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the u.s. aid has been cut off as well as israel's decision to withhold part of the taxes it collects on behalf of the palestinians so the palestinians reaction to that was to stop taking the money altogether so the financial crisis remains to be a big issue that the new government will be dealing with as well as the issue of palestinian prisoners in israeli jails hunger strikes four hundred of them have been hunger striking due to the worsening living conditions in israeli jails and this is an issue that also has been at the heart of the financial crisis because when israel decided to withhold part of the taxes it said that it was because this money has been going from the palestinian authority to the families of these prisoners know this is an issue that's very close to the hearts of many palestinians many of them have been in jail in and out and now currently we have around five thousand five hundred palestinian prisoners currently in jails thank you. still to come here on al-jazeera robert and mary mullaney
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my poured tons of great grandparents were sold with their ten selves are making a case for slavery reparations the idea of compensating descendants of slaves is gaining momentum in the u.s. . has a chance of yet more floods in iran has increased not in the same place but this cloud is certainly bearing rain and it's going to be there for the next day or two now the potential is something like one hundred millimeters little bit east of the lower ground so rough up in the mountains here we have flash floods of far more likely and indeed landslides is mostly they around that these things are focused on the rain moves on towards afghanistan and pakistan the time we get to monday and that's all the action to the west that is relatively far in the clouds increasing
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admittedly by the time we get to monday with warm weather and probably dusty weather syria lebanon egypt and towards jordan as well but the picture the tailend rain of the middle east the moment by sunday it would have gone in size so that a morning when the u.a.e. undermanned and that's down the coast as well towards yemen following it a bit of a breeze possibly a temperature district about thirty and twenty nine in riyadh could well be briefly dusty in this breeze not to take you on from sunday to monday we end up with largely a dry picture was recovering and dry weather the nurses throughout amman and even by this time. we're about days with the dryness on in the suit to the eastern side of south africa but it will not last.
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welcome back you're watching al-jazeera mind about top stories so far today sudan's new military rule is saying if you lift the curfew and release all political prisoners he's also invited all political parties to a dialogue. forces fighting for control of libya's capital have launched new air
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strikes the warlords after us forces hit a school and refugee center south of tripoli but no casualties were reported planes from the un backed government targeted after suffices. palestine's new government has been sworn into office mohamad chatah has become the first fatah party member to take up the role of prime minister in a decade critics including factors rival hamas condemning the development. of several politicians in the us to criticize the us president after he tweeted out a video containing footage of nine eleven designed to attack a muslim congresswoman. then the video features edited sections of a speech she made on civil rights for muslims in the u.s. some time later the speech was overlaid with footage of the nine eleven attacks which we have. not to show the video is being shared on social media to suggest the congresswoman was downplaying nine eleven in response some condemned the trump
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tweet and accused him of islamophobia in the video trump tweeted oma is looped repeatedly saying some people did something the actual quote from her speech goes like this for far too long we've lived with the discomfort of being a second class citizen and frankly i'm tired of it and every single muslim in this country should be tired of it care was founded after nine eleven because they recognize that some people did something and that all of us was starting to lose access to civil liberties heidegger castro has more now from washington heidi how much anger is this generating. well peter from the progressives who are defending congresswoman omar there is quite a bit of outrage there saying that again she's being unfairly attacked this time by the u.s. president and that this video that was obviously doctored the source of which is still unknown is
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a blatant active hate and other progressives are calling on all members of congress to condemn this tweet from the president but i have to say that on the other side there are conservatives who are supporting this criticism of omar there pointing to the trouble she's had in the recent past in which some of her statements condemning the role of israel in u.s. politics was taken as anti-semitic if you recall the house of representatives and it up drafting and voting for a resolution that condemned hates of all types and so people are saying now on the right side that they're taking these just for words that the president has highlighted and taken out of context from omar's greater speech saying that nine eleven was some people did something while ignoring the fact that she was using that's a contrast with what i'm hearing phrasing her as saying that all u.s. muslims are suffering the consequences of losing their civil liberties so parsing
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these words and using it from her defenders from omar's defenders saying as an unfair attack on the congresswoman any reaction from the trump white has yet. not at this point that we've seen he's done this before he's attacked the media that he claims as a liberal bias against him by also using these sorts of doctored videos he doesn't apologize for those kinds of things and he has a history of making these statements of using nine eleven as a political tool for his own advancement if you'll recall that in the beginnings of his campaign for presidency he made the outrageous claim that there were people in new jersey who were cheering as the twin towers fell and he in his words he said there was a heavy arab population that lived in that state he's never apologized for those words and most are thinking he's not likely to apologize for this latest attack
