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this is deja vu news live from berlin political arrest or abduction this is the dramatic scene out of restaurants in kiev as border police the port 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 a.n.c. is pushing president jacob zuma to step down but will the scandal tainted leader comply. and the kick and the slap that could land
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a palestinian team in jail for years i had to meet trial before an israeli military court begins today are her actions protest or provocation. i'm brian thomas great to have you with us ukrainian opposition leader mikhail saakashvili is calling on the e.u. and especially germany to support his anticorruption campaign against the government in kiev now this after saakashvili was detained by heavily armed men in kiev and deported immediately to poland ukraine says he's been staying in the country illegally saakashvili has described the move as a kidnapping. this surveillance footage reportedly shows the moment amassed men stormed a kiev restaurant to detain one of the government's harshest critics their target
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mikhail saakashvili the former president of georgia the ukrainian government insists 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 with them and it's a kidnapping and not the detention because a tension would be based on either a court decision or other documents and discussing the case the. second 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 seconds really arrived in ukraine as an advisor to an old friend and the country's president petro poroshenko he became a ukrainian citizen and the governor of the odessa region but soon the allies had a falling out sakit started criticizing poroshenko his government and launched a nationwide anti corruption movement soon he was stripped of his ukrainian
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citizenship while abroad but in september he returned to kiev. and his deportation may not be entirely surprising just last week a ukrainian court rejected his appeal to be given special protection against possible extradition. really is now back in poland and he's vowing to fight on i love poland but my fight. and sack is really says he remains confident and he says he'll soon give a statement on his deportation. and how exactly will he fight to the end for the very latest let's go to nic calmly standing by for us in care of next season warsaw now he's described the incident as a kidnapping as we just saw he was detained by masked men what's the latest on the situation. good morning brian well it certainly
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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 ukraine thought she's had to learn their lesson to extent that they would have to do this quickly if you remember just for christmas they tried to do the same thing again there were men security stuff 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 are able to rally around in a couple of hours and prevent his attention even pulling him out of those police cause of this time it really was about speed ok this blitz deportation if he called that you know icons as saakashvili was trying to unseat the ukrainian president
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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 best part of thirty years sex really came to ukraine of his term in office ended in georgia to bring his experience of white 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
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a 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 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 he was sentenced in absentia in georgia to three years in prison so you faces prison if you want to go back there he is very close to the current. 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 much 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
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taking stock and seeing what real support he has in europe and in the us the story would be 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 they calmly following the story for us this morning in kiev nick thanks very much now for some of the other stories making the news today a woman accused of manipulating south korea's former president for personal gain has been sentenced to twenty years in prison a court in seoul convicted choice in a cell for bribery an abuse of power the scandal led to the impeachment of president park in a last year and implicated major corporations including samsung since ill says she will appeal the sentence an independent charity watchdog in britain has launched an inquiry into oxfam's handling of sexual misconduct claims by its employees in
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haiti chad seven staffers are facing allegations of having used prostitutes some of them under-age. deputy had has resigned over what she calls the charity's failure to respond adequately to those allegations. it's to south africa now where the governing a.n.c. is demanding president jacob zuma is resignation that's after the party held lengthy closed door talks on his future the seventy five year old has been facing mounting pressure to step down amidst a series of corruption scandals now he has survived numerous attempts in the past to oust him. 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
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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 he's poised to assume the presidency if zuma steps down but the country's largest opposition group says that's simply not enough. to look with it but it is he is the home police the viability of the institution in the field including and it will prove of interest to this bag that insists the. country. would be to undermine positions. instead the opposition is calling for parliament to be dissolved and for early elections they say it's the only way to ensure legitimacy. has sought to reassure anxious south africans that zuma is feet will soon be resolved. zuma already faces
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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. to israel now and a valid protest or a violent provocation the highly divisive trial of a palestinian teen is now under way in israel for palestinians i had to meet me has become a symbol of their struggle against israel's occupation in the west bank she faces twelve charges including assault and incitement it was footage of the seventeen year old slapping and pushing to israeli soldiers in her driveway last year that brought her story into the international limelight international human rights groups in the european union have criticized israel's handling of the teen's case. now this case is also ignited debate about what is and what is not a legitimate form of resistance to the occupation. this video went viral and
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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 lives 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 old as her family home and. father bassam is away from the trial of his daughter and wife although the family filmed the incidents busson refutes accusations that they exploited their children for their political cause we want to show the world was the land was the victim we the committed to pick the ourself because if there is no coming he will look bad like before twenty minutes we use chemical because it's part of what we want in a. nonviolent resistance ahead faces twelve charges including assault and
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incitement in an israeli military courts her mother is in custody as well. this is where it's 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 had to mean he 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 at close range seriously injuring him in the heads the fifteen year old is still recovering. it is made me more afraid of
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the soldiers because they shoot anyone in the head all the face or wherever 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 despairingly and also the 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 that 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 sheds 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
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a conviction rates of over ninety percent. at the winter olympics one of our pine skins greatest ever more so here sure has finally landed his first ever olympic gold medal now the austrian did it in the men's combined today rising from twelfth after a downhill to first after the slalom has won a record six world cup titles but this is the first time he's top the olympic podium and a seventeen year old korean american is lit up the slopes in pyongyang california and chloe cam whose parents are korean braved heavy winds to take gold in the snowboard halfpipe kim was the hot favorite set the bar very high after her first run but it was her third and final run that produced a nearly perfect score she easily outdistanced the silver medalist leo you of china . let's get you a quick reminder of our top stories this hour ukrainian protest leader mikhail saakashvili has been deported from ukraine to poland after being detained by armed
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men at a restaurant in kiev. ukraine says he was in the country illegally. as described the move as a kidnapping. this is the interview news live from berlin thanks so much for being with us and we'll join you again at the top of the hour. the people the world over information. the pennines express d.w. on facebook and twitter today and in touch follow us.


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