and the u.n. expert on torture says julian assange has been subjected to inhumane treatment and that it's taken a toll on the leaks founder's mental health. the really shows all the. oh the culture of the person the things. that you're an assessment on a song seems the british foreign secretary go on the offensive calling for the u.n. to stand down and refrain from making inflammatory remarks. also this hour the u.s. rebranded shale gas as molecules of freedom in an attempt to sway reluctant european countries into believing it's better than russian energy. and the malaysian prime minister calls the investigation into the downing of flight m.h.
17 politicise says stronger evidence is needed to pin the blame for the 2014 tragedy on russia. hello from a new team and out here. want to call it right welcome to world news this is a united nations expert on torture says julian assange is being subjected to cruel and degrading treatment and that several days that would not take up the story democratic states are trying to break his will the special visit to the wiki leaks founder in london's belmarsh prison where he's being held and is said to be extremely well knows meltzer explains more in saturday's going underground tehran r.t. . julissa fiscal consequences clearly shall not be able to access a little medical care for several years the much more serious illness that this family has been mentally and emotionally. affected extremely hostile and
increasingly arbitrary in byron and she has that exposed to it for several years so here he really showed all the symptoms that are typical for a person that has been exposed to some political torture or the u.n. official coming into criticism for his comments daniel hawkins next looks at how deep the controversy could run. reports on the remarks by the un special experts on torture has brought the media's attention but they've also drawn quite a stir online from officials in the u.k. foreign secretary jeremy hunt for one trading tweets with united nations special rapporteur about the extent of his involvement in the legal battle surrounding julian a son's. this is wrong assigns chose to hide in the embassy and was always free to leave and face justice the un special rapporteur should allow british courts to make their judgments without his interference or inflammatory accusations. with
all due respect sir mr sons was about as free to leave the someone sitting in the rubber boat in the shark pool as detailed in my formal letter to you so far you get caught some not shown the impartiality into objects to the required by the rule of law others through despite what some want to call the control proceed mr saunders case has drawn from all sides which you north all rootie human rights organizations and the media community this all stemmed of course from a report released by mr meltzer to the british authorities as well as other countries documenting the treatment of a song that's already got response slowly not only from the u.k. foreign secretary but also from australian authorities who issued a statement just earlier today strongly denying rejecting any claims they've been complicit in any form of psychological torture saying they have provided mr songs with all the assistance you require as mr meltzer though has insisted that these claims are not just speculation he visited the songs in belmarsh high security
prison where he's now being held alongside medical experts spent several hours evaluating him and his concerns has to be said that didn't pull any punches he's described the treatment of our songs as a psychological torture describing a deliberate concerted and sustained of busa judicial persecution and of which we can fire much but far enough. course through his time in the ecuadorian embassy in london he made those comments to add he's going on the ground action or clancy you can see the full interview as you mentioned that morrow here is a good preview of what the u.n. official said to us earlier. where it was but prisoners political prisoners prisoners of war for years and but what we do in these cases you can with the doctors the psychiatry you sign should call which is designed to examine potential victims of. these standards and use the evidence was well when
we clear the jewel in the sunshine and be exposed to several. forms of cruel inhuman or degrading treatment which she will too we can only describe psychologically koch well as you leave shocked me with this particular case is that a single individual has been saluted and singled out by several democratic states. in the system nothing really as it is the manner which could point to the breaking of this comes shortly after julian assange his extradition pace in the u.k. court was postponed view through ill health his lawyers stating he is unable to even hold a functional conversation the swedish authorities on their part have refused to spota hearing ruling on his attention in is that sensitive despite calls from lawyers and human rights organizations so it's clear he faces mounting legal pressure here from all sides mr meltzer also expressed concerns about the potential
for his extradition to the united states where he of course faces 17 new charges from u.s. prosecutors relating to the more serious allegation of espionage as opposed to simply computer hacking these allegations would draw a month's link the a prison sentence we're talking many decades perhaps even life behind bars so really there is no end in sight for the case of julian assad that this has dragged on. we draw emotions on control issue from both sides ranging from authorities legal experts on civil rights organizations to of course it was journalist community journalist cassandra 5 banks told us the 7 news during a song spent in the ecuadorian embassy amounted to torture it seemed like he was losing weight he he was in good spirits and he was feisty and he was fighting but he he didn't seem necessarily like himself and i know that it's been kind of declining for
