after seven years. military skies report. in the stories that shaped the week the first of a summit between vladimir putin on north korea's kim jong il and the spy novel relations with focus also on breaking the new kid deadlock on the korean peninsula . russian national maria is jailed in the u.s. for failing to register as a foreign agent but a lawyer insists she's a victim of washington's current political climate. not of. his activities in the us were illegal. in and of themselves but she got caught up in this and she rushes hysteria. and saudi arabia comes under fire from the un and human rights
groups for a mass execution with concerns that the charges against the thirty seven must be chemin with trumped up. it's the weekly here on out international with me. highlights from the last seven days on the latest up to date stories welcome to the present. from a nuclear free north korea to bilateral relations and kim jong un met for the first time on thursday in russia's far eastern city of light of all stark after nearly two hours of face to face talks the need is expressed a willingness to further develop relations on tackle the situation on the korean peninsula. because. we just had a fairly narrow one to one conversation we managed to talk about the history of our bilateral relations and about the present day and the prospects of developing those
relations but of course we also talked about the situation on the korean peninsula and exchanged views on what needs to be done. to improve the situation on the audience mr president we have just had a foreign exchange of opinions traced to friess on all of this of mutual importance and i think you will the great times we are. and even though no agreements were signed it seems the leaders had a productive time to exchange so if and when if the need for respect between the nations i laughed at the talks with a lavish north korean state media reporter that came as ready for more talks next time in pyongyang all things in a picture reports from. literally
minutes after the north korean supreme leader got inside his limo we were given the opportunity to come closer to his armored train. so unfortunately i won't be able to show you or see for myself any of the extraordinary facilities inside that tray that was used by kim john father i was trying to look through the window but obviously no chances and the security guards are watching carefully to make sure that we don't touch it i've already been told off by the inside there are high tech communication facilities several conference room as well as luxury living quarters in the middle of the train there's
a special room for him john rooms wife. next two separate cards for body guards there are two restaurants one is for the supreme leader himself and the second one is for the entire delegation there's even a special section for the leaders limo and they're the one that we saw on the station square that massive armored vehicles can actually fit into one of those.
well it turns out that in a sense john is counting on vladimir putin as a kind of a middleman in delivering his messages to the rest of the world the leadership it looks like chairman kim is hoping that his message will get all the way to washington through russia as well to some german king also be directly to tell the u.s. about his position and about the questions he says it could action with the situation on the korean peninsula we also found out that the russian leader is confident that pyongyang essential desire is international security guarantees guarantees for seventeen and when it comes to dating core ization according to mr putin the only way forward is through these kind of guarantees i would like to remind you
that four years russia's peace road map was about mutual concession. from both sides of north korea on the one hand and south korea and allies on the other and china is backing this plan to well the russian president believes that for years every step forward made by washington was followed by two steps backwards . but we need some confidence building measures to be taken which could have been taken back in two thousand and five when the u.s. and north korea came to an agreement to waive it later on for some reason the american partners thought this was no it's enough that they needed to add something to this agreement that's when north korea with drew from the treaty if you're making a step forward in two steps back you will never succeed. after what we heard on thursday it is definitely fair to say that there is a lot of potential and kim putin summit and by the way the president of south korea said that this summit in vladivostok should act as
a springboard for further top ranked diplomacy between washington and pyongyang so chairman kim has been enjoying contacts with the most powerful politicians on this planet his two historic summits with the american president donald trump were followed by one with a lot of our putin and it looks like mr cameron knows what he's doing when he's playing his geo political game. an expert on north korea we spoke to says the summit is a win win for moscow and pyongyang. or. it looks like now he tried to see someone else to help north korea out in between recent by a letter or a meeting between north korea and the u.s. he was so sure that he can leave the meeting between the u.s. and north korea but now he is sick of some help for put inside here recently
achieved new elections and or so now he can have a spotlight from the international community by playing the role for the korea over the korean peninsula as a peacemaker so it would be. for today's summit currently now south korea having air exercises with the u.s. and south korea cannot be free from u.s. pressure because of a sense for south korea it could be good to have russia if russia can play the right role as a mediator because for south korea itself it could be a little bit tricky to work in between the u.s. and north korea. russian national maria was sentenced to eighteen months in prison in the united states on friday is after she pleaded guilty to conspiring to act as an unregistered foreign agent essentially working as an undeclared lobbyist the thirty year old is said to have tried to influence the national rifle association
and other conservative groups in the u.s. several american political figures were suspected to be involved too in court mr bhutto spoke emotionally about the effect it's had on her family. my parents discovered my arrest on the morning news they washed in the rural house. i love them dearly but i harmed the morally and financially they're suffering from all of that i destroyed my own life as well i came to the united states not under any orders but with who and now nothing remains but penitence. i have reasons to she's not the main goal of those circumstances she had to put in was to break her will and forces to really acknowledge something she might not have done.
