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really critical of it it's also my home it's also where i live where the language i speak i think in this language is the place where my mother is buried my sister's buried and my kids grow up and where i grew up where i have all my memories of childhood and happiness and joy. coming into conflict with the west would also mean coming into conflict with home and that's something i've never ever want to do advocate. i remember distinctly there was a. knock on my daughter early morning around six o'clock and i opened the door three people two men and a woman and i said mr i would like to talk to you and a really odd one of them identify themselves as a police officer the other guys didn't really say who they were. they sat down and we spoke and it was about an individual somebody i knew who'd gone to the emirates
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and had been detained in the emirates and he'd been beaten and tortured and had written to me asking if i can get him a lawyer because they force him to sign confessions of all sorts of stuff related to terrorism this was the first of at meetings with one particular individual out of these three the two i never saw again but this one person became i don't know if the right word is nemesis for me but he he he was haunting me like a spook the next several years and this man. introduced himself as as andrew that i've always known him as andrew and that that there is no other name andrew seemed to me. just more aware of what he wants why he is that he was. to me it was clear to intelligence gathering exercise he said. i mean there's anything that you can do to help us don't
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forget this is your country too i found that interesting that he'd say that. this is your country too i was flying out i think in ninety nine the following year to turkey. and before i took the flight i was stopped at the airport and. taken by airport security to a room and they said we've got somebody who'd like to speak to you. so i was surprised but not completely taken aback because the person who walked in next was andrew he started to speak to me about all of my political views which he hadn't done before in the presence of the police officers now i knew andrew i had an understanding of what this man is like in terms of his power i mean if he wants
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to he can have me stopped. and prevented from flying which is what he did the next time i saw andrew was when i was kneeling on the hood of my head my hands shackled behind my back and a gun pointed to my body in bagram and. that was a shock. you're telling me the story is there you go to sit on the beach and like that's not what you're going to do your kind of withholding of the. crucial details you know i'm interested in why it's been i i was going to turkey to go and meet some friends to go and possibly go over to chechnya. chechnya was one of these places where there was a a growing sense i think in the muslim world or some part of the muslim world that here's a another place of resistance i found it inspirational and i wanted to go and see
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for myself what's happening in chechnya again it's a war zone something i was interested in didn't know enough about wanted to explore it and study it just like as and as i've gone to bosnia before and seen for myself the atrocities and so forth i went to the border with georgia with a friend. we were not allowed in. and. so we returned i stayed a couple of weeks. last night officers from the west midlands police and m i five carried out raids on three premises in birmingham the police of the time told the press that the rates were linked to islamic extremist activities i was of course arrested in two thousand and one under the. terrorism act. and they raided by home and. the bookstore the author of his really didn't know
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when to. they couldn't explain to me they really couldn't explain to me what it is that they think i've done yes terrorism in what context according to whom with whom which dates which times which places who's been hurt i don't understand when a crime was committed and cost charges were dropped. but it did shake me up that. i've actually been arrested for terrorism. the un is about to publish a major report condemning the taliban regime in afghanistan for its repression and violence against women since it imposed its brand of islam four years ago. and this the international claims that i that afghanistan's taliban militia has massacred thousands of civilians in the past few weeks victims they say include women children and the elderly taliban officials have strongly denied the accusations.
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there's a kind of common perception that you went to afghanistan to practically join the taliban. no i didn't join the taliban. but i want to live under them and i lived for several months and i think i got my eleven and i. probably have to stay there for a lot longer. my views on the taliban were not formed by the media that's one thing that i wasn't going to do and that's one reason why i wanted to see things for myself the talk was all that the afghan taliban are not allowing female education so when my friends told me actually that's not technically true they are allowing schools for girls as long as they are of an islam and he thought we helped to set up curriculums we helped to buy a playground equipment and computers and all of that from britain to afghanistan.
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to. tell about my experiences of the taliban of course living in afghanistan. made me question. who they really were about what they were really about. i remember once when i was driving through kabul center and there was a crowd of people gathered at one of the major roundabout so you couldn't drive through. and so i had to get out to walk to see what's going on as i got closer and closer i realized that there are four cranes. at this roundabout and each crane. off it. a person and a four people been executed ironically for terence. and the crowds which is standing around looking at these bodies and the tongues blackened. so i remember thinking i wonder what sort of legal process they these guys must have gone through .
