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picture. a sign up luxury cruise but some would never come. close to gates. on al-jazeera. with a tough new security law in place people in hong kong decide which democratic candidates they want to run an upcoming election. and this is al jazeera live from coming out the largest broadcaster in the philippines a.b.s.e b.n.
is hours away from shutting down for good unless an appeal is filed. 25 years after the genocide in srebrenica some but they will be marked by special ceremonies in the coming hours. donald trump commute says for my campaign advisers prison sentence and was convicted for lying in the russian probe but he's now a free man. we begin hong kong where voters are casting their ballots to narrow the field of democratic candidates who will run an upcoming election campaigning has been underway for several hours and people will be voting over the weekend for the territories newly imposed national security law is overshadowing the lead up to the main election in september sarah clarke now.
these images of a mob indiscriminately attacking protesters journalists and civilians in uniform last july marked a turning point in the hong kong demonstrations journalist with hope was live streaming when she was targeted i know that the proc cast a live broadcast of me being beaten up by gangs and lobsters it's terrible to watch but the thing is i do know like that so many people they went to you long after that because they watched a park and it was this incident and last year's months of anti-government protests that inspired going to total into the political arena for the 1st time she'll run as an independent candidate in the new territories at the legislative council elections in september despite china's newly imposed national security law she's prepared to take the risk and fight for greater democratic reform in hong kong of
course i'm concerned by my fish are of course the people here concerned about the future we also know that if we do not do something if we do not resist of retiring or even to a terrier rule there is no future at all for us to concern about you know in last year's local council elections the pro-democracy camp secured 17 of the 18 districts and that's put greater competition in the pro-democracy bloc more young independent candidates are now standing for election to the city's legislature the probation camp which holds the majority acknowledges it might lose some seats but it's confident voters will support their central policy to restore order in a city rocked by months of political unrest. the upcoming election will be a tough one we will focus on issues such as restoring social stability because of last year's social unrest people hope the city can go back to normal soon as possible china's new national security looms over this campaign analysts say it
effectively empowers all. thursday's to disqualify candidates from local and pro-democracy camps who are critical of the chinese government this year i think china is taking a much stronger position against the opposition so i guess. the opposition candidates may get this qualifies the national security law has already seen some parties withdraw from this election because some members fear the risk of imprisonment should the pro-democracy have secure the majority that would live than the power to enact laws and reject or prove the budget and in extreme circumstances they could even try and force the resignation of the chief executive order over the final results on september 6th the coming months are unlikely to narrow hong kong's political divide sarah clarke al-jazeera hong kong of the vehicle pollen joins us now from hong kong's how's it shaping out what this turned out look like now there via. the
primaries says they call it were delayed by a couple of hours due to the fact that police raided the polling company that was supposed to monitor these elections and count the ballots police say it was because of such a project they did in 2013 where data was leaked but there are many questions particularly among the democratic democratic camp as to the timing because as you know today is this the 1st day of this weekend which these primary elections have been set and front to talk about this more with me i'm here with that claudia moshi legislative council or it's your constituency claudia calhoun west you're going to be eventually if you get through these primaries fighting for your seat here i can you tell us what the strategy given the fact that we have seen so many changes in the past year what the democratic party strategy is now with trying to and harms the sense of unity of cohesiveness we want to make sure that in the upcoming
legislator. the election not too many votes will get wasted amongst the democratic candidates and that's why the primary it's the very 1st time we have such a prime rate and we want to make sure that to the not so popular candidates would be just chucked out and so we could concentrate could come soon straight on those who would actually win and who would actually fight for us indeed but there have been quite a few obstacles coming up to today and even going ahead with today can you tell us what turnout it's going to be like and what some of the things you have to overcome now and in the future is likely to be the suspect the turnout. couldn't be really commented until the end of tomorrow night because we have this 2 day voting time but then i've heard that so far the atmosphere may not be exactly
