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it will send a chilling effect to all the potential because of. his legal extradition to sweden with this is just to present to the wiki leaks founder being to the u.s. to face espionage charges we have live expert opinion on this shortly on all three . a million and a half a million and a half. allegations that saudi arabia is a suicide bomber to rebels as the new french president is military intervention following the massacre reaction from france. and the u.s. denies sending special forces to spy inside north korea but the journalist trying to cover the story says the pentagon is on a damage control mission to save face. and in an exclusive
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interview with russian shareholders in t.n. k b p say they're considering options to change the ownership structure of the oil giant as its fifty fifty joint venture has run its course on the twenty. this is the line from central moscow with the twenty four hours a day. set to be extradited to sweden after britain's supremum court dismissed his appeal that we could been under house arrest in the u.k. for more than five hundred days now he's wanted in sweden for questioning of a sex crime accusations which the whistleblower himself strongly denies. the details from outside the courthouse in london. chilliness onj was a nazi in court today when the judgement was possibly taking his appeal against
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that extradition to sweden but it's not yet he's being granted a fourteen day extradition stay while his legal team try to get an appeal to rio case now that he's a point on some of the points that were made in the judgment that they say they haven't had time to respond to say that's the immediate steps that you're going to see taken and if that fails then you could see today in a songe 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 human rights every sense today amongst his supposes that if turned out that this isn't just a loss for julian a son speak for the british justice system as a whole and say the saga continues but there's been so much more to this case than meets the eye today in a son just how that is a modern day cheats where he looks within weeks wiki leaks wiki leaks wiki leaks wiki leaks grew up in many of the same people he had championed ten have now joined
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the snake campaign aimed at silencing hand is a cyber terrorist and war time he should be killed and we've got to apprehend mr simes the founder of wiki leaks and bring him to justice as a violator of the espionage act because if we do all 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 off the record 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 a for sexual conduct allegations of having unprotected yet consensual sex. and with this climb unique to sweden many
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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 leaves judges very little discretion to refuse the warrants the outcome of the case could have why didn't 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 activities and revealed some uncomfortable truths it's time to sing the . 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
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newspapers and to access the internet could be severely restricted. but the united states may use the liberal extradition laws in sweden to then get him fast tracked states where he could face really serious charges attractively of the enemy by the release of the ribbon cables. i think this will send a chilling effect to return to a whistle blows that if they dare challenge the secrecy and indeed in many cases. united states they will face retribution and is why has many supporters have to ensure that neither stanch nor wiki leaks asylum terrorists are still. joining us now to discuss what's next for joining us on investigative journalist tony gosling joining me live now. from bristol in the u.k. . he's got fourteen days now during which is lawyers can launch an objection plus
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they're promising to go to the european court of human rights do you think this extradition could be stopped. well bill welcome to the topsy turvy kingdom where we have people like tony blair who should be arranged for war crime crimes wandering the streets free and yet someone who's done more than anybody in the last fifty years or so to advance the cause of radical publishing is under house arrest and possibly going to be even worse extradited and possibly end up in a jail in the united states i think ultimately we've got another issue here again this has been going on and on for eighteen months now julian's been under house arrest and what he's done is effectively sent as i just heard you saying on the report a chilling message to anybody thinking of whistle blowing now this is totally the wrong message we should be giving but i think we should just take stock for
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a moment as the supreme court doesn't seem to have done at all of some of the achievements of wiki leaks recently we've had we had the collateral murder which was the video which was released of twelve people being murdered from a helicopter including two reuters journalists that was released through through wiki leaks then we had the afghan war diary seventy six thousand military reports including. the taliban being killed civilians being killed in afghanistan let's face it this is primer facie evidence of war crimes this is why it's so important then we had the iraq war logs four hundred thousand military reports of the murder of civilians the torture of detainees in iraq we had also cable great diplomatic cables for one hundred fifty countries which was let's not forget credited with fueling and starting the arab spring no less now maybe i mean don't you think it's possible that maybe this is one of the reasons why a son is under attack essentially as a radical publisher doing the investigative journalism unfortunately the western
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media isn't why is that can explain then you've just given a reason why at one stage he certainly was a champion of the media of journalism and now he seems to have been dropped by his friends as well of course as in the u.k. to what why is that. well it's a bit of a hot potato this is the problem isn't it and there's a lot of people around the world who are making a tremendous amount of money out of the war on terror they would like to see a surgeon is thinking in disappear so i think that essentially what's going on here is we've got an attack on one of the most important people and in fact one of the most important websites and concepts in the world which is as a backstop for all of us journalists in the west when we get a story that we find impossible to get out there for whatever reason for legal reasons are often you know one of the main reasons often often editorial or editorial considerations considerations of the owners of our media that don't want particular stories out there used to be there and still just about is there as