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i can hear you now getting arrested i want to hear you and if. you are not. well hear all of us. good. by aiding and abetting murder the taliban regime is committing murder. and tonight the united states of america makes the following demands on the
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taliban. delivered to united states authorities all the leaders of al qaeda who hide in your land. the taliban has reiterated that if one time the sama bin laden without evidence of his involvement i think them coming out if unbelievers attack the territory as muslims said the taliban today then she hides how you will becomes an obligation because in other words we'll fight. locos a couple of hours away from. the back waited to this place just looking to find ways to get into pakistan we stayed in the i think for a few weeks until. eventually my family evacuated but i got separated from it can you tell me the story of how you got separate from. i'd gone to kabul
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to clear out the rest of our house and get some things from there but some friends might left my family in loco. and during the night. there was mayhem and commotion for the taliban had to evacuate to abandon their positions and they're looking at foreigners anybody who's a foreigner for a muslim they regard as al qaeda. it was a very very scary time and i wanted to just get to my family. i couldn't because the roads have been plotted all the entry exit points into kabul will be blocked. so there's a group of people that i was with the pakistanis and others who said they know a route over the hills of mountains to both take me to. they drove all night long and it doesn't take off like to get a mobile and doesn't they were going to local and i kept on telling them i need to get to lower my families and. they just carried on.
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i remember telling my father that i've lost my family i don't know where they are. it was. heartbreaking. almost two maybe three weeks had passed and still i did nothing. so i was planning to go back into afghanistan. knowing that it was going to extremely risky for me but i had to i had to go back in. and just as i was about to go back in i got a phone call. from a friend and said don't go away most of your family is here right here in pakistan in islamabad. rushed back all the way thank god thank you. everybody i could. and eventually got to islamabad where my family was staying at the house of some people who took them in
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. and we decided we're going to stay in pakistan for a while. and just write this through and then eventually go back to the u.k. and the amount you were. with the tora bora i don't know i didn't know the name of those places i've heard the name of it was called as far as i understand. these are the first pictures of al-qaeda fighters who've been captured in all thirty five were caught today these men gave themselves up in no fit state to fight after days of brutal temperatures and. this is what osama bin laden's force has been reduced to. the night of the thirty first of january two thousand and two. the wife and kids go to sleep and knock on the door. close midnight and it was strange to see them knock at the
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door at the time. i open the door. with a group of people studying this large group of people. nobody in uniform nobody identified themselves hardly any would set a target even asked me who i was and they just stormed in. and pushed to the side and one of them put a gun to me to my head. pushed me on to the ground on my knees. shackled my hands behind my back to the probation shackled my legs. they would have me and physically picked me up and carried me into the back of one of the vehicles like pop by the side of the house. and. opposite and i was so my family came from that night. inside the vehicle they lifted the hood off my head from the bottom. i saw two cook
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asian looking men. and they spoke with american accents and they were dressed i'd say very badly as pakistanis. one of them said that you can either also questions here in. or you can ask them in kuantan i'm ok. and then they put me onto this aircraft. transport plane. i was seated on the floor my and was shackled behind my back i don't get over the head. at the sounds of these dogs barking hugs grauer of the engines the jet engines the screams of other prisoners i was trying my best not to shout a scream there i was just sitting there like no idea we were quite what's happening but i sense that there were some people next to me so i ended up speaking to this
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guy. who turned out to be a libyan i think. but i was shocked by his. what was going on in his mind you know we spoke in arabic with the salaam aleikum to each other and. it seemed to be like a monday conversation he said brother have you prayed a decompressor. said no i haven't said anything we should. listen to the problem now is a better time than any and so. he led the prayer being on the left hand side to recite the print at that point an american soldier a member came over and put a knife to my throat and he said if you speak again i'll cut your throat. when we landed at the airport in kandahar the americans dragged us through the modern it was freezing cold at a time and. two of them sat on top of me one to try to push his you know his knee
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into the small of my back the other one pushed his his knee up to my head and then they started slicing off my clothes with with a knife. and then off into this interrogation tent one by one. where there were two agents of the f.b.i. that f.b.i. cops or. they were asking each person when was the last time you saw bin laden when's the last time you saw a lot of the taliban. as i was kneeling. with this hood of my head. only because standing around when they lifted the hood over my head i see a hundred. s. a man group in my house and met me in the u.k. . fake news is a global virus but an indian politics is becoming a cancer one of these up on structured enemies and manipulate them into whatever the party just based on emotion can skew the perception of the under the less