trying to save face but we grabbed her seized her we put her behind bars for sure but there is nothing they can charge over us and to avoid looking with the killers they sentenced her to eighteen months or just a shoulder she is guilty of something. there is father exclusively told r.t. that he and the rest of his family had been expecting a very different outcome. but we weren't prepared for such a rough and unjust court decision maria is a russian citizen and given all these investigations she's been caught up in it all
even though the mother investigation had nothing to do with her nevertheless the u.s. has found a culprit over the past few months she didn't have any complaints about the condition of her confinement unlike before when she was badly treated and i was about discriminated against all of them or all in solitary confinement with walks only allowed for two hours a night with all her career her lawyers we all expected a different outcome than a fair verdict but it's hard to say how life will be for maria now the most important thing for us is that she returns home taking into account this new jail term. now we have but to his lawyer told us he thinks a dangerous precedent may have been found. i think it's impossible to separate from from the politics i think that there is a an underlying crime that you pled guilty to which you can make out under u.s. law but i think the notion of this would have been investigated or an arrest would
have been made for a typical foreign national who wasn't russian and wasn't in the car environment where in the us i think it's almost impossible to believe that southern politics has a lot to do with the atmosphere of the case and it's one of those things where if the elements of the crime are there they were selectively enforced in the sense and so i think it's hard to argue. the charges unregistered agent it's not foreign it's not secret agent it's not an intelligence agent it literally is just doing something for someone else as being their agent not of maria maria's activities in the us were illegal in and of themselves so there's no classified information there's no political sensitive kind of information given she was not paid by by the russian federation she's in her shoes supported by americans while she was here financially but she got caught up in this and she rushes hysteria.
i would fear that other countries will start applying the same standards and saying that any american who went abroad to another country and it was involved in civil society organizations and social and met people and networks that's really all we're talking about doing are anything more serious than that and reported back on those activities some in the u.s. so i think it's very dangerous because if other countries adopt the same as you're going to get a tit for tat situation with countries grabbing civilians of other countries as leverage or for other reasons i think it's a bad idea. and shooting at a synagogue. in california has left one moment that and three others wounded including iraq by police have detained a nineteen year old man in connection with the incident which took place during a service on saturday to mark the jewish holiday of passover the suspect reportedly
posted an anti semitic message online before the attack authorities are investigating whether the incident was a hate crime. the assault came exactly six months after the most devastating attack on the jewish community in recent u.s. history eleven people were killed in that atrocity in pittsburgh the cynical where that shooting took place has responded to the latest incident saying the violence must end. the israeli prime minister has also expressed his condolences to the victims and announced plans for a summit to look at the rising number of anti semitic attacks around the world human rights lawyer daniel coverlet believes it's a dangerous time to be a member of a minority clique in the u.s. . from pittsburgh in pittsburgh now i was here when the synagogue was attacked here a pittsburgh this looks like a very similar incident it's very clear that these people were attacked because they were jewish and so i believe this is a racism in general which includes you know semitism. has
a very large presence in america i think you know it's something america has struggled with for you know a long time and it's a very dangerous time in this country to be in any racial or ethnic minority mean that's just bad i mean you see a world that's very much on fire at the moment in which racial religious and ethnic tensions are high. on the way of thirty seven men executed by saudi arabia sparking global condemnation and claims that the charges were. joined me every thursday on the alex i'm i'm sure and i'll be speaking to us of the world of politics or business i'm show business i'll see you then.
