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this is deja vu news live from berlin political arrest or doctrine this is the dramatic scene at a restaurant in kiev as border police deportee opposition leader mikhail saakashvili ukraine says he was in the country illegally saakashvili is calling the move a kidnapping will go to the ukrainian capital also coming up. a power struggle in
south africa the country's ruling a.n.c. is set to recall jacob zuma as head of state and government but ruled the scandal tainted president comply. and historic change at the helm of germany's social democrats andrea nala set to become the first woman to lead the country's largest center left party but this party is deeply divided especially over its coalition deal with the conservatives we'll get expert analysis. plus the trial of a palestinian team turned protest icon this video of i had to mimi slapping israeli soldiers went viral back in december now she's facing twelve charges including assault before and israeli military court our jerusalem correspondent has all the details. and as calls for political change in nigeria gathered pace our correspondent there sits down with former president ola saying. an older sanyo now
a vocal critic of the country's current leadership. brian thomas great to have you with us the former president of georgia turned ukrainian protest leader mikhail saakashvili has been deported from ukraine to poland after being detained by armed men at a restaurant in kiev now ukraine says had been staying in the country illegally saakashvili described the move as a kid that he's led repeated protests against ukraine's president accusing him of corruption. this surveillance footage reportedly shows the moment a mass men stormed a kiev restaurant to detain one of the government's harshest critics their target mikhail saakashvili the former president of georgia the ukraine government insist
he's trying to stage a russian sponsored coup here that's actually says president poroshenko should resign for failing to fight corruption his attorney blasted kiev's actions as outrageous it was a time when it's a kidnapping and not the detention because the detention would be based on either a court decision or other documents and dispose of the case with exact issue really was taken into custody by law enforcement agents the ukrainian border guard service says he was an illegal resident of the country in two thousand and fourteen if this in ukraine endures. and. really says he remains confident and he says he'll soon give a statement on his deportation. and how exactly will you fight to the end for the very latest let's go to nick standing by for us in kiev nick such as the always in warsaw and now he's described the incident as a kidnapping as we just saw he was detained by mass what's the latest on the situation. good morning brian well it certainly
was a pretty dramatic afternoon here in kiev yes it's true the actual detention happened without much in the way of official procedure these were people in camouflage but without any uniforms on they later turned out to be agents for ukraine's border guard service it seems that once he was safe got to the airport it got a bit more official and he was handed some documents by customs officials before being put on a private plane and spirited off to warsaw i think the really important thing here is that the ukrainian thoughts he's had to learn their lesson to extent that they would have to do this quickly if you remember before christmas they tried to do the same thing again they were men security in camouflage without uniforms trying to arrest him just a couple of meters behind me where he used to live here in the center of kiev and his supporters were able to rally around in a couple of hours and prevent his attention even pulling him out of those police because of this time it really was about speed ok this blitz deportation if you
called that you know icons as saakashvili was trying to unseat ukrainian president petro poroshenko these two men were once political allies what happened. this was a political friendship that they had even study together in the eighty's they've known each other for the good best part of thirty years sex really came to ukraine to his term in office ended in georgia to bring his experience of wide ranging radical reform but he felt that he wasn't getting the support from the central government to allow him to make those changes and he very soon found after a year that he wasn't able to do what he wants to do and left government turned from an insider to an opposition figure and it's also important to remember that he had big protests planned for this coming sunday so that's an added incentive for the government to try and bring this forward and formally they had all the reasons to do so because formally given that he'd been stripped of his citizenship and he
lost his appeals for asylum he was now stateless person here illegally and i think that's very much the line the government will take that this is a formality something based on the fact of his citizenship his illegal status here and they will try and reject any political aspect of this ok so saakashvili is basically stateless right now what are his options at this point he can't go back to georgia is he going to stay in poland. well quite as as you mentioned he's got an he was sentenced in absentia in georgia three years in prison so you face prison if you were to go back there he is very close to the current bush administration those ties go back to two thousand and eight and russia's war with georgia when they flew to tbilisi to show their support for him he has forced the border last autumn he came through despite having had this isn't shipped stripped unity machine came to the border and helped him basically force his way through so you might try that again but as we've seen the ukraine authorities seem to have learned their lesson and have tried to be