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pacific refutable boarded with three canoes it does start to flow to you as the world's largest democracy goes to the polls how vulnerable are exposed his to malicious disinformation. people and power investigates india fake news and agitprop on al-jazeera. the latest news as it breaks while this is a training exercise the dangers are real because to think you are a hidden melby is slowly deteriorating with detailed coverage and how bad is it don't know tough the reason may makes it clear that the current political impasse simply can't go on from around the world while aid agencies are warning people of the dangers of cholera and distributing vaccines many are still using levers for fall thing and cleaning. in syria citizens are collecting evidence of your dollar bill has shot of crimes committed against civilians we've
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moved out of syria now a whole six hundred thousand pages of material so that one day they can bring the outside regime to justice it puts a human face on the charges it's a dead human face but it's a human tricks syria witnesses for the prosecution on al-jazeera. and there were in tater not in the top stories on our. sudan's former president bashir has reportedly been moved from house arrest to the maximum security prison leaders have also arrested dozens of former officials who were part of government including two of his brothers sudan's military council says irregular forces loyal to his party will be brought under army and police control peru's former president
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and garcia has died after shooting himself in the head to avoid arrest garcia was being investigated for bribery in what's become latin america's largest corruption scandal he turned the gun on himself as police arrived at his home in lima to arrest him there see a new man has more he has consistently denied that he had taken any money from all of the british the brazilian company the engineering company that has been accused and actually has confessed to bribing nearly of l. most every country in latin america hundreds of millions of dollars in order to obtain contract land and always deny this but finally prosecutors did not believe him and the government at all why he refused to give him a refuge at the embassy when he requested it just a few months ago so clearly he decided that he was not going to face the courts and ended his life dramatically. the u.s. national security advisor has announced new sanctions on cuba nicaragua and
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venezuela what he calls the troika of tyranny john bolton says five names linked to cuba's military and intelligence services will be blacklisted and that the u.s. will restrict non-family travel to cuba the white house is also lifting a ban on american lawsuits against foreign firms doing business in cuba. and he's twenty eight people are dead after a tourist bus overturned in portugal the accident took place on the island of madeira most of the victims are reported to be german funerals have been held for the victims of shelling in the libyan capital at least seven people were killed when a densely populated district of tripoli was targeted on tuesday night un's special envoy to libya says the violence could constitute a war crime forces loyal to the eastern warlord holly for have to have been trying to take the city from the un recognized government for the past two weeks both sides have blamed each other for tuesday's attack is that arms do stay with us
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witness continues next are the news are few straight out of our life now. juanita. cohen to. you and to.
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us. about the end of those weeks of costly invite my two thousand and two saw and a confession. to being a member of eva. yes i signed two confessions these both both these confessions were. one was in bagram one was in kuantan a mo but it was by the same agents so the same f.b.i. agents who took made me sign some documents icon and remember what they were. and then returned again in guantanamo. and they produced some documents and asked me to sign them again in the first instance it was. she
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completely out of. the threats they were making about being tortured and some to syria and to egypt in the second instance they said if you don't sign that you will be prosecuted to the summary court where you could face execution and my reason for signing at the time was that at least if i sign up get to go to court. i had learnt from the cia about the case of one particular individual which has been extremely important in my view in the whole war on terror. there was a case of a man called it no shade a libyan the cia agent in belgrade told me that if you don't cooperate with us we will do to you what we did to you know shake a libyan no shaker libby was sent. from bagram in a coffin. to a ship in the persian gulf called the u.s.s. bataan. a false confession was produced and the confession was that he had not
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shaken libya as a member of al qaeda senior member of al qaeda which i later learned he wasn't. i was working with saddam hussein on obtain weapons of mass destruction. i can trace the story of a senior terrorist operative telling how rac provided training in these weapons to al-qaeda. two british men are among the first al qaeda terrorist suspects who will go on trial before american military tribunals they are laws in bag from birmingham who was arrested by the cia in pakistan last year and is now being held at guantanamo
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bay in cuba. the experience of solitary confinement. was so. destructive internally destructive initially so i did have a couple of panic attacks and behave in a way that i was never a custom to screaming and shouting swearing and carl can change the world simply because i couldn't take being in that environment it was. cross of. eventually i was moved from the solitary blocks to the main blocks. i was held in come papa with five other prisoners one of them was australian one of those was british or to yemeni and also to louis one of the yemeni guys was a very charismatic man both are very influential. in his premise was that everybody in the west is not innocent because they're part of