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heidi thank you the north korean leader says he's open to more talks with the u.s. president kim jong il and says he's willing to meet donald trump for a third time if washington comes to the table with quotes the right attitude he said he would give mr trump until the end of the year to decide on another meeting their second summit on ending pyongyang's nuclear program broke down in february with both sides blaming each other for the deadlock. pakistan's has a community a calling for more protection for an explosion in the market killed more than twenty people in the southwestern city of quotes on friday that's the latest attack on the shia minority group that's been the targets of sunni organizations over recent years. these flags involved. during the past five years an assault on cheers and after friday's attack there are fresh graves a new mood knows no violence and killing leaving last. thought mobile labs son was
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killed in a previous attack she say she's still waiting for justice and is here to solidarity with out there who are grieving is not saddam my eighteen year old son who is also targeted and killed like many others in our community but there is no justice in this country i wish no mother could go through this pain from which on passing through i think these killings should be stopped by now the community have. ordered. their morning from the government that they have to be given proper guidance. will not happen again. as well as her daughter she friday their dad also claimed the lives of others including thirty muslims the bombings have been linked to isis and a day to get dollar bond pockets don. they're the main target here in the
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provincial capital of baluchistan province and they say the government isn't doing enough to me stuff if it did going down and promised to make line know their situation better for he has a lot of people but unfortunately a base in sudan has none then why does this struggle what they would make sure to see had taken from the people. we're tired of these incidents for the last twenty years. community has been under constant threat how long are we going to be victims of these attacks. and deployed security forces to guard and. bring. my dad gave. those who were grieving. in the o.p.'s says is prevented attacks planned by the arm somali group al-shabaab
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the attorney general said the plotters were targeting the public and they've been arrested separately in the fifty nine people including members of the armed forces have been detained on suspicion of corruption. for the first time in four years yemen has held a parliamentary session with the president. in attendance more than one hundred thirty government officials took part in the meeting held in the city of so you and . me the head of yemen's general people's congress was elected as the speaker. syria says israel launched an air strike on a military academy which is injured at least three soldiers several buildings were destroyed in the town of mass in hama province local media says syrian air defenses shot down some of the missiles. ministers in lebanon are campaigning to persuade neighboring syria to reduce its trade tariffs lebanese farmers and business owners say high transit taxes on imported goods a damaging their livelihoods zeroes in a holder as more from back in eastern lebanon. traffic is slow at the main border
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crossing between syria. cross border trade has not recovered to the level before syria's war began eighty years ago custom duties levied by the syrian government are affecting lebanese businesses. in the. year we used to pay three hundred dollars per truck now syria is charging one thousand two hundred fifty dollars per truck to transit syria and that's only for one way thousands of people are suffering from this. syria is lebanon's only traditionally friendly neighbor that is why syrian roads are vital to lebanese trade instead of the high cost of air cargo or shipping by sea lebanese traders hope to benefit from the reopening of a main road into jordan a few months ago but lebanese politicians opposed to the syrian government believe a political price will have to be paid. the measure worked.
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again and again pressure is on the revenues at the time when we witness some lebanese parties requesting normalization of the syrian regime and this is not acceptable by all means at the start of syria's civil war eight years ago didn't cut diplomatic ties but hasn't had official links. the syrian government wants to end its isolation however is refusing to. the government until. it has also. world to put on hold syria. syria's decision to reopen. last year. but it seems jordan's moves to normalize relations haven't been enough jordan's exports to syria are down by seventy percent. the syrian jordanian
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technical committee reached agreements one of them is related to the fees that trucks need to pay jordan is abiding by the agreements but syria is not syria is not facilitating the entry of jordanian products syria has regained control of things restoring its pre-war status as a crucial transit corridor in the region it is leverage that the syrian government is using to open the door to legitimizing. for countries have agreed to take sixty four refugees and migrants rescued off the libyan coast ten days ago they have been stranded on a rescue vessel with conditions getting worse by the day they've been taken to port and will eventually be relocated to germany france portugal and luxembourg venezuela's former spy chief been arrested in spain just weeks after the warrant
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for him. was wanted by washington cocaine trafficking and venezuela's military intelligence for more than a decade and was a close adviser to the late president. in february he became the most influential military figure to declare loyalty to the opposition leader. rescue teams in brazil searching for survivors today after two condemn buildings collapsed in rio de janeiro killing at least seven people thirteen others are missing neighboring buildings have been evacuated the five story buildings were in an area controlled by illegal militias and they don't have the proper permits. the idea of making reparations to the descendants of enslaved people is being actively discussed in the united states has become an issue in the presidential race and on college campuses practical hayne has more now from washington. short coloma is not your typical first year student at the prestigious georgetown university in washington d.c. and not because she's a few decades older than the typical student look at what my family did.
