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she retired. unarmed. and. going to. a. county jail was held without any explanation the cia realized very soon that they got the wrong man but it took more than four months before he was released they put him on a plane to albania drove him to a remote location and then dumped him on the under-funded in ireland. and the not for lawson or friend when. he gave. them the. bills today he is free but still paying the price suffering severe psychological trauma and whilst macedonia has apologized for its road and his friend issued he's received no apology from the u.s.
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he's now mounting the latest in a series of legal cases against the u.s. administration since keshia an issue and she just kind of just come. under the. earth. back in north carolina campaigners are determined that no victim of rendition is forgotten. italian citizen britell was seized in pakistan in two thousand and two and rented on an average night to morocco where he was subjected to her in disability before being freed a full nine years later. today his wife anna speaks on his behalf the trauma of his experience has left him unable to relive this ordeal. well.
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enough. so. in twenty fourteen after years of investigation the u.s. senate intelligence committee compiled a report into cia torture. but those who hate america was finally going to tell the full story about this period to be disappointed all that was made public is heavily redacted executive summary the entire report it is six thousand pages to this day remain secret. we ought to warn to see those six thousand pages of the full report
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because if the executive summaries any indication that report does to a standing things categorically it says torture not more and it says we tortured and we tortured extensively we even murdered people the ultimate torture that report should come out in the main reason it didn't come out is a north carolinian by the name of richard burr who is chairman of the senate select committee on intelligence prevented that report from being read by the american people and as far as i'm concerned that's complicit with war crimes. yes because what's reported in that report. war crimes senator byrd declined our request for comment. earlier this year senator byrd a republican also chaired the confirmation hearing for president donald trump's
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controversial nominee as the new head of the cia gina hospital truth. in hospitals confirmation hearings here back in may reignited controversy over the cia's pace nine eleven torture program not least her a record hitting a detention facility in thailand in two thousand and two where a detainee was water boarded. the. do you believe in hindsight that those techniques were immoral senator what i believe sitting here today is that i support the higher moral standard we have decided to hold ourselves to is answer the question. and i think i've answered the question if not as you know i'm strong supporter of your nomination to be director of the central intelligence agency you may in fact be the most qualified nominee ever nominated for this role here in our
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june thank you mr chairman. tina hospitals appointment was approved. colonel steve kleinman was a career military intelligence officer he's recognized as a leading expert on the interrogation of terror suspects the message we send in the world that some years of all the torture has been rewarded again with most arguably one of the most prestigious if not the most prestigious position in our intelligence community how can we sending our cia director who have all the torture to work with with a senior intelligence official from another part of the world where torture is common and for for her to ever tried to chastise them to try to get a different way that well they'll say well you did it. yeah she says she says she wouldn't. do. well on i'm sorry i don't believe are the critics ask what would she do if donald trump was to do with the cia to reintroduce torture
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. they said what do you think of waterboarding i said i think we absolutely need it we should have it and if we can't we should have worse. no doubt doll trump would get her out of the way posthaste if she objected and put someone in there who wouldn't do. the hard fact is that during his election campaign president trump faced down obama era opposition to torture torture works ok folks torture but you don't have these guys torture doesn't work believe me it works ok waterboarding is your minor form some people say it's not actually torture let's assume it is but they asked me the question what do you think waterboarding absolutely fine but we should go much stronger than waterboarding that's the way i feel not fallon has more than thirty years experience as a special agent with the n.c.a.a.'s the u.s. naval criminal investigative service he's investigated some of the maze to
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significant terrorist operations in u.s. history he's wrong and while torture does work for what if you want propaganda if i want to tell if i want to get you to tell me something that i want to hear i can get are you torture you what it's in effect about is getting the truth torture as a tactic is not only ineffective. it's counterproductive it's dangerous it cost lives mr experts we spoke to agreed as a means of getting accurate intelligence torture simply doesn't work victims will say anything to stop the torture including full screen fashions and fabrications if you look through the history of torture it was used for one thing and one thing only plug or religious oppression to intimate day to threaten the key people why. the white house declined to comment on president trump's endorsement of torture the cia declined to respond to questions about gina hospital suitability for her cia
