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>> this is dw news live from berlin. tonight, a german court stuns spanish prosecutors by refusing to extradite the former leader. judges have freed one man on bail and said he should no longer face charges in spain. he could still face extradition. an international law expert will tell us why. also, she answers her first statement one month after she and her father were attacked with a nerve agent known as no joke -- knovichoke.
>> the dawn of a new era. [inaudible] >> sierra leone swears in its new president but his defeated opponent says he will challenge the results. plus, the downfall of a brazilian icon. warmer president -- the former president loses his appeal out of prison. the decision by the present -- supreme court deepens divisions in the country. ♪ >> it's good to have you with
us. a german court has dealt a blow to spanish authorities and their hopes of trying. -- trying for rebellion. judges said they would not extradite him on the charges which can carry sentences of decades in prison. he could still be sent home to face a lesser charge of misusing public funds. that would bar spanish authorities from trying him for another crime. the court also agreed to free him on bail pending a decision on that lesser charge. we want to pull in our correspondent, thomas sparrow, good evening to you. spain wants to see germany extradite him, does today's decision, politicize this case, or could it have the opposite effect? thomas: the case was already politicized since the very moment he was arrested in the
northern german state. there's no doubt about that. he was arrested, the case was described as a legal one but, also a political problem or dilemma for german authorities. this is still the case with this decision we are talking about. it just makes this perhaps clearer from a legal standpoint. certainly, politically, it is a very important and challenging situation. >> we know now that he is due for release on certain conditions, what exactly are they? thomas: one of them you already mentioned. the euro bail, that is one of the key conditions but he also has to report once a week to german authorities. he is not allowed to leave germany. those are certain conditions that have been announced by the german court after that announcement that we had just heard and are just talking about.
that will apply the next few hours or days. >> what more do we know about the court's reasoning in its decision today? thomas: the whole case hinges on whether the charges in spain are compatible with the charges in germany where there is a comparison between the two countries. specifically when we talk about the rebellion, the courts decided that was not the case. in germany, the comparable charge would include violence, which the court decided or believes was not the case in his situation. that is why they decided rebellion would not be a pursuit . the other charge, the misuse of funds, they believe that could be the case, they could become bearable charges in germany and spain. that is why the court has indicated it will continue the investigation on deciding whether it will extradite him on
the specific case. the court has also set if they did that, if they extradited mr. bush among -- mr. poshdemont would not be charged under rebellion. >> our correspondence thomas barrow, thank you very much. we take you to barcelona and i'm joined by nico who is a professor and international law. this is before the human rights committee. it is good to have you on this show. what does this ruling informative -- what do these charges mean for madrid? nico: they are off the table for
him, that is clear, they will not have him extradited on charges of rebellion. the spanish courts can try him, they would only try him for the funds which contains a much lower sentence. in theory, and when the government already declared they had found that the government had not used public funds for the referendum. it is likely these charges will fall flat on a factual basis anyhow. this means even if he is extradited, he will not be convicted in a series way. >> that's a huge change, a huge turn of events in the story. what does it mean for the political future of him and his allies. nico: different scenarios.
if he is extradited in spain while there is this procedure going on via the sentencing, then obviously that is a complicated situation which he might be in prison, maybe released, but if he remains in germany or later on if he is not extradited to belgium, to his chosen place of exile, he will likely lead the independent movement not an official role because spanish authorities prevent him from being reelected as the president of the regional government which he had been elected essentially for. but in an informal way, this is the bigger and of the movement. >> mr. puigdemont is accused of
spain of violating his rights. what are the rights behind that? nico: these are various questions. one is the general question of the charges brought against him and other members of the former government as well as civil society. they've all been charged with rebellion and sedition which could leave them in prison for 25 or 30 years. they have brought a case to the working group and it already violates the individual rights because they should be protected by freedom of expression -- >> unfortunately we are out of time, but we appreciate your time tonight on the program.