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a democratic nation and therefore they all play a part in empowering the government to carry out its aerial strikes not to patients of muslim land but of course my response to him was that actually there's an entire antiwar movement in britain and the rest of the world so would you discriminate or would you simply see the more collateral damage. and of course he'd hit back and say well their bombs don't discriminate they bomb us and they if you look at what took place in iraq and the sanctions against iraq people to lead to the deaths of thousands of people every month so he had a response for it but i still didn't make sense to me from what i had understood and what i've always believed that i've always believed that the concept of jihad these guys were using is a noble one is one in which you are taught we are taught it's civilians are not
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targeted that women children old people are not to be targeted and this was specifically laid down in the rules of engagement by early most and by the prophet and his companions so what you say is that it's just as bad as america or outcry this behavior is somehow justified why are you not just saying straight up that this is the worst kind of hypocrisy because it's hypocrisy. in the name of islam it's not islamic because i think there are there are various layers to all of this and al qaeda is a muslim organization they're not hindus or jews or christians or muslims so we have to talk about them in islamic terms. of or. at the but i may disagree with them in terms of this concept that they're not muslims that's completely false and i'm not going to say something false just to please people the
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foreign secretary jack straw is expected to announce that the four remaining britons being held without charge of ground telling my ballet are to be released feroz abbasi bag richard belmont lot in bangor have been held at the u.s. naval base for nearly three and could now be home within weeks i think it was on the twenty fifth of general two thousand and five. and eventually soldiers came to my cell. shackled me up once again. and took them to this coach where there were three other british prisoners. we arrived in our f. north halt and on the plane while i was still on the plane some one came along and said you're under arrest and the prevention of terrorism. they drove a police vehicle on to the container place and then put in the back of them to agree to paddington green police station where i was taken to to see i think that the duty sergeant and he offered me something really strange he said would you like
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to make a phone call. just dawned on me this is going to be the first opportunity i could get to speak to my family three years. i said no i don't remember the number. and eventually we were taken in a police vehicle to the house of my lawyer and. i walked in and there was my father my brothers. standing there were tears and i was crying. and then shortly after that my wife arrived with the children. it was hard enough to see the children but there was an addition to the family i'd never seen before and he was three years older. my other younger children didn't really remember too much and the kind of sleepy clues late but my
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daughter my oldest daughter she was very emotional she cried a lot she remembers everything she remember the night i was taken to remembered every detail she got really terribly affected by it. my wife well i leave that between me and us. sixteen year end when they. are returning home to a family. community that i think was still suffering the trauma effects of what i'd gone through so by the end of this experience in bosnia herzegovina. the son of this conservative bank manager. had been radicalized i'd say to a degree i'm in not radicalized in the sense and of course it's very important to understand that when we talk about radicalization it wasn't that i believed in the concept of what they claimed or some of the night misstating or al qaeda or anything like that at all i just believed in the right of these people to defend
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themselves i believe in the right that if somebody is getting raped if a child is getting his throat cut just because somebody doesn't want to waste a bullet on him then he has to be protected if the world community is not doing it and it's the people of the of the country have to be helped in the thing themselves did you take up arms that i didn't. want means minding your own business banging with i want why it is their whole world you come rethinking me everything dead bodies on the tracks train blown open. all. time and again over the past few weeks i've been asked to deal firmly with those prepared to engage in such extremism and most particularly those who incite it i started hearing voices from people and people reaching out to me saying muslim we understand that you just come from a terrible ordeal but there are things happening here that you might not appreciate
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fully. where laws are beginning to change and affect the muslim community in particular i did speak out against the bombings the july the seventh bombings and i think somebody from m i five heard me. and there was a woman who had visited me in guantanamo. as an m i five agent and she called me and they wanted to know my views about who might be responsible who might have been. behind the july the seventh bombings and this was now the opportunity for me to ask them a few questions do you realize that you were part of a process that involves torture and abuse and you took full advantage of it let's just remember that all the the former guantanamo detainees to you tony of claim that they were completely in a so that any wrongdoing ever and you know we have to take this truth. and there's. always these same people have now managed to maneuver themselves into