a while now it is very very different than when i visited him the 1st time which was over a year ago and you can kind of see it progressively getting worse i think that the nikkei has already spent $25000000.00 or more on surveilling and busy and they wouldn't have done that if they didn't have intention of making sure that he was prosecuted i mean when i would visit him it was like living it was being in a fishbowl every move that he made was monitored there were cameras going down the hallway cameras outside the bathroom there were cameras in the meeting room where they forced him to have all its meetings i feel like that would take a huge toll on anyone about a year ago a group of doctors that went in and visited a songe and they determined that he needed to go to the hospital julien couldn't leave the embassy because the u.k. refused to allow him safe passage to a hospital you know this is a form of torture. united states has found
a new way to market it show gas to reluctant european customers they've labeled it as the gas of freedom correspondent igor's donald's been sniffing out the reasons why. can you smell this scent of freedom where you can well check your pipes seriously you might have a gas leak and the intoxicating fumes could be all the more deadly if they come from the wrong place to with the u.s. in another year of record setting natural gas production i'm pleased that the department of energy is doing what it can to promote an efficient regulatory system that allows for molecules of u.s. freedom to be exported to the world yep kids the next time i geography teacher asks you what's buried in that texan shale you can proudly old freedom and all mel gibson from braveheart on them and don't even think of wasting your money on the dirty desperate gas coming from the wrong places seriously for some exporting those
freedom allah kills from the us to europe is a heroic milestone akin to defeating nazis 75 years up to liberate in europe from nazi germany occupation the united states is again deliver a form of freedom to the european continent. and this genius freedom marketing is only the latest fad in america's push to monopolize the european gas supply chain ever since donald trump got into office his administration has been pushing the wall becoming increasingly aggressive with time we are committed to securing your access to alternate sources of energy so poland and its neighbors are never again held hostage to a single supplier of energy only. when germany makes a mess of oil and gas deal with russia. you're supposed to be guarding against
russian security goes out and pays billions and billions of dollars a year to russia. we have not deployed the full sort of tools that could significantly undermine if not outright stop the project. we emphasize that companies involved in russian energy exports are taking part in something that could prompt a significant risk of sanctions if you come up with the same actions or the car industry or german banks or the german chemical industry and so on and so on and so on and then you tell them they have to keep their freedom. on this same person that creates your economy are story this can't be honest ironically enough it seems that energy aside trump and co have done everything every possible thing to alienate europe from threats of a trade war to straight up trying to dictate policies to countries like germany so
not only is it cheaper for the e.u. to get its gas from russia it naturally doesn't want to keep all of its eggs in one basket. germany is entitled to secure its energy requirements in various ways one of these places fresh natural gas i have a big problem with a 3rd country interfering in now and the deposing german industry needs more room to to enhance and and to supply safety. saying morlock use of freedom instead of natural gas is like calling or oil a liquid bomb magnet except the law is actually rooted in reality but well in the age of i phones and all out marketing they had to try. to get more expensive. rush of the well market price for gas and they have to tell us because the us made this agreement with john kirk to explore
natural gas to europe and he agreed and he said ok we hate certain amount and the whole house will sell this so then this was a try to make. it a people except that it is more expensive over the give us continuing to rail against europe's imports of russian gas sophie shevardnadze has been talking in depth to kremlin spokesman to me terry pascoe he explained why in particular the north stream 2 gas pipeline which is expected to come online next year has got washington worried the full interview airs here on monday but huge international project. that we've seen out of a large anything and did before it started it. well that is being performed for for the benefit of those countries supplying natural gas and receiving. the project there would be a very significant contribution for security of your. and the project that is
a huge competitor and very serious competitor for american gas producers and suppliers so instead that the main reason of course instead of fair. competition they prefer to act like wild west time. so they just show the gun and this is no no you guys here in europe you're going to buy our natural gas and we don't care that it is at least 30 percent more expensive. than the gas coming from the russians. lazio's prime ministers called into question the findings of the dutch led investigation into the downing of malaysian airlines flight m h 17 over ukraine in 2014 mahathir mohamad says the international inquiry which allege that russia was complicit in the atrocity was politicized and has not found enough evidence to support its conclusions he also claimed malaysia's not
been allowed to inspect the plane's flight recorders. accusing her of. what the city every day you could even be the ukrainian government because the to. our correspondent remind koester of who's been covering the mh 17 tragedy since it happened earlier gave you know neal more of the latest developments. 5 years have passed but it's only seems like it happened yesterday you know i was there one of the 1st reporters on the scene so we have the. prime minister who says malaysia accept the results of the investigation however they accept it's a certain point they accept that the plane was brought down by a russian missile but to this is that has not been concluded and this is what malaysia has a problem with the moment also there is absolutely nothing that supports the investigators claim that the weapon was actually smuggled from russia and after the d.d.
