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islands and cities across the land and we reported that there is over almost over four fourteen people who were killed a similar number was also injured since one thousand of december and also the use of tactical mass everest is happening all over the country and until today. senior political activists senior political leaders they are detained and instilling the things in article even their minister of interior couple of days ago admitted that they had received over one hundred people of course you will know that you say that more than forty people have died the government say i believe it's less than twenty people have died while of course goes on usually try to minimize the number of the casualties but this is the numbers really see from inside suzanne and also confirmed by human
rights monitors incisive that. i mean the government's not also back if you remember in two twenty's or teen they admitted eighty four people killed in september twenty seventh but the figure that everybody reported by human rights organization including on this is around two hundred or so stunned their procedure for reaction from the us and usually they deny the numbers are reported by all sorts of other international organizations are going to the serbia we appreciate your trying thanks very much indeed from amnesty international. still ahead here on al-jazeera the u.k.'s biggest carmaker announces its slashing thousands of jobs and breaks it is partly to blame. the german chancellor visits greece for the first time since the end of the greek bailout program.
from dusky sunsets if it springs event. to sunrise atop an asian metropolis hello again a welcome back to your national weather forecast here cross europe we're still looking at some very messy weather across central europe this has been the trend for the last week with the incredible amounts of snow we have seen in the alps well unfortunately there is no good news here we do expect to see another ramp up of snow here particularly into the weekend and into sunday we expect to see some very heavy snow across much of this area we're also looking at a storm system down here towards the southeast and that is bringing some very wet weather across parts of turkey as well so here's a forecast map for the rest of the day we expect to see some more snow here across parts of germany over here towards poland and also some wet weather down here across parts of turkey as we go into saturday a lot of the snow begins to dissipate right here we get a little bit of a break but if you notice up here towards the north all these winds along this
frontal boundary as a shift down towards the south on saturday evening and into sunday that is what we expect to see our next round of snow so we'll be watching this very carefully down here towards the south across parts of greece more heavy rain in your forecast also some very windy conditions across the northern part of africa over the next few days we do have a funnel boundary passing through parts of tunis that is going to bring some clouds and some rain over the next few days and by the time we get to saturday tripoli will see some rain as well in your forecast. the weather sponsored by the time he's . on line i want to start here on my laptop with a tweet or if you join us on saturday there was a rush of adrenaline this is the moment that we have been waiting for is a dialogue because of how school and legal protests struck the police to. the crowd everyone has a voice. so lots of different reasons what's different types of bricks join the
global conversation on how to zero. zero let's have a reminder the top stories this high court has rejected an appeal by two reuters journalists who were arrested while investigating the massacre of ten rippin muslims the court held up the seven year prison terms handed down to wall and shot some. rights group amnesty international is accusing sudan security forces of attacking into protesters while they were being treated many of them believed to have been hurt at wednesday's government demonstrations when three people were killed. president donald trump has traveled to the country's southern border trying
to drum up support for his proposed between the united states and mexico its demands for five point seven billion dollars for the projects have led to a partial government shutdown. all in all top story the reuters journalists in prison i'm in let's speak now to benjamin who's an independent southeast asia analyst joins us skype from bangkok benjamin to tell us first of all what your reaction to this news is. well in some ways i was surprised i would have been equally surprised if the journalists had their sentences aquash and were released but at the same time i would have expected at least a slight reduction in their sentences if for no other reason than to get the likes of these stories off the air off the airwaves and to sort of allow state councilor aung san suu kyi and others in the country to it's a sort of move on from the story but instead we see essentially a doubling down by the judicial system there and there are there sentences being up held in full and data doubling down despite
a lot of international pressure these two were the times persons of the year. huge amount of international support for that case and yet the government seem impervious to all of that you know i think the decision today first of all it shows the abject contempt for the rule of law in the country aung san suu kyi herself who was a victim of the politicize ation of the judicial system for the better part of twenty years previously now suddenly finds it politically convenient to to allow that same judicial system to remain politicized but it also shows her contempt and the contempt in the country for international opinion which is simply not as strong as it would have been say ten years ago the continued rise of china has allowed a certain amount of political interference to be run on behalf of countries like me at mar such that decisions like this today can be defended internationally in a way that was not really possible ten years ago much less twenty or thirty years ago i understand that einstein's g.
