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through the course of the trial that there were members of the police force who participated in a set up so. right now it's imperative that. the government of myanmar rectify this situation and free them immediately. do you really hope that she will announce some cities being completely silent on this up till now well i you know we have to we have to continue hoping that this situation and working for for them to be released but of course you know. she her record on human rights and her record with regard to media freedom and with regard to the situation in rakhine state which is what these journalists were focusing on her record has been appalling and so but again you know it's not too late for her to free loan and just so and set the record straight so what message do you think man law is trying to send by upholding these sentences
well or i think this is sending a chilling message throughout not only journalists and me in my arm but also throughout meum our society it's sending a chilling message to would be truth tellers about the military's crimes it said in a chilling message to anybody who's working for justice and human rights and unfortunately the military and now she's government wields a high amount of influence in that regard and dispensing is that why international pressure has so far they failed to make any impact and that when these men's freedom. well what we've seen what we've seen in other situations is that when the government of myanmar when clear benchmarks are sent by men are said by members of the international community. for positive change in me and mar then the government will respond if the government knows if the authorities in myanmar know
that there will be actual repercussions for what they're what they're doing for their behavior and in this case keeping two writers journalists imprisoned if they know there will be repercussions then i think we will see some some some positive action so it's it's really imperative that the international community coordinate its pressure on the government of myanmar to release these two journalists and to come with some some punitive measures if they fail to do so ok matthew smith will leave it there thanks very much taken time to join us from bangkok now security forces in sudan are being accused of shooting at injured protests is in hospital as internationals as bullets and tear gas of fired at patients being treated in a man three people were killed and others injured wednesday join the latest in a month of protests against president bashir since nationals and some of the methods used by sudanese security forces violate international law. secular forces
actually follow the protesters inside the hospital and i tag them and also some of them that are injured and so used to you guys and life rumination and horrible situation even in conflict situations i think in hospital that's considered a war crime regardless of the news actually in lethal force since the beginning of this protest in december. and i detected that uses wishes in different cities a million heart home and other towns and cities across iran and we reported that there is over almost over four fourteen people who were killed a similar number also injured since one thousand of december and also the use of tactical mass everest is happening all over the country and till today.
senior political activists senior political leaders they are detained and stealing the things in khartoum even the minister of interior couple of days ago admitted that they are received over one hundred people. and he most of the had her on this news hour including will tell you why iraq's highly fortified green zone is turning blue. and paying their dues it should muslims in germany join jews catholics and prostitutes and paying the so-called why ship tax. police request d.n.a. from christiana redondo for allegations of rape the house that it is details and schools. the u.s. president is threatening to declare a national emergency if democrats continue to refuse funding for his plan to build a wall along the border with mexico at all times phone south to drum up support the
three week shutdown of u.s. government departments continues to be health it has more from maccallum in texas this is one of the places u.s. president donald trump wants to build his border wall mccallan texas the busiest stretch for illegal crossings from mexico into the united states i want to thank everybody trying to make sure all the progs ron display like drugs and weapons seized at the border as he met with officials of macallan for a photo op designed to convince skeptical americans additional money for his border wall is necessary argued those organizing the illegal crossings are the real criminals victimising the migrants they have women tied up they have tape over their mouths electrical tape usually blue tape they call it. it's powerful stuff not good trump has been criticized for calling the latest influx of migrants into the u.s.
