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this is the day of videos coming to you live from berlin europe comes under fire for its human rights record human rights watch slams the use actions to keep on drippy jeans but there's also some trades for those taking a stand against populism and also coming up another treaty that's dividing america after greeks a five president strong on business or fifth media awards we'll bring you their reactions. because of journeys the longest underwater kids on the planet we traveled to east to mexico for
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a look into the marsh caverns revealing traces of the ancient civilization of a. bad place. a welcome i'm on the touch of a good to have you with us. the ears been slammed for its treatment of migrants and asylum seekers a new human rights watch report highlights europe's efforts to prevent fresh arrivals in two thousand and seventeen and it criticizes the union force reliance of non issue countries to stem the flow of people reaching europe the number of migrant arrivals by sea was down in two thousand and seventeen by about fifty percent but the report says a mediterranean remain a deadly nearly three thousand people were reported dead or missing towards the end of last year the human rights watch says the member states of took in the largest
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number of arrivals were shunned by the remainder of the union as a whole asylum seekers were returned to italy and greece on the so-called dublin regulation that is it states the first country of entry must stick over all responsibility for the arrival in summer two thousand and seventeen in germany officially suspended such returns and a number of other states followed suit but kenneth roth is executive director of human rights watch he joins the world report two thousand and eighteen in paris on thursday emphasizing that the rise of populism was to blame for many human rights violations here's what he said the rise of the populace was very much a response to. grievances the people had they felt. they were complaining about economic inequality many people dislike the cultural shifts associated with migration some people fear terrorism and with the authoritarian
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populists did is take the grievances and goat norris to say it's the migrants who are at fault to see asylum seekers it's the refugees and that effort to sort of. minority for people surely. is to arise a populist so joining me now is you williamson is a do. recta off to europe and central asia division of human rights watch. where you executive director had to say that europe has come in for a lot of criticism in the report by your organization give us give us more about what are your reasons for concern i mean had to do with the e.u. our headline this year is that the e.u. has been treating human rights as an optional extra and that certainly is the case to do with refugee migration policy the focus has been very much on securing borders keeping refugees away rather than giving them a humanitarian treatment when they arrive and applying
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a fair. refugee policy across the continent the efforts to push refugees away to places like libya and turkey are of serious concern. and the rise of populous as we said in countries like austria has been fueling anti immigrant anti asylum seeker messages across europe now describing human rights as an optional extra is a very damning criticism and one of the central concerns is that europe seems to have outsourced its refugee asylum politics beyond the borders of europe one of the human rights concerns on this well we've been documenting last year on several occasions very severe human rights abuses in libya rape of women severe beatings of refugees in refugee camps their abuse of children too and the e.u. is cooperating with the authorities in libya they should be stopping that corporation until conditions are right for for refugees to be treated there they
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should stop the cooperation with with the coast guard as well until the conditions are right so you should be taking its own responsibility rather than working with gun to countries with abuses are rife no there obviously huge causes for concern from your perspective but india report on the any it is very you think perp. this has been made in human rights well as my director ken roth says where there's been principled politicians and popular protest against or thora tarion or populist leaders there's been progress let's take poland for instance it was important that the european commission last year took a stand against the very negative legal reforms in poland even donald trump i mean there's been people who have been standing up against health reform. on these issues about whether muslims can enter the country those things have been blocked so it's been important steps have been taken the central european university in budapest is still open because of protests in the streets in budapest so there has
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been some positive developments and this will go back to kenya and it does see the sec back in its human rights record why because the government has taken a forward an authoritarian approach ever since the failed coup in mid two thousand and sixteen hundreds of journalists thousands of civil servants remain in prison in turkey the government has had a a no tolerance policy towards human rights towards for free media germany and the e.u. both need to have a have a human rights first policy towards turkey and not focus on turkey's role on managing refugee flows into europe and of course turkey has been very important for europe in terms of refugees and asylum seekers as well hugh williams in direct off europe and central asia division of human rights watch a pleasure to have the un d.w. thank you so much. ticky faces intense criticism for violating human rights including a crackdown on jonas the gentleman turkish journalist denis your channel was put in
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jail last year his case triggered a serious rift between germany and to the two countries are now trying to repair relations off the bilateral talks and some months some votes just a jimmy could end and slapped on. a vest but the journalist says he does not want to gain his freedom a spot of any potential what he court did. from his prison cell in turkey denise you chel said he rejected any trade off that would see him released in exchange for new arms sales to turkey. he told the german d.p.a. news agency for my part i don't want my freedom tainted either by the sale of tanks or by the deeds of any war mongers i don't want to be a part of any dirty deals you tell was responding to an interview a news magazine dash spiegel with the german foreign minister caprio in it get real
