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tv   The Stream 2019 Ep 61  Al Jazeera  April 17, 2019 11:32am-12:00pm +03

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documenting human rights violations has become very dangerous in egypt. since twenty thirty over five hundred online news outlets have been shut down eight journalists have been killed while covering demonstrations adelies thirty two journalists and bloggers are currently detained some facing a possible death penalty case said the show short. lived a little b.c. local in mostly who had of a child. that was her little. girl is a the. the to say we do it you can is military and also. to say we have found that when i was. going to be able to take this individual that he would have it in pretty good will barack if you need it there are any stones or many struggle i must hold that was a duty to show that kid does so hopefully nice that he did when he says he had to
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do other than want to do with one opposed to do with toil for the good father to pursue and you have about a little put us into the odd one and momentous but yeah them in point as well. so that if you need it they don't east. wind up with sort of gave up they survived the little sympathy i mean that they could do to withdraw and perform better or that. perhaps the most famous case was the arrest of three i'll just zero journalists in twenty thirteen former b.b.c. correspondent peter greste x. c.n.n. reporter mohamed fahmy and local produce obama mohammad was sentenced to seven seven and ten years respectively on charges of aiding terrorists harming national security and tarnishing egypt's image abroad and.
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the international outcry caused by the heavily publicized trial eventually achieved its goal. after more than thirteen months behind bars you straightly and peter greste was deported and his two colleagues received pardons from president abdel fattah el-sisi. after four hundred eleven days. after too much time alone in the prison it's like a dream come true. i'm very proud of every single moment i spent in prison for the sake of freedom of expression i'm really really proud. i'm goes back. i would use experience. well the online. went to the concert for them with the march to god therefore if
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that if anyone called me to say he'd leave egypt had advised him not to come three young north africans tell the story of how europe is not all they hoped it would be . al-jazeera world welcome to italy. and has them seek in doha the headlines on al-jazeera president trump has vetoed a resolution passed by congress to end u.s. involvement in the saudi u.a.e. led war in yemen he called the move an attempt to weaken his constitutional power polls are closing in indonesia's election with nearly two hundred million people
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eligible to vote it is a rematch between the current president joker we don't know and former general. we know they're very good that whoever wins we have to remind united we don't have to back as long as it's fear and honest after co we wednesday will support them and of pro bono when that will support him to what's important is that we don't fight them in the i hope off to the selection indonesia could be more developed and peaceful so of course all of us are thinking of how to make this country better. fighting in libya's capital has killed at least five people after shells and rockets were fired in parts of tripoli the government has pushed the state of emergency to the highest level as it defends the city from half past fighters the united nations says the fighting has displaced in nearly twenty thousand people the u.n. support mission in libya condemns the increased use of heavy weapons and indiscriminate shelling that has damaged civilian houses schools and infrastructure
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the secretary general's special representative on salami continues his outreach to call for a humanitarian truce to allow for emergency services to access civilians trapped in conflict impacted areas or tunisia's defense ministry says at least ten people who are carrying french diplomatic passports tried to cross its border with libya before before being disarmed the french embassy in tunisia says they were security guards for the ambassador. sudan's ruling military council has sacked the prosecutor general and a. protest demonstrations have continued their. transition must be made within the next fifteen. minutes by. the european union will trickle denies the legitimacy of the transitional minute at a concert but as soon as a civilian takes place the european union will be ready to accompany it both
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politically and economically.
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in twenty eleven nobody could anticipate that in just two years egypt would once again be under military dictatorship. an american egyptian citizen mohamed saltire got on a plane to cairo and quickly found himself at the front lines of the rebel. thousands of people gathered outside the presidential palace.
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i was crying my eyes out i thought for sure they were going to fire the we were going to die i'll say my last prayers letter and in the famed moment. the army turns on the speakers of the announcement. that. a former air force commander hosni mubarak had been the face of egypt's military dictatorship since one nine hundred eighty one. he was gone but his military regime remains largely intact. when the muslim brotherhood's candidate mohamed morsi became egypt's first democratically elected president the military worked to undermine him from day one
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. by concentrating power in his own hands and with the economy in freefall morsi lost the support of many egyptians. many egyptians who had supported the idea of the ouster of president mubarak suddenly turned around and said hold on this is also not what we want and suddenly you had a brand new type of conflict inside egyptian society. when hundreds of thousands of protesters poured into the streets on the first anniversary of morsi is election the egyptian military exploited the situation to remove. l.c.c. who morsi had put in charge of the army gave him forty eight hours to come up with a political solution. both morsi himself and his senior advisers did not see this coming they knew there was opposition they knew that there was this can and but
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they didn't think the egyptian military would actually move against them in the final analysis on the third of july twenty thirty l.c.c. had morsi arrested the new military leadership suspended the constitution and also arrested three hundred muslim brotherhood party members and officials the initial attack on morsy supporters soon expanded to include all political opposition to l.c.c. . egypt occupies a position of strategic importance for the west in the middle east it is israel's next door neighbor and controls access to the suez canal. if in a very simple bargain the united states has provided egypt with a large amount of military aid every year and in return egypt has you know kept the peace with israel has provided access to the first four american warships and has
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provided america with really a very strong pillar in the middle of a very volatile region. when l.c.c. to power in twenty. thirteen relations began to crack there was a general willingness to try to work with the new regime out of the interest in preserving the bilateral relationship so they were willing to give the new military regime an opportunity to prove themselves as c.c. soon showed the obama administration was he was capable of and the weeks after the military takeover morsi supporters had occupied two major thoroughfares in cairo they are not a square and the road in front of iraq by the wheel mosque. in august the military cleared these camps with an unprecedented show of force.
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mohamed salt was there his father a deputy minister in the short lived muslim brotherhood government was amongst those addressing the protesters from the stage. here i was taking pictures come back put my phone on wait for think not a con and then tweeting taking phone calls from c.n.n. al-jazeera this and that. i mean i have time to think and i think what though and i get hit. there is this thing. here you. can almost taste it and. that of the body falling anywhere you look bodies upon baden's. human rights watch documented eight hundred
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and seventeen victims but the number may be as high as a thousand. united states strongly condemns the steps that have been taken by egypt's interim government and security forces. we deplore violence against civilians president obama cancelled a joint military exercise and froze part of the one point three billion dollars in military aid to egypt receives from the u.s. every year. but l.c.c. continued his crackdown undeterred. prison. this my face. i have been of this you've got to flee you've got to you've got to think shifts keeping what people there's one bathroom for fifty plus that of course yours you're forced to strip naked except john know where you're been and your head shaved is totally you really. have to go on
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a hunger strike because it was the only means of resistance. no hard food for four hundred eighty nine days. they would bring my dad to the next ward have let me hear his screams and. come tell me listen this is what's happening here that you know we can and there's just break your strike. there's no love for these guys. is no love. in may twenty fifty with salt on still in prison the obama administration formally reported to the u.s. congress that arbitrary and unlawful killings were taking place in egypt yet at the same time the u.s. officially resumed military aid to egypt. l.c.c. remain them and to be reckoned with in cairo. your hearing concerns from the
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saudis from the amber roddy's from the israelis that the freeze in assistance to egypt was counterproductive that they were pleased with that there was a desire to i think address some of their concerns. the united arab emirates and. the arabia invested in l.c.c. from early on. in the weeks after his military takeover the u.a.e. alone transferred three billion dollars to egypt while the saudis gave a two billion dollars central bank deposit two billion dollars in energy products and one billion dollars cash without the very extensive economic support that the egyptian military.

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