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one ton of mowbray alaska and ukraine for five years in. the hospital when the highly highly highly actually laughed at the what deeds in the i love promise oma been out there or been upset that city. will suffer but in my long had been mostly subtle but. it's looking at akira libby's information about so-called weapons of mass destruction is widely thought to have been used by the u.s. as evidence of saddam hussein's possession of w m d's in iraq one less thing you pointed out that you were warned of believed by the egyptian president mubarak i believe what barak told you tommy tommy franks that saddam had biological weapons they were ready yeah but everybody thought he had the international community has clearly demonstrated that it is way is it a process which has been going on for twelve years trying to disarm iraq from its
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weapons of mass destruction this report by libyan intelligence the external security organization or. shows details of a meeting with the cia. as it plans to invade saddam hussein's iraq in two thousand and three the u.s. needed to prepare public opinion for the attack getting libya on govt is key to that strategy. but the iraq war when battle for the western allies. no evidence of dangerous weapons was found and the lack of a post-war strategy plunged the country into calles. gadhafi then seized the moment in a dramatic bedouin gratiot to himself with the west and have sanctions on libya lifted he claimed to have wm deeds and offered to surrender them.
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desperate to put a positive spin on their mission to destroy weapons in the middle east the u.s. and u.k. led the way in rehabilitating gadhafi almost overnight. libya was no longer. part of the axis of evil. in return a lucrative oil and gas deal was signed and it was then that the cia and m i six began increasing their rendition of libyan dissidents to the gadhafi regime jubilation a vehicle that out of. one hundred four available. but it's now thought the relationship between the head of the e.s.o. . and western intelligence went back much earlier than the aftermath of the two thousand and three invasion of iraq repression between the two states gathered pace
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after nine eleven. british intelligence held a meeting with music you said in the week after nine eleven and the following november november two thousand a well british and libyan intelligence officers held a summit over several days at a hotel as an airport in europe and the german austrian intelligence officers also present and there was a growing agreement at that point that the libyans could be quite useful to the west being useful to the west was what gadhafi was aiming for and the west fell for it but at a price. rendition. this twenty twelve human rights watch report delivers into enemy hands details the process and several cases including that in our sake and libya. that there is an agreement reached that the british and the libyans would start recruiting agents jointly. from
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the libyan agents who would would help and spy on al qaeda. the rehabilitation of gadhafi took place under british prime minister tony blair and when gordon brown to go over from blair in june two thousand and seven the friendly momentum continues and. the london based human rights organization reprieve has closely monitored rendition for many years. lawyer corey krieger specialized in cases involving libya. you remember and the deal in the desert in two thousand and four is that daffy says oh well i'm joining the community of nations everybody was right you know the war on i've looked at iraq and you know i don't want to go that way and all the rest of it said this president has given to him but the reality is of course what happened after that the sanctions were lifted british petroleum and other companies were able to come in and start doing business
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to the tune of millions in fact billions of dollars i'll just zero made requests to interview tony blair in twenty four but his office said he was not available. the producers also asked to interview former british foreign minister jack straw who was responsible for british intelligence six time a good rendition but his office said he didn't have time. neither was therefore able to shed light on my mission pieces like that of. shaken libby was returned in two to maybe in custody and. you know we met him two weeks before he supposedly kit committed suicide in his cell. and when that happened we raised concerns about the circumstances surrounding his death. we were concerned that it was not actually a suicide libby was allowed
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a single visit from his family in april two thousand and nine while in libyan detention this video shows him opponent lee comfortable and his family had no reason to suspect he might soon take his own life. if you just didn't get them to doesn't mean. we're going to logic up a nickel within the limit or can is only about the want to. handle it. then mr darrow this week. and that i would let him leave out of the bill and we can learn a few hubbell iraq. will that what the what that the. the manager because. i'm somewhat of a shift how would
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a number economy so the cold war the war when we had a war early was a lot. of about was over cision was either that or can you some misses novella. hold what are their beliefs and some a signal that. the u.s. is said to have handed over it no sheikh on libya to the libyan external security organization in afghanistan. and the smell of somebody in the libyan government bursting with a machete and the most of them to keep in may two thousand and nine libby was found dead in his prison cell only two days after that gadhafi was fourth son want to seem acting as libyan national security adviser u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton in washington d.c. we deeply value the relationship between the united states and libya
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we have many opportunities to deepen and broaden our cooperation and i'm very much looking forward to. building on this relationship so mr minister welcome so much here in the way. for that certainly not to be our when he comes to know what was it's and what can be and can you move can look at a fascinating. last of a year. it's difficult and we can. stated that. human rights watch asked for an investigation into libby's suicide but he was birthed and no libyan inquiry was held into his death. so the photographs are very disturbing when reportedly committed suicide in may be in prison and we question whether that was really a suicide and the photographs reveal things that make it seem as though you know that it might not have legitimately been a suicide. gadhafi never allowed any form of opposition within libya.
