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say. you're watching. to be extradited to sweden losing an appeal the supreme court he's wanted in the country for questioning. the details now from outside the courthouse in london. chilliness and wasn't actually in court today when that judgment was passed rejecting his appeal against that extradition to sweden that is not yet he's being granted a fourteen day extradition stay while his legal team try to get an appeal to reopen
the case now that is a key point on some of the points that were made in the judgment that they say they haven't had time to respond to you say that's the immediate steps that you're going to see taken and if that fails then you could see today in the sand and then put on that plane to sweden but it's very likely that you are going to see his legal team taking this fight even further to the european court if he even writes every all sides today amongst his supporters that have turned out that this isn't just a loss for julian assange but for the british justice system as a whole and i'm joined now by n.e.p. gerald path and they've actually said today and so it was this was this was this saudi donor submission that was put by the lawyers and put an intervention in as well as what is the meaning of a judicial authority now. we argued and the doors argued that a judicial authority meant a proper jargon or a court of law because it's a centuries old principle of english law that you cannot be a judge in your own case and the prosecutor in sweden was going to try this crisis
therefore the person also the person requesting extradition so it was an independent the court actually referring to an extraordinary joint judgment in my view which was that the original you framework decision used the french word or storage you do dishes which had a wide variety of meanings including a prosecutor so although our own parliament and our own government minister believes a judicial authority means a proper court or a proper judge that was overturned and it was the saudi that the french the wording of the story the meaning of the word in french was actually what mattered and therefore they threw out the submission i think it's extraordinary it means that now english law has been decided on the meaning of a french word i have to tell you the. british justice system has been overridden by the e.u. now for some time creating their own system of criminal law the european arrest warrant is a key part of this and in fact the english and scottish courts now have no power to protect people from extradition they really have no power to prevent an extradition provided a piece of pipe has been correctly filled out name address the nature of the
offense they don't have to supply any evidence and the court is not allowed to take into account the problem the facia evidence or lack of it against the accused person you know as mr assad has found out this is not about the evidence against him about whether it stacks up or not it's about the meaning of a word in french thank you very much for joining us then you heard the evidence against you nina thanks it's been widely misconstrued and misreported as well a lot of facts of the case haven't been presented that clearly say a real sense it's a day that certainly justice hasn't been served when it comes to dealing the sounds . of further porting now or today's decision by the british court has revived fears that julian mind now be extradited to the us where he could face espionage and conspiracy charges the case against the wiki leaks founder has been consistently built up in the media with the tone shifting from celebrating the whistleblower all the way to calls for his execution. in a songes hello that is
a modern day cheats see what she likes wiki leaks wiki leaks wiki leaks wiki leaks wiki leaks that the many at the same people he had to champion ten have now joined this may campaign aimed at silencing hand julian assange is a cyber terrorist and war time he should be killed and we've got to apprehend mr songe the founder of wiki leaks and bring him to justice as of violator of the espionage act because if we don't this will keep happening the dead man can't leaks that this guy is a traitor a treasonous and he has broken every law of the united states the guy ought to be shot i'm not for the death penalty so if i'm not for the death i don't want to do it illegally shoot the son of a very short time after we could be. released to launch a number of u.s. diplomatic cables suddenly the case was reopened why is it that i am kept. under electronic house arrest. when i have not even been charged in any country sweden wants him extradited for questioning ava sexual conduct allegations of
having unprotected yet consensual sex. and with this climb unique to sweden many a questioning why he found himself on the same interpol list alongside senior mexican drug lords the european commission has acknowledged that these arrest warrants are being misused the no questions asked system these judges very little discretion to refuse the warrant the outcome of the case could have why did play cations the human rights issue. when wiki leaks published u.s. embassy cables it gave the world an unprecedented insight into u.s. government take to vittie and revealed some uncomfortable truths it's time to see the we need to be our own sound and it's also important that really we need. where we no longer necessary but democratic process is something that now seems to be lacking he could be locked up with very little
access to the outside world he will be allowed to see a priest and he will be allowed to see a lawyer but his ability to speak to others family members the media to read newspapers and to access the internet could be severely restricted fear but the united states may use the liberal extradition laws in three to then get him fast tracked states where he could face extremely serious charges affectively of aiding the enemy by the release of the ribbon cables. i think this will send a chilling effect to turn to a whistle blows that if they do. the secrecy in many cases. united states they will face retribution and is why he has many supporters have to ensure that neither it nor wiki leaks asylum.