a thurston's but it's catching it enough thanks to the hong kong police thanks to the kerry lamb government about all the what they did last night they try to send out this chilling effect one in hong kong people know that anything you do anything you say could break out when new security law so watch out but then i think it's actually has the opposite effect people get so little annoyed by what's happened last night coming out in schools this morning but at the same time there's a huge concern over this national security law because of the vagueness of it people don't know when they're crossing the line can you tell us how that's affected possibly campaigning to a certain extent and possibly people the way they vote well we are learning to live and survive legally these days indeed the hong kong it's become so all wetly and it will play safe we'll try to find room. what didn't get the cake
or that we would get ourselves into trouble we will still be exercising our free speech free press and freedom of expression and above all our political right i would right to vote to choose who we want to represent us at the legislature. party mode thank you very much that was claudia mo who is a legislative counselor here in calif and west and she said there she is hoping they can keep the democratic process going in the movement going here despite that new national security law that's casting so much doubt over so many things here in hong kong all right thanks so much to vehicle farland. the largest broadcaster in the philippines is just hours away from shutting down for good that's after he's refused through a new a.b.s. c.b.s. license on friday the deadline to appeal the decision expires in just the next few
hours the president has repeatedly threatened the network over its critical coverage it was forced to go off air it may after it's fine chives expired german island over joins us now live from minute or so 1st of all does it look like there's going to be he'll lodged in the 11th hour or not. well it's hard to say because both sides basically have been silent what we know though based on the discussion by the technical working group of the legislative franchise committee i think is that a.b.s.e b.n. was given the within 24 hours to submit an appeal to that same committee however the technicality we were told is that that appeal should be coming from a member of the majority that voted against the reopening or the reissue of the license so there is a bit absurd if you look at how unlikely though that just yesterday one of the lawmakers of the 70 may actually come forward and petition for an appeal in favor
of a.b. a c b n but you see its executives its lawyers say that over the last few weeks during that 12 congressional hearings that were conducted by this committee and despite they say all the allegations and accusations hurled against them that nothing has been proven allegations against tax evasion about labor violations and even the citizenship the question over the citizenship of the owner of e.b.'s levy and media corp has been put into question so again just before the vote thing the speaker of the house told everyone to vote against their conscience and you see it was a crushing blow for a.b.c. b.n. and to a certain degree according to rights groups the press freedom in the philippines 70 lawmakers out of 84 voted against the issuance of a broadcast license for the biggest media network in the country. how are people taking this. on the star blish broadcast.
while you know there were seeing as mentioned earlier a rather narrowing space for legal remedies for a.b.s.e weekend but that is in stark contrast to the growing public outrage over this closure rights groups have said this is ill timed where you know basically some or around $11000.00 workers of a b s e v n r might be losing their jobs in the middle of a pandemic where millions of filipinos have already lost their jobs they say this is also i mean just this the millions of filipinos who live in the countryside in the far flung areas where free broadcast a.b.s.e be and used to be their only access to information now it remains to be seen how it will be in the coming days but as you see it looks like history is repeating itself according to observers because this is not the 1st time that b.s.e. b.n. was forced off the air in 1982 during the time of former president for didn't mark
was when he declared martial law a.b.s.e when he was also forcibly shut down and only reopened in 1986 after the people power revolution or a german and organ from another thanks for the. mourners are gathering in the some bosnia-herzegovina for the 25th anniversary of the genocide 8000 muslim men and boys were murdered in the town in 1995 by both troops it was the worst crime of the bosnian war only a mass killing to be ruled genocide in european soil since the 2nd world war. i'm happy that i will now beery my uncle who i never got to meet imagine what evil descended upon us when bearing a loved one you've spent 25 years searching for and don't even go to me since i was a baby in 1995. and even meet my father and even miss any of my male relatives. but i'm happy that obituary my uncle. carter joins us now
live from sobber needs a product how are commemorations proceeding this year in light of course as well the corona virus scare also i mean we are here at the memorial cemetery in srebrenica and 1st thing you notice when you arrive here things are different than last year or back in the day. there is much less people here and that is due to the coronavirus. pandemic initially this is a quarter century anniversary initially it was planned that this should be a big memorial service honoring the victims but everything had to be scaled down there will not be some high level dignitaries which were announced announce their attendance united nations secretary general should have been here or at least it was announced that he will be here former u.s.
