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swedish prosecutors dropper 2010 rape case against julian assange after admitting that they lacked evidence to charge the wiki leaks founder. in a major policy overhaul the us cause is outraged by declaring that he no longer views israeli settlements in the occupied west bank legal. international law with the law of the jungle. under norway an anti muslim demonstration erupts into a street brawl after a copy of the qur'an was set on fire.
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either thanks for joining us here on r.t. international. prosecutors in sweden say that they're dropping a nearly decade long rape case against wiki leaks co-founder julian assange is admitting the evidence we couldn't over time is the power for his likely extradition to the united states where he faces charges of espionage earlier i discussed the case with artie's donald court. you know this whole saga started out did it with that with the rape allegations against us and you've been through the whole mill since then but now we're back to those initial charges that's right neal exactly it was in 2010 that the swedish government filed in international arrest warrant against songs for 2 charges one of molestation and another of rape but assad has always denied these charges he's even cooperated with the international investigation from abroad and it was the threat of extradition to the united states if you were to have been arrested in sweden that forced him to take political
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asylum within the ecuadorian embassy in london now it turns out that this case that started it all doesn't even have enough so-called corroborative evidence for. the evidentiary basis is such that he corroborating evidence is not sufficient to in a way that is prescribed by the supreme court deemed that the description of the alleged criminal act can be proven. earlier today the swedish prosecutor explained her reasoning for dropping the charges she said that the witnesses involved were were credible but over the years the case itself had weakened and in the q. and a that followed she also said that the heavy media influence on the witnesses was another important consideration that they took into consideration 1st inspection suppose of joining the soldier might think this is good news but things are rarely that simple do you think it is good news well at 1st glance it certainly seems so but i mean the original fear was that if a songe was arrested in sweden he would be extradited to the united states but the
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fact of the matter is that the situation has changed since then and let's not forget he's been sitting in a u.k. high security prison since april sancia has been i mean the government is set to decide his fate in 2020 and the united states has already filed an official request for his extradition to london so wiki leaks has already said this actually only means that sweden is no. longer going to be competing with the united states for the extradition rights over a song now as for what awaits a songe in the united states if he is extradited that while it is probably nothing fair i think a son should be assassinated actually. contract maybe use a draw or something but this guy is a traitor a treasonous and he has broken every law the united states the guy ought to be and i'm not for the death penalty so if i'm not for the death penalty want to do it illegally shoot the son of a i think the man as a terrorist could act tough and say if we catch you we're going to hang you while
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whatever wiki leaks walks like a hostile intelligence service and talks like a hostile intelligence service ignorance or misplaced idealism is no longer an acceptable excuse for lionizing these demons and why has the us been so set on getting its hands on the songs well see for yourself. i mean.
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what are you kidding. me. ok let's bring in douglas make now who's an international criminal defense lawyer who specializes in international extradition proceeding so it's great to have you all will get to the extradition which i'm going to talk about in just a moment but 1st things 1st because it is the latest news in the swedish investigation thanks to being dropped into. a sons' is that definitely 1st of all the end of this well could possible charges still reappear. well i'm not a swedish lawyer so i chanted vies as to what. the prosecution is
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is available. in sweden it seems that sweden has had a more than sufficient time to make a decision as to whether to proceed against mr songs as far as extradition is concerned i've not heard my story it just seems to me i just want to say have you heard of cases like this before where you took in the best part of a decade to put together a case and then it's it's just dropped evidence said to have weakened is that unusual no it's not unusual the burden is on the prosecutor in sweden to prove both to prove their case and the swedish prosecutor certainly have the right so to speak to have number turned to sweden to stand trial but there's no sense in doing that if the prosecutors don't believe that they can that they can get a conviction i might mention to your client may that in the extradition treaty between the united states since where you can and there's
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a provision that says that if the u.s. seeks to have an individual extradited from sweden to the u.s. prior to the trial going forward in sweden against the then the u.s. can make that request and so had mr shaw and been extradited to sweden the u.s. could still account league. that to get a whole to take custody of mr a song by requesting sweden for temporarily news ing the billboards in the extradition treaty pick temporarily sand mistress saw inch to the u.s. u.s. going to pretty much. if he were convicted then. he would have to serve his time in the u.s. then after serving his time in the u.s. here with then be returned to sweden to stand trial in sweden so mr assad's had all kinds of avenues of which he had to can cast but as it appears now from