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look at what my family. her family is the reason georgetown didn't go bankrupt one hundred eighty years ago robert and mary mulholland my four times great grandparents were sold with their ten cells that they were slaves owned by a roman catholic order the jesuits who ran the school and among the group of two hundred seventy two slaves that were sold by the school so it could continue to this day a couple of years ago georgetown officials apologized and offered the descendants of the slaves like cologne preferential treatment for admission to the school but now two thirds of the students have voted to do more they want to pay an additional twenty seven dollars and twenty cents every semester for a kind of reparations fund it's not just being talked about by students but several democratic candidates for president have endorsed a nationwide system some ideas improved education for african-american students or
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a bond given to children at birth that they can cash in when they are adults in an attempt to close the income gap we have to remember that slavery went from at least that what we're talking about it under the united states went from seven hundred seventy six to eight hundred sixty five so we're talking about eighty nine years so i think in my opinion we have eighty nine years to fix it and we know that our wealth in order to close the wealth gap it would take two hundred twenty eight years and that would be everything being equal it would still take two hundred twenty years to close the wealth gap i think reparations can be a step still this is a controversial discussion but one that cologne believes needs to be talked about and to those who say this is history a part of the past days or so with thousands of years ago we still talk about him the fundraise about four. hundred thousand dollars a year the plan is to spend that money on charities to help most of them live in louisiana and maryland the board of regents though still has to approve it and it's
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not at all clear that they will decide that this should be the first of its kind reparations program in the country. india is marking the one hundredth anniversary of a massacre considered to be one of the worst atrocities committed under british colonial rule the killings took place in a public garden in the northern city of amritsar where british soldiers opened fire on thousands of civilians they had gathered for a pro independence rally colonial era records show around four hundred people died but other estimates put the number closer to one thousand on weapons day the british prime minister to resign may expressed regret but stopped short of a full apology. ok let's recap your top story so far this sudan's new military ruler has just said that he will lift the curfew imposed on thursday and release all political prisoners he also invited all political parties for a dialogue. in order to provide an atmosphere for your desire to establish
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a state we declare that the curfew be lifted all detained under martial law will immediately be released human rights will be reinforced in line with international laws the provincial rulers will be relieved of duty and an invitation will be given to all the people political parties and organizations to engage in dialogue a ceasefire will be enforced across the country and we invite those carrying arms to lay them down sit at the negotiation table and agree to peaceful coexistence forces fighting for control of libya's capital have launched new air strikes. forces hit a school and refugee center south of tripoli but no casualties were reported from the un backed government targeted his faces. members of the minority has are a community in pakistan the morning after at least twenty of them were killed in a bomb attack on friday it happened in the southwestern city of cueto dozens of people were injured in what police are calling the first sectarian attack in months
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. for the first time in four years yemen has held a parliamentary session with president months or hardy in attendance more than one hundred thirty government officials took part in the meeting held in the city of sayao and sultan alberto carney the head of yemen's general people's congress was elected a speaker of the house palestine's new government been sworn in today mohamad chatah a became the first fatter official in a decade to become prime minister he was appointed to the role by the palestinian president and fattah ally mahmoud abbas critics including fattens rival us accuse mr abbas of staging a power grab several politicians in the us to criticize president trump after he tweeted out a video containing footage of the events of nine eleven designed to attack a muslim congresswoman oma the video features edited sections of a speech she made on civil rights for muslims in the united states you are right up
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to speed with all the top stories up next is inside story. arrested in the u.k. and wanted in the u.s. the wiki leaks founder julian assange on faces an uncertain future after he was kicked out of the ecuadorian embassy in london but will he be extradited what about the allegations of sexual assault and hacking and is this all about freedom of speech or a man hiding from the charges against him this is inside story. hello
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i'm kemal santamaria for two thousand four hundred and eighty seven days he was right there within touching distance of the british police but in the end always untouchable and we of course talking about julian assange he's the founder of the whistle blowing web site wiki leaks who for nearly seven years was an unintended guest of the ecuadorian embassy in london as he tried to avoid both angry governments and accusations of sexual assault well on thursday that all changed as ecuador revoked his political asylum and then allowed police into the embassy where he was arrested on the spot it is a complicated story because there are many allegations across multiple countries some of which have been dropped but on technicalities this first arrests dramatically played out in front of the media was for breaching bail it could mean twelve months in prison but then later a songe was arrested again at the request of the united states which wants him