could yet. do you see that happening and if not any other directions that they can go. theoretically she could offer a pardon but again given her silence and position thus far it seems unlikely there's a theoretical appeal to the supreme court to me out mark but typically appeals are only allowed at any level when there's a new legal issue at stake rather than a new factual issue and there's no indication that the defense has a new legal issue to introduce what i think is most jarring is when you consider the fact that seven security force members this past april were sentenced to ten years behind bars for perpetrating the very massacre that these journalists were simply guilty of reporting on and so basically the message it sends is that if you look awfully report on unlawful massacre you are imprisoned for only three years less than if you participate in that massacre itself and that's a terrible message to be sending indeed it is that these two were arrested in december two thousand and seventeen it's your knowledge how is it for journalists
now in myanmar well things have not improved markedly the case against the two journalists that we're seeing today has had a really a chilling effect on other journalists given especially that these two journalists reported on massacre their reports turned out to be truthful as evidence by the imprisonment of those who perpetrated the massacre and the information they use was actually given to them by a police officer. it begs the question what what is possible then to report on if not something that checks all of those boxes so the chilling effect on the media within me on maher is as bad as it's been in recent years or further into a well it's a troubling story indeed but benjamin's reckon we appreciate your perspective on this thanks very much indeed. iran's foreign minister has dismissed a speech by u.s. secretary of state outlining america's policy in the middle east and its way to mohammed said whenever wherever the us interfet is chaos repression and resentment
follow the day iran mimics u.s. clients as human rights models be it the shower or current which is to become a normal country is a day hell freezes over best for the us to just get over the loss of iran well it's very it was reacting to my pump speech in cairo where he rallied u.s. allies to contain tehran's influence in the region is. the us secretary of state mike pompei always touring the middle east almost described as a mission focused on shoring up support among arab allies against iran. since withdrawing from the two thousand and fifteen iran nuclear deal last year the u.s. has increased pressure on teheran which it accuses of being a destabilizing force in the region many middle east experts say pushing iran into a corner is a dangerous move but in the egyptian capital cairo america's top diplomat didn't
mince his words the nations of the middle east will never enjoy security achieve economic stability or advance the dreams of their people of iran's revolutionary regime persists on its current course america's economic sanctions against the regime are the strongest in history and will keep getting tougher until iran starts behaving like a normal country. middle east follows confusion about donald trump's withdrawal of a around two thousand u.s. troops from northern syria. the president's announcement schult arab allies as well as a u.s. political leaders and military commanders concerned that the battle against eisel in syria and the wider region is not over yet. try to reassure them president trump has made the decision to bring our troops home from syria we always do and now is the time but this isn't
a change of mission we were made committed to the complete dismantling of isis the isis threat and the ongoing fight against radical islamism in all of its forms. the u.s. withdrawal from syria is also having ramifications for american relations with nato ally turkey u.s. troops have been working with kurdish y.p. chief i choose who control a large area of northern syria close to the turkish border turkey considers the y. peachey a terrorist organization the president received type order one said the suggestion on choose day by u.s. national security adviser john bolton but protecting the white p.g. as a precondition to the u.s. troop withdrawal plan was a serious mistake it was very little if anything from pumpin about the store while the israeli palestinian peace process very little on the saudi and amorality led war in yemen that has killed tens of thousands displaced millions with millions more threatened with famine and disease. pressure increased on president trump from
both democrat and republican senators to end support for the saudi involvement in yemen after the murder of saudi journalist jamal khashoggi many suspect crown prince muhammad bin solomon ordered a saudi hit squad to fly to istanbul last october that the united states is the main provider of saudi military assistance aid and support in the war in yemen so the the not united states is not an objective observer of the war of yemen it's an accomplice in the water of yemen. pompei was keen to lay much of the blame for what many describe as years of chaos in the middle east on former president barack obama's administration president trump has reasserted america's control as a force for good in this region he said we have rediscovered our voice. through millions of people throughout this region who are grateful for the u.s. led coalition success in the battle against eisel but there will also be many made