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a prominent dissident group was the libyan islamic fighting group the l i f g who gadhafi accused of having links to al qaida. if you can little rock. give your head of. the. yeah gladly will help. that gadhafi is jails had an appalling reputation for mistreatment and torture particularly of political prisoners this mobile phone video purports to have been shot in abu salim prison in tripoli. human rights watch and amnesty international have both reported hundreds of deaths in abu salim although the figures have never been independently verified or human remains found if western intelligence services
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knowingly colluded in the torture of libyan dissidents in this way they certainly have a case towards. the western agenda was to establish a connection between saddam hussein and al qaeda whereas gadhafi wanted to link libyan dissident groups to al qaida. illiteracy in the search did. the new relationship with gadhafi spread and there are allegations that he illegally funded in nicolas sarkozy's two thousand and seven french presidential campaign sarkozy has been charged with illegal campaign financing he denies the charges and the case is yet to reach the french courts gadhafi was welcomed across europe a far cry from his eighty's image as quote the mad dog of the middle east.
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but there was there was out there was this was. a living yeah. mother thought that but at the same time opponents of gadhafi like our door hakim behind and sami our side of the libya islamic fighting group l i f g were arrested and rendered by british intelligence m i six to gadhafi is external security organization we are going to just turn up our. supply and. by then. they are a must for the thought of us oh yeah but then what are. they going to say you know balad. i mean if you have see if you her hair. well it myself and i'm also a little you know. there are limits over there was you know but if i knew.
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that and i was a two one and i'm any. female part about cook or was used to kind of what i said really yet broke out and how about a committee. but when dishan had the lead blown off it when in the wake of the libyan revolution in twenty eleven correspondence was found the pointed to western collusion. in two thousand and eleven after tripoli was liberated some human rights activists and some revolutionaries found an incredible cache of documents in what appeared to be the abandoned office of then the head of libya's security services and in those documents for the first time ever we saw evidence showing that there was a joint plot in two thousand and four to kidnap. him and his pregnant wife as well as the libyan man semi all saudi his wife and his four
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children from exile in southeast asia and render them in other words kidnap them and send them back to that. to us and we can see them and can. and bob ross how. do you. see and walk out of the morgue for the true little time. zones have to confront that are going to turn a. killer the cia took them separated them and held them for several days at a black site that's a secret prison near the bangkok airport both of them were chained to the wall separately mistreated was beaten hooded all the rest of it and then they were put on a infamous cia rendition plane one of these planes that the cia flew people around the world to be tortured on to have to be. mean and how can two how do you. if you're. going to knock out the money. out of.