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extradited and then there are the sexual assault allegations swedish prosecutors dropped a rape investigation into a sergeant twenty seventeen saying as long as he was in the embassy they couldn't formally notify him of the accusation and a second woman's claim of modest station was halted in twenty fifteen due to time limits what you see here the letters from more than seventy british m.p.'s who have written to the home secretary saying the sexual assault allegations should not be forgotten and that assad should be extradited to sweden first if requested. asunder supporters though say his arrest is an attack on freedom of speech and that he's being punished for exposing war crimes this is a dark day for journalism i was just jennifer's that is that sort of president you know we don't want to this to go forward this has this has to work the other to the u.k. government is to make up will sure is that a journalist will never be extradited to the united states for publishing activity
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this pertains to publishing work nine years ago publishing of documents of videos of killing of innocent civilians exposure of war drives this is journalism. so you can see there are a lot of angles to the julian assange story and they need some clarity so here we go a songe first sort refuge in that embassy in london to avoid extradition to sweden over those two separate sexual assault allegations which he does deny both those investigations were dropped after prosecutors ran out of time to question him but now swedish prosecutors say they are read salman in one of those cases he seven years in the ecuadorian embassy ended over what was called quote discourteous and aggressive behavior and concerns that he was interfering in the country's affairs and then as we mentioned a son faces extradition to the united states on charges of conspiring to hack into a government computer along with
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a former army intelligence analyst chelsea manning that dates back to twenty ten and there are also the democratic party e-mails published by wiki leaks and twenty sixteen jury in the u.s. election campaign which have raised some questions over songes links perhaps to russia. i lots to talk about and we've got a great panel to do that with starting in london with michael patrick joyce he is a barrister in international and european law in philadelphia clear thankful stein who's a professor of law at the university of pennsylvania law school and rounding out our panel in norfolk in the u.k. vaughan smith who is a freelance journalist and a personal friend of julian assange and so able to give us some interesting insight there in fact why don't i start with you. even as a supporter i suspect mr assad's knew this is why this day had to come didn't it the ecuadorians after nearly seven years we're probably going to run out of i guess
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patience might be the word at some stage. well i if this came because there was a change of political administration in ecuador there was a new president who had different populaces of the previous one out attempted to get julian to ecuador but we didn't as a country the british didn't allow allowed julian to leave the embassy so we you in touch how much were you in touch with with mr us on leading up to this friday before last so eight days ago i had to but because you have to book to go and visit him and so i saw about arnold half now he'd be expected to be kicked out he was expecting it from before christmas that any day he would be kicked out i think he was planning to walk out i was quite upset i must say to see the way he was dragged out because i feel that was done really for the television cameras to promote the idea that he was a sort of fugitive the sort so i was quite disappointed that he wasn't able to have a bit more dignity than the point i would make just before i go to our other guests
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is that. he made that choice to go into that embassy nearly seven years ago didn't he i know there's been a lot of talk he sort of almost felt like he was under house arrest that he couldn't move and couldn't go out but he made that decision knowing what could happen maybe not knowing he'd be in there for seven years but certainly knowing what the consequences could be. well yes i mean he kind of he claimed asylum he was given diplomatic asylum and that has been revoked which i understand is against international law and i understand it was tested in the inter-marriage in court of human rights quite recently by the sanders lawyers who found his favor and also i think it's important to observe that julian has won all the supernational bodies that are available to him for example you united nations working group probably detention determined that he was detained and i understand that is the hostel for a future thing but but but unfortunately or fortunately but whatever these are these judgments aren't you britain and america and ecuador are don't have to
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apply those judgments and they're advisory is my understanding but nevertheless you know if the highest authority in the world determines who's arbitrary to trains a need to detain and he deserves silence and that is fine the other headlines very important to point out. because i think as a corrective needed he claimed asylum to avoid being extradited to america which is the thing that appears to be happening now and he's been very consistent about that he said that he feared and even he knew there was an extradition genesis the time almost all of them thought that wasn't happening and now it is so you know the swedish thing he said that he would be happy to go to sweden to face those charges he wants you know his day in court just as the women deserve it too and i think is very important very interesting that the this letter has gone around which i support i think is really good that that he does go to sweden but it mustn't be misunderstood he said that he would go to sweden if they could be guaranteed that he was going to be extradited the united states that's what he's trying to avoid ok
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i'll come back to you shortly let's go to michael patrick joyce now in london for some what is going to say legal advice legal perspective let's put it that way he was arrested where we've outlined there with one the the different issues which mr assad has faced in the end he was arrested for skipping bail twelve months in a u.k. prison. is the likely situation do you see that how it how it plays out because there is this pressure to the maximum ok that's the maximum penalty that he could get what has happened is that he was tried in westminster magistrates court on thursday convicted of the charge of breaching his bail of not answering to his bail back in two thousand and twelve and the magistrates court has now remitted the case to the crown court so the crown court which will determine the sentence at a date to be fixed now twelve months is the maximum there is a judicial discretion as to where the precise term of imprisonment if that is