president bill clinton also was planned to be here there they had to cancel but they will address the common ration of a video message with which was sent in advance but probably the most important fact that the pandemic had was the number of victims that are to be buried here. later in the day some families couldn't be here they don't live in bosnia anymore they couldn't be here couldn't come to the burial so they withdrew their consent for the burial so only 9 victims of the genocide will finally find their eternal peace today. you know it's mind boggling i guess that 25 years is after all what the international court of justice you know called genocide we still have the issue of recovery of remains how problematic an issue does that remain to be sort of
a century later. now the official number of victims of genocide is a 1372 at the memorial cemetery here we have around 6600 victims that are buried. up to this date 7000 have been identified now to explain this difference between buried and identified victims i have to work as a back to the summer of 9095 now in the july when the killings were finished the victims were buried in mass graves but then came the outcry from the international community. and a looming nato intervention so the bosnian serb authorities went back to these mass graves with heavy machinery and relocated the bodies in that the so-called secondary mass graves were created now since this was done would have you machinery you had cases that victims ended up their remains ended up in several different
locations there's this infamous case of a 14 year old boy who was remains have been found in 4 different mass graves now as you can imagine this. cover up operation conducted by the bosnian serbs created a nightmare for the people who had the mission had the job to find these remains and identify them. in the cemetery behind me there is probably not a single grey wood a full skeleton and not just that there are more graves than one might think that contain only a bone or 2 now when they say that they have identify 7. 1000 people that could mean that there is only a bone a piece of a bone a couple of bones of a single single person now the final say on whether or not to bury remain sense with the family is understandably for some of them it is important to bury them and find the piece but for some other some other dead the bone or 2 is just not enough
and so there is they there is still more than a house more than a 1000 people missing who are yet to be found or i will leave it there thanks so much to the machine which. still ahead on al-jazeera called between the fighting and trying to find a better life we meet one migrant who's decided to call libya home. millions of lives in the balance in syria u.n. resolutions trying to extend across the border a failed to win support. for all the counties picture across northern areas of europe as well with this clash but is an improving picture central as in still fine and dry throughout much of the
mediterranean and this is a very nice image across into the southwest of germany plenty of sunny skies here and how much is. over the next few days however a very different story about 100 kilometers to the west of moscow just look at this a dam burst its banks due to recent heavy rain and it swept through this little village and in fact houses were demolished destroyed and at the same time those left are actually flooded now there is more rain on its way towards that same area of russia there's a long line of rain showers and thunderstorms working the way right in the back into northern areas of italy we could have some severe storms along this line and by that i mean strong winds and also the chance of some damaging hail but either side of it fine and dry slightly warm across the southeast of europe and getting better across much of mainland europe now it's a fairly catty start weekend across the u.k. there a few more showers sunny across scandinavia through saturday and sunday and the snow ranging especially but it does make a great deal of headway still fairly katty and the same pretty across much of france still want to showers into northern and central areas of spain but look at these how much is london finally getting back up to where should be if for all the
cloudy for the start of the week can be won in paris temperatures above the average and some nice sunshine. a secret mass grave in ireland discovered at an institution run by catholic nun. and mission to school. people in power investigates a scandal that destroyed families cost thousands of lives and still raises profound questions about the ties between the catholic church and the irish state. arlen's mother and baby stand. on a 0. 000 . 00.