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what you're sad sweden has decided not to pursue extradition against mr assigned and so i think it's character to assume that the swedish matter has gone away the biggest challenge for mr a staunch is going to be able to try to defeat the u.s. extradition of him to u.s. simcoe the sexist and having i believe in and fed to a what will happen in that. well he'll be. first of all the the court will make sure that he has the same person who the us to seek in behalf of have placed an extradition proceedings and return to the us and then there will be given a day by which a full blown extradition proceeding will will check likes. i was an expert witness and be nat west extradition hearing in london where the us was
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seeking to have 3 british bankers extradited to the uk to the us and so it i'd. rather unusual that and magistrate court and u.k. there isn't a court reporter taking down all of the testimony so that mr exxon's in this particular case would need to hire his own court reporter in effect to take down all of that that that the testimony by all the parties such that if the worst case scenario mr assad schwartzel lose that he would have the appellate process of vailable to him so he would need to have that record of the proceedings before the magistrate judge if he were going to contest the the extradition decision i think something the people of home will be curious about will this be decided purely the legal process because it's clear the us
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a politically motivated to get the songs over that can't politics playing politics . well i think it's absolutely fair all of those covering the. election edition proceeding it was not designed to be. politics absolutely positively should not come into why this should be treated as you know me. perceiving where the u.s. are seeking to have someone extradited from u.k. to you our story you tell you sitting there warren extradited us back to you carol but i think it's cruel ish for a one to assume that politics will not come into play of this particular matter. douglas wish you could keep on speaking and i will speak again in the future on this case douglas mcnabb is my guest international criminal defense lawyer specializing in international acts edition proceedings thank you my pleasure. my
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pump provoked outrage by announcing a reversal of a decades old stance on israeli settlements in the west bank he said that they did not necessarily violate international law the settlements are on territory occupied by israel since the 6 day war and one of the most contentious issues in the conflict between israel and palestine. the u.s. administration has lost its credibility to play any future role in the peace process we regard washington's decision as another step aimed at collapsing the system of international law regulating the middle east and thus further straining israeli palestinian ties settlements in occupied palestine are a blatant violation of international law and un security council resolutions they're an illegal action that will kill 2 state solution jordan's position in condemning them is unwavering we warn against dangerous consequences of the us change of position on settlements on middle east peace plan all settlement activity is illegal under international law and it erodes the viability of the 2 state
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solution and the prospects for a lasting peace. for decades the u.s. regarded the settlements is inconsistent with international law still the view of much of the international community citing the 4th geneva convention washington strange stance contradicts numerous un resolutions on international human rights conventions and is the only the latest controversial move by the terms of ministration when it comes to israel the white house recognized israeli sovereignty of the golan heights that territory ceased from 767 formally annexed in 1901 washington's also broken with international consensus possibly recognizing jerusalem as the capital of israel but decisions widely condemned including by the united nations but here surrounds the embassy relocation violent protests erupted israeli forces killed dozens of others to. me as political commentator me or what the implications of the latest decision might be. this is of course
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a very. discriminating way of conducting diplomacy and the united states has chosen to act unilaterally disregarding the united nations security council even its allies and the western allies do not see eye to eye with washington on the stopping so obviously it will not be a precedent and the united states will probably be isolated obviously this is going to please the right wing in israel it is not going to change anything if at all it is going to give more strength to those extremists in the palestinian community who say that diplomacy is not the road for statehood and that they must act violently and therefore israelis should be against this
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policy announcement and not for it. or my bumper just defied the decision saying it provides the space to find a political solution between the 2 sides however the us has issued a travel warning at the same time we asked people on the ground what they think. the usa zionist position is against ethics this is our homeland and our families so we'll resist as our religion says if you die fighting for your lands you are a martyr and we'll continue want to difficult part against any decision which can steal our right to decide and our freedom and our dignity it is only to cover up the israeli crimes and propaganda against anyone opposing the building of settlements. in our own or the decision of trying to consider the israeli zionist settlements on the police union lands illegal and legitimate is totally against international law to take any occupied lands and give them to the occupying force today lost its role as a mediator in the peace process in the eyes of the palestinians by declaring in