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a kind of wicketkeeper a kind of backstop so that we can pass journalist can pass information to him and he can get it out there the other thing to remember is that the evidence from the international atomic energy authority said that the fukushima reactor had to be closed which was sent to tepco the energy company in japan as well as the japanese government this was also one of the wiki leaks so the information that the wiki leaks people have got is there to save lives. the likes of wiki leaks and truth seekers is that the end of it now tony just very briefly. no i don't think it's the end of it at all because i think what's going on here is a much much bigger again i i'd like to think that some people have got a bit of spine here in britain to stand up to the pressure which is clearly coming from the pentagon and the americans and the military industrial complex to try and get this going to shut down i think they fear him more than anything else and even if he does get extradite so i think you'll find that there are other web sites out
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there by cryptome etc there are other similar kinds of sites that will continue the struggle but it's appalling the way it's been treated by britain and i'm absolutely shamed he should be given a medal for what he's done tony gosling lived there in bristol thank you very much for your thoughts turn to gardening thanks to the u.k. and. has been fighting his extradition from the u.k. here in our to of course we've actually been airing his series of interview programs and later this hour he meets members of the group behind some of the biggest protests in the world right now the occupy movement and 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 there was violence. well yes i mean the one police violence but nonetheless we did not through it like a silence we'd certainly read it all you can record we took
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a nonviolent direct action we went and we occupied a 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 violently. and you can watch the program in full a little later here on the u.n. investigators are still looking for those behind syria's houla massacre but some nations opposing the syrian regime have made their own conclusions japan and turkey have the latest to join the u.s. and it's analyzing kicking out top syrian diplomats accusing president assad of being behind the killing of more than one hundred civilians well that's despite u.n. findings that suggest. the president's army may have been involved in syria not
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only enjoying diplomatic support from abroad the backing could go as far as selling them terrorists kind of check on explains. this is said to be an auction taking place at a hotel in saudi arabia what's on sale is a human life the video shows a father offering his son as a suicide bomber into syria and raising money as compensation i give the products of my knowing my secret sacrifice his brother is already a martyr yes and i'm very we're going to send him to them in amman let's start the bidding to 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.
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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 tonight. 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 if their weapons we will manage that so it's a lot 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.
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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 its resistance in claiming eyebright 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.
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to understand that this is going only to create more suffering for the women and children the syrian people outside syria back in saudi arabia a young man named ali was allegedly sold for the equivalent of four hundred thousand dollars maybe only a million and a half a million and a heart we have a winner right now. 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 blasts 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. . president francois hollande has been at the helm of france for only two weeks now but he's already threatening for an interview. in syria let's discuss this with
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professor pig he's a political scientist with misty the former french president nicolas sarkozy he advocated military action in syria and of course led the campaign in libya so is on basically following in his footsteps here. well usually this creek continues to bitch in the race on the left in terms of foreign policy but. i think what yesterday is quite different because he said he did not even saluted military intervention if it got a good head from the u.n. security council knowing full well that both russia and china are not in the same line as the three western powers involved in the in this dispute so it's a bit more subtle i don't think right now because of course it is still change is exactly on the same drag as for libya which turned out to be a disaster. now this chaos and no one or hardly anyone talks about it but you
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know if you listen carefully to what he said yesterday it was not yes let's bomb syria it was let's respect international law so it's i think it's significant departure from previous president is he under pressure to follow his western allies . well i'm sure there are pressures but you know even for the u.s. in an election year i'm not sure the u.s. wants a repeat of libya especially with you know there were military action in syria syria and war torn of all the. countries in the libya was so it's all very complex on the one hand you have massacres so. a kind of a humanitarian reaction which we know is both emotional and it's an evil but at the same time this emotional reaction has not analyzed the next step that you know what happens after an intervention and who takes power and you eliminate all
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master groups in tonight's live month for example there was an interview with the brazilian foreign minister and he said very sensible things you know what you have to do is try to work with all the parties and every part is going to sound to achieve some kind of dialogue within syria possibly be an term of this if. france can manage to work with russia is to eliminate the leader. i don't mean physically on him but manage to get him to step down so that all the parties can talk together but yes you know there are many different sorts of pressures but i think it's a bit true early to say france is going down the same card as for libya. and says he still supporting kofi announce a peace plan yet he's actively supporting one side in syria name the rebels along with many other countries of course do you see a contradiction here. well the opposition in syria is complex on the one hand you
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have people who are religious there are people who are close to. there are people are generally the victims of the regime so yes this is you know there's a kind of natural sympathy among the majority of the printer population. that is a very cautious person and what he said. was denounced as being. into russia and china because basically by saying i will not do anything security council does not approve is saying well it's an open door to discussion i don't think but of course you know it's difficult to predict but i don't think we're traveling down the same road as for libya. look at the socialist would have said yes at a time when our. produce democracy you know and this idea that you have the barbarian. you intervene militarily and then you have swedish or danish time democracy is to. i think things are very much in flux right now really interesting