nervous by a u.s. administration that blames the region's instability and the previous u.s. president on the wrong chance trafford al-jazeera. just as a side note to that iran is also going to be top of pumpers agenda as he arrives in bahrain later on friday now the german chancellor is visiting greece for the first time since the end of the greek bailout program called was instrumental in mobilizing european financial assistance to help the country restructure its debt and stay in the euro zone but merkel's trip is about more than the greek economy as jones reports reports now from athens. the timing of angular merkel's trip leaves little doubt that it is largely to support the name changing deal between greece and the former yugoslav macedonia greece's neighbor is finalizing constitutional changes this week to rename the country north macedonia macedonia is also
a region of northern greece and pressure is on greek leaders to ratify the agreement and that's that. but i can only say that this step that great prime minister took was a decisive step from which not only greece and north macedonia will profit but also europe as well as our common values prime minister alexis tsipras says he has the parliamentary votes he needs even though his junior rightwing coalition partner independent greeks won't support the name change deal the very issue for me on the precipice agreement is a very important step forward for stability security and bilateral economic growth and i believe it is a model for future agreements a blueprint for finding acceptable solutions most greeks don't support the deal and germany's support for it complicates an already difficult relationship the german government was instrumental in imposing austerity policies throughout the eurozone but nowhere have government cost cutting measures bitten more deeply into people's livelihoods than here they'd be making waves if there were no she hasn't helped
greece if she wanted to help it government would have taken a different measures it isn't up to the government run to germany right now our children our grandchildren cannot be condemned to pay off loans until twenty sixty something has to happen we need to free ourselves from the german establishment. many greeks believe austerity caused as many economic problems as it solved taxes and unemployment still high growth is weak and even though greece was cleared to borrow from markets last august it hasn't sold a single government bond because markets aren't sure its recovery is sustainable merkel's trips to athens and twenty twelve thirteen and fourteen aimed at supporting the venn conservative government sparks mass protests and a car bomb explosion hostility. to germany on the street is a reminder of how highly unequal the greek german relationship is but it also
highlights how a one. party. and that is politically useful for europe's leaders who face a gathering and storm ahead of european parliament elections political reality is far from popular sentiment greece needs german support and merkel is keen to show an example of a nation improving under german influence. al-jazeera athens the british parliament to vote on tories amazed breaks a deal next week but the uncertainty of britain's departure from the european union is already having an impact. driver has announced plans to cut four thousand five hundred jobs with bracks it partly to blame the parker explains. it is the country's biggest carmaker employing more than forty thousand workers in the u.k. but jack you're a land rover is in trouble it's struggling to turn a profit reviving the luxury brands fortunes means cutting jobs for half thousand
are expected to go most are in management and marketing some production jobs might also go. the company's been hit by a perfect storm of problems sales in china one of his biggest markets have slumped trade tensions with the u.s. have led to a fall in consumers making big purchases the companies also have been affected by hauling global demand for diesel cars ninety percent of g q a landrover is production. and a home there are a big worry is over the u.k.'s competitiveness post. the company says a batiks it deal could cost it one and a half billion dollars a year the government's promising to help those who have lost their jobs it is a brilliant skilled workforce it's a real asset to this country and whatever the terms of the announcement we will do everything that we can to make sure that they can find jobs that make use of that
they really valuable skills this isn't the first blow to his workforce the company owned by india's tata motors already cut a thousand temporary contract workers at its plant near birmingham it also recently announced it would move all production of the land rover discovery to a plant in slovakia employing three thousand people. a land rover has been forced to streamline it is the pay for reality of uncertain times costing thousands of people that livelihoods beat barca which is iran. all right let's have a check of the headlines here on al-jazeera and a high court has rejected an appeal by two reuters journalists jailed for illegal possession of official documents it's held up the seven year prison terms handed
down to one and shell. who maintain their innocence colleagues at reuters news agency condemned the decision. today's ruling is yet another injustice among many inflicted upon wallowing in charge so they remain behind bars for one reason those in power sought to silence the truth reporting is not a crime and until me and maher writes this terrible wrong the press it mean maher is not free and the inmarsat commitment to rule of law and democracy remains in doubt there runs a foreign minister has dismissed my pump speech on american policy in the middle east saying that us interference only leads to chaos repression the resentment speaking of you assert your state or rallied satellites to deter terrorists influence in the region president donald trump has traveled to the country's southern border trying to drum up support for his proposed wall between the united states and mexico it's a man for five point seven billion dollars for the project have led to a partial government shutdown sudan security forces are being accused of attacking