a little more fleet footed than they were in the past i think he's now it's about taking stock and seeing what real support he has in europe and in the u.s. he's stuart those have been very close to republicans to. john mccain and to really see what pressure he can exert over the ukrainian politicians to get back in and make ali following the story for us this morning in kiev nic thanks very much now for a look at some of the other stories making the news at this hour train crash in the central austrian town of nicholas or has killed one person and injured more than twenty police say one train hit the side of the other near the station the cause is being investigated. a vigil has been held in moscow to remember the seventy one people killed in the plane crash near the russian capital sunday investigators have recovered the flight data recorder from the wreckage it may offer some clues as to why the plane came down after disappearing from radar screens about four minutes
into the flight. former u.s. president barack obama has unveiled a portrait of himself at the national portrait gallery in washington d.c. an honor given to all presidents former first lady michelle also unveiled her portrait the former president joked that he tried to get the artist to give him less gray hair and smaller years but to no avail. it's to south africa now that country's governing a.n.c. is set to recall president jacob zuma as head of state that according to a number of local sources now this comes after the party held lengthy closed their talks on his future the seventy five year old has been facing mounting pressure to step down in a series of corruption scandals but he survived numerous attempts to oust him from office before it could soon be the end of the road for jacob zuma a.n.c. party chief cyril ramaphosa left marathon talks in pretoria with
a message for the president zuma own party has decided he should step aside his critics say a series of corruption scandals have left the president unable to credibly lead his country. to do so as it left his resignation would break a political stalemate that's left south africans uncertain over who's running the country. who was elected to lead the n.c. in december is poised to assume the presidency if zuma steps down but the country's largest opposition group says that's simply not enough. it is the view of equality that is his people p.c. if i really think it was gene he couldn't and this will prove first of all the fish food is better then since the. cup is in the country he is the would be two hundred my cousin cheesiness. instead the opposition is calling for parliament to be
dissolved and for early elections they say it's the only way to ensure legitimacy. ramaphosa has sought to reassure anxious south africans that zuma speak will soon be resolved. i say this country. because we know now you want this matter to be to find out why. you want closure on this matter. over here as you do one crucial we weren't doing so. can be now on our. own once in their interest or not even for air are we continue to you are not i that they should from zuma already faces a motion of no confidence in the south african parliament next week if he refuses to stand aside impeachment proceedings could also be in his future.
for more i'm joined now in the studio by their view correspondent christine moonwalked good morning christine what happens if zuma refuses to go what they mean see do they see will be forced to take the message to parliament to way it is more than likely that they will table a motion of no confidence against president jacob zuma a date has already been set for that the favorite the sick the twenty second we know that off that marathon meeting will actually end in the midst of that marathon meeting last night. president sort of a puzzle went to take place in his house and effectively told him that the party had decided to recall him and that he had forty eight hours to make up his mind we are hearing unconfirmed reports that he insisted on staying three months away that he could attend the african union summit in the bric summit but that was denied to him he was given a forty eight hour deadline later today we will be hearing from the main see in terms of what progress has been made whether the president has agreed to step down
or if it's going to be taken to parliament ok that will be an important moment in this entire process that zuma has been under pressure for years can you bring us up to date on and on what's been happening how do you fall out of favor with the party brian they have been a lot of scandals around this president and are people asking the question why is the a.n.c. only now making the decision to oust this president when for example the opposition parties have have tabled at least seven motion and confidence motions in parliament a.n.c. m.p.'s throwing those motions out essentially because they have the numbers it all comes down to the fact that jacob zuma up until december last year had a consolation of power he has he was a president he was the country's president anybody who dared speak out against him within party structures and that was really the place that he could be removed was kicked out of the party and so it was political suicide essentially for anybody to to challenge this president but when the tide turned out in december sort of a pause that took over as president we saw as a significant lead significantly diminished our. well that for instance last two