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position where they're making sure as a negotiator i don't serving officers who are charged with protecting us in very difficult circumstances i have always said that m i five were present at every leg of the journey during my incarceration and that it was in pakistan in kandahar in belgrade and in kuantan i'm obey and in the last instances of me being met by an m i five in fact the foreign office were present so there's no denying that m i five were involved in the interrogation not just of not of british residents but in fact of british citizens of whom i am one. of. the arab spring opened doors into countries and places where i'd never thought i would have the people to go. for want on
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a prison. places where the americans had threatened to send me if i didn't cooperate. to fight for the next three years to get my passport back to be able to travel and this time around my travel i've been directed by my experience. to go. two countries seeking. the role of the british government the american government and in the room the role in torture. for the first place i went to out of all of these places was egypt and tried to make links with those who'd been imprisoned and try to find out who had come across the case of it while shaikh al libbi. documents had been destroyed it was very difficult to find anybody who could link this to that but then i went into tunisia. and then into libya crucially and in libya i went to abu salim prison that's where it now shaikh libby turned up dead i walked
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into his cell where he supposedly committed suicide which was quite evident it's not possible to find yourself there is nothing to touch any and she to. think that it would take a look at the political the thing to deal with the. serious the what he said is that criteria. this has now be mine. because of the seventy thousand refugees over this way and the serial killer. place these might that so that nobody else i was following leads of rendition victims who'd been handed over by the americans to the syrian government and so as a result of that i went into syria stayed a couple of weeks met these individuals and documented what i saw of them and wanted to pursue further. the reports that some of these people were held in various prisons and i couldn't get to i wrote about this when i returned and. i
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will receive the call by m i five i told them i'm ready to speak to you but i have to warn you that my work that includes trying to find out what you've been up to so we did arrange to meet me and my lawyer present and m i five and then we spoke rid of the world the last thing they said to me at the end of that conversation after i said if i get prevented from entering turkey or no it's because you don't want me to go there and then i went again for a longer period this time in two thousand and twelve i met with fighters loads of fighters from all over the world would come and i had. i saw that there was a great deal of zeal from these people. and not a lot of expertise so i got together some former soldiers some doctors. and other people and asked them to make together a program that can help to make a defense system where people don't have to suffer these basic. mistakes or
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to die as a result of the. and so that's essentially where the allegations come about me being involved in training the syrian rebels and being supportive of the syrian rebels and but it's terrorism and so forth. having conquered territory and declared his caliphate abu bakar al baghdadi is trying to recruit followers to his cause but it's a course certain full of violent excesses that all over the region many muslims shi'ites and sunnis are recoiling in horror more than beg there is. an old english phrase there's no smoke without fire what is god if it's not terrorism it's not if you are not what is it's about rising above and sometimes it is a jihad just to be just your enemy is a verse in the koran says oh you believe stand up as just witnesses for god and do not allow your animosity of the people to cause you to do them in just to think you
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are supportive of jihad as a magnet and many as rising above magnanimous rising above conflict that's the aspiration aspiration is to rise above it isn't the reality the reality is the jihad has now become synonymous with terrorism yes and you're going to find out that you're not and that will never be my belief and eleven the belief of the majority of muslims i'm from the twenty fourth i think it was. two thousand and fourteen. it was dave deja vu all of these police officers coming into my house again they didn't storm in the to do it and they knocked the door need to turn up. into my room after my wife would open the door i went and hugged my children and my wife my wife was in tears and children were not so much. i said don't worry i'll be back soon. raced from coventry when i was home the police station with six vehicles as one of the greatest terrorist catches ever sirens blazing going at about ninety
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miles an hour straight to the court rushing people media all outside and then denying me bail and then sending me off to double. shortly after that meeting with m i five the police had placed a bug in my card recorded every conversation i've had from that point on the charge really was providing fitness training to the syrian rebels and sending a generator and electricity generator to conifer. was embedded free after seven months in prison the case collapsed on its demerits on how weak it was to feel guilty if its figures in its foreign policy in internal policies. even if the community we've come to conclusion is the c.p.s. decision there is no longer sufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect that there would be a conviction so it is right the earliest opportunity the cases which.