while julian assange has been fighting his extradition from the u.k. here on r.t. we've been airing his own exclusive series of programs both of this hour he meets members of the group behind some of the biggest protests going on in the world right now that of the occupy movement here's how they described their relations with the law. occupy sort of simmer for a while for the first week or ten days or something until it was forwards. well yes i mean one of the police more outspoken on the words we did not provoke like a smiley. or you can record speak we took a nonviolent direct action we went and we occupied the square so we could have a general assembly and starts talk about the world that we wanted to live in which we saw is completely antithetical to the world we're currently living in and the structures that governed it so yeah i mean i guess by being there by exercising directly democratic process we're posing
a threat and so the police had to respond when there's nothing that terrifies the american government so much as the threat of democracy breaking out in america that are there for to react like. it's ten minutes past the hour here in moscow you're watching r t un investigators are still looking for those behind syria's houla massacre but some nations opposing the syrian regime have already made their own conclusions japan and turkey are the latest to join the u.s. and its allies in kicking out top syrian diplomats accusing president assad of being behind the killing of more than one hundred civilians that's despite u.n. findings that suggest forces other than the president's army may have been involved and when you leader of course we're all on however says a military intervention against the syrian government cannot be ruled out but the syrian rebels are not only enjoying verbal and diplomatic support from abroad the backing could go as far as selling them turn these guys nature can explains.
i this is said to be an auction taking place at a hotel in saudi arabia what's on c.u. is a human life video shows a father offering his son as a suicide bomber in to sit. and raising money as compensation i give the products of my loing and secret sacrifice his brother is already a martyr yes i think we're going to send him to them in amman let's start the bidding two hundred thousand rio's the chilling footage was leaked on the web we cannot independently confirm its original source or authenticity they are sacrificing their lives we need you to sacrifice your money don't be stingy. syria has seen a dramatic increase in suicide bombings the syrian government has been raising the alarm about its gulf neighbor sponsoring and staging terrorist attacks in their
country why is saudi arabia doing this to us but it seems here in the west nobody hears their outcry the spotlight is placed solely on the actions of the syrian government in the meantime saudi arabia qatar and other gulf states are flooding millions of dollars worth of weapons into syria while u.s. officials say they are providing their gulf allies with intelligence and command and control infrastructure the statements we hear from the state department is that . the u.s. is there to help the opposition with. non-lethal weapons however if others would provide that youth a weapon we will manage that so it's lots of hypocrisy the gulf countries are not the brains behind this they are merely instruments. the brains you can find them in the u.s. and israel in some countries the u.s. is formally committed to kofi annan as u.n. backed peace plan which calls for
a halt to violence by all sides of the conflict but some analysts say the influx of arms and increasing number of suicide bombings make peace in syria virtually impossible and plunges it deeper into chaos the syrian regime plays an active role in supporting the palestinian resistance that have been his resistance in claiming brights and palestine and things like this and this is not doesn't sit well with with israel so if we can not change the role of syria we will destroy syria so that it doesn't have any international monitors are on the ground investigating the massacre in houla where it's not clear who's fully responsible for the deaths of over one hundred men women and children also on a regular basis they observed destruction from suicide bombings which bear all the signs of terrorist attacks we need. to understand that this is going only to create more suffering for the women and
children the syrian people from outside syria back in saudi arabia a young man named ali was allegedly sold with the equivalent of four hundred thousand dollars maybe only a million and a half a million and a half we have a winner. we don't know the fate of khalid maybe he is now on his way to syria to bomb something or maybe he is behind one of the deadly blast which already happened there with the u.s. supporting the proactive approach of its golf allies with regards to syria the question one might ask is could it be passively supporting extremism like this as well i'm going to check our reporting from washington r.t. . a little bit later here on arts and cross talk paid lavelle questions whether foreign intervention is the way to bring an end to the fisher civil war in syria. the end of the day if there is going to be an intervention i would tend to think they will be along those lines it's not that we're not going to see