incidents last week right when south africa was supposed when he was supposed to give the state of the union address and the party effectively turned him down and he could not do that so his powers have been reduced and now he's facing the ultimatum essentially ok and he's also facing a skeptical public isn't he water everyday people in south africa saying right now about all of this south africans are inferior because they're looking at this and they're saying this is about self preservation that this isn't about the good of the country that president jacob zuma is thinking about all the trouble he has coming his way when he leaves office and they him refusing to step down is it essentially because of that they're also looking at people who still support president jacob zuma within the party structures and i'll say you two are also only looking out for yourselves a lot of those people implicated in corruption charges listen to him as a south africans have this this picture of a president or a man rather who they see as having looted the state has haven't been corrupt and now faces the prospect of prison after office and he's doing everything in the
little power he has caved to to to survive that and we should know more today we want to know most of where this is all heading to see manuel thanks very much for that kristie well monday was the united nations international day against the use of child soldiers armed groups recruit boys and girls and conflict zones and forced them to carry out often brutal crimes now there are an estimated quarter of a million child soldiers across the world mainly in africa in south sudan aid projects are trying to help former child soldiers reintegrate into society. david was once a child soldier now that terrible time is behind him and he's working as a cop and making beds chazz and tables when he was still fighting he almost lost all hope for his security we're protecting his identity. there are so many bad things. in the sense of millions being killed. there's so
much death and hunger and nothing else. has done for years according to the u.n. there were nineteen thousand child soldiers in the country some days ago groups released three hundred children not all were recruited by force some were driven by poverty to join many have come back traumatized. yes i will think of people because they'd probably make it past the minute if you don't. aid projects like this cop and she watch out good for my child soldiers professional training and prospects for the future. it's worked for david his job has made him more positive about the future. change will take time people will continue to suffer but someday it will get better . but that will only happen once peace talks actually amount to something.
a top executive at the british charity oxfam has resigned over allegations of sexual misconduct by some of the organization staff in haiti deputy chief executive tony lawrence said that she was taking responsibility for oxfam style you're to react to internally raised concerns the allegations center on seven oxfam employees said to abuse prostitutes including some of whom are under-age while working in haiti after the two thousand and ten earthquake concerns about some of those staff members were raised even before they started working and he oxfam has denied covering up the allegations and the haitian ambassador to great britain has sharply criticized. it is not a not that it was not a not that it was a cover up because the top executives fall and to know him to leave the country and to give such
a dignified way out. even to give the. home edition to go to work for or to n.g.o.s it's really want and i believe should look deeply. to see what you what went wrong if it is not the cultural of course we didn't go that was a shock. this is the interview news still to come on the show world leaders under satirical fire good of you visits the german city of cologne as the carnival season reaches its high point. on markets here now could the u.s. russia with some new economic sanctions why you know brian that so for us president donald trump seems reluctant to do so but washington is expected to impose pressure penalties against russia for its alleged meddling in the twenty six thousand u.s. presidential vote and those sanctions would primarily target drug financial institutions key to the country's massive arms export business which is worth
billions of euros and therefore crucial for the russian economy. weapons have traditionally been a booming business in russia. last year russia export a twelve billion euros worth of arms to fifty three nations private banks usually play a key role managing arms exports but many of them are now subject to u.s. sanctions potentially throwing a wrench into russia's well oiled arms industry until moscow repurposed the props vs punk that is the bank manages russian arms transactions and keeps them hidden. so social so that the. establishing a network of companies is all you need to transfer money. from the outside it's not at all transparent still it's. until recently.