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is innocent i have to say you are an innocent man you know you don't have anything but yet you have been in these places and in two thousand and two you were held in bag in afghanistan for a year and then transferred to guantanamo for two years last year you were held in a british prison in south london belmarsh is it perhaps you know justified that maybe some suspicion around you i understood especially after september the eleventh the need to speak to me or to need to speak to people who have an interesting background understood that what i didn't understand still cannot understand the need to torture abuse. use of force in prison kidnap rape in some cases that never did i want to know what happened to and all of those things happened without me going into the detail of it all of those things happened to us the only conclusion i can come to us to why that all happened and that the whole process whose. at best it's a confused policy of they don't know what they're doing but i can't give them that
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the benefit of the doubt in fact this was vindictive it was malicious it was designed to come after me because one thing i've been saying continuously is that you guys have been involved in the rendition of victims that caused the war in iraq and now i'm saying something even greater than that which is you guys through your flies and you torture caused the disintegration of iraq the rise of al qaeda in iraq and its metamorphosis into islamic state in iraq and islamic state in iraq and i know ultimately islamic state and that's what i'm saying object of it's clear we will degrade and ultimately destroy. another day another propaganda video from one of thought to be british jihad is fighting in the middle east. to be hostages that were held by us why they dressed in orange suit i thought initially that it's to show solidarity with the court on the prisoners but it's not. the seventeen of
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the twenty five leaders of isis who are detained and imprisoned in camp bucca under the americans. they themselves were dressed to go in suits the leaders of isis were dressed in orange suits and come pick up and still to this day nobody has come out with the true story of the nature of the torture and abuse that took place in iraq as an example. in two thousand and ten obama prevented the publication of thousands of photographs had been taken by american soldiers of abuse. what he didn't understand and what those people trying to defend this position to understand is that the damage is already done. those people already had that experience photograph or not is it little wonder that iraq has become as brutal it is as it is my argument to. what i've been presenting over all of these years. is
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an uncomfortable one for them to take to accept it will never accept but for an internal policy has been what has been driving people to this point of. desperation because these acts of terrorism often come from desperation i can tell you now the way i feel often at home is that i feel desperate not desperate enough to hollywood i'm not like that but desperate enough to say i've had enough of this country want to get out i hate to tear. and you focus a lot on what how the british authorities should deal with this but what about within the muslim community itself when you've got numerous muslim countries being bombed being hit by drone strikes where people are being captured from an rendition to secret detention sites it's hardly the rest of my limbs are killed by other muslims ninety eight percent of the terrorism in the west is carried out by white non muslim westerners so so it's and also i answered your question briefly then is should there not be a debate about values within the miss him community for whatever reason otherwise we're going to get what some people fear that
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a clash of civilizations i don't think we're going to i don't think what your culture clash is already happening but it's not of civilizations it's of nations against we can nations bully nations against weaker people and so for i'll give an example one of the is it bully nation i've just said to you that it's more muslims being killed by other muslims often within muslim countries i understand that but when talking about when we're talking about terrorism as i said to again the statement that ninety eight percent of the terrorism in the west is carried out by non muslims in terms of britain i think i certainly subscribe to the i love the idea of multicultural britain. i supported completely i love my history here i love the fact that i went to a jewish school here loved the fact that i had friends from various background and experience and understood and value their cultures and their face and their religions and all the differences what i don't appreciate is the targeting of gone
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specific community. and that is what i have seen. and i've been caught off being affected by false imprisonment again it's a crime torture can bring plaster and torture is a crime my family have grown up my kids have grown up watching this they have seemed effects of not being of the trouble of being at the constant mercy of the government every time the knock on my door thing it's a police. while i was in prison. heads were thrown outside my own. we're living in a state of terror we are terrified of not just acts of terrorism by not individuals but the responses by the government and. populist media sometimes i feel that the onslaught is so huge that i want to retreat into my own community in what when when that happens then it becomes another us and them thing and i don't want to see that happen to britain because i do actually love this country.