a crisis at the border on thursday truck tweeted the speech of president obama also calling the situation a crisis in twenty four teeth as waves of children arrived in the united states we now have an actual humanitarian crisis on the border that only underscores the need to drop the politics and fix our immigration system once and for all it's certainly not impossible to enter the united states illegally especially here in macallan texas while this fence is very very tall this one right beside it is not if you're physically fit if you can swim across a river through this thick brush scale a four metre concrete wall over the razor wire you're in should be happening in our country that's what trump says he wants to stun order but his push for five point seven billion from congress to reopen the government and direct a steel border wall has become a dueling narrative for or against the president. along the streets of macallan there were signs of protest but there was plenty of support for the
president as well. trump says he still hopes for a deal in congress to pay for his wall but he's not ruling out declaring illegal immigration a national emergency freeing up already approved funds to get what he wants can really help kids al-jazeera mccallan texas. yes actually as they might pump air is expected to land in bahrain about now the latest stop of his middle east tour also in the gulf will be promoting a trumpet ministration plan for a new military alliance against iran one of the main objectives of pompei is visitors to what he calls a wrongs destabilizing influence in the region. cues to iran of into fairy and its domestic politics the gulf nation is one of four countries imposing a blockade on castle but both. a close military and political allies of the united states but it was also a. possible role in syria's post-war construct reconstruction. along with the
u.a.e. reopened embassies in damascus for the first time since the start of the conflict stop in bahrain follows a keynote address in cairo on thursday which focused heavily on iran. mr spain's saying us into farrah's only leads to chaos repression and resentment that has more . the u.s. secretary of state might pompei always touring the middle east almost described as a mission focused on shoring up support among arab allies against iran. since withdrawing from the two thousand and fifteen iran nuclear deal last year the u.s. has increased pressure on teheran which accuses of being a destabilizing force in the region many middle east experts say pushing iran into a corner is a dangerous move but in the egyptian capital cairo america's top diplomat didn't mince his words the nations of the middle east will never enjoy security achieve
economic stability or advance the dreams of their people of iran's revolutionary regime persists on its current course america's economic sanctions against the regime are the strongest in history and will keep getting tougher until iran starts behaving like a normal country. middle east follows confusion about donald trump's withdrawal of a around two thousand u.s. troops from northern syria. the president's announcement schult arab allies as well as a u.s. political leaders and military commanders concerned that the battle against eisel in syria and the wider region is not over yet. tried to reassure them president trump has made the decision to bring our troops home from syria we always do and now is the time but this isn't a change of mission we were made committed to the complete dismantling of isis the isis threat and the ongoing fight against radical islamism in all of its forms the
u.s. withdrawal from syria is also having ramifications for american relations with nato ally turkey u.s. troops have been working with kurdish y.p. chief i choose who control a large area of northern syria close to the turkish border turkey considers the y. peachey a terrorist organization the president received type order one said the suggestion on choose day by u.s. national security adviser john bolton but protecting the white p.g. as a precondition to the u.s. troop withdrawal plan was a serious mistake there was very little if anything from pumpin about the store while the israeli palestinian peace process very little on the saudi and amorality led war in yemen that has killed tens of thousands displaced millions with millions more threatened with famine and disease. pressure increased on president trump from both democrat and republican senators to end support for the saudi involvement in
yemen after the murder of saudi journalist jamal khashoggi many suspect crown prince muhammad bin solomon ordered a saudi hit squad to fly to istanbul last october that the united states is the main provider of saudi military assistance aid and support in the war in yemen so the they don't get out states is not an objective observer at the war of yemen it's an accomplice in the water of yemen. pompei was keen to lay much of the blame for what many describe as years of chaos in the middle east on former president barack obama's administration president trump has reasserted america's control as a force for good in this region he said we have rediscovered our voice. there are millions of people throughout this region who are grateful for the u.s. led coalition success in the battle against eisel but there will also be many made nervous by a u.s.
administration that blames the region's instability in the previous u.s. president on the wrong chance trafford al-jazeera. members of the u.s. congress have held a memorial to honor. democrat leader nancy pelosi has criticized the top ministrations response to the killing she says congress is committed to ensuring that those responsible for the murder all held accountable the same month one hundred days since she was killed in the consulate in istanbul mike hanna reports from washington d.c. . speaker after speaker asserted that the best way to remember jamal khashoggi would be to continue to fight for the freedom of the press against the many attacks being waged on it. why why am i here john important the press is important why am i
here because it's personal the turn of the mob or all was set by the new speaker of the house nancy pelosi who was sharply critical of the lack of faction of the trumpet ministration it responds to murder if we decide their commercial interest should override the statements that we make in the actions that we take then we must admit that we have lost all moral authority to talk about any atrocities anywhere anytime we must cariocas show his mission to defend the free press our strongest boer war against injustice in equity in oppression and members of congress are adamant that concrete measures are going to be taken to hold saudi arabia and the crown prince muhammad been sold a comfortable we return to do a deep dive on saudi arabia. or iran and so it goes on the kingdom on the.