was a private lender catering to the middle class but at the end of last year the bank found itself at the brink of collapse in january moscow responded by nationalizing it in appointed the head of the russian export center provide golf as president. he has close ties to the kremlin and his father used to head russian's foreign intelligence service literally economists are concerned about growing links between the state and the banking industry and what they can but it's a new. i'm not happy with this solution. huge it's a soviet style solution and will not lead to any good ship. the putting a short. government influence in the finance sector is growing some say moscow will order the central bank to keep. awash in funds to finance arms exports. do you have
a problem see as well finance on companies. that. and if they work badly and run out of money. the bank will go to the government and ask for funds are you there should you should you give your cobra show for each additional. experts in moscow predict that the u.s. will soon extend sanctions to the bank but the government seems unfazed at the prospect when it comes to guns it seems where there is a will there is a way. so what do fresh sanctions possibly mean for the russian economy and its business partners in particular let's ask and b.s. can now he's managing director of managing partner at accounting auditing and consulting firm and partner in moscow good to have you with us first of all i mean i don't know if you were advising aabs companies as well but you are advising companies doing business in and with russia how are they coping and those sanctions
currently in place. good morning first of all. first question i have to say no we are not advising arms companies that is traditionally not big business it was not a business before sanctions certainly not a business after sanctions but yes we advise a lot of companies mainly from germany german speaking companies but also from other countries and these companies have developed certain strategies how to cope with the sanctions and business goes on in a certain way you intitled to explore those strategies how do you cope under the current circumstances as a business. the as a lawyer that's for as a lawyer i can only say we hope within the existing framework that means companies adjust to the new legal framework and that means certain
products cannot be exported anymore other products have to be verified certified by a german export control agency and if there's agency says it's ok then there can be exported and certain financial transactions are not possible anymore and companies have to take care also have we had vice and to take care of that and this is a new legal framework which is being implemented away and one has to be creative i assume and we just heard in this report it was mentioned that there is a a growing link between the states that means moscow and the russian banking sector does that worry you as as an attorney or devising german mainly medium sized companies medicine companies we are not really concerned about that our clients work either with their own financing or they work with established banks mainly foreign barings which operate
in russia and the and you're right the state influence which has increased in the russian banking center is not really effect for the german exports was who are active in russia right and to be asked now managing partner at accounting audit ing and consulting from goodwill in patna joining us from moscow thank you so much. thank you we just have time for this john motors has just announced it will be closing one the feeds four plants in south korea two thousand workers will be affected impairment charge for g.m. will be eight hundred fifty million u.s. dollars the move is the latest in a series of steps the u.s. automakers taking to put profitability and innovation ahead off sales and volume demand has dropped for the sit downs it produces there in south korea and g.m. said it will decide the future of its other south korean plants within the next few
weeks and we stay in south korea but this time we go to the winter olympics and bright hopefully there was no bad weather to stop all the action there was no bad weather to speak of there were plenty of high winds though monica a seventeen year old in one of the biggest upsets korean american olympian has lit up the slopes of the winter games in chiang california and chloe kim whose parents are korean braved the pressure and those high winds to take gold in the snowboard half by today now kim was a hot favorite to set the bar high after her very first run but it was her third and final run that produced a nearly perfect score of ninety eight point two points she easily outdistance the silver medalist leo u. of china well the first doping case at the genuine pace has sent a japanese out lead packing short track speed skater key say ito failed in out of
competition drug test was suspended elijah glee is the drug meant to give greater breathing capacity japan's team chief says that it was best for the athlete to leave as there was no time to clear his name before the end of the games. well here in germany tens of thousands of revelers have been celebrating rose monday in the german carnival strongholds of cologne and dozens of elsewhere of course as well revelers used comedy to shine a light on political issues that have dominated the news over the last year. as if martin shirts and chancellor. at colognes rose monday celebration that month long wrangling to form a new coalition government was in the spotlight. collections rose monday parade as eight kilometers long three hundred tons of sweets a pasta among the crowds hundreds of thousands party on the streets the mood.