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the women if you. well it's no. good i believe in any. case of abdel hakim bahaji and his wife goes back to two thousand and four the couple were planning to seek asylum in the u.k. but they were persuaded by the british to travel to london via bangkok. there they were arrested and tortured before being rendered to libyan intelligence headed by musar koussa bad. man and. can. only get out of the need to know them. so course. and illicitly said libya you can imagine how. many of the have you know either
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candidate my bell hodges fellow dissident sami most of us saadi also says he was rendered to the libyans by the british on the grounds that he was somehow connected to the group responsible for nine eleven al qaida. the offer to my law my. dad. and i are in. on it and we're here and then i lament i mean i'm. well i'm not but and then you know either can i come in and. work at the enemy living in a kind of under. fear or. yellow morning. on the alamo and. now feel i want to. abdel hakim bell high and sami al saadi were released from prison in libya in
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twenty ten and twenty eleven respectively. convinced of u.k. . involvement in their rendition in twenty twelve they decided to sue the british government in the civil court for handing them over to the libyans to be imprisoned and torture. the british government is worried about apologising because they feel that if they did that there's a risk that former security service people who were involved in this to knapping might be prosecuted in my going to jail. the first time i noticed i had the disease i said it's not possible i've been you're the need to look for the weak you know that it. has always been the home for she so ever since the down thirty two here the disease is danger that's where our country or innuendo whenever i'm given those people has death or night i want to go
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legacy of slave ownership you know like my family's status and wealth has benefited from their choice to slave people and america's debt to black people today some of us so scar we even scared to speak out because it's a problem. al-jazeera correspondent a moral debt. hello and has i'm seeking the headlines on edge zero or more developments in the. case the turkish prosecutor general's office has told al jazeera the killing of the saudi journalist was planned in advance it comes as a saudi official had given a new account of how journalist was killed the senior official told the reuters
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news agency he died after being put in a chokehold and having his mouth covered in its downpour consulate a day earlier the saudi government said he died during a fistfight and you simmons says has the latest from istanbul firstly confirm that the prosecutor's general's office has told origins are that in the whole operation was planned in advance they were certain of that now they also said a number of important points of the saudis gave us statements from the fifteen suspects in the construct the crime that is confirmed the criminal investigation team has found evidence that fully supports the prosecutor's perception of the crime now that's the turkish prosecutor's perception of the crime that the turks believe this was a murder they have murder suspects and the fifteen of those murder suspects but they say however this day we haven't asked the saudis to actually bring
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its the terminology the fifteen suspects pending completion of the investigation a u.s. president donald trump says he's pulling out of a landmark nuclear weapons agreement with russia signed three decades ago russia's deputy foreign minister says the move would be a very dangerous step the trump says moscow is violating the terms. we're not going to let them violate a nuclear agreement and go out of their weapons and we're not allowed to we're the ones that have stayed in the agreement and we bonded the agreement but russia has not unfortunately. so we're going to terminate a grave and we're going to pull out. in parts of afghanistan have been given an extra day to cost their ballots technical and security problems on saturday the capital kabul has been hit by a series of taliban attacks began twenty four hours ago at least forty five people have been killed more than two hundred twenty of. those all the headlines we're
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back with more in half an hour right now it's back to educate a world. in
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may twenty eighth a libyan politician and his wife received a full apology from the british government for having been rendered handed over by as i said to the gadhafi regime where they were imprisoned and tortured. they were just two of hundreds of gadhafi as opponents who were picked up abroad and handed over in a collusion between western intelligence. beginning at a time when gadhafi was supposed to be an enemy of the west. well harsh and fellow dissidents sami also sued the british government in twenty twelve they were represented by human rights lawyers in london interviewed here in
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twenty fifty where the case was still going on well the key documents that we saw where what appeared to be faxes and correspondence between. the what appeared to be from m i six to the libyan authorities notifying them of the presence of the king about how to his wife fatima at that time in malaysia well the government has very blank defenses so far basically saying. what tonight the events even those events that is supported by the documentation and what they have instead done is try to get the case struck out of course by saying that because the allegations involve the u.s. and other states in libya malaysia. that it would be the cause here don't have jurisdiction to deal with it that it would be wrong because he possibly criticized the actions of other states at first the u.k.
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government basically said you can't hear these cases at all here in britain because it will harm our relationship with the united states the americans will be terribly upset about it and so forth. or. why then. if you have a magna x. amount i said i want. to freeze and then i'll buy a car when me. and in pain control for good. she mostly has only to work on my washing. the hull two for bob and family mother to have usually normally seven cars over to my. mother when i only have. one of the thousands of papers found after the revolution in twenty eleven was this one marked top secret it refers to libya u.s. cooperation and to a list of names of so-called traitors which was given to the americans.