all those who are responsible for. your murder if. they refuse to hold him accountable and our conclusion is that he is responsible congress can and i think should pass legislation requiring sanctions against those who are responsible no matter how high up make up president trump would appear to believe that the whole issue of the murder of jamal khashoggi is over members of congress are adamant that they will remind him it isn't. germans officially registered as jews catholics or protestants have been required for decades to pay what's called a church or worship tax the money is then given to the relevant faiths now one leading christian democrat politicians as muslims to be brought into this arrangement to free them from the influence of foreign states or mccain explains.
this is the go to mosque in berlin one of the newest and considered by some to be one of the most liberal in germany from the outset the emphasis here has been on inclusion driven by its founder syrian artist her decision to allow men and women to worship here together polarizes opinion now she says she wants the muslim community to help itself by agreeing to pay to finance itself. the time for a kind of mosque tax is long overdue the most communities in germany and in europe must become independent from the so called countries of origin and thinking about it gave me the idea of saying communities should finance themselves and that can be done through a kind of mosque attacks and in this way it makes me think of one of the five pillars of islam zakk at. but that view is not universally shared among muslims here many believe the suggestion is counterproductive by induction financing in
germany the mosques already finance themselves there are a few that used foreign money to build and finance the purchase but that's a handful ninety nine percent are funded by membership fees and donations so if you bring the model of the mosque tax then you once again take the tax from muslims themselves. the idea of taxing religious worship is not new in germany for many years the jewish catholic and protestant faiths have accepted some form of levy or tax the person a dental pfizer as a christian and once their income tax bill has been worked out a further proportion is deducted and given to their chosen faith to disperse as it sees fit in the political sphere the idea of a mosque tax appeals to many christian democrats for two reasons sealant in talk or didn't on the one hand it's so the growing muslim community in germany gets a stronger domestic connection aligns itself with german society
a mix of contributions and integration and on the other hand it's so the influence of foreign donors can be resisted lies mosques funded by foreign states or individuals have been growing in number in recent years many conservative politicians here have raised concerns over the role of the turkish government and of some of the gulf states the idea of a mosque tax has been raised here in germany before but nothing substantial has really come of it the question now is how much the port amongst muslims there would be for such a plan and what would wider society make of it dominick cain al-jazeera at girton mosque in berlin. and we'll have the weather with kevin and then still ahead here on al-jazeera chinese fane manufacture away on scrutiny once again as one of its employees is arrested in poland plus. i'm daniel shrine there in the northeastern brazilian state to say iraq drug gangs have been defying government
efforts to bring them under control we speak to the state governor at the heart of the bottle. and jordan team to put that plays in the asian cup knockout rounds later how's the sports coming up. by the sky nine information home. or off the coast of the italian riviera. today's another critical weather day here across parts of central europe we're dealing with some more snow across the region particularly the video that has come out of southern germany with the snow in this video showing some very very heavy snow across much of the area the roads in many locations have been closed the avalanche warnings in many countries are at their highest levels and we're going to be seeing some more snow today but it's also going to continue through the weekend i'll show those weather maps in just a second but look at what they are dealing with some of these snow plows some of
the snow drifts are higher than some of the people that are trying to tackle them in this area and we have also seen about seventeen deaths related to avalanches as well as accidents on the road this is what the weather map looks like we have to look to the north at our next weather system that is going to be influencing what is happening here across central europe look at the snow we can expect to see here today across central parts of germany and into poland as we go from friday into saturday that is going to shift to the south that's going to start to dissipate on saturday morning we do expect to have a little bit of a break but it's actually up here towards the north where we see the rain that is going to be our next weather system that's going to cause major problems here across much of central europe look at the expense of the snow expectancy here it could be anywhere over sixty centimeters plus that we can expect to see on top of the very heavy snow that we've already seen across that region so it is going to be a big problem. the weather sponsored by cats own and place.
