there's growth. in the stories that shaped the week international the first ever summit between. north korea's kim jong il and boosts bilateral relations with the focus also on breaking the nuclear deadlock on the korean peninsula. russian national maria is jailed in the u.s. for failing to register as a foreign agent but her lawyer insists she is a victim of washington's current political climate. none of. us were illegal. in and of themselves but she got caught up in this. hysteria. spain's ruling socialist claimed victory in an election that has also seen the far
right propelled into parliament for the first time in over four decades. 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 mostly shia men were. broadcasting. this is are to international thomas good to have you with us as we recap the week's top stories. right from a nuclear free north korea to bilateral relations of lattimer putin and kim jong un met for the first time on thursday in russia's far eastern city of lot of last talk after nearly two hours of face to face talks of the leaders expressed their willingness to further develop relations and tackle the situation on the korean peninsula. just we just had a fairly one to one conversation we. to talk about the history of 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 in the audience mr president we have just had a foreign exchange of opinions face to face on all of this of mutual importance and i think you will the great times we heard. even though no agreements were signed it seems the leaders had a productive time to exchange swords as a symbol of the mutual respect between their nations and wrapped up the talks with a lavish dinner north korean state media reported that kim is ready for more talks next time in pyongyang but he's only trying to reports now from the lot of us took .
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 cam john jones 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 wife and right next to it two separate cards for bodyguards 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 it's a. 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 sovereignty and when it comes to dating core ization according to mr putin the. the only way forward is through these kind of guarantees
i would like to remind you that for years russia's peace road map was about mutual concessions 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 however 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 withdrew from the treaty if you're making a step forward in two steps but you'll never succeed. after what we heard on thursday it is definitely fair to say that there is a lot of potential in camp putin summit and by the way the president of south
korea said that this summit in blood of all stock 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 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. or. as it looks like now he tried to see someone else to help korea out in between a recent bilateral meeting between north korea and the us he was so sure that he can't leave the meeting between the u.s.
and north korea but now he needs in a sick somehow a four put inside here essentially achieved new election and or so now he can have a sport lies from the international community by playing the role for the korea over the korean peninsula as a peacemaker so it puts his achievement to for today's summit currently now south korea having air exercise reaver u.s. and south korea cannot be free from u.s. pressure because of a sense for south korea it could be a 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 conviction a u.s. and north korea. russian national maria bhutto was sentenced to eighteen months in prison in the united states on friday it's after she pleaded guilty to conspiring to act as if i'm not just good foreign agent essentially working as an undeclared
lobbyist for 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 that were suspected to be involved as well in cord britain who spoke emotionally about the affair and its had on her family. my parents discovered my arrest on the morning news they washed in their rural hollows in a savior and i love them dearly but i harm them 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 hope and now nothing remains but penitence. i have reasons to she's not the main goal of the circumstances she had to put it 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 and we put her behind bars for sure but there is nothing they can charge or wish to each and to avoid looking with the killers they sentenced her to eighteen months just to show she is guilty of something. maria's father exclusively told r.t. that he and the rest of his family had been expecting a very different outcome. when you look forward to that 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. discriminated against all of them were in so much free confinement we will be allowed to two hours a night with oaxaca maria a lawyer is we will expect a different outcome when the then verdict but it's hard to say how life will be for mary and now the most important thing for us is that she returns home taking into account the. rebooting his lawyer told us he thinks a dangerous precedent may have been set. i think it's impossible to separate from from the politics i think that there is a an underlying crime that she 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 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 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. spain's ruling socialist workers party has claimed victory in sunday's general election it has failed to gain a parliamentary majority though and will now have to secure the support of other parties in order to form a government the poll also saw
a major breakthrough for the far right which will now enter congress for the first time in more than four decades that led to jubilant scenes among vox party supporters in madrid. i guess i was going to but here we are we're twenty four days is truly a miracle it's incredible where we've got to. i think well with almost all of the ballots counted the anti migrant of the party is projected to win two dozen seats in the three hundred fifty seat lower house it will be the first time since the one nine hundred seventy s. and the end of spain's military dictatorship that the far right has been the rep presented in parliament tensions over title on independence are believed to have been a key factor in the party's success here's a closer look at what vox stance. is
the instrument and makes the population move. equal spash very dangerous policy. books writes frankly this regime histology expects legalization of cuts about policies expulsion of immigrants against abortion and such are all the power. that fox lost in balancing out a frontal fascist hate to say like spain and spanish and not the horrible time that . we got reaction to the results from jordy para