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at all food men in. america what i think isn't as you are. seeing well it's only willingly and it's the money. and. little to put on. someone bad then. the one will be in your brain in. one ear. and was cobble something really really sickly a. bit on the card well a bit on the hardest libya obviously. isn't a military really kind of a plan and. one of. the where they had a year a minute. lisa early. in the
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scheme. she has a mini holy they were parted when he finally. asked for her to see the t.v. . i want to lift the lid. was. one of the most significant finds in tripoli was a letter written by so mark allen then head of counterintelligence at m i six in march two thousand and four to the head of the libyan p.s.o. . it says quote i congratulate you on the safe arrival of. meaning. this was the least we could do for you and for libya to demonstrate the remarkable relationship we have built over the years i am so glad that the british security services the cia and the libyan kidnapped children between the ages of six twelve and send them to get out.
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i know what i sits and i work and i'm. the one. there was no more and no one. what they needed was. the civil cases. and some run side by side but also accepted an offer of compensation by the british government bell hollows however wanted a fool apology from the government the former foreign secretary and former head of counterintelligence at m.i.t. six the british government settled that case in december two thousand and twelve for two point two million pounds in the short of the know how mean. you. then. easy out all the. way and. so i think that we know really what the truth is here and that the british
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government knows that it has a case to answer. go to accept such a settlement because he wants an apology he's made it clear that he wants he was a bit of goodwill to apologise what was going to have and also what was done to his wife mr bahamas for his part his offer to drive his case and walk away from his civil court case for just three pounds one from some are counted one from jack straw and one from the government and an apology and that's the real problem the british government is worried about apologising because they feel that if they do that there's a risk that former security service people who were involved in this kidnapping might be prosecuted and might go to jail and one of the even who won and yet to be finance be have reacted one. and if you believe that this we are going to america all of the. kabul. if this were merely our example of we
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learned. what followed when you're. really where we are to that i'm here or in the here. if it is proved that british officials did torture anyone whether in the ek or broad or involved complicit in their torch head they need to account to criminal law in the case i'm actually pretty confident that the supreme court of britain is going to say that of course torture victims have to have their day in court but the reality is the government will always seek to delay it's an incredibly embarrassing case what case could be more embarrassing than british security services kidnapping pregnant ladies and sending them back to dictators like a daffy it doesn't get any worse for them while the british government settled with something else saudi the us government appears so far to have ignored the whole rendition issue even though papers discovered in twenty eleven point clearly to their involvement according to human rights watch documents show that the cia
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kidnapped khaled i'm sorry if i'm most of our marketing and rendered them to the libyans the men say they were detained and interrogated in afghanistan for over a year. the documents that were we found in the libyan intelligence ministry were very troubling they showed a level of cooperation between the united states the united kingdom and the cia in their rendition of a number unlawful rendition of a number of individuals who were enemies of gadhafi back to libya it shows a deep level of collusion between the u.s. and the u.k. and libya it rendering individuals into gadhafi as hands at a time when we knew that gadhafi was mistreating abusing detainees in custody you saw the team. just leave. a live you're at about feel about if you will. not work as human to sharpen them and
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you know are you one i would which are well. and they were so how much you until i did when in the middle of nashville and when he met our masood are there are pockets of my other than the men include gave them a kind of monopoly of us over that they can the men we're only about for them in islamabad. or by the way the. the the commander of the united states believes and promotes itself as a country that believes in the rule of law and abides by its international legal obligations but we know for a fact that the u.s. has not done so in many cases especially with regards to its detention practices. just in from the. year or say that them. there's a move afoot. to hit back at more. with their behavior
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with the comes ashore can you made it more difficult for the bush administration to carry out its program of torture they continued to do so but in a different kind of way. and since. the president obama took office he did ban the use of enhanced interrogation techniques and actually has called the practices that occurred during the cia torture program torture the u.s. unlawfully rendered numerous individuals into libyan custody where they knew that they were going to be. they were going to be likely tortured and abused but in addition before they even did that they held several of them in cia detention and tortured them brutally themselves so yes it's a double standard and a double standard that the u.s. absolutely has to account for if it ever wants to put this dark chapter in its history behind it and the muslim of america.