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role and referred us to her confirmation hearings where she said i would not support the use of enhanced interrogation techniques when asked what she do if the president gave her a direct order to waterboard a terrorist suspect she said i do not believe the president would ask me to do that . in september twenty eighth seen in north carolina's campaign as a major report on their state's role in facilitating the cia's torture program it was the culmination of eighteen months of detailed investigations public hearings and the contribution of dozens of expert witnesses including the former un rapporteurs on torture and a former guantanamo detainee mohammed dual slahi. the report was a devastating indictment calling on the state governor lingle thora to his and
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politicians to finally take a stand against torture with their methods loudly and clear under no. they are what we tolerate then you remain true. other human being. it also calls for an investigation into the north carolina company erik contract is . are they participating in the illegal kidnapping and disappearance of prisoners overseas we have no idea and they certainly could do it again if a future us administration introduced this program. we wanted to ask eric contract his about their business today offering what they call specialized past. and cargo transport haitian solutions to customers around the globe we rate to three former pilots and even called on them no one would speak
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. i'm sorry is not. could could we talk to him. not there. we also contacted every contract his management who didn't reply so we called on lawyer lamar armstrong listed for many years as a senior management representative of every contract is we wanted to get his reaction to the revelations in the north carolina report into torture and the stated role of eric. we sent an e-mail to mr armstrong mr lamar armstrong representative of eric tractors. thank you very much thanks a lot charlie was you not interested because it's just not right he's going to call the police. he doesn't want to talk about the aircraft operated by eric contractor that played a federal role in the cia torture program
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a seven three seven boeing business jet originally numbered yes literally one cleveland police. oh here's the police. my name sarah stella from al-jazeera television the little doctor is he was. so mr armstrong threatened to call the police when we asked him for an interview as a representative of contractors' and indeed he has called the police not just one or two cars have a right here i may thank you good to meet you thank you but by that same day at the courthouse in smithfield north carolina campaigners distributed copies of their report to lay cool elected county commissioners over the years campaigners have implored these commissioners to investigate activities at the local airport. a respected local minister tried to ask a simple question about what companies say is north carolina's complicity in
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torture and we are here tonight to ask you smithfield county commissioners can you say with us we are wrong. a knife. think that. in the face of silence we put our questions when making a film about the secret cia rendition pay them do commission is believe that torture is morally acceptable i know you think that is missing and. i was saying the best book to be accepted was think there was anything illegal going on on that area or so i asked the chairman of the benito job about seven year for question my answer is appealing to this your opinion i'm glad i got there wasn't any opinion not about me a question seemed think that corporate naive question on the is there anything else
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anybody else respect her dresses for with her trying to just kill us. despite the deafening silence here the demands for the truth about the cia program about torture continue. in the next part of this investigation we visit to guantanamo bay cuba the new torrijos u.s. naval base u.s. president trump has vowed to keep open. we investigate claims that secrecy about past torture is impeding the quest for justice after nine eleven. and we traveled to morocco to meet the family ever going ton in a prisoner cleared for release but like others still incarcerated by the u.s. administration and we are asking what the future holds under president donald j.
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trump. president trump who is a man rode with torture who has a thirst for would carry arm afraid that we're setting the conditions to return back to practice of brutality and state sponsored torture as we did done in the past. the notorious symbol of the u.s. war on terror one said for close guantanamo bay and its detainees going nowhere we have identified as a priority is the construction of a new high value detention center i'm afraid that we're setting the conditions to return back to proxies or brutality in state sponsored torture as we do have done in the past rendition revisited to on al-jazeera.