injured protesters while they were receiving treatment at a hospital and amnesty international says officers fired live bullets and tear gas at patients many of them are believed to have been hurt at wednesday's anti-government demonstrations where three people were killed. u.s. congress members have held a memorial service for saadi generous to marcos democrat leader nancy pelosi is criticizing the troubled ministrations response to his murder she says congress is committed to ensuring those responsible are held accountable one hundred days since he was killed in the sandy consulate in istanbul. but as well as president is vying to correct what he calls deep mistakes during his second term nicolas maduro has been sworn in for another six year term thirteen american countries refusing to recognize his presidency many condemned as a socialist dictatorship madeira accuses us of waging war against venezuelans suffering hyperinflation and food shortages and many have fled causing latin america's biggest ever migration crisis alright europe today we had lines here when
i was there and next up we have the street. how much more of it going to invest in the elusive notion that militaries. national security and poverty destitution and the sense of this that actually be at the heart of virtually every civil conflict in the last twenty years. head of the u.n. development program to al-jazeera. hi i'm femi ok and you are in the stream today we're discussing three stories right at the top of the week's headlines that are rooted in the struggle for human rights we would love for you to tweet us your thoughts. chat we begin at the us mexico border where u.s. president thursday to meet with border patrol offices in mexico thousands of white
coping for asylum he is out on home. but these central americans watching president trump speech from the mexico u.s. buda the main reaction was indignation as he once again depicted them as prospective criminals i never saw. what he said is offensive to me because we're not all the same there are criminals everywhere he should give us an opportunity to cross the only thing we want is to work and support our family president trump hopes his message will help him get the funds for a good will which he says will stop them along with drugs and terrorists despite the fact that the last two overwhelmingly come through legal entry points. joining us live from the border how does our correspondents john home and who's in tijuana mexico and kimberly how could his name macallan texas good to have you both here john exactly what are you sending next is on a war zone offense what is on. one of your.
own. or you have to be ready for. it all. kimberly your chris is with you and he shared this with us it's a little bit of a video so he's showing us what you're seeing behind you there we go explain away you all that looks like a fence and also a gate according to producer chris yeah it's both and this is where the president is visiting maccallum texas to illustrate this is kind of symbolic of what he's trying to get and why he says there's a need for a border wall that's more fortified because as you can see behind me is my producer chris sheridan shared you know parts of it are easily scalable if you're physically fit nabl to do so so that's why donald trump is here making this case of what some people call to sort of a massive photo op but certainly there is the case to be made that there are places
where it's easier to scale than others what are people saying in that side of the fence silat side of the border kimberly about the president saying when we're not doing any business right now and to give me money for this war. well we've been talking to some of the folks here in mccallum texas and you know there's a little bit of pushback they're not loving the fact that the media has descended on this town they say it's relatively quiet here it is predominantly latino those the people that speak live here a lot of them don't speak english i and they do very much resent how some of the their relatives some of their friends are being characterized as criminals that want to cross into the united states and commit crimes but certainly that's what the president is talking about right now he's he's at a photo op where he is sort of making the point that is the fact that the border patrol is very much in support of what he's arguing for because drugs come in and there's an illegal weapons coming in as women are victims of crime and john i think
you might be able to speak to that better with regard to whether or not this is actually true or not the president's claims yeah john can i just can i just interject it was a she fois because he thought he was thinking about. the us mexico border and she from the streets with who has more security because come tell drunk operations are becoming more sophisticated people are fleeing violence in their respective countries is that even to troops on twitter but is it true john. when they. broke. the law and you know i. think come in who has been very. thank. you a president. spoke well most of coming. so there's a lot of things claiming about quite but. one thing i wanted
given. the question from on you will so i can plead the american public as to the believing. or worried about. or to president bush. it's interesting you asked that john because i was looking at some polling numbers this week and politico i believe had the numbers i don't have exactly right but about thirty seven percent did agree with the president that in fact this was a crisis and then there was another about a third that thought it was certainly a problem so when you look at the broader american public most people agree that there is a problem with illegal immigration and the president has already noticed in the american media got a lot of course back for some of his numbers and you know we know now that the president does play fast and loose with facts at times but the point he's trying to make about this being