international relations expert at princeton university. people are beginning to vote for our rights and one of the most important. international crises the fact that got the lowest price to become friends and last year have ago. made many people who see things through your does a weapon or lack our song the friend to find and therefore i was nationalism was right it's created. by the right party second this youth who are also the syrians you're. capturing the imagination of many european and vox is just the luck of the. global movement for more also is an obvious you. there's been an outpouring of support for the jewish community m.v.a. california city of power in the wake of saturday synagogue shooting which left one
person dead and three injured. someone filled with hate. when i am. attacked the congregants at the bottom of our way and attack against our jewish brothers and sisters sad obviously for the congregation. they've lost their family member feel very bad for the for not only the jewish community but but all of us who are or having to do to witness these kinds of acts police have detained in one thousand year old man in connection with the incident which took place during a service marking 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. i mean 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 synagogue where that shooting took place has responded to the latest incident saying the
violence must and. 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 kovalchuk believes it's a dangerous time meant to be a member of a minority group in the us. from pittsburgh in pittsburgh now i was here when the synagogue was attacked here in pittsburgh this looks like a very similar incident and 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 and i semitism. has a very large ish presence in america i think you know it's something america has struggled with for you know a long time it's a very dangerous time in this country to be in any racial or ethnic minority to mean that's just a fact i mean you see a world that's very much on fire at the moment in which. religious and ethnic
tensions are high. international human rights groups have condemned a series of executions in saudi arabia this week thirty seven men mostly reportedly from the muslim shia minority were killed on quote terror and violence related charges one body was even strung up in public following his execution human rights watch it states that the killings mark an 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 my gusta. few things so as much fear into the hearts of your own people as mass executions the men were executed for adopting terrorists and extremists 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 in two thousand and nineteen his body strung up for all to see for all to fear. today's mass execution is a chilling demonstration of the sodium review no authority is 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 and 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 this. when it comes to killing prisoners in fact the current king began his reign by staging a massive execution forty seven people behaved it short 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 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 that someone wrote on a stone pillar to through a tooth and literally in this case a knife or and i saudis took that stone very seriously in two thousand and five a court in saudi arabia ordered a migrants i gagged out as punishment for getting into a fight and pew taishan 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 what can you say you want to cherry on top saudi arabia's on the un human rights council. what world. 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 the saudi justice system often fabricates charges it's not the first time which so very big you that if 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 died there i think and five of the of the executive people who where really charged by terrorist tutor is in charge and we don't trust so i really enjoyed your system we don't trust how did how did the saudi authorities handled the magic especially against the british there's
hotel to the streets to demand rights and freedoms and who spoke out about what was happening in the country. as most of the gulf kingdom so the idea being uses is to do dishes the system to fabricate the charges against the dissidents especially against the activists who spoke out all who lose their social media outlets all rules participated in demonstrations there is a taboo in the gulf kingdom especially in saudi arabia no one is a low just about what's happening in the country. is swedish computer programmer arrested in ecuador for an alleged cyber attack on government systems has finally been allowed to see visitors beanies parents were granted access to him in jail on tuesday and as he and his parents insist there's no foundation for the charges 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 links linked to wiki leaks and has been detained just hours after whistleblower julian assange was arrested in the ecuadorian embassy in london earlier we spoke with all his father. he didn't get to talk too slowly or in the right time and he didn't get to me to console in the right time and there was so many wrong things that were done their evidence is that rule has one book of noam chomsky and us that he has is a lot of memory sticks and that is all i have and that is not enough to arrest the person. human rights activists say there is no proof of all of these 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 years artie's done according. seems being friends with julianna sonship 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 being he 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 would do and we have sufficient evidence that he has been collaborating with the best bligh's 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 dishonest to do his bidding and one of the reasons he kicked out a songe was suspicion he was using the ecuadorian 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 we can't allow in court or to become essential for piracy and spying that period in our history is over so just hours after assad was dragged out of the dorian embassy bini 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 it's a tough time for him and he doesn't really understand why he's. for t.s.p. and that. and this isn't just another hacktivist we're talking about here benny worked on the advisory board for a major european. funded project called decode the initiative involves cyber security 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 newspaper that has been. giving out this petition over open letter to our prime minister. that he should be released and this has been signed over. about hundred very. prominent persons. it shouldn't be dangerous for anyone in ecuador or has to just know mr sausage several thousand kilometers north another a saw and sling tactic is to sitting in jail a u.s. 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 which 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. that does from i'll be back in thirty one minutes with another look at your weekly you are watching our two
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