a rerun of iraq or not not even a rerun of libya ok. it is a rerun of iraq go ahead it's a rerun of iraq it's a rerun of iraq post original goal for you know no fly zones humanitarian corridors that kind of thing that or nowhere near as benign as they say mark you want to jump in there. though i think i think that's it and we rock is a terrible example the only thing i would say is who knows the creative destruction is in washington may come up with an even newer more disastrous unique form of chaos worse even than if the syrians were iraqis will have to assume. it's good to have you with us here on our t.v. today we'll get to the world update in a few minutes but for now it's a scandal is likely to fuel the long standing tensions between washington and pyongyang a media report accuses us south korean special forces of parachuting into north korea to spy on underground military facilities the source was an american army
general who admitted the missions had happened it's been vehemently denied by washington which now accuses the journalist behind the report of making up the quotes however he insists what he published was exactly what he heard it comes as the u.s. looks to reinforce its naval power in the asia pacific region already experiencing a massive american military buildup journalist and now bowie says washington's strategy goes far beyond that. i think u.s. policy on north korea really. it really wasn't exacerbating the threat from the from pyongyang more than anything else and the building of simultaneously building up the military occupation of the cells in various ways as part of the u.s. policy pivot to asia i want to emphasize that the legal infrastructure is already in place at the moment to apply a very belligerent policy to north korea intriguing clued in foreign occupation of
true market patient and preemptive nuclear strikes no it sounds a bit extreme but give me a second here to back it up in two thousand and nine which council on foreign relations released a policy paper and titled preparing for a sudden change in north korea advocated stationing four hundred and sixty thousand troops inside host north korea if the regime were to collapse for whatever reason to maintain security and to capture pyongyang's un peace so this sounds like a recipe for disaster certainly and the same pretext i want to point out can be applied to you wrong and any other country which is basically accused of developing w m d's you're watching r.t. we've got all of our top stories cup it on and on line to talk call here's what else is up aside right now ukraine gives off the euro twenty twelve by building special medical facilities for treating fans and other guests for those details on
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been seeing from the streets of canada. giant corporations rule the day. this is r.t. shortly will join dimitri for the business but for now it's a bad news for former liberian president charles taylor as we kick off the r.t. world update he's been sentenced to fifty years in prison after being convicted of war crimes last month he was charged with counts of helping rebels in syria leo into a slaughter fifty thousand people himself has been accused of cannibalism in the past this sentence though is unprecedented with taylor the first accent of state convicted by an international war crimes court since the second world war on. rescue workers in a northern italy have removed what's believed to be the last body from the rubble
following tuesday's earthquake it brings the number of dead now to seventeen a series of strong aftershocks have shaken the region which has suffered two major earthquakes in a month almost a fortnight ago seven were killed and thousands left her house. the former top media adviser to british prime minister david cameron has been arrested over accusations of perjury and it relates to andy cole since evidence in the trial of a former scottish politician in which he denied knowledge of phone hacking by journalists at the news of the world colson was editor of the paper at the time last year he quit as cameron's communications director after becoming involved in the wide allegations of phone tapping in the u.k. . now a fight for a full time job britain's ailing economy and the government's dedication to austerity is forcing many candidates to agree to just part time positions the result is they toil longer for less pay. laura smith reports on their plight.
