow the march but not the mayhem john hendren al-jazeera washington. germany's chancellor no members of the european union can avoid the challenge of gratian until americal is on day two of her visit to spain holding bilateral talks with prime minister pedro sanchez a migrant deal between the two countries came into effect on saturday and its laws germany to return certain migrants to spain is also seeking agreements with greece and italy reports. a city in southern spain may be an application for two european leaders to partner up over
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a divisive issue migration and agreement the german chancellor hopes will help quell the argument over the refugee crisis with the help of fellow member european union countries here. we are just a few kilometers from the african coast similar to multiple sicily so this is a challenge we must cope with together and no country can dodge this task. the aim to stop refugees and migrants using the border free schengen zone to travel to germany a country that has taken in already more than a million asylum seekers since two thousand and fifteen those who are already registered in spain will be refused entry at the german border and deported within forty eight hours. we want the solidarity of the e.u. and its members with this migration challenge that we are facing in our country but you also accept our responsibility regarding the control of secretary movements that are affecting in this case germany. if this bilateral agreement sounds
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familiar that's because it is it's based on the existing dublin agreement that was suspended by mrs merkel and twenty fifteen as a result of the refugee problems that year the german government has portrayed the deal as a breakthrough in the current immigration crisis a similar pact is also being made with greece and there was never any doubt that this agreement with spain would go ahead as spain has recently become the new preferred route for. seekers attempting to reach europe and there are fears that it will be yet another transit point for migrants to reach germany germany is also working with italy to agree a similar deal a challenge given the immigration stance from politicians now in its government sunny diagonal al-jazeera government protesters have been rallying for a second day in rumania the after more than four hundred demonstrators were injured in violence of police on friday thousands of people have gathered in the capital
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bucharest against the ruling social democrats many of them are remaining experts who've returned home to protest against corruption. in peru hundreds of protesters in the capital lima have been demanding gender equality and reform to the judiciary the demonstrators say the judicial system ignores the high level of violence against women seven out of ten women in peru observed some sort of physical or psychological abuse as of twenty sixteen rights groups want politicians to discuss these issues in congress. vs no paul the winner of the two thousand and one nobel prize for literature has died at his home in london at the age of eighty five by paul was born and raised in rural trinidad but lived most of his life in england he wrote dozens of books dealing with themes of migration and exile his books cast an unflinching look at the british colonial empire and its legacy his wife called him a giant in all that he achieved and tributes have been pouring in for ny paul who
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inspired admiration and criticism in equal measure author salman rushdie tweeted saying he disagreed or we disagreed all our lives about politics about literature and i feel as sad as i have i've just lost a beloved older brother i'm a child is a novelist and professor he describes an eyeful as a literary giant. i think we should remember him for what you did with writing what an exceptional writer he was in my opinion the greatest writer of english prose of the second half of the twentieth century and. through remember him through two landmark books your various books are important but these two landmark books tell us a little bit of of the nature of this achievement the first is a house on the side of this what's neither of these books received any prizes. but they did something new for writers to follow and so he's
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a he's extremely important to other eight of those where he wasn't afraid he was unafraid to be eccentric and offensive because i would say some of his views are disagreeable i certainly don't agree with them. but it's interesting how he was compared to express these views and work. through them work them out i mean what is interesting about nightfall is that chime and pressure and seriousness and even going to torturing. honesty with which you work so these very unpleasant thoughts these thoughts must have been unpleasant to them as well but i don't want i want this to be remembered the fact that he was just honest enough to show us the more more unpleasant bits of the thought process now one of us is most ambitious station missions has blasted off. three two one zero and lift off the park
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a solar probe will fly closer to the sun than any previous satellite it's just time to brave it stream temperatures of more than a thousand degrees and speeds of seven hundred thousand kilometers an hour the mission will last seven years and find out more about all of the stories that we're covering here on ars or by logging onto our website at al-jazeera dot com subzero dot com. your challenges there are the whole realm of these are all top stories have begun voting in a presidential election runoff president ibrahim boubacar katter won the first round with forty one percent of the vote but opposition candidate somalia seasick uses him for fraud israel's palestinian minority led a mass protest in tel aviv against the controversial nation state law it officially affirms israel's jewish character but critics believe it turns jewish minorities