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imposed rests but will be a shorter period of time ok will do you think and i know there's a lot of speculation involved in everything we talk about today but do you think the united states will be putting the pressure on and saying actually we want to now we want and sooner rather than later. though i think that there is a jew process in relation to extradition and it's quite clear that due process will have to be followed i don't think there's any means of short circuiting this. that would be an infringement of the process of law or the rule of law and i think it's probably going to be rather protracted proceedings. and what about the issue michael of sweden already brought that up there the just explain again to our viewers what's happened as i understand time basically ran out can these charges allegations come back i believe the swedes are already talking about possibly reinvestigating. well there was a series of charges or these allegations that he was facing in sweden and they
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range they were they were all serious but they range from molestation and coercion to allegations of rape now as i understand it under swedish law and you have to understand i'm an english law specialist from the swedish law specialist so i can't speak with total authority but it's my understanding that within that range of allegations sa the allegations in relation to the station and coercion had a statute of limitations and therefore the time in relation to investigation of those as i understood it rather and that really is the end of it the more serious charges of rape i don't think there is a statute of limitations in sweden but there is an important distinction between raising allegations under swedish law and charging someone you have to have access you have to charge in the presence of the accused and obviously whilst mr saunders
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was in the ecuadorian embassy that was impossible so the the investigation in relation to the rape allegations really ran into the sand and reached an impasse so that the swedish authorities desisted from continuing now i have no doubt that in sweden there will be a big debate as to whether that disses sitting from continuing means that it's simply gone into a balance and now can be revived or whether having desisted then that's an end of the matter that's a matter for swedish law and i'm sure will be hotly debated and contested in swedish courts ok time to bring in clear finkelstein in philadelphia for the us perspective i like what we're doing here actually which is laying out all the facts without getting into the subject of stuff just yet clear let's talk about the indictment which the us has got and i note that it is very carefully written. he has not been charged with publishing government secrets which would be usually the
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big headline he has been charged with committing unlawful computer intrusion explain this one to us please that's correct so it's not quite espionage and it's not asked of lee just receiving stolen government documents and classified documents and disseminating them which would be a problem if he is indeed to be considered a journalist because it would be protected activity under the first amendment is something in between which is basically computer hacking and he's accused of doing this as part of a conspiracy with them bradley manning now chelsea manning who clearly violated the law and she would be the principal and of course he would be an accessory to that crime and part of the conspiracy so is this a way of going after him for something which is more likely to be successful as you say there is well there is a gray area over journalism over freedom of speech over these sorts of issues so go
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after him for the thing which quote unquote can be perfect or can more easily be perfect it's turning out to be more controversial in the u.s. than you might have thought so the a.c.l.u. and other journalistic organizations have come out strongly in his favor and said that they are very concerned about the precedent that it sets to process to prosecute him because in their view he has a member of the press and the big worry that first amendment lawyers and activists have had is that members of the press will be prosecuted for espionage or espionage related offenses. if in his case however there's a real question whether or not we should count as a press organization there are many people who feel that in the wake of the role that wiki leaks played in disseminating what it appears to be russian hacked information illegally hacked in from a. on the part of a foreign power that in
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a sense he forfeits his press data if the sole reason for his existence at this point is to disseminate. information based on a playbook that a lot of your putin house that's a very controversial issue then the second question would be if he is nevertheless a legitimate press organization member of the press. or the activities that he is accused of in the indictment that was unsealed old. protective activities and many people feel that even if he is a member of a of the press is go beyond what the first amendment was designed to protect journalists from because it him obs a level of activity and not just past receipt of information and dissemination of that information ok claire i want to come back to a little while to talk a little bit more about russia i think we're now into some really interesting stuff which claire was brought up and it's the more subject to stuff and i'll go back to
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foreign on this one is julian assange a journalist there are a lot of people out there who say he's not they would say that actually wiki leaks it's a whistle blowing web site it's a it's a it's a conduit it finds the it finds the details and actually wiki leaks has paired up with a number of established media organizations in the past to get that information out there yet mr assad and his lawyers continually say this is about journalism. yes i it's a very good point i think it's quite a crucial one he sent me a publisher i would say and many of the genocide have recognize him as a journalist i mean he's won the martha gellhorn prize index on century came across a journalism so it's quite a difficult one i think it clearly is the base but whether these agendas i think he's a journalist but he's a publisher i understand legally it's a similar sort of thing anyway so maybe slightly academic could i just go back to one thing though the swedish mass i just want. to go back or not put the onus on