there could become people from cologne are known for being especially warm hearted and for taking in a lot of people here in this city and for being friendly to everyone and that's totally increases on a day like today complex. marriage fine weather but the seams of the floats are traditionally rather political critical and above all provocative. british prime minister to resign may dragging young brits out of that beloved e.u. . north korea's leader kim jong un dirty dancing with a nuclear missile. u.s. president donald trump has a steamroller flattening everything and his posse. and innocent tourists behind us here technically direct have tell you have added one is
lampooned. political chaos everywhere that they're ready for let's say. this is the interview no is still to go on the show it is a historic day for germany's social democrats as the center left party looks sask to elect a female leader for the first time in its one hundred fifty year history. that and plenty more straight ahead. cut. the. plane took off the bundesliga highlights claim rebuts why take goldman's back to the top of the up and come assault against him by
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they have survived the two they also have a future. i really understand people who say they don't want to stay here. but i also admire people who want to stay here and who decided to create something . new beginning in peace time for the people making it possible what needs to happen if tolerance and reconciliation are to stand a chance. darkness city's after war. starting march tenth on t w. welcome back you're ahead of your news live from berlin our top stories this hour ukrainian protest leader mikhail saakashvili has been deported from ukraine to poland after being detained by armed men at
a restaurant in here ukraine's assad is really was in the country illegally he's described the movie as a kid down. south africa's ruling a.n.c. wants to remove president jacob zuma now that after the party held lengthy closed door talks on his future zuma has been facing mounting pressure to step down a mist a series of corruption scandals. well here in germany a look set to be an historic day for the country's largest center left party the social democrats the s.p.d. are expected to appoint andrea knowledge as their first ever female leader now that's after martin scholz stepped down amidst turmoil in the party over a new coalition deal with conservatives for over one hundred fifty years the social democrats have been led by men among them the former chancellor of any parent now germany's oldest political party could finally get its first ever female
leader martin shilts is set to hand over the leadership of the party to under anonymous the historic changing of the god. and of a leak this is especially not about what would be best in this situation and i also had to consider whether i can and want to fulfil this task after these processes of deliberation we both decided that this is the best course of action you know this is the best to be as leader of the social democrat parliamentary group known as was valued for her ability to bring people together and motivate them. she also has a reputation for being outspoken. some say it was her speech at the social democrats party conference that secured the votes needed for starting coalition talks with angle america's conservative blog.
we will not give up our s.p.d. party beliefs if we decide to govern in a coalition. and renata started out more than twenty years ago with the in the s.p.d. youth organization the young socialists she became their leader in one thousand nine hundred five back then she was a student of political science and told torture velour in one of her first interviews that she didn't plan a political career. for you i don't want to stay in politics for the rest of my life so after being chairwoman i want to look for a real job and for that i need a good degree of knowledge finished her studies four years later and to stayed within the ranks of the s.p.d. ever since as m.p. party official and later as labor minister one of her cheap minces germany's minimum wage law she also fought successfully for better pensions despite this she is not very popular with the german public. moxon shoots a short term unit at the head of the s.p.d.