welcome back you're watching al-jazeera time to recap our headlines hong kong's pro-democracy camp is holding a primary vote to decide on its candidates for legislative council elections. security laws threatening freedoms in the territory the largest broadcaster in the philippines is just hours away from shutting down for good that's after m.p.'s refused to renew a.b.s. c.b.s. license on friday the deadline to appeal the decision expires in the next few hours mourners are gathering in eastern bosnia-herzegovina for the 21st anniversary of the struggle rates of genocide more than $8000.00 bosnian muslim men and boys were murdered by bosnian serb soldiers during the 1995 war. thousands of men and boys killed in bosnia were under the protection of dutch un troops but most young people in the netherlands have no idea about what happened
step in explains. it's a monument to the victims of a genocide that's missing from dutch history books these photos of young bostonians now living in the natl and at an exhibition in front of the dutch ministry of defense should give a face and a story to the thousands who were killed after dutch troops handed them over to serbian forces like the father of most of it she was 14 years old when she was separated from him at the compound guarded by dutch troops the stage but what is really painful to me is that until now they say they did not think we were in danger that's a blunt line and that hurts me maybe even more than the genocide back then but. don't create awareness has told her story in a podcast made by 2 young journalists who themselves had no idea of this a brain needs are killings researchers say nearly 60 percent of young dutch people between 16 and 29 have no idea of what happened in sobranie to the change that
young bosnian women have started this campaign to ask corporate monument and to give the genocide a more prominent role in dark history books for 25 years after the largest massacre since world war 2 so vital say they are still struggling to be heard for the last year after a long legal battle the dutch supreme court found the state partially responsible for the death of hundreds of buses young men to prime minister margaret and the former members of the dutch battalion has this message i think that the best what they should do is to travel to srebrenica together and the respect to the victims only then they will show that they don't look away anymore how powerful would that image be we don't want to continue to put the blame but we want to be seen and heard. former dutch soldier elise bed was 19 years old during the fall of kabul a meta she says a collective visit to the graves of the victims could help members of the battalion to deal with their trauma they have faced accusations of cowardice for their role in the massacre she also urges to un and dutch government to admit that they send
the dutch troops to an impossible mission it's also vague as accumulative us if i was the prime minister i would be much more open about what happened just admit it a lot would change after this but in the netherlands it is so difficult to self reflect i know other soldiers are still struggling with this but i never had the feeling that i could have done more maybe no we sometimes wonder what we could have done but at that time we were totally overwhelmed it was total chaos the dallas. brody events in taipei needs our people in the netherlands and in bosnia are forever connected only with that shared responsibility we can together prevent that genocide ever happens again on the european continent just like we promised after the 2nd world war a shared history that needs to be remembered together to make the dark chapter of so but a need to a more bearable for everyone who suffered step 5 al-jazeera the hake. u.s.
president donald trump has commuted the sentence of his ally. who advised trump's presidential campaign and was sentenced to prison for lying to congress in the investigation alan fisher has more. he has been a friend a confidant and for a very long time his biggest political supporter. can thank donald trump for his freedom the veteran political consultant was due to begin a prison sentence on tuesday but with the president's granting of clemency that has gone away in my case. an assistant u.s. attorney. filed a motion with the court which has. become our investigation had proof beyond a crowd strikes report that the russians hacked the d.n.c. and gave the information to wiki leaks that's a lie in a statement the white house said roger stone is a victim of the russia hopes that the left and its allies in the media perpetuated
for years in an attempt to undermine the trump presidency there was never any collusion between the trump campaign or the trump administration with russia it continued mr stone will be put at serious medical risk in prison he's appealed this conviction and is seeking a new trial concludes roger stone is no a free man. was caught up in robert miller's investigation into alleged collusion between russia and the trump campaign in january last year he was charged with one count of obstruction 5 of making false statements and one of threatening a witness the charges included lying to congress during the russian investigation about his back channel links to wiki leaks during the 2016 election campaign prosecutors said he lied several times to protect donald trump after a trial in washington d.c. he was found guilty initially prosecutors recommended a 7 to 9 year sentence that was criticized by the president. he was sentenced to 40
months in jail fined $20000.00 and told to complete $200.00. and 50 hours of community service several times the president insisted this was a miscarriage of justice and he was considering a pardon for his old friend including this early on friday and i think right here stone was very unfairly treated as were many people and in the meantime tommy and all these guys are walking around in voting by the obama because we've got them trying on my hair they would have believed that one numerous republicans have over the last few days given political cover to commute the sentence but others want him against it saying it could play badly in the months leading up to the next election adam schiff who led the impeachment process against donald trump said in a statement commuting the sentence of roger stone a crony who lied and obstructed own investigation to protect trump himself is among the most offensive to the rule of law and principles of justice just this week stone tried to stop her sentence schooling ahead but at