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and the meticulous and. move them of the who are the human rights warts or one of them to do with the what was al-jazeera asked the cia to comment on all of these allegations but they did not reply. there's evidence that it wasn't just british and american intelligence who colluded with the libyans canada may have also been involved most of a korea a canadian citizen of libyan descent says he was tracked kidnapped and rendered to libyan intelligence he says he was accused of having links with so-called international terrorism but that this has never been proved. it is melissa to move. can who work as hard. yanni it am i will marry him where i am
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and i'm worried. that i'm around. and read then and then i mean why you know if you can it. at least i'm going to need it and i must be would wish them to be made in it or the rule of law in this in order to them to do it on the island in the middle name silly. things if you cannot if you know that in karate for can you read any of the mini acca that i haven't seen about them have. them. in correspondence between libyan intelligence and the canadians is a letter from the libyans saying thank you for the information about the arrest of the canadian citizen most of our mohammad korea otherwise known as father of the ally f.g. in the summer of two thousand and two we greatly value the information we have received on it and what it has about a bullet in the feet if it was that. has the feel of c. and i couldn't bury them obama moment and at their word they set it off for quite
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a long time and well how would it not for the better the. well to any techie that would lend us any of. these and look around and do it for a limit of. what a sick if you get a. bucket how early senate thing senate in which they have a. law you are a fool and me you must. be. a loony and they're going to cut come to be. while for me to. go to medical and democrat the influence of learning for that was not to learn of. learn from them. but that journey. military for. female.
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to be a man if it is love according to korea the libyans had information on him but they could only have obtained through collusion with canadian or american intelligence this would again have been at a time when gadhafi was still considered an enemy of the west had in my room a minute mr heel and you coolly she has and how to be married. to me she has no how . can it be a little thought. about i count of the lot and if the. feel of the he were you to him sure of the only you for a brain a whole brain matter and those at the and i could not as i wish well implement in a city and. all the free. food and soft down to luck world. if i had a gentleman and i and i met in a mess and. you would work. with
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a sheet of. should work and should be you can. see you wilfully go get this document says that the americans wanted to know whether most of our mohammed clear had any information that might assist the nine eleven investigation. but that mary. had there was a lot that o'mara had a little been going gerty you know and kind of thought that any cathedral. where i do. the. work was done what. and most of the content to be a man who what when where and when cher were in jail but in just a last week and. look at the look at that well look the weather was
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a lot i don't know us but i all jazeera asked the canadian security intelligence service to comment on most of her clothes allegation they replied to say they do not comment publicly on specific cases but they are that our exchanges with foreign agencies are always guided by a political law ministerial direction and a robust suite of internal policies all to ensure that c.s.i.s. is not complicit directly or indirectly in the mistreatment of any individual and that everything we do to keep canada's safe is consistent with canadian values al-jazeera came across another case that of abraham we see another libyan opponent of gadhafi this time in our land. he says he was detained for questioning by the irish authorities before the visit of george w. bush to arm in june two thousand and four this led to media stories saying he had links to al qaida. but the.
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death of them one by the time we don't have met. all. or do him a dead man ought to at that moment by year have. learned the lesson more on what they. all want to doria what the economy should be on it most of what ork of it he said that he. can feast officious can be in auto how many or most or all of the diffusion i had thought that in a little time comfy down a mini america. lundy. already there only. if it was that close on thirty.
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all boosie is says that none of the charges against him in ireland was ever proved but that he was nevertheless put under house arrest and subject to travel restrictions. on something that you know they have their credit. i think we need to see us here. but i thought i thought i love so far at least all i need to have mac that's my but there's. no executions. kind of telling me that and number two i mean we have a lot. i like a lot of old but it was said by really human who look at it. and the mess they had they were afraid i think any of that stuff that doesn't make if am a buffet and a whole lot more could. it help or talk of getting out of.