is now it's up to him dream notice to beat the pocket plan to its strength. while that as the s.p.d. hits yet another historic low in the polls with me in the studio right now a political correspondent keith brady and use of yawning he's the head of the berlin office of the european council on foreign relations good morning to both of you thanks for being with us if i could start out with you kate you know is on free and also the best choice to turn things around at the s.p.d. as it's ratings with the public crater well certainly she said herself one of a main aims is to reinvent they espied a of course they came away from september's elections with that. result in post-war history and one of the parties right now is to every define that profile and says a really huge expectation on her that she could modernize the party and bring more women into positions of leadership and she's also a younger face she's sixteen years younger the mohsin schultz who has just stepped
down as the posse leader so she could well indeed be just what the posse needs right now of course the headquarters tonight there's nothing to say right now that she will in fact be appointed as the sake of all interim leader of the social democrats there is a lot of support for her from the senior s.p.d. members but at the same time there's also some office ition there's also some of the candidates that could well throw their hat in the ring tonight ok so it's not a done deal yet i use a few good use you don't under your nose since she was a young person entering politics so what do you think can she turn things around she's got the guts and she's the next generation so and she's a woman so she's got some of the essentials working for her on the other hand it's a bit too early in the circumstances are not really to her liking because it raises some questions she's not one of the elected deputies. the party chairman so it a way it's sort of sidestepping the usual process is if she would would come in
some members take issue with the fact that that is an inner circle of deal. behind closed doors which actually decides about who's going to. be the next chairman so you know people used this democracy argument in order to to challenge her and that was ok and she does represent something of a generational change not the kevin cunard of the of the youth the way in his late twenty's you know this is a generational issue with the c.d.u. isn't it as well but they're behind the s.b. day they're lagging in they're bringing in new faces here the not that far behind at the moment they're on quite a level playing field obviously the new mr opposition's haven't yet been decided you know they haven't been set in stone yet. so said on sunday that she was keen to bring young fresh faces into the ministry positions and in addition to that of course as well as bring him all female faces into the michael's not exactly
renowned for her work for women particularly in bringing them into positions of leadership but that could come hundred. of also say one of the main names that's being thrown around right now is. not female but he is just thirty seven and then you are rising star in the party of course but he could well get the position of the general secretary of the cd but then you've also got characters like you they a clerk here's actually only forty five as well so there is that kind of that they are working towards bringing all females and younger faces into the sea to you as well as e.s.p. they ok there are a lot of pressure to do that there's also a lot of pressure right now to get this deal signed off by the c.d.u. and by the s.p.d. do you see this happening do you see the deal being signed off by the s.p. day yourself come march second one we should know march fourth. what that vote is by the party rank and file well that's still a bit of an open question and it very much depends on how the s.p.d.
leadership as if she's now put on the spot how she handles the weeks between now and early march when members have to decide there i think there is still at this point of fifty five to forty five chance for this to succeed because there is such a turmoil inside the party so the vote can go either way ok i want to go bigger look at this potential coalition right now it's being called the government of losers because the s.p.d. actually lost the vote but it has the best ministries including the ministry of finance and the foreign ministry is that a fair description description just for you start with you well they are role winners of the past elections this is not a coalition of a new start rather of an extended ending in a way because everyone knows it's going to be america's last term the s.p.d. has a couple of strong positions that's true but she's it's yes but it's also tied in
firmly into cabinet discipline oh there's there's there's a balance between having tea positions and being then responsible for actually arguing politics that the government has taken also views of the one's own membership of voters ok the membership and voters many of them want to see europe moving farther to the left with the french what do you think would this coalition take germany and europe farther along the line of greater integration as all americans already indicated well of course one of the big hopes was of course one mustn't feel it was still expected to be in the cabinet as well but we are we even saw already from this blueprint of the grand coalition dayo first five pages are all fight because purely on europe side that is definitely the direction that germany is going to move in in and of course it's going to have played an even larger role in the center of the e.u. now i'm still with the u.k. planning on leaving as well and. well the french president manuel mccollum has been
