in the stories that shaped the week the first ever summit between vladimir putin and kim jong un boosts bilateral relations with the focus also on breaking the nuclear deadlock on the korean peninsula. russian national maria 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. where his activities in the us were illegal. in and of themselves but she got caught up in this. hysteria. sprains ruling socialists claim victory in an election that's also seen the far right belt in the parliament for the first time in over four decades. and
saudi arabia comes under fire from the un and human rights groups for mass execution with concerns that the charges against the thirty seven mostly men were trumped up. are broadcasting live from our studios in moscow recapping the week's top stories with our weekly program this is our international. ride from a nuclear free north korea to buy a lot of role relations about amir putin and kim jong un met for the first time on thursday in russia's far eastern city of lot of us talk after nearly two hours of face to face talks the leaders expressed their willingness to further develop relations and tackle the situation on the korean peninsula and. we just had a fairly full right one two one conversation we managed to talk about the history of all by letter. 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 trace to freeze on all the true matters of mutual importance and i thank you for the great triumph we had. and even though no agreement or sign it seems the leaders had a productive time the two exchange swords as a symbol of there was a mutual respect between the nations and wrapped up in the talks with a lavish dinner of korean state media reported that kim is ready for more talks next time in pyongyang though artie's only a tranquil reports now from one of us stuck.
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 and white next to it two separate carts for bodyguards there are two restaurants one is for the supreme leader himself and the second one is for the and tired delegation there's even a special section for the leaders limo and there the one that we saw on the station square that massive armored vehicles can actually fit into one of those. i. know.
well it turns out that in a sense john is counting on volodymyr putin as a kind of a middleman in delivering his messages to the rest of the world 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 us about his position and about the questions he has in connection with the situation on the korean peninsula we also found out that the russian leader as confident that pyongyang essential desire is international security guarantees guarantees for sovereignty and when it comes to dating korea's ation according to mr putin 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 to do it but it will show you where the 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 more to this agreement that's what north korea with drew from the treaty. if you making a step forward and two steps back you'll never succeed. after what we heard on thursday it is definitely fair to say that there is a lot of potential in kim putin summit and by the way the president of south
korea said that this summit in flat of all stock should act as a springboard for further top rank diplomacy between washington and pyongyang so chairman kim has been joining 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 kim 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 in pyongyang. or. it looks like now he tried to see someone else to help korea out in between a recent bilateral meeting up at you know 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 is sick somehow for put inside here essentially achieved new election and or so now he can have a spot 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 exercises rivero 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 in between new u.s. and north korea. russian national maria bhutto was sentenced to eighteen months in prison in the united states on friday it is after she pleaded guilty to conspiring to act as an unregistered foreign agent essentially working as an undercurrent
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 as well in court. spoke emotionally about the effect it has had on her family. my parents discovered my arrest on the morning news they watched in the rural house in the city bureau i love them dearly but i harm 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 issues not the main goal of the circumstances she had to put in was to break her will and forces to really acknowledge something she might not have done.
soon you're trying to save face but we grabbed her seized hood we put her behind bars you can but there is nothing they can charge to bush and to avoid looking ridiculous they sentenced her to eighteen months just to show she is guilty of something. maria's father x. lucidly 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 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 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 of. reboot and 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 he 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 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 and i think it's a bad idea. spain's that ruling socialist workers party has claimed victory in sunday's general election and 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. thank you so it's going to but here we are with twenty four days is truly a miracle it's incredible where we've got to. almost all of the ballots counted the anti-modern vox 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 the far right has been represented in parliament tensions over quite a lot of independents are believed to have been a key factor in the party success there's a closer look at what vox stand. means
in the books is an instrument it works is the instrument and makes the population move forward. more equal spash a very dangerous polity. books writes franco's regime histology expects it and legalisation of cuts about the party's expulsion of immigrants against abortion and such are all the parts. that fox lost in balance yeah a frontal fascist hate to say it's like space x. banished and not the horrible time that. we got reaction to the results from jordy para international relations expert at princeton university.
one of the most important we national. pride. you. have ago. made many people who see things who knows does a weapon or lack are wrong the friend to find and therefore i was nationalism what life was created. on my part second this youth who are also syrian your. capturing the imagination of many that are few and far is the luck of the great global movement who were more so is there an obvious you. there's been an outpouring of support for the jewish community in the californian city of tal way in the wake of saturday's synagogue shooting which left
one person dead and three hundred. someone filled with hate. when dan. attacked the congregants at the way an attack against our jewish brothers and sisters sad obviously for the congregation and how. 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 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 and the assault came to exactly six months after the most devastating attack on the jewish community in recent 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 ant. 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 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 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 bad i mean you see a world that's very much on fire at the moment in which racial and 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 minority were killed on quote terror and violence related charges one body was even strong up in public following his execution and human rights watch states of the killings mark an alarming escalation in the use of the death penalty in the country it also described the punishment as a task and expressed concern that those punished might not have received a fair trial here's a few things so as 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 in two thousand and nineteen his body strung up for all to see all the fia. 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 in saudi rulers biggest blood show since the nine hundred eighty
s. who said fictions and common peaked in two thousand and twelve one 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 pillow to throw a tooth. and literally in this case the knifer and i. 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 putin 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 a world. in response to the widespread condemnation riyadh says 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. and the first time which so very be 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 dad there i think and five of the. executive people who where really charged by terrorists did it in time get we don't trust. i really enjoyed your system we don't trust how did how did. you handle the magic in the eighty's that it is theirs who took to the streets to
demand rights and freedoms and who spoke out about what was happening in the country. as most of the big gulf kingdoms saudi arabia uses is to did you show the system to fabricate the 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 about what's happening in the country. the swedish computer program arrested in ecuador for an alleged a cyber attack on government systems has finally been allowed to see visitors all of 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 linked to wiki leaks and was detained it just hours after whistleblower join a songe was arrested in the ecuadorian embassy in london earlier this month we spoke to all his father. he didn't get to talk too slow 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 there everything else is that one book of noam chomsky and us that he has a lot of memory sticks and that is all. and that is not enough to arrest the person human rights activists say there is no proof of all the beanies guilty 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 r t don't call. seems being friends with julian
a 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 is to do the songe has lived in the uk withdrew 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 a songe 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 but we can't allow inquiry 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 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 it's a tough time for him and he doesn't really understand why he's. forty has been accused of. and this isn't just another hacktivist we're talking about here beanie 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 newspaper 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 around the world it shouldn't be doing interest for anyone in ecuador or elsewhere 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. why that does it for me and for the weekly kevin on will be here in about let's say thirty one minutes with