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hello there was some rather powerful weather working its way towards australia at the moment for the time being with just the more ching this is larry of cloud here as it drifted its way steadily eastwards behind that it is feeling a bit cooler than it has been so it took temperature there on thursday just around twenty degrees but the active weather is going to be coming towards the southwest you can see it pulling itself together there on thursday and on thursday night into friday is when we'll see that push its way across us for some of us say it'll see
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some heavy rain and we'll also have some very strong winds as well that's a temperature in perth on friday just of nineteen degrees over towards new zealand and here what is quite calm at the moment is not really a great deal going on good deal of cloud in the east that is generally burning back towards the coasts and then for most of us as we had three thursday should be fine more the way of cloud of rain is on its way towards us there that will probably reach us on friday and the southwestern parts will see the heaviest of those outbreaks of rain but it was the north and for many of us in japan is looking fine unsettled quite nice temperature wise as well up to around twenty two degrees we do have more in the way of wet weather over north korea that's just working its way towards us well actually sweep over us thursday night and during the day on friday it will continue to move away and the temperatures will write. their dreams have turned out to be disappointing. if anyone called to
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say he'd leave each. advice or. three young north africans tell the story of how europe is not all they hoped it would be. a wild welcome to italy. this is al jazeera. hello nora taylor this is the al-jazeera news hour live from london coming up. she dons doctors join protesters in the chant for freedom peace and justice as deposed president bashir is reportedly taken to prison. a ruse of former president
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and i'm garcia dies in hospital after shooting himself to avoid arrest. funerals are held in tripoli after shells slam into the libyan capital overnight the u.n. as has the balance could amount to a war crime. poll recent done all with your sports tottenham hotspur have ended manchester city's hopes of a quadruple thrilling dull fest in the champions league quarter final. will begin in sudan where former president bashir has reportedly been taken to the country's most notorious jail a share had been kept at the presidential residence since being forced from power by the army last week but has now been moved to the maximum security cobar prison military leaders have arrested dozens of former officials who were part of his
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government including two of his brothers. arrests are underway of symbols of the eyes did regime in addition to others here are believed to be linked to corruption cases the most prominent of those who have been placed in custody until now i are the brothers of the former head of this corrupt regime abdullah and a bus but here. for justice in sudan have kept up their demands for change and they said they will not leave the streets until the military has handed over power to a civilian government while the army wants there to be a two year transition period thousands of doctors took part in wednesday's protest demanding a better health care system. has gone out of my values in khartoum do we have any more confirmation about the whereabouts of the shia. yes sir we have
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a confirmation from sources inside our sources to the government telling us that president former president omar bashir has been transferred to the khobar jail in the northern district of khartoum which is known as a baddie that means he is now placed in the six same jail where he used to. put lots of his opponents including even some of the. the people arrested during the last four months of protests we know that to just two days ago one two made leaders of the protests were released from that jail an interesting exchange of sorts there of destinies we also know that the opposition leaders have been very critical of the security there on the. lack of clarity on the other side of amman bashir particularly his putting in jail they say the military council should have been more transparent with the sudanese people it should have given
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them the yachtie above to the whereabouts of the man bashir because there are serious demands both inside sudan and outside sudan for him to go to trial we know that the i.c.c. has asked for him to be extradited to the hague for trial related to accusations of crimes that he committed in dar for crimes against humanity so all eyes are now on the military council to give those qualifications what we understand we know that the military council has just given a briefing briefing that included the latest and the most important steps and this is that has taken during the last few days but those did not include any any clarification about the whereabouts of omar bashir any confirmation that he has been put in jail but it has mentioned the two of his brothers have been arrested among many other hierarchy officials from the former regime and moment do we now know how close they protesters are to achieving the rest of their goals means. they're not sure about what happened to him self or they don't know quite what's
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going to happen to mina future but what about the rest of their ambition is a question achieving those. well there have been discussions going on during the last few days between a representative of the protesters and the military council the military council told them yes we we gave them a green light for discussing the formation of a civilian government that's the major the man but the protesters are asking not only for civilian government but also asking for a presidential council at this edition of council not a military council a civilian presidential council with majority civilians but with a limited military representation that's one of the key demands and the list of those demands have has finally been submitted in a paper that includes what looks like a road map that the military council said it is expecting from the protesters the various components of the opposition and the protesters it has been submitted this