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the south oh i thought of some of the things will talk of the new senate but very clearly has said look i don't know if i can help and not the offer can move the. al-jazeera asked the irish authorities to comment on mr al brasier statement the justice ministry replied to say that they do not comment on individual cases they went on to say that given the international lake children threat from jihad this type of terrorism the authorities here work closely on an ongoing basis with their international counterparts in identifying and managing threats in this area. different ranges a dish best served cold in the first years of the hike. meanwhile back in the the u.k. . those of justice had been turning in the case of hakim. on the tenth of
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may twenty eighth there was a dramatic development. the head of the british government prime minister to resign may sent a letter of apology to bell and his wife fatima and in the british parliament the senior lawyer the attorney general made an announcement. on behalf of her majesty's government i apologize reservedly we are profoundly sorry for the ordeal that you both suffered and our role in. the house had been waiting fourteen years for this moment so his response was direct you are the one that if only you. and i think if you were to vary her. the would be there was a t. and a woman would have any if it is the fact that there's little. fighting and their
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lawyers showed the prime minister's letter of apology to the assembled journalists . the u.k. lost its way when it got mixed up in the rendition of an innocent pregnant woman and to get off a dissident but today i think it stood on the right side of history by recognizing its mistakes and by apologizing. it's important to note that although the british government apologized for rendering the baha g.'s to libya former foreign minister jack straw and former head of counter intelligence today my six so mark allen have not admitted personal responsibility or any wrongdoing in the case of bob. and fatima bush. furthermore in october twentieth the former head of libyan intelligence. publicly denied any complicity in the torture of political detainee. one thousand nine hundred. masacre.
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al-jazeera spoke to cory kruger after the british government apology for me the most important moment when the british government apologized in may was the part of the prime minister's letter where she essentially says we believe you. abdullah came in five to my head to relive the absolute bottom the worst moments of their lives for six and a half years to fight this case and we know how survivors of torture and abuse like theirs are often silenced and disbelieved so for the prime minister of the united kingdom to say in her apology we believe what you have said we believe that the cia and the libyans tortured you that for me it was the most powerful moment i don't think that the apology does totally close the rendition issue altogether for under the human fatuma it does it in the chapter it ends the case they are satisfied that's the end of it but this isn't just a historical issue anymore is it so for example we know that gina has somebody who is at the very heart of the american torture and rendition program has been
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promoted to be director of the cia now and we also know that all around the world there are still security agencies with which the u.s. and the u.k. cooperate every day who torture prisoners so right now as we speak in yemen the united arab emirates is running black sites in which detainees are tortured and which rape is used as a technique of torture and these are people with whom the u.s. and the u.k. is in coalition and so i think that there's a real moral ethical and legal question for the security services in the u.s. and the u.k. about how closely they're going to fly to abusive security agencies and what the line in the sand is really going to be. the prime minister's apology may have restored the british government's reputation showing it was willing to try to write previous will. about how did not to be for the tenacity of human rights lawyers it may never have been achieved. and the same cannot be said of m i six and the cia
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seven years on from the death of gadhafi it's worth remembering that not every opponent of the gadhafi regime and victim of unlawful rendition by western intelligence agencies has enjoyed the same. binny's pink skies by the taj mahal. or as the sun sets in the city of angels. hello again welcome back to international weather forecasts well this time of year we see fronts across south america making their way a little further to the north and that's what we're seeing today with out from
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about the pushing into central parts of brazil so with that across the amazon we are going to seeing some more rain showers but behind that here in rio it's going to be a little bit cooler and a little bit drier we do expect to see a temperature for you of about twenty three degrees maybe by tomorrow going up to about twenty six degrees there across parts of mexico particularly the western part of mexico we're going to be seeing the influence of two tropical systems now all the clouds you see over there just on the edge of your screen well we do have a tropical storm as well as a hurricane and those are going to producing some storm surge across the coastal areas as well as the risk of mudslides and landslides and flooding so that is something we'll be watching over the next few days very very carefully now as we go towards monday things really improve across much of the yucatan partly cloudy conditions there across much of cuba we are looking quite sunny with a temperature of her vanna about thirty degrees for you and then very quickly here across the united states we are watching one front make its way down across the eastern seaboard bring some cooler air in with it as well so for new york thirteen