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which you. go to award dot altie dot com. welcome back to the program international human rights groups have condemned a series of executions in saudi arabia this week thirty seven men mostly reportedly from the muslim sham minority were killed on quote terror and violence related charges one party was even. up in public following his execution human rights watch states the killings that marked and alarming escalation in the use of the death penalty in the country it also described the punishment as grotesque and expressed concern that those punished might not have received a fair trial here's our senior correspondent. few things so was much fear into the hearts of your own people as mass executions the men were
executed for adopting terrorists an extremist thinking and performing terrorists else to corrupt and destabilize security allegedly among their crimes was this respect towards authority some of them can you believe that like the king protested against him so serious with their crimes that one of those executed was also crucified yes crucified and two thousand and ninety his body strung up for all to see for all to fear. today's mass execution is a chilling demonstration of the saudi arabia no authority and callous disregard for human life it is also yet another gruesome indication of how the death penalty is being used as a political tool to crush dissent from within the country's shia minority in fact almost half of those killed were executed after taking part in pro-democracy
protests see the arab spring didn't skirt saudi arabia the shia minority rose up they wanted change better fairer life the king obviously thought they wanted too much. one of those executed by the way was sixteen years old at the time of his arrest attending a protest apparently he was still a kid now is an example you wouldn't believe how creative the saudis are when it comes to killing prisoners in fact the current king began his reign by staging
a massive execution forty seven people behaved it shot for crimes that included disobey and saudi rulers biggest blood show since the nine hundred eighty s. who said fictions and common peaked in two thousand and twelve and five people were strung up paralysis reportedly is also in a judge's arsenal seriously they can sentence a person to be paralyzed as punishment roots back to a four thousand year old law or that someone wrote on a stone pillar to throw a tooth. and literally in this case a knife or a nod saudis took that. very seriously in two thousand and five a cordon saudi arabia ordered a migrants are i guess out as punishment for getting into a fight and beautician also a favorite especially for theft chopping off people's arms and feet stealing
and of course stoning reserved for crimes like being too friendly with the opposite sex or can you say you want to cherry on top saudi arabia's on the un human rights council waterworld. in response to the widespread condemnation riyadh says that they will not hesitate to punish anyone threatening the security and stability of the kingdom but the gulf institute for democracy and human rights claims society justice system often fabricates charges. it's not the first time which so very be you that you know t. took punish prisoners of conscience who hold dared to spoke out about the human rights violations in the country we've not just there and i think around five of the of the executive people who where really charged by terrorists didn't read them we don't trust. i really enjoyed your system we don't trust how did it how did the
saudi authorities handled imagine in the eighty's the british soldiers who took to the streets to demand rights and freedoms and who spoke out about what was happening in the country. most of the gulf kingdom saudi arabia if you did you show the system to fabricated charges against their dissidents especially against the activists who spoke out or who lose their social media outlets or rules participated in demonstrations there is a taboo in the gulf kingdom especially in saudi arabia no one is a low just speak about what's happening in the country. a swedish computer programmer arrested in ecuador for an alleged cyber attack on government systems has finally be allowed to see visitors ola binny's parents were granted access to him in jail on chews day and as he and his parents insist there's no foundation for
the charge as the swedish foreign minister is also demanding ecuador explain his arrest mr binney is an expert in cyber security and also a digital privacy advocate he's reportedly linked to wiki leaks and was detained just hours after whistleblower gina songe was arrested in the ecuadorian embassy in london earlier this month we spoke to own this father. we didn't get to talk too slow or in the right time and we didn't. get to meet the consul in the right time and there was so many wrong things that were drawn there everything else is that one book of noam chomsky and us that he has a lot of memory sticks and that is all of her. and that is not enough to arrest the person human rights activists say there is no proof only beneath guilt and a number of celebrities activists and politicians have signed an open letter to the swedish government calling for help to free the programmer his artie's donald
quarter. seems being friends with julian a sancerre might just cost you your freedom as the wiki leaks co-founder was dragged into the back of a british police van another hacktivists shared a similar fate all of beany was arrested on the same day allegedly for working with assad and for several years now one of the key members of the week you leaks in a person close to me said you and songe has lived in the uk with do and we have sufficient evidence that he has been collaborating with the best applies ation attempts against the government prosecutors charged me with attacking ecuadorian computer systems and their evidence laptops and encrypted u.s.b. sticks seized from beanies home president lenin moreno pointed to frequent travel as a mark of guilt suspecting being a visited a songe to do his bidding and one of the reasons he kicked out a songe was suspicion he was using the aqua dorian embassy as
a hacktivist ecuador's interior minister says it will not be tolerated even if it's mere suspicion it is up to the justice system to determine if he committed a crime but we can't allow inquiry to become essential for piracy in spying that period in our history is over so just hours after assad was dragged out of the dorian embassy being he was detained in quito airport his lawyers say his rights were violated in many ways no charges no translator he was even denied bail and his parents fear for his safety he's a tough time for him he doesn't really understand why he's. forty has been there. and this isn't just another hacktivist we're talking about here beany worked on the advisory board for a major european commission funded project called de code the initiative involves cybersecurity experts researching data ownership and technological sovereignty
human rights groups and high profile figures are calling for beanies immediate. release and also in sweden the big paper that has been. giving out this petition or open letter to our prime minister. that he should be released and this has been signed over. about hundred very. prominent persons from. it shouldn't be doing to this foreigner born in ecuador or has to just know mr sachs several thousand kilometers north another a saw and sling tack to vista sitting in jail a us federal appeals court has denied chelsea manning bail after she was arrested once again in march and for what refusing to testify in court against assad and it seems like any connection to wiki leaks can get you in jail so if you've ever rubbed elbows with julian a songe it might be better to keep quiet about it. as i need to finale back at the
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