nico creech joining us from barcelona. thank you. nico: thank you very much. >> and the u.k., police have released a statement from libya -- they have both been in the hospital for one month. they were attacked with a nerve agent that scientists have confirmed it is the soviet era poison. the u.n. -- the u.k. maintains moscow was involved in the poisoning, a claim that the kremlin denies. in a sign of solidarity with britain, many western countries have expelled russian diplomat. at the un security council today in new york, the russian ambassador said russia has told the u.k. that it is playing with fire. >> it is no more than a month since sergey and his daughter were poisoned with a deadly chemical agent on british soil kicking up a diplomatic war of
words, disinformation, claims and counterclaims that are showing no sign of letting up. a russian broadcast aired what they claim is a telephone chat between the daughter and her cousin, but whether is was genuine or not, even the tv station would not say where it came from as another matter. victoria later said she was speaking with her cousin. >> it was not me who contacted her, she fund me herself when the phone rang, i thought was a call from a british number. i thought it was a call from journalists. >> in salisbury, where this scandal began, lisa guarding the hospital beds of the former russian spy and his daughter and they issued a statement in their name. >> my streng is growing daily,
-- >my strength is growing daily, the whole experience is disorienting and i hope you will respect my privacy. russians ambassador is raising questions of his own on the offensive. >> if you take the lasted 10 years from britain, so many russian citizens died here in the u.k. under very strange circumstances. >> russia insists it had no part in this attack and has said it will attack -- it will accept the repercussions a long as they are in full view of the public. >> the un security council is meeting to discuss this poisoning case. austell requested the session after the world's chemical watchdog rejected moscow's demand for a joint russian, british investigation into the poisoning.
i asked our moscow correspondent what russia is trying to achieve right now. yuri? >> the russian ambassador to the u.k. says moscow would accept the results of international investigations but only if the process was transparent and of other countries were involved. he said he wanted to know which experts were involved in the testing of the energy to that of the nerve agent. moscow is trying to get as much information as they can with the investigation and they are doing this on the highest possible political stage at the un security council. russia is going to demand transparency and evidence, hard, clear, evidence. assumptions, accusations, but evidence there is moscow feels it is being pushed against the wall and is insists is absolutely innocent. >> we have had a couple things happen today and the said today
that rather the will during, if you will, let's go through those. the russian ambassador to the u.k. talk of russian citizens who died under very strange circumstances in the u.k. in the last decade. what does this tell us you go? is this getting out of hand -- what does this tell us? is this getting out of hand? yuri: from the very beginning, russia had a complaint that they had been locked out from the investigation and from the two russian citizens. of those speaking in the name of russia were unhappy, russia wasn't even informed of how him and the doctor are doing. some assumed that the two were not poisoned the russian now seems to be trying harder to beat everything went get any attention, and be accepted that as a by criminal who doesn't deserve a fair in the
investigation -- a fair investigation but an equal partner. >> there's also the telephone conversation with yulia enter cousin. we will be looking at that tonight in the day. our must achieve, uri, on the story tonight. uri, think you very much. bollywood superstar salman khan has been sentenced to five years in prison to killing endangered indian animals. a court convicted him of illegally poaching animals while filming back in 1998. mr. khan who has denied the charges is among the top 10 highest-paid actors worldwide. italy's president sergio says today's of crisis talks have produced no breakthrough in efforts to form a new government. or talks are formed this plan for next week.
the u.s. was the most affected by the scandal and millions are among the data whose -- among those people whose data had been affected. >> begin focus enough on preventing abuse and thinking through how people could do harm as well with these tools. echoes for fake news, for an interference in the elections, hate speech, and in addition to developers and the state of privacy. we take a broad enough view of what our responsibility is, and that was a huge mistake. that was my mistake. >> a mistake and mark zuckerberg will have to answer for in front of leading lawmakers in the u.s.. on april 10, and 11, the social media giant's ceo will be testifying before congress. he will likely talk about how facebook uses and protects user data and his plans to limit user data accessible to other companies.
>> and of course, facebook being a heavy weight on the stock exchange, there have been reactions there. the stock to our financial correspondent, sophie, and it is good to see you. we saw the facebook stock recovered today, 2% in part of the trading session. does that mean mark zuckerberg's words were enough to come down investors? sophie: that is exactly what it looks like up a moment. it has been a bobby ryan for the stock. it dipped -- a bumpy ride for the stock. it has fallen 60% since the scandal surfaced in march but the stock seems to be slighting recovering for the first time since march. they be let's see what deutsche bank wrote in a bank -- note. the content and delivery of his message gave the first optimistic outlook for the company in weeks. the comments to reporters to
zuckerberg seem to have suggested it had not seen any meaningful user or advertiser impact. analysts seem to think the worst is likely behind facebook when we believe in deutsche bank and if we believe and what zuckerberg is saying. don't forget, investors like to play the game of buy low, sell high. some people might have simply seen an opportunity to buy at a relatively low price year. >> if you're looking at the broader market, sophie, we have seen movement in the last few days. is this the new normal? ould we get used to that's? -- that? sophie: these huge swings are mostly due to the trade war concerns right now. they seem to be easing after congress -- mongers -- comments from trump and there was a willingness to reach a trade cover my vagina. -- with china.