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as yet another version of events emerges from saudi arabia. earlier president trump cost down on the saudi explanation saying there have been quote deceptions and lines. pressure too from european leaders who say the saudi story doesn't add up. also ahead a dangerous step russia is warning to the u.s. about its plans to abandon a cold war era nuclear treaty. i'm joining with the sports al-jazeera has uncovered new evidence of extensive match fixing at the highest levels of cricket it involves at least two dozen fixes in fifteen international matches. it's a murder that's gripped the world a journalist silenced in the most extreme way. saudi national killed in his
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country's consulate in istanbul the narratives are very but based on evidence from the turn. vesta gaiters all fingers point to one conclusion his killing was planned saudi arabia the country accused of his murder has changed its stance several times since october second that's the day walked into the saudi consulate to collect routine paperwork but never walk down according to officials royal court advisor and qahtani and saudis deputy head of intelligence ahmed cd are responsible for sending a fifteen member hit squad to turkey that group was sent to me. or saudi arabia says happened next in turkey goes as follows jamal khashoggi entered the consulate there was an argument and some screaming members of the hit squad tried to silence him they choked him he died a panic ensued and so with the help of a local collaborator they dumped his body as a diversion attempt someone wore clothes and left the consulate from the back door
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our false report was then submitted which raises questions what was the original order given to the fifteen member team where they sent to turkey to negotiate kidnap or kill saudi arabia says they wanted to negotiate for a return to the kingdom and the make up of the squad suggest something more sinister some were members of special forces there was a forensic pathologist a doctor and even a security guard of crown prince mohammed bin man on demand is live for us now in istanbul so demand we're hearing some new details from the prosecutor's office there. well yes the attorney general's office has been telling al-jazeera has them that they believe all the evidence that they have would point to the fact that this was no mistake this was no accident that this was premeditated preplanned what happens to come out of kushal she did not happen as
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a result of something going wrong but in fact it's when it's right in all the ways that the saudis had planned this in the sense that they wanted to kill him from the very beginning obviously added to that they have also told us that they have received testimonies from fifteen of the suspects that the saudis have been questioning in riyadh the say that still not right now there is no plan as of yet to extradite them or to request for an extradition for these fifteen suspects and that will lead us to or at least lead commentators on observers to speculate what saudis and or the turkish intention is with regards to how far they're willing to go with this case but to circle back to the initial top line of what they're saying that this is premeditated obviously falls in line with what we've been reporting from the very beginning based on our sources has been interesting really enough if we are to maybe dissect a little of what this latest twist in the saudi narrative a narrative that has changed day off to day after day. it's almost as if they're
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preempting the release of these audiotapes because if you remember him a couple of weeks ago after i'd spoken to my sources here and they had given me information of what these audiotapes entailed i had relayed that they entailed some sort of arguments a call for help some beating and then sudden silence i was then after that jamal khashoggi was believed his body was essentially chopped up now this narrative of them saying yes there was some discussion he refused to leave with them or saying that he was not going to be taken back to saudi arabia then they tried to essentially subdue him because they didn't want his sound or the voice of his screams to echo outside of the room or outside of the building and that's what led to some sort of. strangulation as fanciful and unbelievable as that narration is it's an attempt to maybe true centrally give an explanation to what would be heard if indeed the turks decided to release those audiotapes which is that sequence of events as we reported
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a couple of weeks ago. in istanbul thanks to mount a second take a closer look at what else the turkish investigation which is supported by evidence has been revealing so far jemera shoji entered the saudi consulate in istanbul they say on october second he was killed within seven minutes his body was dismembered in fifteen minutes turkish investigators were finally allowed into the consulate almost two weeks ago after went missing they were able to isolate exactly where the murder happened there were traces of blood found that suggests a violent death or the mutilation of his body after death and jazeera learned from turkey sources that the hit squad contacted the private sector e of crown prince mohammed bin some men in saudi arabia four times during the window of time the crime was committed this would suggest the crown prince was getting updates we also know that the consul general was in the building during the