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what you got is there is a reminder of our top stories this hour u.s. military says it has begun the pulling out its troops from syria but a coalition spokesman is refused to unveil any more information on the two thousand troops location nor the timeline for their withdrawal. high court judges in myanmar have rejects an appeal by two voices journalists having seven year prison sentences while known and chilled so who were convicted of breaking the official secrets act by reporting and on the massacre of range. and i'm saying is that those accused is accusing security forces in sudan of foreign bullets and tear gas of injured
protesters in hospital and he says they were attacked in. protesters against president omar al bashir were killed and injured on wednesday. two people including a chinese businessman have been arrested in poland on suspicion of spying local media now reporting the chinese man is the director of the tech giant huawei in poland nerve convicted the pack could face up to ten years in prison u.s. intelligence agencies accuse way of being linked to the chinese government and that is technologies could be used for espionage. to katrina you she's live for us in beijing and katrina what more do we know about this arrest in poland. well as you mentioned this chinese national we know that he's a man that he works for chinese tech company while i which is a major tech firm here and that he's been living in poland for more than ten years
now we don't have too many details on the arrest itself but according to poland's intelligence agency it's something that they've been planning for a long time and they said that it was implemented very carefully now as you also mentioned huawei is a company that's no stranger to controversy it's a company here that has very close ties to the government it's seen as a flagship chinese company that very successfully creates mobile phones and works to develop internet technology but they've always denied working for the chinese government or being directly involved with the chinese government but that hasn't done much to really allayed concerns that the information from is being passed to the chinese government so much so that japan for example has blocked well way from being used in any government projects the u.k. australia new zealand has blocked qual way from being involved in any five g. network trials and of course while
a heiress an executive mung one joe was arrested in canada late last year at the request of washington for allegedly violating u.s. trade sanctions so this case isn't being widely reported here in china but we have seen that reports of the arrest of being removed from chinese social media which seems to indicate that the chinese government is trying to play this down so far locally whether or not they are charged with espionage we do know that this chinese national faces about three months in detention because abusive words at sea what china's reaction is knowing that there was what some would say retaliation to monks arrests in canada with two canadians them being arrested in china. yes that's right two canadians were arrested here in china and the chinese government has said that there is no link between mung windows arrest and the rest of the two canadians that are being detained in china but the the coincidence is
uncanny it happened very shortly after the other so there are fears that if this is indeed something that the chinese government really kick up a stink about if it's something they're very concerned about they could potentially be similar ramifications for polish nationals as well here in china ok katrina many thanks for bringing us the lines there from beijing in reaction to this arrest in poland. as it's filed a criminal complaint against former chairman carlos ghosn for breach of trust go on is accused of underreporting his salary by millions of dollars he says he's been unfairly detained for almost two months ago and was fired by the board of the bushie but was kept on by remo united nations special rapporteur for human rights in north korea has described the country as a prism speaking from seoul thomas can tyler confirms the presence of political prison comes after speaking to north korean defectors of
a bright as the latest from seoul. this is the fifth visit to south korea by the current special rapporteur as he draws up a picture of the human rights situation in north korea as previously he's been meeting with defectors and also senior officials here in seoul this is of course as close as he will get to north korea itself despite repeated requests there's no chance of a visit there the north koreans dismiss the work of the special rapporteurs saying that the evidence of defectors is simply untrustworthy it comes at an interesting time diplomatically with a number of human rights advocates saying that not enough has been done by the united states and to a certain extent south korea in pushing the human rights issue and that with all the talk of a second summit meeting between donald trump of the united states and also a visit by kim jong un to south korea the issue of human rights should not be left
out should not be put to one side defunct piece that we or that positive developments you want to just witnessed in the past year it is sort of more regrettable that the reality for human rights on the ground remains unchanged and continues to be extremely seizures of those who lived in the north recently that i interviewed you know these mission. gave accounts of ordinary people being subject to this looked at the labor and serious human rights violations such to such as forced evictions in the name of the development story swerved close to me of people including children been subject to long hours of force forced labor where they were forced to work without remuneration this visit also comes on the back of what see it as north korea's diplomatic success with kim jong un's visit to beijing being