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your perspective thanks so much your time professor piggott a political scientist well paris west you know this thing. and later here in r.t. in cross talk peter lavelle questions whether foreign intervention is the way to bring an end to the vicious unrest 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 the 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 so i 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 it and we rock is a terrible example the only thing i would say is who knows the creative destruction us in washington may come up with an even newer and more disastrous unique form of
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payoff from them if the syrians or iraq will have to solve. cross talk a little later today here and it's a scandal likely to fuel the longstanding tensions between washington and pyongyang a media report accuses u.s. and 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 to him and he denied by washington which now accuses the journalist behind 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 a region already experiencing american military buildup journalist says that washington strategy goes far beyond that i think u.s. policy on north korea really. it really doesn't exacerbating the threat from the from pyongyang more than anything else and the building of simultaneously building
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up the military occupation of the south 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 ensured that including foreign occupation of true documentation and preemptive nuclear strikes no that sounds a bit extreme but given a second here to back it up in chief thousand and nine becomes law on foreign relations released a policy paper and title 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 w m d's 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
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w m d's. we've got the business news we very shortly with dmitri but first let's check out some other major headlines from across the world at this stage of the day former liberian president charles taylor has been sentenced to fifty years in prison after being convicted of war crimes last month he was charged with eleven counts of helping rebels in sierra leone to slaughter fifty thousand people tell himself has been accused of cannibalism in the past this sentence is unprecedented with tale of the first acts head of state convicted by an international war crimes court since the second world war. rescue workers in northern italy have removed what's believed to be the body from rubble following tuesday's earthquake it brings the number of dead to seventeen a series of strong aftershocks of shaken the region which has suffered two major earthquakes in a month almost a fortnight ago seven people killed and thousands left. the former top leader advise that the british prime minister david cameron has been arrested over accusations of perjury it relates to the call since evidence in the trial of
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a former scottish politician in which he denied knowledge of phone hacking by journalists at the news of the world because he was editor of the paper at the time last year he quit as cameron's communications director after becoming involved in the wider and again the phone tapping in the u.k. . so that's the way it is at the moment here where they are teen years now let's cross over to business with me and the me too those cracks appearing in the british company b.p. that's right the russian shareholders in the company a group called a are has said that it's looking to change the structure of ownership in the company that's after c.e.o. of b.p. stepped down well interview to business see the c.e.o. of. it has said that the company is looking to either buy b.p. out of or maybe exchange its own shares for shares in b p.
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we're all prone to whatever makes the most strategic and commercial sense one thing . we're certain about is our shareholders want to remain active participants in the oil business whether we remain. shareholders of ten k.v. the majority shareholder some controlling shareholder the p.t.b. or whether we become significant shareholders in b.p. something that we're ready to discuss with our partners at b.p. but well one thing that's clear is that the fifty fifty arrangement has run its course and it's time to realign you know the truck short changed anything. why are they going to what's going on in the global markets and they are tumbling with a ten year yields on treasury bonds going down to the lowest level ever with the dow jones now declining a one point three percent of the day pretty much at the same value this is on the back of china of course announcing its g.d.p.
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will rose eight point two percent this year which is the slowest pace since one thousand nine hundred ninety according to a bloomberg survey over in europe these worries about the global economy also coupled with local worries of all local turning to global of course was a bond yields also rising and borrowing in spain going up but greece in its latest referendum is apparently said it's not content with. with the conditions of recent bailout and forty and the dax ended the session down around one point seven five percent. over on the commodities market was in a very dramatic drop on the back of worries about the state of demand u.s. inventories light sweet declining around three dollars per barrel and that's not benefiting the russian ruble on the currencies market the ruble has seen one of the most dramatic drops today against the dollar down fifty nine go back to around two
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percent in just one session whereas the euro continues its nosedive versus the dollar as investors cash out into the reserve currency. over here in the russian markets we have seen yet another session of losses with the r.t.s. m i six to at least one point four percent on the my six despite the oil prices the lower oil prices as we see companies like gazprom were doing much better than the market gazprom down just a little bit of the saying its export strategy export plans to europe will not be changing this fight no demand they have this up one point seven percent on the back of a good stage and taken over the company. he's a figure very much connected with. the company for the oil market down around two percent now as burbank has said that in two thousand profits only one percent came from international operations from abroad basically they want to bring that numbers
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around five percent over the next two years for international purchases for example recently they've bought. just then his bank the head of graph has told us that this was a bargain that. it's a high quality but it won't. we're taking advantage of the moment banking assets are not expensive. have never sold this bank if not for the current turbulence. thanks a lot to me. now. after the dismissal of extradition appeal we'll bring you the latest edition of his interview program here on r.t. that's after reminder stay with us live here in the.
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