waiting for months to have. from germany but the gods to these reforms that he serve desperate to push through so though be a lot of expectation from germany with regard in that role in the year ok so expectation outside of it and inside of germany right now in terms of the future kate brady for us our political correspondent and use of yawning out of the blue an office of the european council on foreign relations thanks very much both of you were off his real now on the palestinian teenager has become a symbol of the struggle between the israeli occupation of the west bank goes on trial today seventeen year old had to mimi is being tried by a military court after she hit and pushed to israeli soldiers last year no footage of that incident you might have seen it went viral the case has shone a light on the complexity of defining exactly what is and what isn't a legitimate form of resistance to the israeli occupation. this video went viral and december two young palestinian women heads to mimi and her clothes
a newer slap and push two israeli soldiers standing guard on the property where i had lived it sparked a fierce debase for palestinians i had became the symbol of resistance to the occupation. others mainly in israel portrayed her as provocative. shortly after the video appeared online israeli authorities arrested the next seventeen year olds at her family home and heads father bassam is awaiting the trial of his daughter and wife although the family filmed the incidents bassam refutes accusations that they exploited their children for their political cause we want to show the world was the and was the victim we. picked ourself because if there is no camera he will look bad like before twenty minutes we use chemical because it's part of what we want to know what nonviolent resistance i had faces twelve charges including assault and incitement in an israeli military courts her
mother is in custody as well. this is where it happened in the village of nabi salah in the occupied west bank the israeli settlement of hallam east is right next to the village settlers have taken over the village water source and much of the land villagers have long been against the occupation. from a young age i had to tell me me has often been seen on video defying israeli soldiers there have been protests on and off here since two thousand and nine they often turn violent with palestinians throwing stones and the israeli army firing rubber bullets and tear gas at least two people have been killed. on the day the video was posted adds cousin mohammad was shot by soldiers with a rubber coated bullets as close range seriously injuring him in the heads the fifteen year old is still recovering. it is made me more afraid of
the soldiers because they shoot anyone in the head all the free store were of a now the rubber bullets hit you very hard. he's in israel the protests are mostly seen as part of the palestinian propaganda machine to make the israeli military look bad and that is something the israeli government has little tolerance for they want to send a message to this family and also this village that basically this kind of. way in which there's a lot of videos to try to show off israeli soldiers evil that this kind of profiting off this as. the state kind of accuses this family of haven't done that this is not going to go on israeli human rights activists say that i had case also shed light on the controversial practice of palestinian children being tried in military courts or held in detention i had to mean he could face a long prison sentence israeli military courts have a conviction rate of over ninety percent. had heroin
or provocateur for more let's bring in did our views correspondent tanya kramer joining us today from jerusalem good morning tanya i mean he says that her ongoing protests are part of a nonviolent resistance but in fact she's facing charges that not only include is assault but also incitement to terrorism calling for suicide bombings and stabbings how strong is the government's case on these charges. yeah i think you're prepared if you're referring to the statement she gave apparently after this incident at the same time that's did really outrageous and is going to public opinion everybody was watching this pushing and shoving with the israeli soldiers and the prosecution is expected to build their case on that statement that you just quote. just to show that she's not that an innocent child an innocent minor calling for nonviolent protests now knowing. that this business too inflated and she also told her
that this has to be seen in context in context one to what happened on that particular day and also in the context of what's happening in the village and in her surrounding specially. tiny details why is i had being tried in a military court and not in the civilian court. well but the thing is living in the occupied west bank where the military occupation they had tried it in a military court that's the justice system they're referred to and that is also the concern for many human rights organizations they came out of that not only highlighted that case is not just a in the case because there are many other miners also they didn't try and facing detention in. israeli prisons but also they are asking the question whether this can be a threat also because it has been so high politicized ok not only that this case comes as israel faces
a potentially violent direct escalation with iran in syria now how's this affecting public opinion about this trial. well i'm not to show this is the fact so much because public opinion at least in israel has been quite strong on the case there was really an outrage you could say the media also amplified the you know the incident and the focus was supposed to fall and how restrained actually the israeli soldiers responded to the two. pushing them but also you know there was saying that they're just puppets of that activists parents at their back coming from the vine and ten million that just out it to make the israeli army look bad and there was really a call for a very tough response that was also echoed and by criticisms and even ministers cabinet members of the government and then also some jewish groups who called for the release of eid so if you show how politicized the whole. issue is because that