a crisis is certainly one that in two thousand and fourteen in fact on a truck tweeted this out today thursday in fact that this was called a crisis when there were about the same number of illegal entries under barack obama so what i think we've got here is is a wall that's become kind of a symbol of a dueling narrative whether you support trump or don't support trump and whether or not you see this as a priority i think both democrats and republicans see this is our priority making sure that immigration is reformed that congress over the last twenty years as failed to do that and they still disagree and this is why we've got this partial government shutdown in the united states right now is that they disagree on how to fortify the border some believe that it should be a physical wall i would marry americans believe you can do it with drones and things like that let me share this with you this is from a window bag and let me start with john i believe president trump is among the most influential while insisting on a border war with mexico shows hatred and thereby increasing limiting while peace
and that relationship that defines racism that will remaining delegates in the heart of mexicans john. what i think we saw in our pool wasn't the salt that we will be able to say with some central americans that would immediately go to the. great as criminals try to go into the country. and one of the things he thinks going to push. north is one thing i think it's interesting to say about the people trying. to move them off the so now we're hearing about women on the come to be. the number of on the come men are actually going down so that's changing in terms of what i mean the people trying to get in touch with needs to be treated in a different way but a lot of people trying to do now specially when the children they're going in. for
saw them that way which is really slow or climbing on for the. little move aside time to try to guess what. is and isn't of course the security it's a humanitarian crisis in terms of there's not enough four hundred immigration judges in the u.s. to produce those types to decide whether they should be getting getting asylum with they should be. thankful and to jump in here for just a second john what we're starting to see in the media in the united states right now is the fact that people are noting when the same argument was made by barack obama twenty fourteen he didn't get the same kind of pushback that we're seeing from donald trump now one thing though that donald trump is getting some pushback on is whether or not to declare this and national emergency which would then allow him to access funds that normally would be appropriated for bigger crises in order
to win this battle with within congress and get the border wall built so you both inspired some long. comment kelly kelly says need small security warnings already existing possibly and then maybe need of repairs but definitely much more security at border for trucks and vehicles to scan for drug smuggling going to put you both from the small here just in the last three seconds of the segment present troubles visit just like his address on tuesday political stunt kimberly. oh boy. i think that sure there are some political theater involved in all of this i don't i think to be fair i don't think donald trump is the first one to utilize this but as a former reality show t.v. star i think he can utilize it more effectively than any president before him south of political stunt. yeah i think it kimberly but there's a reason. why. i think you have
a ten minute rule because the border protection why the. moment it's going to provide good pictures but media won't wait or another but isn't there an issue behind this. coming monday president from the promise. who put it on the one that we don't know as was in trouble so eloquently says bob i don't homan and kimberly how could you can find more of that reporting on al-jazeera dot com we move now to bangkok thailand where a saudi teen's plea for asylum has gone as international support has a story. another live of my own i see you and i see our own land.
of the earth first of. joining us to discuss this story from berkeley california we have brad adams he's the asia director with human rights watch hello there brad good to have you i'm just looking at raw halfs twitter feed you must get a sense of what should feeling that moment to moment she says here pinned to the top of her twitter feed don't let anyone break your wings your free fights and get your rights where is she up to right now. well she's in a hotel in bangkok and in the protection of the united nations high commissioner for refugees this took a long time she flew out of kuwait where she was on a family vacation to escape violence from her family she says that she at one point had been held for six months in a locked room because she cut her hair in a way that her family didn't like that she didn't beaten by her siblings or
brothers. and if she had still been in saudi arabia she probably would not have been able to get to bangkok because she had male guardianship laws that prohibit women from making their own decisions about how to travel you know where to go even to go to a movie or a restaurant any permission and so she took advantage of the opportunity of being in collates where they don't have a lot to get on a flight and she was only intending to transit in bangkok to go to australia and claim asylum when the thais apparently allowed saudi officials into the airport where they took her passport away and then she was this incredible social media campaign from the airport in thailand to garner support office in bangkok stepped in and helped her and lots of international media converged on the airport.