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is no one way of telling a story a key thing is right and to be respectful is great to get to know the person for the test. israeli forces killed two palestinian teenagers and injured two hundred forty four others during protests in gaza on the first anniversary of the great march of return demonstrations. this is al jazeera live from doha. also coming up al-jazeera sees
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a draft of what our read illegal league leaders didn't care after the summit in tunisia. back in the dock widespread power outages hits venezuela's capital and other cities plus the economic fallout from rex it may take years to judge what the blow to the u.k. is reputation is a ready very rich. thank you for joining us two teenagers have been killed in more than two hundred palestinians injured during protests in gaza one the seventeen year old boys one of the seventeen year was side after being shot by israeli forces it happened as tens of thousands gathered at the friends that separates gaza from israel to mark a year since the start of weekly protests known as the great march of return israeli soldiers have also fired live ammunition into the crowd on the gazan side
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and hundreds of people turned out for the funeral of mohammed saad the twenty one year old palestinian who died on saturday after being shot while protesting near the barrier fence a day earlier than a sunni and demanding the right to return to lands from which their families were violently expelled during the founding of israel in one thousand nine hundred forty eight they also want an end to israel's twelve year brocade of gaza al-jazeera as harry fossett has more from the gaza israel friends. this day of wide scale protests is now winding up here on the fence that separates israel from gaza in general the level of violence was lower than what we've seen in recent similar scale protests over the last twelve months the palestinian protesters had been instructed by the organizing committee to refrain from fire from launching in century balloons or kites to stay back from israeli fire not to burn tires and by
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and large those instructions were observed there were instances of small groups of protesters running to the fence and throwing objects there was some blasts of the fence which would be in accordance with the kinds of i.d.'s are being used to the fence in the past and when that happened we did hear rounds of live ammunition being fired by the israelis however there was not as much live fire as we are used to hearing at these sorts of events so it does seem that both sides had been trying to pull back from the possibility of a major escalation around these protests at the same time as they are trying to through egyptian mediation reach a deal there were reports on friday nights about some of the details emerging from that deal the amount of money coming from qatar to hamas being raised from fifteen to forty million dollars a month guaranteed for the rest of the year desalination projects getting approval more electricity flowing in those kind of things from the israeli side they want calm on the border they want an end to rocket fire the gaza leader of hamas yassin
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was saying that these protests would continue until the end of the blockade but he was also saying that israeli crimes as he put them would be met with different measures from here on so there is talk about the possibility of a deal being implemented hamas is said to want to implement a timetable to guarantee those concessions from israel baps as early. as sunday so we wait to see how this deal will emerge given that today has passed without major confrontation. is a writer and palestine policy fellow for the palestinian policy network she says people are desperate to see something come out of these rallies i think in the beginning they were a source of great inspiration to see such mass mobilization. and such bravery and courage from from so many people in gaza it was something really inspiring to see
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and a lot of palestinians felt proud connected to that certainly at the beginning there was a lot of responses from palestinians in the milan and they were organized campaigns and protests in support of their brothers and sisters but i think now it's really become a manifestation of despair we have one year on hundreds of palestinians have been shot dead in cold blood thousands and thousands have been injured and the situation in gaza has not gotten better it's actually getting worse the siege is continuing now it's a twelve years and gaza has been occupied for over fifty so actually i think now there is a great deal of desperation and despair. protesters have rallied in southwest yemen calling on saudi backed government forces to take full control of ty's province. i. know the fighters have received a city of ties more than two years an estimated two hundred thousand civilians have
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been caught up in the fighting and also the city has remained under the control of government forces but who feeds regularly attack with artillery shells and cyprus fire al-jazeera has seen a draft of the communique that leaders will release at the end of this weekend's arab league summit in chinnis it includes emphasizing the palestinian cause and stressing their opposition to the us recognizing jerusalem as israel's capital it also mentions a unified response to what sis cried as the trump administration's unlawful recognition of israeli sovereignty over the occupied golan heights. has the latest for us from tunis arab leaders are hitting back at the trump administration's decision to recognize israel's occupation of the golan heights saying that this is a move that is void and violates international legality and the international law the draft communique also says that the disease by the trump administration to