another day another job search kathy is presentable clever and keen but she still can't get a full time job in. you know. small businesses place and face the chronic rape or so on that fear can be more selective now. i think over jobs that anything despite applying for what ever she could find kathy's still working part time a university graduate in a two day a week data entry position she's not alone increasing numbers of people are scraping around for bits of part time work often working harder and longer for less money figures show the number of women on willingly forced into part time work is at its highest since records began and the number of men working part time because they can't find full time jobs has more than doubled just in the last four years
it's a toxic situation created and exacerbated by the u.k.'s ailing economy austerity cuts mean according to unions six hundred twenty five jobs are being lost in the public sector every day at the moment nearly six people are chasing every fulltime vacancy and that has while you do economic implications but taking a big hit. we clean comes out of styles and all also how much they can spend on goods and services which has a broader impact on the economy as well as sort of the latest job figures show u.k. unemployment as a whole has fallen but evidence suggests that only because more people are taking on temporary or part time jobs and according to e.u. figures more employees in britain are forced into part time jobs than anywhere else in europe workers' union unison thinks the government's making it worse by blaming
austerity there is as you know often. it's measures going on particularly in the developed world and this government since being elected is exploiting that opportunity because this government hates the couple. it's pro individualization and pro market and that's why it's so ruthless place to be and nothing more ruthlessly to be at this particular time meanwhile kathy takes not back off to not back but keeps on hoping they can be confident. in now from the time i think. the reasons. kathy along with thousands of others will keep chasing every vacancy but in the meantime any job is better than no job but told laura smith london it is good to have you with us here on r.t. today let's cross over to dmitri he's standing by the r.t.
business test the hourly update now good to see you again i understand investors are yet again going back to risk aversion what or not about well i'm just the messenger don't shoot me but you know all the news coming out from europe is just bad basically spanish bond yields yet again rising greece two recent referendums is apparently again denying the refusing to accept the terms of recent bailout and china also developing at a slow space and night since one nine hundred ninety nine and therefore you have the declining one of percent and one percent respectively and on the oil markets we are continuing to see prices drop with light sweet now way way below ninety dollars per barrel of most of that nine eighty nine and brant falling even further to wards the one hundred dollars per barrel mark has china indeed is apparently going to
reduce the amount of stimulus from the levels of two thousand and eight the not going to see those. nowadays to support the economy and russia is reacting volatile in negatively to that will get to a bit later but the russian ruble as you can see there is falling to its three year low versus both currency is notably the dollar going one and a half percent weaker to the dollar and the euro continues its decline at one twenty four now. and indeed in russia the r.t.s. and the my six are declining two percent and one point three percent respectively with because a lot of money being pulled out by foreign investment funds out of the russian market to come for losses at home and also as you've seen the oil prices are going back so therefore energy shares and mostly fall in with new called declining one percent but gazprom is bucking that trend at some point three percent that's on
news that export plan to year of remains the same despite the fact that demand is going down there and her bank is down one and a half percent after reporting first quarter net profit rising six percent now in two thousand and eleven burbank's said only one percent of its profits came from abroad now it's planning to increase that level to five percent in the next two years and it's doing that through international expansion notably through the purchase of turkey's six largest bank then his bank and business r.t. talk to the head of the bank he says that this is a bargain. it's a high quality asset but one country we're taking advantage of the moment banking assets are not expensive dexia would have never sold this bank if not for the current turbulence. and also less than two weeks after bloomberg declared mark zuckerberg the twenty ninth richest person on up the facebook founders
entirely fallen off the index of top forty rich men he lost about five billion dollars of facebook's controversial listing however that is not that bad for the twenty eight year old newlywed his current fortunes estimated around fourteen and a half billion. while my personal fortune is a bit less than that so all be back in one hour's time to bring you get another update of the business there's a short amount of time to build it up that much might but i wish you the best of luck thanks to me. back with the headlines and then i'll step aside for julian assange.