depends on which narrative you have on this conflict briefly briefly if you could what kind of punishment is ahead likely to receive. well it depends so many now on the line and what the prosecution will go but some experts here would say that she could definitely face some years in prison and we have to wait and see how this is when this trial goes from that time to crime or thanks so much for that from jerusalem. well in nigeria campaigning for the election in february twenty ninth tina started to gather pace and critics of president mohamed who bihari are getting louder bihari has not publicly said whether he will seek reelection he spent much of last year in london being treated for an undisclosed illness it took office vowing to eradicate the terror group boko haram from nigeria he also pledged to modernize the country in crackdown on corruption but observers say he has not achieved much or nigeria correspondent
agent krishna met with the former nigerian president olusegun obasanjo he endorsed bihari for the presidency in two thousand and fifteen but now has criticised them in a stinging open letter when you think back was it the right decision back then in two thousand and fifteen to endorse. if it was the right decision with the benefit of hindsight you will agree with me if you know what happened and what is happening what has been on revealed about the. government of you not the girls who were with him in terms of. corruption. and you will agree that yes it was the. right decision. and i believe it was
a decision also that is good at that point in time for our country not a democracy because we were able to trust. from one party to another party. so we. sort of thought we're. consolidating democratic. process. so it was the right decision. and then. it's also the right decision now for all to see that the maoist taken over from. the not time has not met the expectation of now you know that is what democracy is all about mcchrystal it's about change if things are not what they should be forced right decision but if you see that not
read fiction then you are not a democrat and i am a democrat and tomorrow if i take a decision and things are not walk out the way we have expected to walk out and they democracy then you take. you make a change. one of the major promises of president was to fight corruption that's like his flex topic you know basically saying that he turns a blind eye on corrupt people in his inner circle has to corruption fight failed already. why put it that way. that probably where he was looking outside it wasn't looking enough inside because if you fighting corruption. from you. know you got option is becoming rife then you have to also put your attention
and work what would you do difference to him if you were the president and fighting corruption and i would do exactly what i did before i set up the two major. institutions be used to for corruption i would make sure the people in charge of these two institutions men or women of integrity will look outside inside because there's no point in fighting corruption beyond you have corruption on your nose. it's to iceland now where the natural wonders of this remote and sparsely populated country are drawing more and more international visitors but hikers and climbers here can quickly find themselves at the mercy of unpredictable and
dangerous weather saw wind up needing help usually comes from volunteer mountain rescuers here's their story. a storm is brewing here in the southwest corner of iceland and it's cold seven degrees below zero. this group is here on skis for the first time they will make their way to a cabin up on a plateau over the course of the day twenty four people embarking on an eighteen month training program to become mountain rescuers. volunteers who are prepared to help people in distress in the mountains. because the program is spread over two winters we are on the road almost every week and it's tough the young people here will learn a lot and become mountain rescuers some of. the volunteers have been active in iceland since the late sixty's at first it was just the boy scouts who were ready to jump into action in the meantime there are over seventy thousand spread across
the island. more and more tourists are coming to iceland to discover the pristine one of a kind nature and many of them visit remote areas like this one here a mountain range close to the capital reykjavik where another training group is climbing. and when the weather suddenly turns the teams increasingly have to rush out to help the solidarity amid the rescue teams is fabled which might add to the appeal to join but the work is tough as is the training this group is working on abseiling today. he had also left out of it queasy i have a fear of heights i've never done this before and yeah once or twice i survived. she overcomes her fear and abseiled down the mountain. after their day on skis the first group has finally arrived at the cabin where
they'll be spending the night. the day is taking its toll on the trainees from the twenty four that started this morning five had to turn back. and not all those who made it are in tip top shape. and i'll tell you it was good that i injured my foot and a huge blister on my foot from the boots which is why i had to stop. early next morning the group prepares to head out the icelandic government supports the volunteers by covering the expenses for the equipment most volunteers have full time jobs as they don't get paid for mountain today. my employer is very understanding let us go when duty calls it's like that with most employers. volunteers are driven to save lives a responsibility they take very seriously. if
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