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a direct way that the settlements are legal and legitimate and you know. your sect 2 states announced the washington will impose sanctions on iran's for doored nuclear facility there so repeated his support for the ongoing protests in the country tehran hit back by accusing the u.s. of stirring up a rest the united states will terminate the sanctions were related to the nuclear facility at fordo iran people enjoy a better future when their government begins to respect. basic human rights abandons its revolutionary. posture and its destabilizing foreign policy in the region and behave simply like a normal nation but. it is strange the united states and its officials who have committed the greatest of crimes by imposing much pressure on the toughest sanctions on iran are communicating to the iranian people that they support these protests we don't expect anything else from mr disgracefully defense the maximum pressure regime and the position of sanctions on iran will then rest broke out
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after a surprise 50 percent hike in fuel prices announced on friday mass anger boiled over in at least a dozen cities buildings found lies than pictures of iran supreme leader. brown said the revenues will be used to help those least well off it all comes with the country in the grip of the deep economic crisis aggravated by tough u.s. sanctions the scale of more pain ripples. the trumpet ministration seems jubilant about the recent protests in iran as i said to the people of iran almost a year and a half ago the united states is with you now the protests are being driven by the economic situation g.d.p. growth projections are down by 9.5 percent inflation is it 40 percent and unemployment is at 16 percent and rising but it was a 15 percent increase in the price of fuel that sparked the recent turmoil.
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now an economic squeeze like that is bound to get people upset but why is iran in such poor shape well donald trump has a lot to do. with it in 2015 the international community agreed to lift a decade's old sanctions in response to an agreement that was reached about iran's peaceful nuclear energy program but then along came donald trump he decided to pull out of the nuclear agreement he says that iran broke the spirit of the deal however international observers say that iran fully complied as of today i can state that iran is implementing its. commitments after pulling out of the deal the trumpet
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administration began imposing sanctions on iran intended to wreck their economy accusing iran of quote destabilizing activities around the region the usa even threatened to impose sanctions on other countries that dared to buy iranian oil anyone doing business with iran will not be doing business with the united states i'm asking for world peace nothing less. weare ready to impose sanctions on any activity subject to restrictions after the iran nuclear deal in 2015 iran was exporting roughly $2500000.00 barrels of oil per day now that number is down to roughly 200000 in a country where the economy is centered around state run oil exports that's a pretty big financial loss and it has been detrimental cuts in fuel subsidies and other benefits for the population had to be made so i don't know top arena fish use have sat down and made a decision for the country based on expert assessments and this decision must be
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executed which is what according to donald trump working to economically ruin iran makes him the best friend of the iranian people nothing says i love you like bleeding someone dry is cool nations to support iran's people as they struggled to reclaim. their religious and rights is. today i want to deliver a message to the long suffering people of iran. the people of america stand with you will be arrayed in people return to the nations proud roots as a center of civilization culture and wealth where their people can be happy and prosperous once again the united states throughout the reigning in history has always been against democracy i mean the united states was the country together with britain that instigated the 1000 the rule against democratically elected
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mohamed right now it's no different i mean the united states has imposed a very severe sanctions on iran which is perth a lot of ordinary people so coming out and saying that they support these people is hypocritical in the sense that if you do support these people then you wouldn't sanction them so hard that you know they are having difficulty. with their. david norman by. a demonstration by a group called stop islamization of norway ended in a brawl when it was confronted by a muslim counter protest tensions flared when 2 copies of the koran were thrown into a rubbish bin and another was set on fire by the organizations leader barrett . the. the 2 media reports claim the demonstrators also compared islam with fascism and called
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it a religion of violence describing the prophet mohammed as a paedophile of all arrests were vegas police believed in local muslim union leader describe the whole incident as a hate crime promising to take legal action against the organization itself and its leader who burned the koran incident provoked an international reaction in turkey expressing its condemnation we are deeply concerned about the recent rise of discrimination against muslims hatred against islam and attacks on mosques in western european countries these attacks are not only aimed at muslims but also pose a threat to all humanity. the head of dialogue in the islamic cultural center our father dean believes that the rhetoric of some norwegian politicians is even more dangerous than this kind of incident diseases it happens far more often. but sometimes you get. ringback what it is that is there is an.