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into second class citizens thousands turned out to show that anger at the bill which was passed last month it came a week after israel's druze community also rallied against the law. it's been six hundred days since al jazeera journalist mahmud hussein was arrested and jailed in egypt without charges hussein is accused of broadcasting false news and receiving foreign funds to the same state institutions he indulges there as strongly deny the allegations on the network has been demanding his release. and he races protesters of march through the streets of charlottesville a year after the violence that killed one person this time the demonstration was peaceful and had a heavy police presence last year president trouble refused to speak out against the white supremacists but on saturday he tweeted he condemns all forms of racism. germany's chancellor says no members of the european union can avoid the challenge of migration and is on day two of her visit to spain she's holding bilateral talks
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with prime minister pedro censures my good deal between the two countries came into effect on saturday and it allows germany to return certain migrants to spain. v.s. naipaul the winner of the two thousand and one nobel prize for literature has died at his home in london at the age of eighty five paul was born and raised in rural trinidad but lived most of his life in england he wrote dozens of books dealing with themes of migration and exile because books cast an unflinching look at the british colonial empire and its legacy his wife called him a giant in all that he achieved and as you just saw one of nasa's most ambitious space missions has blasted off three two one zero lift off the park a solar pope will fly closer to the sun than any previous satellite it's designed to break extreme temperatures of more than a thousand degrees and speeds of seven thousand kilometers an hour the mission will last seven years i'll be back with more news here on al-jazeera in half an hour
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next it's talk to al-jazeera to stay with us. every weekly news cycle brings a series of breaking stones happening was in the truck didn't happen on the boy through the eyes of the world journalists images matter a lot international politics chilling the listening post as we turn the cameras on the media and focus on how they report on the stories that matter the most. fair if someone from the country who guides you through needs you to this story of the byline tells us who wrote the post on al-jazeera. and. you can. see. thing about al hussein has been the united nations high commissioner for human rights since twenty fourteen in those four years the attacks on people safety and dignity seem to have reached into all corners of the world made mars' campaign to
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drive hundreds of thousands of ethnic or him out of the country the abuse and denial of asylum heaped on migrants fleeing war and economic deprivation the carnage left behind in the civil wars in yemen and in syria as well as in those parts of syria and iraq once controlled by. one would think the calls on countries to do better would have been welcomed but the high commissioner has been criticized for pointing out where countries have failed to preserve human rights we discuss why human rights are under more pressure than ever and what should be done to protect them when say the god of hussein talk to al-jazeera. thank you for talking to al-jazeera consumers we're coming up on the end of your tenure and i wanted to ask you first just to get this out of the way you didn't ask for a second term you didn't think you would get the backing of the permanent five members
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of the u.n. security council. and the thinking is al hussein is just too vocal zaid speaks his mind too much he's not diplomatic enough. why not get the p five on the record and say we needed someone who wasn't going to be so forward leaning on trying to get the world to respect human rights it's a good question i never really assumed when i took this job that i would need to supplicate or need to prostrate myself before governments because the office itself yes it's a part of the un but it's also part of a broader human rights movement and the job of high commissioner is to be effectively the ambassador of human rights and what does that mean it means that
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you have human rights law and you have all been a geisha is upon states to abide by the law and where they don't do so you have to then defend the victims who either aren't deprived of their rights or that discriminated against when it comes to their rights or they live in fear and so my job was not to defend governments that can do that themselves my job was to defend and together with my office which i'm very proud to defend to defend the rights of everyone else individuals and in that sense i knew early on that i'm not going to have the backing for of the. permanent members of the security council in actual fact i would be concerned if i was on the outside and i saw that a high commissioner had won support of the p. five because i would suspect that they haven't done their job properly it almost goes without saying that the permanent five enjoy
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a privileged status here in new york by dint of the use of veto in the security council in geneva they don't just won forty seven members on the. human rights council if they're serving on the human rights council and and so we in the human rights community look at their records and saying we will look at anyone else's records and assumption it's not just an assumption they don't like that so i knew it was going to be possible you raised eyebrows when you spoke at the refugees conference here couple of years ago when there said we're here because we as a global community have failed us people are so desperate that they're getting into a kitty ships and paying thousands of songs you know to people who don't have their welfare at heart yes and we're here because we haven't found the will to stop that from happening that's the reason that is that your biggest regret now it's an