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vowed to block a major arms sales to turkey he said quote it will stay that way as long as the u. chel case remains unresolved and shy gabrielle rejected you chose characterization of the talks between the two countries. what is a dirty deal if it's a deal that you wouldn't dare tell the public about where there's a tit for tat arrangement and that's not the case here. on monday you jails lawyer filed a motion with the turkish constitutional court calling for him to be freed the country's foreign minister. said he hoped you charles release was imminent. and many people who are released. in the past including some journalists on the. edge of the court but for days another istanbul court has ignored a constitutional court order to free to turkish journalist prompting fears you
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chose imprisonment could drag on. the dutch police say a winter storm that made landfall in the netherlands earlier today has killed at least three people the storm dubbed fed rica is now heading across northern germany the dutch weather service recorded winds gusting up to one hundred forty kilometers an hour on the coast this was the scene at amsterdam's sheeple airport where all flights were suspended at the peak of the storm real service was also shut down in the netherlands and ponce of germany the storm crossed britain during the night leaving much of scotland covered in snow and thousands of homes without electricity let me i'll bring you up to date with some other stories making news around the wild salvage crews have been recovering in airliner that skidded off the runway last week in northern turkey investigators say the boeing seven three seven experienced a sudden surge of power in one engine that caused it to swerve down
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a sloping cliff none of the hundred sixty eight passengers on board were injured in the incident. fifty two people have been killed in a bus in final in kazakhstan only five people managed to escape after the vehicle caught fire the disaster to police in the northwest of the country it's still not clear what caused the blaze. north and south koreans have agreed to march together at the opening ceremony of next month's winter olympic games they also intend to send a joint women's ice hockey team to the competition and the international olympic committee still has to approve the plan. what looks like a delicious fresh pineapple is actually a disguise for illegal cargo police in portugal and spain have seized more than seven hundred kilograms of cocaine hidden inside the fruits the arrested nine members of the international gang that had shipped the drug drugs from south
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america. chilling out of the united states after weeks of hype the american media was a possible fake news awards event u.s. president dollar trump has pointed to ten top examples of news stories in two thousand and seventeen that he says what intentionally wrong trump and bill the awards with guess what of course a tweet it provided a link to a republican party website that listed ten cases in which major american news sources reported stories that were later retracted or were solicited is incorrect c.n.n. qualified for four mentions followed by two for the new york times and despite soft trump's initial statements via twitter it was thought immediately clear who had drawn up the list. the once long list underwater caves has been discovered in mexico with measuring an astonishing three hundred
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forty seven kilometers the submerged cavern in the mexican state of quinton who isn't only remarkable because of its size. because a number of architectural treasures found inside the did back to thousands of years and a helping unravel the mysteries of the ancient my own civilization that once dominated the region. it's thought to be the biggest underwater cave on the planet stretching for three hundred fifty kilometer. divers discovered a connection between two submerged cabin systems in eastern mexico after a decade long. there are about two hundred caves in this underwater systems others that we thought they might be connected to sure now we know about the collection and flows of water . research has found. human
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bones and pottery from thousands of years ago it comes from the ancient maya civilization that once dominated the region. it gives us an amazing perspective a new understanding of how the leaders of the ancient settlements. developed. scientists hope the discovery will shed new light on the mayans who considered this huge cave sacred. to sport and brucia dortmund's problem child pair and many a woman young me finally be on his way out of the club premier league side also looking to line up a replacement for their own mischief maker alexis sanchez. was suspended by bruton last week to the third time in disarray here because of disciplinary problems arsenal's coach of bengal told
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a press conference that the born international would be a good fit for his side though he stops short of actually confirming a move which sanchez said to be from manchester united twenty eight year old woman young looks the most likely to pick up where the chilean left off. the fourth day of the australian open tennis championships in melbourne has seen players sweltering in extremely hot temperatures for champion novak djokovic said the heat was becoming dangerous for those on court after he came from a set down to defeat frenchmen fees defending champion roger federer won through in the cooler night session but the bowl winner stand. crashed out in the women's singles madi a shot of pool has progressed with a victory over the latvian understand. the russian is back in the grand slam tournament for the first time since testing positive for a banned substance two years ago and the former champion milf is germany's two
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thousand and sixteen when bad things didn't go quite. with a third seed. she was beaten seven six six zero by tyvon is veteran she says and blame the scorching melbourne weather. seventy w. news ben has business news coming up to you shortly. the freedom of expression. of value that always has to be defended and you. all over the world. of freedom freedom of art. a multimedia project about artists and their right to express their views freely. d w dot com to freedom.


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