let the dow jones go higher. it seems all in all, that people here are in an optimistic mood right now. it doesn't mean that these are not up the table. >> sophie, thank you so much for the analysis. >china is challenging the united states at the world trade organization. they have filed for consultations which could be the first steps to a full-blown legal challenge. the reason is that washington plans to have $50 billion on terrorists in china imports. the u.s. justifies this by alleging beijing is stealing intellectual property and technology. to south america now, when
argentina's current president took to power, he vowed to bring the country back on track on many fronts including the economy. he ended subsidy and public services introduced by his predecessor, saving money but causing higher cost of living. or many argentinians, the benefit of his presidency are coming far too late t. >> a construction site is being modernized. public transportation in the argentinian capital is widely considered to be miserable. little has been done for many years. now, that will change. >> the current government has improved investment on the order of $11.4 billion. i would say the main items are transportation and water.
the government is trying to win approval from citizens because it is coming under heavy criticism. the cost of living has exploded since president mauricio came to power. the opposition has misgivings. >> the problem is, we are not creating the economic conditions to be able to pay off the debt the infrastructure program is running up. but the country desperately needs infrastructure to be modernized. leave the residence of buenos aires will be happy when things start to work better. but changes may not be fast enough to help the incumbent government when elections are held in 2019. >> we will see if argentina has a change at the top. speaking of changes at the top, sierra leone. >> in sierra leone, a narrow
election victory has prepared yulia's to the presidency -- yulious to presidency. at his swearing-in, he promised the country he is a changed man. >> sweeping out the old, boat is in sierra leone has voted -- have voted for change in the election. the former opposition leader narrowly won a second round and was quickly sworn into office. [applause] >> the dawn of a new era. [inaudible] >> during the campaign, he criticized chinese infrastructure products for not delivering benefit.
he promised to review mining agreements and introduce free schooling. he is not an unfamiliar face and terry lyons. he took part in the coup and let under the military for several months. boaters seem to have accepted his apologies for his crimes. >> we are looking for a proper change. this is why we are voting for him. i hope he will deliver his message and do his work properly. >> international observers have said they were satisfied with the outcome, but losing candidate amara said he will challenge the result alleging fraud. >> we firmly hold the view that those response -- results don't reflect the voters.
fraudulent voter registers. >> it was the country's first election since thousands were killed in an ebola outbreak and adobe mudslide in the capital freetown. many in sierra leone brings a change in fortunes with a change of power. >> it is no secret that brazil's former president has been eyeing a political comeback as the front-runner in upcoming national elections this all. he may be headed -- this fall. the court has denied his request to remain a free man he appeals a bribery conviction. >> the supreme court ruling is deepening divisions and is ill over his case. some here and self says his decision to reject it to stay at jail was a step in the right direction.
>> a supreme court decision yesterday was a good one. it shows justice prevails against a really powerful person. >> it is now very likely that he will be behind bars within days. some are still questioning whether he will go in fact to prison it would prison. >> it wasn't just him stealing, i think this should be done to a lot of politicians as well. not just him. >> and the lula's presidency, brazil saw its largest period of economic growth. billions out of property -- poverty. they had received bribes in
reward for resulting contracts. he claims these claims are to prevent his presidency in the future. despite the corruption allegations, the latest polls show he would win the election by a wide margin. after the supreme court's ruling and with the prospect of a prison term, he faces big hurdles to a political comeback. >> earlier we spoke to washington post journalist marina lopez about how he is seen by the brazilian people. >> he is cast as the mastermind behind the corruption scheme here in brazil. the mood is extremely tense, the country is divided on whether he should be imprisoned or not. as for the legitimacy of the
election, his supporters will claim this is a wider plot to disqualify him and the workers party. they are saying the election are -- is fraudulent and they will continue to run. brazilians see this as a new chapter in brazilian history that will have less corruption than we have seen in the past. >> after a break, i will be back to take you through the day. stick around for that. ♪
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