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acknowledgement of failure and that's why we have these compact so if we were doing everything correctly there is no need for everyone to gather and meet and discuss i mean it has to be placed into perspective this the number of peoples on the move globally. sort of is in the range of about four maybe four point five percent so ninety five an hour and i ninety five percent and above of people on this planet aren't static i mean they stay within their countries right so all of this hysteria that we see in this planet can be the trending toward the more extreme demagoguery is as a result of the small percentage of people who are actually moving across the planet what does that xenophobia come from we see it here in the u.s. we see it in central europe we see it in parts of southern europe we see it in some
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parts of india where does that come from well it comes from a recognition by politicians that tactic works whatever the ills in society whatever the miscues by previous government's inability. of previous governments or indeed present governments to cope with current circumstances well then you pin point the blame on a particular community that seems different it seems alien that is vying for jobs and you. turn the hatred on them this is an old device the sad part of it is that it works and people tend to out of fear adhere to it and the politicians know it but there is a cautionary note is that the cautionary tale to this and that is that the logical extension of it is a sour outcome if you get chauvinist mash an ism
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a bigotry. racist on the current moving and it reaches a certain pitch traditionally when we look at the historical record it's not easy to suddenly dismantle it and what do you tend to find is that conflict arises out of it because suddenly you're telling a people that they're no longer special that they're no longer somehow or superior to others that we're all in the same rights that we all have those rights and need to be treated equally whether on the basis of gender ethnicity you know whatever the circumstances may be your thoughts on michelle bachelet coming in as your successor. well i'm fortunate enough to know her personally and i encounter as a friend we worked together when she was head of un women and i couldn't be more delighted i think she has proven her credentials both as a leader within the u.n.
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and as head of state of her own country and someone who really part of her life was subject to coercive practices and torture. you know you have a political leader of great substance and and. really strong willed so i couldn't be delighted and i've been looking forward to your transition from meter to her when we discuss north korea or d p r k it's all about killing young nuclear ambitions there seems to be absolutely no public discussion or urgency about its appalling human rights record. what pressure can you bring in your final weeks on the job to remind people this isn't about just north korea's military but the millions of people who have suffered under three leaders i would dispute that it's been forgotten i mean perhaps in the context of
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the the immediate discussions that. seem to be taking place it's not being mentioned but i don't think it's it's easy for anyone to think that given the severity of the human rights violations detailed in the kirby commission's report but also by our office and that work is continuing and ongoing there is a fear that if the negotiations were to mature that somehow these issues would be downgraded and that's that's a fear we have for the respect to many. conflicts that begin to wind down and during the conflict there's a strong record for accountability that the perpetrators would be punished and as we work our way through the peace agreements and then and people say not now not now and we leave it to you know a few years when it's cool down a bit what we find though is that later in the comes even more difficult and you
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can all the victims need to feel that they're at the center of these negotiations that their pain is being attenuated and if you don't do that then it becomes problematic so we'll watch the d.p. r. k. file closely and i'm sure my successor successor will and if we see that it's been it's basically been pushed off the table certainly we're going to be speaking about it then we speak about it quite regularly do you fear that even though he has the legal right to do so that kim jong il could be addressing the general assembly in september but i don't know i mean that i don't know and i mean you asked me a question and i haven't really given much thought about. i mean the position the does it create the wrong impression that he's been well very bad well i think i think i mean clearly there were two would raise a lot of eyebrows and i mean the position of the u.n. as i understand it is that if you're indicted by an international court for. the
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atrocity crimes crimes against humanity war crimes crimes and. crime of genocide then it should be really be impermissible for you to turn up in new york. but if there hasn't been a charge like that it's it's it's the evidence is still being collected although there's very strong indications that the more severe human rights conditions exist . and certainly there would be a lot of criticism of the u.n. and high commissioner or an ex high commissioner wouldn't you're comfortable with that when you talk about technicalities that's certainly been the case in recent developments in the democratic republic of the congo. out of prison is filed his papers to run for president he was convicted of war crimes in the central african republic what happened here how did we get to this point.
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well i haven't read the judgment of the. appellate judgment of the i.c.c. certain one way i don't want to go into it because i need to read the judgment right and then on the stand and certainly there were those within the international criminal law community who had their own feelings about the decision. but i would need to read myself and then form an opinion surge would be premature for me just to say anything about it but you can understand of course there are communities in the city there are but maybe limited there and even within that there are seeing who would see it as an odd. decision by the appellate body. on the other hand you know it's right legal systems in the world across the world we have decisions by courts that often arises reaction strong reactions.


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