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the swedish matter the are crown prosecution service in britain was found to have e-mail correspondence with this we just prosecutor where they were trying to dissuade her from coming to london and actually interviewing julian there's something fishy going on or has been it does seem that politics of intruded somehow on this case because if the prosecutors are actually prosecuting then you have to question what's really behind all this just took one and in a sense this was revealed by la repubblica did a freedom of information act request in sweden and got these emails those emails turned up to being destroyed and deleted by our crown prosecution so so you know i don't think it's completely clear cut what's happened as we know i do think it's important that he does go to sweden to clear his name michael i know you said you went to an expert on unzueta school but is there anything you can add to what one was saying there. i don't think there is very much to be added if we are in
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a vote rather odd position in that through vorm who has obviously been speaking directly to mistress only very recently if we have the up to date information that mr assad ward presumably willingly or possibly voluntarily go to sweden but at the moment there are no charges because they can only be allegations until they're put to him in person and the investigations have been. closed certainly temporarily we don't know whether that's going to be reopened the english press is reporting mr a song which is swedish lawyer has as saying that they consider it highly unlikely that he would ever face prosecution in sweden perhaps because of the elapse of time the fading of witnesses memory is considerations like that it is ten years on to be fair let's go back into this
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issue of journalism as we were discussing before clear finkelstein to come back to you you raised the point and the concerns that there are in the united states about those who will decide in the end i mean it's becoming next essential question how do we decide if he is a journalist or not and therefore what will happen to him and we how the charges will will develop from here but just very briefly if i may to follow up on the swedish matter. first of all i'm rather puzzled by the suggestion that the swedes would take the position that the statute of limitations had run because usually when someone is a fugitive from justice the statute of limitations has told at least that would be the principle in the u.s. i'm not an expert on swedish law either but it's very strange that you can run out the clock on a charge by simply beating those charges for long enough i think it's very telling that he himself would rather clear what. and i don't
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care that the coercion charges have been dropped and that was because of. expiry of them attention it may be i do agree with you that it's surprising that a fugitive for justice can wait. a period of imitation and then not face the music but it does seem that that is the case in criminal law go ahead very puzzling beside. the issue of. you know hold on one will let clear finish her thought and then i'll come to you. with the other issue about the swedish situation is that it's quite interesting to me that he would rather go back and face coercion charges or bar possibly a rape investigation in sweden then face what appears to be a minor computer hacking related charge this again is not a charge of espionage i think that what he is expecting i can only guess that what
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he is expecting is that there might be another indictment coming along relating to the twenty sixteen election hacking and that he be extremely concerned about facing that now there's a tricky legal issue here relating to extradition agreements which is that although if you were already in the u.s. it would always be possible to add another charge or to have a superseding indictment the one that he has. to have an additional indictments and so on being the twenty sixteen being is completely unrelated to the manning have yeah and i am still going to ask you about that in a moment where vaughn just very quickly. i'm just worried that we're referring to the swedish allegations as charges too often i think that's quite an important thing. now about my having spoken to julian and i think this this does add something he's certainly of the mind that charges would somehow be out is not and
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that actually this is this extradition is designed to get him to america for life to an american jail and also is important point he said before he went you know as he went unclaimed asylum in here he said then that he would happily walk out at any time to go to sweden if there was a guy and he wasn't sent to america just to get ok fair enough right i'm just going to make a note for next time as well that we will get a swedish law expert on because that's what everyone wants to talk about at the moment and clear i'll come back to you can i come back to you on the issue of russia because you've raised a couple of times and we have mentioned it the publishing of stolen democratic party e-mails in the lead up to the twenty sixth election very much not part of this indictment but it hovers over everything doesn't it and donald trump gets drawn into it as well when he previously said he loved wiki leaks and now he says i don't really care that much about them this will linger won't it. it absolutely will if it the first thing to look at in
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a fire was lawyer i would be arguing that extradition law itself would freeze these charges so that normally if you get extradited for a certain offense the agreement between the u.k. and the u.s. around the charges that he's being extradited for would prevent the u.s. government from adding additional charges unlike if you were already in the u.s. when any number of additional indictments could happen if that is not the case and maybe that u.s. authorities will try to as either to this indictment or as a new indictment relating to the twenty sixteen hacking before they put in an extradition request so that they're not barred from making. making those extra charges then things get very complicated. and there is a potential of a very strange alliance here between the white house and folks like the