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recognize israel jerusalem as israel's capital is a wrong move which could further destabilize the region insisting that the only initiative that the avs have presented to the israelis in two thousand and two is still on the table which is that they are of the ready to recognize the state of israel but the israelis have to recognize the presence of an independent palestinian state with eastern jerusalem as its capital. they're also asking the iranians to pull out the proxy fighters particularly in syria and yemen but they're not talking about the humanitarian crisis in the indiaman because of the presence of saudi arabia which is one of the key players in the arab league the most important or the highlight of the event could be this afternoon when the quarter meets on libya and this is a problem they want to bring that to now the differences between the two key players phases of our promise of race into a police really good general hell if i have to based in the east despite
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a terms in the past to bring about a permanent solution to the crisis in libya but the government base in tripoli is lashing out of the international community and the u.n. in particular saying that they are trying just to further advance the agenda or khalifa haftar hold many say is being used by countries like the u.a.e. and saudi arabia to advance their political agendas in libya but francis has arrived in morocco for a two day visit focusing on interfaith relations he was greeted by king mohammed the sixth the head of the roman catholic church is helping to improve dialogue between christians and muslims last month he became the first pope to set foot on the arabian peninsula when he visited the united arab emirates but there was a troubling incident along the motorcade route in a city of robot a man was seen running towards the moroccan king's car security personnel scramble to stop the man apprehending him just meters from the king in other world
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news venezuela's government and the opposition are expected to hold rival marches across the country this week the opposition leader one guy joe called on his supporters to protest against nationwide power cuts on friday venezuela was hit by another large electricity outage their third this week twenty one out of twenty three states lost electricity on friday evening i was on the ramp it is following the story for us from bogota in neighboring colombia. opposition supporters of taken to the streets in the capital caracas in a number of cities across the finish but after another night of power outages across the country the leader of the opposition. is addressing the crowd in the decade a city on exiles of the capital can act as asking people to continue to put pressure on president nicolas maduro asking them to turn what he called of their rightful anger and indignation into action praising the collapse my daughter also
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called on the supporters to take to the streets in the capital caracas in downtown that caracas and he will also address the people this is the continuation of the power struggle in venezuela as the situation continued worsening for the majority of the people who are getting used to going without light without water without that money that those who support the opposition are hoping that all this will indeed helped topple my doodle but it's unclear if it is indeed changing anything the economy crisis has been going on for a long time now in vainikolo but it's been one student and compounded by the lake this the sanctions imposed by the united states also on fridays to try and help the situation for so many venezuelans the red cross says it will start in the
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next fifteen days a major relief efforts which in many ways means that the president he could ask mother to for the first time is recognizing they tacitly that there is a humanitarian crisis in the country. prince prime minister is reportedly considering a fourth attempt to get her e.u. with john agreement through parliament while facing the risk of a potentially chaotic no deal break city in less than two weeks time politicians rejected teresa mayes deal on friday although by a lower margin in the previous suv hours her office has suggested that the government is at least heading in the right direction. is at a rally in london where progress its supporters are angry that the u.k. did not leave the e.u. on friday as scheduled they're calling this the great rocks it betrayal rally smaller numbers than on friday outside parliament but the same anger the protestors say that they were promised the u.k. would leave the european union on the twenty ninth of march the dates appeared and gone and now with parliament due to consider indicative votes all other options
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were brought suit and no one really knowing what's going to happen they're extremely worried that either they'll be a big deal later breaks or that it might not happen at all now to resume a has hinted that she might go for a general election to get out of the past and of course will feature heavily in campaigning. there could also be a participation by britain in the upcoming european parliament elections all that remains to be seen but for these activists they say that they're going to keep on the pressure so that the issue is front and center not just for parliament but around the country. politicians wrangle over breaks here people are getting worried about how the hostile tone of the debate is tarnishing the ukase image abroad baka has that story but accede to the demand even fabian his daughter after the fiasco for two reasons made us let the world is trying to fathom break seems it's
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seen by many countries as a baffling act of economic self sabotage. the financier in the u.k. appears to be a nation divided.


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