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afternoon and we are waiting for the military council to comment on them no comment has been mentioned in the briefing that i have just talked about no comment on those the months particularly is too early to for the military council to study the points that have made summited and then the two major points as i said is the creation of a civilian presidential council with majority civilians from the protesters side and a limited representation from the military side and a government a cabinet that is basically made of technocrats. thank you very much indeed. one of sudan's armed groups the sudan people's liberation movement north says it ceasing all hostilities in areas under its control until the end of july currently the group controls areas in the southern states of blue nile and south kordofan it says the move is a goodwill gesture to help a smooth and immediate handover of power to civilians the s.p.l. m.n. had sought to topple former president omar bashir and is seeking more autonomy for
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southern states. russia's rule is remembered as among the most oppressive in sudan's modern history but it's the brutal conflict in darfur that has defined his legacy in two thousand and three rebel groups in darfur attacked the government in an uprising against alleged abuses by authorities a shia turned to tribal fighters known as gender we need to crush the rebels but their brutal tactics shocked the world three hundred thousand people were killed and more than two million displaced in march two thousand and nine the international criminal court issued an arrest warrant for the sudanese ruler as she became the first sitting head of state wanted for war crimes charges. sudanese military says it won't allow bashir is extradition to the hague for prosecution and will instead put him on trial in sudan the first man is a barrister and senior lecturer at the school of law at the university of essex she's worked extensively on human rights law in conflict zones in central africa
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and the balkans she joins me via skype thanks for being with us so it seems as though who the military are now saying that they're not going to deport him or say or interest him to the i.c.c. so what are the chances of a trial in sudan. i mean well firstly i think because the situation is in such loss there are ongoing protests and discussions and i think it's probably still early to know where and how. omar al bashir will be tried. is there a prospect for him to be tried in sudan certainly even with respect to the international criminal court jurisdiction if the domestic state is able to show that it's willing and able genuinely to carry out an investigation and prosecution then the first go would be to it and certainly before the changes in the recent
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weeks it would have not been possible for sudan to show that it was genuine about any part of accountability but that situation is potentially going to change that the situation is still too new to know what kind of state is the judiciary in and. there are a lot of excellent strong lawyers because the country has been under a military rule for thirty years it's fair to say that the justice institutions have some strengthening to do and that there will be challenges with respect to the independence of the judiciary and the ability to operate fair trials but there is a strong legal culture and legal tradition in sudan and we should be taken into account and uganda has reportedly said that it would offer him asylum if he applied but
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there are they are i.c.c. member would they be able to to do that and not hand them over. well in accordance with their their membership of the international criminal courts they wouldn't be able to afford him asylum but also under asylum law someone who is accused of war crimes and genocide is not entitled to asylum so those types of issues would need to be clarified for all concerned and that is not the type of solution which would lead to accountability for some of the worst crimes known to man so it's important that other options are explored just about to that the fact that the shares apparently in the kind of prison that he actually put political prisoners in and people who protested what it was a kind of irony is that he's ended up in there to tell us
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a bit about the cases that you've worked on and what those people would make of him suddenly being in the same jail as them. were over the years i've worked on a lot of torture cases relating to sudan and in that context degree of suffering that individuals have faced when in custody is tremendous and it's important that. he's treated fairly and safely given that we need to look at the long term prospects for reestablishment of the rule of law so we hope that people will exercise restraints. there will be a possibility of a fair trial to calif essman thank you very much indeed to feel thoughts thank you thank you. peru's former president alan garcia has died hours after shooting himself in the head to avoid arrest garcia was being investigated for bribery in what's become latin america's largest corruption scandal he turned the gun on
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himself as police arrived at his home in lima to arrest him go see it was rushed to hospital and had emergency surgery but died from his wounds a latin america editor lucien human has more. than that sia was one of prue's most influential politicians he became president the youngest president of peru in one thousand eight hundred five as a member of the center left after the party he was known as the charmer of the masses because of his extraordinary oratory skills he was also extremely tall very very charismatic but he left peru in tatters suffering the worst hyperinflation in its history and also overrun by left with the rule of violence but when you returned to become president again in two thousand and six he was now if free market conservative he did very very well for the economy but also according to prosecutors for himself he was accused of having accepted millions of dollars in bribes from. the brazilian engineering company.


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