a hearing trump justice department said it was a reasonable step something the president has no or who rule out fish or al-jazeera washington. the u.n. security council has missed a deadline to reach an agreement to keep cross border aid flowing into syria to separate proposals fail to pass the 1st vetoed by russia and china the 2 countries want to cut the number of crossings used a the agencies are warning of dire consequences for displaced people many in southwestern syria depend on aids from turkey at least 23 people have died and thousands have been displaced by flooding and landslides in nepal heavy rain are slowing down the rescue and recovery efforts dozens of still missing where rescuers searching remote areas for people who were swept away by floodwaters. libya has long been a transit point for migrants and refugees attempting to reach europe the recent
fighting between forces of the un recognized government and wall. has made matters worse and some say they're still willing to stay in libya as long as there's work for the. magic train i reports from the coastal city of misrata. every friday misrata city center becomes a flea market it's known for its cheap products and laborers come from all over the city to buy and to so they're mostly from other african countries and came to libya looking for work to provide for their families back home. so. these are people who are looking for opportunities and they can make a decent living in the country so they come here a stable libya would mean many of them will be able to find work and make a good living here alice woman is from niger and works at this wedding hall it's been closed for nearly 4 months because of the covert lockdown now he's preparing
for its reopening and. i came to libya to look for money i have 2 brothers a sister and my parents i send the money every month ali says he's been promoted twice and given a raise he's happy he can support his family. but the man a fear ali began working with us as a laborer we immediately noticed that he was a hard worker so we developed him now he's an assistant supervisor there are many like ali who are looking for opportunities for work they are a very important segment of our economy while many people focused on libya being a transport have from migrants attempting to reach european shores others come here to provide for their families back home some here tell us a stable libya would likely lead to fewer people making the dangerous journey across the mediterranean. ali and many like him say they have no interest in going to europe he says after a few years of cv he will move back to niger sort of
a stable income here in libya to do that. misrata turkey's president has declared the i.r. sophia a mosque that's after a top court ruled it's conversion into a museum in the 1930 s. was illegal to do and says the 1st prayers will be held inside the historic site on july 24th highest of fear had served as one of the largest churches in the world for hundreds of years before being converted into a mosque in the 15th century. and this is our just these are the top stories now hong kong's pro-democracy camp is holding a primary vote to decide on candidates for legislative council elections they say nearly impose security laws threatening freedoms in the territory the vehicle parliament has more from hong kong the primaries they call it were delayed by
a couple of hours due to the fact that police raided the polling a company that was supposed to monitor these elections count the ballot police say it was because of a project they did in 2013 where data was released but there are many questions particularly among the democratic camp at the time the largest broadcaster in the philippines is just hours away from shutting down for good and he's refused to renew a b.s. c.b.s. license on friday the deadline to appeal the decision expires in the next few hours the president has repeatedly threatened the network over its critical coverage. mourners are gathering in eastern bosnia-herzegovina for the 25th anniversary of the struggling to genocide more than 8000 bosnian muslim men and boys were murdered by bosnian serb soldiers during the 1995 war it's the only mass killing to be ruled a genocide on european soil since the 2nd world war the un security council has
missed a deadline to reach an agreement to keep cross border aid flowing into syria 2 separate proposals failed to pass the 1st vetoed by russia and china aid agencies are warning of dire consequences for displaced people many in northwestern syria depend on aid from turkey the u.s. president has commuted the sentence of his ally roger stone he was an adviser to donald trump's presidential campaign he was sentenced to jail for lying to congress in the russia probe trump says he was treated unfairly stone now once trying to start firing people in the justice department at least 23 people have died and thousands of been displaced by flooding and landslides in the fall heavy rain is slowing down rescue and recovery efforts dozens are still missing with rescuers searching remote areas for people swept away by floodwaters it's inside story now
stay with us. as protests rage over police brutality and corona virus grips the nation campaigning on the election trail has been forced to take a back seat will the presidential candidates ever hit the road and so their brand of politics to americans before the fall follow the u.s. election on the. tension is running high in the democratic republic of congo protesters denounce the nomination of a controversial to go ahead the election commission so how will this impact the ruling coalition and can any fallout be contained this is inside story. and welcome to the program i'm laura the democratic republic of congo is braced for