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a.c.l.u. who are saying he should be considered a journalist and so be protected under first amendment grounds because he could be quite dangerous to president trump given what he may know if indeed there was a conspiracy. between him roger stone and the trump campaign to agate to and release the e-mails. from the d.n.c. so it may be that the white house is not very eager to see him extradited to the u.s. either final four then just as we're running on the clock we have spent the past twenty minutes or so talking about the man julian assange is the fact as he found it a web site called wiki leaks and i wonder vaughn maybe i'll start with you regardless of what happens to him then it could be a very drawn out process where he makes and still there isn't it and it will still keep doing what it does regardless. yes sir julian stopped running wiki leaks nearly a year ago now and he did that because he couldn't from do it from the embassy
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anymore after an embassy because of the restrictions are applied to him so he's not running it and i'm not sure where it's based it might be iceland or somewhere so in a sense in terms of you know whistle blowing it's sort of you know the gorilla rather than anything else in operates on almost no money at stall and it's relatively easy to run you know compared with them the forces arranged against it. well folks the courts baten are some afraid i'd love to keep talking especially about swedish law but we haven't had time so i'd like to thank michael padgett joyce in london also clear finkelstein in philadelphia and vaughan smith joining us from norfolk thank you to all of you and thank you for watching remember this program indeed all our inside story episodes are online for you to see again you just had to understeer a dot com look in the shows that section for inside story also of plenty of online discussion we are at facebook dot com slash a.j. inside story we're on twitter at a.j. inside story i'm at a j
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an al-jazeera russian military advisors in africa they're not officially representing the kremlin but working for a private security company russia claims they're helping bring peace but critics say it's a disc eyes for the expansion of russia's military influence talk to al-jazeera gains exclusive access to a russian military training camp in the central african republic. this is al-jazeera. hello and welcome my name's peter w. watching the news of life from our headquarters here in doha coming up in the next sixty minutes a ceasefire will be enforced across the country and we invite those carrying arms to lay them down sudan's new military ruler reaches out to protesters by offering
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some concessions. palestine's new government's been sworn into office as the first fatah party member in a decade becomes prime minister. a wave of air strikes as fighters from eastern libya intensify their battle to take control of the capital tripoli. also ahead outrage in the u.s. over donald trump's condemnation of a muslim member of congress over the nine eleven attacks. and sporting event has missed a chance to clinch an eighth consecutive italian league title. i was just there second the defeat of the six. party of the ousted sudanese president omar al bashir is demanding his release they're also condemning his overthrow calling it
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a violation of the constitution this comes as the head of the new military led political transitional council made some concessions to the opposition. reports. in sudan a stunning turnaround as the new leader general abdul fatah struck a more conciliatory tone and promised inclusive efforts to establish a civilian government. in order to provide an atmosphere for your desire to establish a state we declare that the curfew be lifted all detained under martial law will immediately be released human rights will be reinforced in line with international laws the provincial rulers will be relieved of duty and an invitation will be given to all the people political parties and organizations to engage in dialogue a ceasefire will be enforced across the country and we invite those carrying arms to lay them down sit at the negotiation table and agree to peaceful coexistence moments earlier a group of opposition leaders held
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a news conference and once again called for a civilian government. workers the army together with the people have been victims to those people cloaked as good virtuous men it is the judy and responsibility of the armed forces to protect the people and enforce the rule of law the armed forces men who are full and have done their best in our sting dictatorship and establishing a civil state we and all the opposition parties refused to hand over power to the military we want to totally civil leadership assume power on friday when another general. the man who had orchestrated the end of president omar bashir is thirty year rule resigned after that announcement was made there were celebrations on the streets and the sudanese hope who is the inspector general of the military and perceived to be less trained than either of his predecessors may be able to bring solutions to the problems that led to months of protests plays any so it is
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a great thing for us with. our hopes will be really we are not leaving districts until everything goes to advantage to the another high profile designation when intelligence chiefs. also step down some analysts believe these are encouraging signs that there could be talks between the military and civilian leaders. probably no more chances of success since the military have removed a number of the first ladies who are in the professors and the professional association those would have liked to be speaking to them. but protests began in december over a sharp rise in bread prices and that bt only took on a man but it's not clear how the protesters what he got to these promises of change over the coming days. are dizzying. me is
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a sudanese human rights activist she joins us here on the news from washington and charmaine so the military is striking what i guess you could see is a conciliatory tone will it be enough for the protesters. no i don't think so while what they did was good and showed some good intentions i think after this longears thirty years of empty promises and process sees that lead to nothing it's going to be really hard for a lot of people to take that as an a strong two and everything and as a matter of fact people are more fired up now knowing that how much of their presence and pressure can actually yield results so if there is anything they're going to be more determined and more more at vigilant to stay and watch their demands being. being. like developing and realized today's meeting