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islam is a sin of the reasons there is at least more dangerous than a couple of crazy people in christensen i think the most important thing to come when he comes you know how do you hate speech is to talk to each other and create good examples are all muslims 'd that are muslims and look when we talk in our way and this is really important to us as muslims we don't talk about muslims and they're not muslims or addition to about us the reason they will slips what we talk about is just as. everybody's part that they are us. so when this ruling party has lost out in popularity to anti establishment opposition us the findings of a new opinion poll for the 1st time in more than a 100 years the social democrats are no longer the country's most popular party the latest figures show the anti immigrant sweden democrats would have the support of 24 percent of voters if an election was held today compared with 22.2 percent for
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the ruling party other bodies they were trailing well behind the margin between the 2 speed narrowing ever since 2010 when the swede democrats gained enough votes to enter parliament for the 1st time. a major reason cited for the trend is rising crime in the country which is seen citizen swingin favor of more right wing a nationalist groups with democrats favor tough immigration controls and increased security along with traditional families claim sweden has become something of a for international crime and according to a separate survey swedish citizens have increasingly experienced lawlessness violence and vandalism said that the numbers are among the highest in europe and the ruling party does concede it sparing the brunt of public anger. it's a damn tough situation right now so i'm not surprised when he consider what we've got against us we gang murders shootings and explosions it's us as the ruling party who has to pay the price. from the sweden democrats party and believes that
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a hard line against crime is something the country's been lacking we need to raise taxes to pay for all this immigration and of course affects ordinary people because they have to pay more taxes but it's also a matter all of a cultural phenomenon will swedish people don't feel at home anymore in their own city or in their own country they walk outside and they think where did we go the big debate now in sweden is this increasing gang violence that is almost exclusively immigrant related to regular order or people can't even walk in. without fear or the risk of getting raped or getting assaulted gaden getting robbed that's the real risk to freedom and now we have a situation we need to address and one of those things is to be tough on crime which none of the other 7 parties have been or have been interested in. being. let's stay with.
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efforts to win ph and remove donald trump from the presidency have clearly divided the country this should not surprise anyone trump is probably the most divisive public figure of our time however all this division over a single person is changing and even damaging institutions is impeachment being normal. good food descriptions sound up even for the owners so how to choose this path should industry is telling us what to feed our pets really more based on what they want to sell us than was necessarily good for the pet turns out that food may not
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be a selfie as people believe we have animals that have you know diabetes in arthritis they have auto immune disorders allergies we are actually creating these problems it's a huge epidemic of problems all of them i believe can be linked to very simple problem of diet and some dog owners so heartbreaking stories about their pets less treats the larger corporations are not very interested in proving or disproving the value of their food because they're already making it a $1000000000.00 on it and there's no reason to do that research. is your media a reflection of reality. in a world transformed. what will make you feel safe. tyson lation community. are you going the right way or are you being
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led. directly. what is true what is faith. in a world corrupted you need to descend. to join us in the depths. or a maybe in the shallows. kept an eye on him on the full entire system i found a way to go through a suit because the ballot itself mukti it i. was in this way got to doubt so hard not to think of the mother disappeared this moment then look at the date i want and i'm going to start then if. the only thing that we do is music because everybody fights his way.
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through our you can call the fee on this bill frist woody allen called the ability to put the payment on the. what i think is this is the fund that is a constant. thought . the world is driven by a dream shaped by. the dares thinks. we dare to ask.
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the more i tried to understand venezuela the more i could see the signs of all solitary unism emerging on my continent as well. however what venezuela's critics didn't didn't do was compare human rights issues to those in other countries on the american continent. civil and political rights have been violated in venezuela. but they're violated every day in colombia and they're violated every day in mexico and they're violated every day in brazil. what
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i call human rights. what i call selective integration. you shoulder enormous in the nation with regard to one country. and you keep quiet with regard to many other countries where the situation is many times worse. in brazil the police killed 14 people a day on average. the colombian army killed 10000 civilians between 20022010. that doesn't include hundreds of political activists assassinated every year my pal of military groups tolerated or even supported by the authorities. even in the usa the police killed almost a 1000 people in 2018.


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