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time of the murder he later gave journalists a tour of the consulate in a bid to prove saudi arabia had nothing to hide but then he left turkey last week and this narrative leads to the conclusion that the hit squad came to turkey with the intention to kill or get it done lie is a visiting scholar at the university of oxford he spoke to us about the scope the turkey has to investigate target balls have authority to do the message and because the immunity does not provide you with immunity or committing grave crimes. mass crimes so according to the vienna convention there is an exception clause for which the host country will be able to investigate and will be able to enter the towns of the town which says that under the grocer consensus and it is clear that killing someone with a fifteen people killed in
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a diplomatic mission and dismembering its body will constitute a grave one of the grave issue that will necessitate turkey to investigate and to brought these people in to justice so where does the responsibility lie or crown prince mohammed bin man is not the only heir to the throne he's also the minister of economy minister of defense and the chairman of the council of political and security affairs in which the general intelligence agency reports to with all his portfolios there is an undeniable responsibility on the crown prince and we mentioned earlier danny and. they're very close aides to been sound man and by their own admission they don't act on their own they take their orders directly from the crown prince while donald trump told the washington post that he was keeping open the possibility that mohammed bin sandman did not order saudi agents to kill her but he also strongly criticized the kingdom's explanations about what
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happened saying in his words obviously there's been deception and lies let's go live now to mike hanna in washington d.c. so mike what else was said during that interview. well in the process of twenty four hours president trump has done a complete about turn from initially describing the saudi account of events as credible he's now describing it as you say as deception and lies he says this story is all over the place that being said president trump those still insisting that the saudi crown prince an important ally of the united states he says he's a good guy a strong guy who loves his country he also referred to the relationship between his son and lord jared cushion or and the crown prince saying that they both young guys they like each other so although on one level here president trump doing a complete about his reaction to the saudi report at the same time he's doubling
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down on his support for the crown prince mohammed bin soundman he is also making very clear he's reluctant to introduce any form of sanction saying once again there's one hundred ten billion dollars worth of money at stake in terms of saudi arms deals a figure that most observers agree is completely overinflated so my what kind of pressure is the president facing at home over this. well he's facing an immense amount of congressional pressure very rare for president trump he's had a house of representatives and the senate dominated by his fellow republicans he's basically got forty one sees had his own way but not anymore the refer the action the reaction from both the house and senate has been one of fury bipartisan fury his republican allies democrats have all responded with absolute and get to these events dismissed the saudi explanation of what happened in the consulate calling
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into question all sorts of issues within saudi arabia criticizing the crown prince himself and insisting for the most part that sanctions be implemented let's hear this report from petty. trying to campaign on the west coast u.s. president donald trump couldn't get away from the questions about democracy shoji is murder it was pretty much all reporters asked about as for the saudi explanation the president had this response though not satisfied until we find the answer but it was a big first step was a good first step but i want to get to the end he says that could come by tuesday but he again insisted that what is most important to him the money that saudi arabia spends in the us the amounts of been changing over time one hundred ten billion four hundred fifty billion it's four hundred fifty thousand jobs four hundred fifty billion dollars six hundred thousand jobs it's over a million jobs but experts say those numbers are simply not true not accurate not
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even close the administration of the white house is operating on this false narrative that saudi arabia that we're dependent saudi arabia that saudi arabia has arms purchases support american industry that they do they we need them they don't need us that they can go someplace else that's not an accurate narrative and it isn't persuading saudis critics in congress or in the press. who are increasingly pointing the finger directly at the saudi crown prince mohammed bin psalm on the publisher of his should use former newspaper the washington post is accusing saudi arabia of trying to cover up his murder and the editorial board is urging people worldwide to shun saudi arabia intil the kingdom changes writing the first step in that process is determining the full truth about the coup shoji murder and holding its likely author mohammed bin solomon.


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