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between the opposition leaders and the civil society and member from the sudanese professional association was was a good positive step but we still don't see any results yet still about talks we are still about the statements which we have heard everything the council has announced we've heard before we've heard about combating corruption we've heard about doing control of the army and seizing fire but as we like this week there was a fire exchange. as this was happening as the council the military council was it was assuming power so we still need to see tangible things we still need to see tangible realisation of these promises that they say the chances of the people on the streets where the two of the major chance were the machine had become well less so alma moore which means how what how what is the price of the martyrs blood of the question is forbidden and the other one for all countries for so these two
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chances are literally are the major major demands that need to be realized one is accountability what's going to happen to people who are implicated in the crimes recent crimes empire. us and also to what extend this process is inclusive not only racially but also gender wise how many of the minorities are going to be represented among muslims and all that we need to see actions so far it's it's good but it still talks ok when it comes to that idea of tangible movement somebody has got to blink first here because sooner or later they've got to sit down face to face i guess is the best way of pushing it who is prepared to move first and what do you think the reaction to that would be. it depends whose whose reaction we are speaking about. today was the first move from the opposition coalition and it's not only political it has also civil society and professional representation so that
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was the first step and these were the first tangible demands before it was very genetic we wanted to fall we wanted all this to go and now we're getting into the details and the weight of it so the meeting today i have specific demands about sation of fire accountability release of all political detainees as we speak there are other people who are actually extracted from were brought from different countries to be arrested one of them is called with global on the other one is have a both of them are still detained are not free to do that so that does not fulfill the promise of releasing all political detainees and there is also the sation of aggression and fire exchange of it's happening in darfur these things are very tangible and need to happen now and then after that the first demand was to have a democratic not democratic i'm sorry a more civilian body that actually. to be very effective and actually.
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doing this to a civilian transition because what we have now it's a military state it's not very different from what we have it's. i don't want to sound like a very skeptic and someone who's like not trusting but again what you hear now what all the world is hearing now is what we've been living with for thirty years this is exactly what we had we had generals giving us empty promises over and over again and nothing happens drag us into processes put us into tables of rounds of negotiation and nothing gets fulfilled ok but we need to see tangible things and we need to keep the pressure on ok. thank you in washington. ok let's take a closer look sudan's national intelligence and security services chief as we've been saying today has now stepped according to amnesty international the agency to sell dissidents without charge while protesters have told human rights groups they've been tortured in unmarked buildings known as ghost houses the agency's
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mandate cuts across intelligence military and law enforcement spheres giving its leaders strong influence on the criminal justice system and its agents have immunity from civil and criminal liability. as a spokesman for the democratic truth party he shared some of his experiences as a political prisoner. during the first two days i was detained we were tortured they made us live tires face the wall and would come and beat us any officer passing by would beat us we got marks on our bodies they interrogated me twice the first two days and then moved me to the detention center at cheyney station. the t.v. some of them were going through the movement is not over yet it's on the white to being completed but we're aware that after thirty years of a police state things won't change smoothly other nights but we think what's happening is an important step towards change there are indications that the
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movement is going to be inaugurated with the complete removal of the regime but we're realistic about the fact it won't happen immediately and they will be challenges lots more ground still to cover here on the news hour including these ones yemen's parliament meets under heavy security for the first time since the fighting began four years ago. the price of beef escalation so far that your average person in the u.k. simply won't be able to afford it also had a potentially very expensive fall out because of bricks it's the price of irish farm products could skyrocket. and the sports news with african football champions a spot on say face algerian opposition is the fifth to stay on course for back to back titles. turning our attention to palestine where the new government was sworn into office today mohamad chatah it has become the first fattah party member to take up the
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role of prime minister in ten years he was appointed to the role by the palestinian president and fattah mahmoud abbas critics including fast as rival hamas have accused mr abbas of a power grab it for him is live for us in ramallah with more on this where does this leave these government efforts at reconciliation. so he's the first official to be leading a government in over a decade since the split happened between the west bank and the gaza strip now we've heard from hamas officials in the gaza strip who said that his appointment is unconstitutional being a government that is led mainly by five to a net to not to buy a national consensus like the past government however we spoke to analysts he had and who say that the main reason for changing the government has not much to do with the fed and how massive division order conciliation efforts but mainly due to the growing.

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