was taken back from the korean territory which there were claims that the mist belonged to the russian military moscow obviously denied all those claims and what they did was actually trace its origin back to the soviet union the missile was manufactured in the soviet union but then it was routed to ukraine and this is where remained. for the rest of the time and also russian defense ministry said that the type of weapon that the joint investigation committee claimed was used is not being utilized in the russian army in this 21st century the last time they used it was back in 1909 re mother who did the investigation then when you look at i'd like to actually come to such conclusions well we began this story with the world so the malaysian prime minister is a saint so i think we should go back to him because he's explained it best in my opinion as have us and. we don't know why we screwed from the examination
but from the very beginning we see too much politics in it the idea was not to find out how this happened with all that but seem to be consent. to being on rush or headed. the examining and making conclusions we. are always willing to accept but here we have. some political interest in the matter. well there we go promise or malaysia say yes and himself political reasons behind it all right from the get go from the very beginning everybody was accusing the russian federation of what had happened and also each time we heard some revelations from the investigation saying it was highly likely russia is highly likely russia that we are more than convinced that it was russia however there was never ever any undeniable proof that would say that this is exactly who the culprit is and also from the from the very start
of the inquiry methods themselves well they did raise a few eyebrows around the world 1st of all ukraine was allowed to participate in this to gauge and that's a country who did not close their airspace while there was an internal conflict going on in ukraine and also prime minister of malaysia was saying it sued and the 17 belongs to malaysia is the malaysian the airline however that country was not allowed to participate in the investigation of the black boxes so quite a few things there that raise eyebrows around the world the fact that evidence parties including malaysia under russia has been excluded absolutely undermines the credibility of the inquiry the investigation itself because of course it raises the suspicion that evidence parties have been excluded because it's not convenient to the desired conclusion and that would suggest that a conclusion was arrived out before the investigation was even mounted all tops as
indeed the malaysian prime minister suggested actually was the back of people's minds throughout the investigation that the purpose investigation was to pin the blame on russia and one of them actually stopped what happened still ahead germany's being told to stay away from wild way after the break why the u.s. secretary of state making a push to ditch the chinese tech giant in berlin. the european governments especially the germans and the french and the britons they really want to help iran economically they have no control over their private sectors and their private sectors if they have to choose between the vani and market forces the u.s. market again you don't have to be an economic genius to figure out that they would
go with the u.s. market. based testing. it's a very well done and you know to say we shouldn't have standardized testing would be like saying well we shouldn't have our blood pressure checked or are even. going to see the doctor those are standardized instruments that you need to be able to know how children are doing right from when they start school. the united nations has condemned a decision by the cost of an authority is to expel a member of its mission in the breakaway balkan republic russian national. was
declared persona non-grata on choose day following a nationwide anti crime operation. the doctrine of persona non grata does not apply to or in respect of un personnel we stand by the immunity of our personnel who are on duty and we have done so in this case and choose the kosovo police raided the territory majority ethnic territory in the north of course of a allegedly carrying out an organized crime 90 smuggling operation during which more than 20 people were arrested locals ethnic serbs maintain that this was just another actor heavy handed act by course of a police intended to intimidate ethnic serbs still living in kosovo during the operation to u.n. mission workers were also detained one of them a russian was very badly beaten pictures emerged showing him bruised and in very poor condition in hospital he was also detained and the course about refused to
release him until pressure from the russian federation which express that outrage as well as the u.s. since then they've declared them a persona non-grata called for his for his diplomatic status to be revoked all of this further angering moscow and russia has reacted they're now demanding an investigation we consider the cost of an authority's actions to be a continuation of an undisguised increase into ethnic tensions in the region and the short contempt for international norms of diplomatic communication in fact it is a demonstration of priest in his disdain for the u.n. and precedent that will have far reaching consequences possible justified its decision to label him a persona non-grata by saying that the diplomat who allegedly participated in the protest against the operation that he acted in a way that busy runs contrary to the constitutional order of course a world that what he did runs contrary to humanitarian values to peace and to
stability u.n. mission and cause was been active for decades facilitating the for. movement of civilians between costello and serbia making sure that things don't come to a head again to outright war. the berlin of the. germany's found itself wedged into the u.s. china trade dispute after my compeers visit to the e.u. nation america's secretary of state met with german chancellor angela merkel and other top officials and it appears washington's trying to ramp up pressure on berlin over defense issues especially when it comes to the new 5 g.