hosted by president xi jinping of china with a. this from she for a reciprocal visit to north korea this is a timely reminder according to north korea's critics of the brutal reality of everyday life there and that this is still very much a repressive regime they say responsible as documented by the united nations for prison camps where more than one hundred thousand political prisoners are being held and where starvation torture and executions they say are commonplace donald trump's former lawyer michael cohen has agreed to testify publicly before congress next month about his time working for the u.s. president and testimony could strengthen the investigation into russian interference in the two thousand and sixteen election and further damage the president's image in december cohen was sentenced to three years in prison for lying to congress. but as well as president is vowing during his second term to
correct what he calls deep mistakes because my door has been sworn in for another six year term thirteen american countries are refusing to recognize his presidency many condemn as a social dictatorship the jerk uses the u.s. of waging war against venezuelans as suffering hyper inflation and food shortages a many have fled was the lesson america's biggest ever migration crisis. and brazil state's governor is refusing to back down on his prison reforms despite organized crime gangs retaliating against them some inmates have been moved to other prisons and had their phones confiscated. as a governor has been explaining his crackdown on crime to our correspondent. your thought is that the state security headquarters daily plan their next steps in the battle they know has only just begun. they're monitoring for further violence from drug gangs which launched a wave of attacks across sierra after moves to curtail the power of their leaders
serving time in jail. president. sent national troops they were welcomed by the sarah state governor camille santana although he's from the opposition workers' party. this is a moment of union in this country brazil should work together with the national government to tackle this problem there are painful consequences but we must work in that direction to win the fight against organized crime in brazil it was the governor's initiative to tackle the growing strength of the drug gangs starting in the prisons. as soon as we started reorganizing the prison system the tax took place on the streets gang members reacted by trying to intimidate the state government trying to make us back off but we are doing exactly the opposite we are tightening our actions removing any kind of communication from inside the prisons isolating and transferring some of the prisoners to other states the two main drug gangs are the low base first capital command or p.c.c.
and the rio base read command their fight for supremacy often coordinated and fought within these walls. the irony is that these prisons were built to contain the captured drug members instead they've become recruiting and training grounds and even power base is the author it is said that that must end. their initial priority is their fight in the jails however the state is also dealing with the gangs on the streets while implementing social programs to try to lure youngsters away from the lucrative but deadly trade so what's going to be sort criminal groups born inside the prisons so for decades we didn't have a proper policy to debrief or improve the penitentiary system that was never prioritized not only here but in the whole of brazil so when steve decided to act against these gangs did react as strongly but the street is even stronger the violence affects many layers of brazilian society the attacks and frightening away
investment especially in the vital tourist industry why do. i see a reduction of fifty percent of the about to shrimp i'm selling these days the beach is quite empty especially for this period of summer holidays in brazil. the focus now is back behind these walls but few expect to stay there for long than usual and there al-jazeera for to listen. tens of thousands of people are marched through argentina's capital one of the areas and the first of several planned protests against the president's program. has reduced subsidies for utilities and other services to bring the government's huge debts on the control sent electricity and gas rates soaring workweek has been forced to slash the deficit as part of a deal with the international monetary fund. well getting around baghdad is a bit easier for everyone these days the heavily fortified green zone has been a symbol of insecurity is but now security forces are facts of the declaring the
iraqi capital safe at every move checkpoints and. they call it the transition from green to blue where green only soldiers give up control to the blue berets of the iraqi police force traffic can now easily pass through baghdad's international zone also known as the green zone without checks and special passes a situation unthinkable just a year ago. under the order is a problem. the officials across major cities in iraq have removed checkpoints and concrete barriers designed to protect against suicide in tall bombs the prime minister even took a very public walk around baghdad on monday. transitioning from green to blue for iraq something inevitable this came after the end of the military operations against isola cross iraq there's a ground for the iraqi police to handle security and leave other military forms outside the main cities the european union advisory mission to iraq is pushing.