mobile networks and energy matters if a national report from berlin. well the message should the u.s. secretary of state mike compare brought to berlin on friday was quite clear china and its giant world's largest telecommunications equipment producer world's 2nd largest smartphone producer that washington had recently accused of spying on the american government for b.g. and stealing intellectual property the company that america had also blacklisted threaten national security of not only america but also europe and western democracies all around the globe and america's mission. in front of the cameras is to make sure that the channels through which the information flows are trusted and that data is not going to end up in the hands of china's communist party my compiler was quite direct remember that hawaii is a company that is building right now the fast 5 g. . network that america is so unhappy about but there was another mission mentioned
by the u.s. secretary of state and that is to protect america's part in this world wide by opening their eyes on threats dangers and risks that cooperation with china and these companies may let's take a listen and national security risk to the states of america we think to europe and western democracies around the world and so we are laying out a new just ready series of courses of action 2nd mission which is to make sure that we have to get our friends about these risks as well that we talk to them plainly openly they'll make their own sovereign decision and that is something really hard to believe given that america had repeatedly put pressure on the european countries asking to ban who are we here as well go in as far as threatening germany with consequences through its ambassador in berlin something that angered germany dramatically experts say they say as the country among many other is that where the
ban is very unlikely to be implemented any time soon and that is making america cross of course so. obviously my compiler came to berlin seeking for support and putting more pressure on german and other european countries but it is not quite clear whether he was able to find what he was looking for and meanwhile china is striking back and we hear about the decision to create a blacklist of companies and officials promoting her while we ban and also we hear that the american personnel of the company working throughout the country had been expelled from china. american feminist or. found herself in an embarrassing situation after a historian publicly called out her latest book over false claims about victorian britain.
i found like several dozen executions temporally does an execution correct and correct and this apprehension that the last man was executed for sodomy in britain in 1035 i don't think you're right about this. for the record outrages says that the victorians executed men for having sex with each other this is a big claim that goes against every history of the subject i've read and it is wrong no victoria man was ever executed for sodomy. now move to the liberal write the book facts be damned. could anything be more embarrassing. give it up your book is a failure. in the pantheon of nightmares somewhere between falling into an endless speed and back at high school but naked is going nation radio and learning only that the book you wrote and will be published in 2 weeks is premised on
a misunderstanding. the. republicans and united states have been frustrated with the media generally speaking for decades but i've never seen it so polarized where the left really truly doesn't care about facts were major t.v. channels claiming to be legitimate news networks will push a false narrative and make no apologies when that narrative is proof false like the so-called trump russia collusion there was no collusion and that and they don't care they're. making no apologies they don't care about facts and i think that's the same thing here with with name naomi wolf and her publisher they just don't care about facts and they're just going to continue to push these negative
arguments that divide people i think people need to be aware if somebody is pushing something that sounds outrageous or too crazy to be true it probably isn't true and that's it for me nick aaron's going to. the doctor who surgical rounds take a deep into the amazon to treat. this in petersburg international economic forum is a unique event in today's business world. over the last 21 years the forum has become a leading global platform for discussing the key economic issues facing russia emerging markets and the world thousands of business community members attend the forum to address today's financial issues. or just issue of foreign coverage.
some in media and even some politicians are giving julie massage a new look and it's no wonder a case can be made the u.s. crusade against assad is a blueprint for criminalizing journalism what fate is in store for a song which will journalism suffer the same. nobody could see coming that false confessions would be that prevalent in this population a problem for converts if you look at any interrogation out there what you'll see is threat promise threat promise threat lie a lie a lie the process of interrogation is designed to put people in just that frame of mind make the most comfortable make them want to get out and don't take no for an answer and don't accept their denials she said therefore we. sat on a statement that i would be home by that time the next day there's
a culture of on accountability and police officers know that they can engage in misconduct that has nothing to do with solving their crime. dr eric jenny is from sons around is considered one of the best neurosurgeons in brazil. by the way this man with no clothes isn't don't to jennings he's a member of the indigenous zoe tribe who's helping the don't oh put together a long.