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cinna tension could be fatal. the danger comes not just from above. even the moderate speed of thirty kilometers an hour a tree branch can cut like a machete. you stand the differences. and the similarities of cultures across the. al-jazeera. samsung disgrace leader j. wiley wins a big gambling quarter got a shorter sentence and he'll be out of prison by the end of the day.
and we shall carry this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up. not safe and not sound aid groups warn hundreds of thousands of syrian refugees could be forced to go home far too early. gasping for breath a suspected chlorine gas attack on rebel held areas and serious problems plus a court appearance for the only surviving suspect from two thousand and fifteen paris attacks we'll take you live to brussels where is charged with attempted murder. to follow the breaking news out of south korea an appeals court has reduced and suspended the sentence for the man at the center of one of the ever corruption scandals samsung vice chairman jay wiley has had his five year sentence reduced to two and a half years and then that term has been suspended so that means he'll be free by
the end of the day is spent nearly a year behind bars for corruption name joins us live now from seoul what's the reaction continues to come in on this sixteen lee high profile case it's been going on for quite some time to toss to what is the reaction. rachelle j. wiley walked out of that courtroom and soon to be out of jail with a big smile on his face as he walks back into his life as vice chairman of samsung electronics his attorneys saying that it had quote respect for quote the resume and courage of the court to dismiss most of the charges he faced however his legal team plans on appealing and hoping to get the remaining bribery charges corruption charges that he faces overturned now there is as you would expect quite a pretty prolific reaction to this appellate court ruling in which most of
the bribery charges corruption charges that he faced have been dismissed those against the ruling say that this was a surprise a shock expressed being speechless one person told us that he felt it was suspicious another had kind of a fatalist attitude saying is rich what do you expect now all along there have been supporters of lee and their main contention was that being convicted last year of five charges in this corruption scandal was bad for the economy and for those who were happy with the appellate court ruling today they echoed that sentiment that this was good for the economy samsung is the largest conglomeration in south korea their exports account for twenty percent of the country's exports but richelle this corruption scandal involving the vice chairman did not impact samsung electronics
at least in the short term last year the company posted record profit and in addition to that natasha it seemed that he basically obviously it's a big deal solution freedom sure enough but he still operated as a businessman in many ways even when he was locked up. that's correct he continued to run samsung electronics in december he oversaw a major cabinet reshuffle and again there's even a term for it here in south korea it's called jail management and the reason there is a term for it richelle is because this country has a history of allowing conglomerations and politicians to commit crimes and there have been historically tolerated people have not done prison time when lee was convicted last august and sentenced to five years in prison this was considered unprecedented because it had simply never happened and the hope was
after months of major protests millions of south koreans had taken to the streets to express their frustration over corruption the hope was that this was ushering in a new era of accountability not only among the business community but also among politicians bear in mind that lee is part of a broader corruption scandal a scandal that brought down the former president pocket ruin hey she was impeached she is also in the midst of a corruption scandal or a corruption trial and what's interesting is now people are watching her trial very carefully looking at these developments and wondering just how levy's being free his sentence reduced most of his bribery charges thrown out there curious to see exactly how a lease case will impact pocs you said free man literally as you were speaking he is walked out
a free man will get more updates throughout the day. international aid agencies are warning that hundreds of thousands of displaced syrians are at risk of being forcibly returned to their homes despite ongoing violence a joint report by six leading agencies says neighboring countries as well as european and u.s. governments are putting pressure on refugees to go back the syrian government has taken control of more territory giving the impression many areas are stable enough to return to but for every syrian who went home last year three more war displaced the u.n. predicts another one point five million will be displaced this year and they're going to say secretary general of the norwegian refugee council he joins us now via skype from also me appreciate your time so much so this pressure that these refugees are facing the pressure and what form how is the pressure playing out the pressure across the middle east and in europe and elsewhere. syrian
refugees now you should return this is the time to go back and not consulting them not informing them and especially not looking at the real conditions in syria we the humanitarian organizations that are on the ground in syria and in the neighboring countries we call this report dangerous ground for the simple reason that these women children and men have to be informed of the conditions and we have to assure that it is going to read when they go back and then we have to assist and protect the return why why this pressure and there are still ongoing violence there are still chemical attacks there's been no accountability for previous chemical attacks is it a matter of some of these countries having refugee fatigue for lack of a better term why now. because there is this in my view.
force and or primitive show understanding that syria has become safe that's number one and number two conditions among syrian refugees in lebanon and jordan and elsewhere is not good it has been deteriorating they are born without identity papers they have difficult living conditions they do not get a job even in europe. conditions are not good and then the authorities say well the durable solution is for you to go back home but it has to be safe to go home and it has to be assisted has to be protected and when it is going up in flames when four hundred thousand people of this siege still just next to die must because when people return to iraq you know are dying every week because of an exploded bombs unexploded grenades it's a sign that you know it is not safe yet in many areas in syria. do you
see at a proper safe repatriation being realistic any time in the near future. i do see even in twenty eight thousand people going voluntarily home assisted home and that we as human and terence will help inform them of the conditions and help them upon return in syria but i see many more people waiting it out for a good while more until stable and until it's safe so eighteen will be a year of some return maybe maybe let's hope and pray that one thousand nine hundred twenty will be years of peace when most can return but it depends on the on the conditions in syria it has to be voluntary the return not enforced on the island joining us from also thank you very much thank you at least eleven people
have been injured in a suspected chlorine gas attack in syria's rebel held at live province actis video shows people being treated in the town of stark have now if confirmed that would be the third reported in fifteen days of the province has been coming under heavy bombardment with eleven people killed in airstrikes by russian and syrian government checks this is the scene at a hospital and mart in amman after it was hit the towns of comfortable and mosques around are also targeted the attacks have escalated after opposition forces took down a russian warplanes overhead live on saturday. presidential runoff. election . dominated the camp the country. reports. it has been one of the most of. every impulse and.
to reach the presidency. the affection we've gained among the people. the people we are very has. a message delivered in opposition to a ruling in january by the court of human rights demanding. gay marriage. it propelled. into a surprising front runner after he had been lagging behind in the. election into a single issue campaign revealing a conservative streak in the usually considered a progressive bastion in the region and convincing many to change their vote. did change my mind we don't know why it happened but the reason right before the election and. i believe it influenced the vote of many people no. result. he will face.
the progressive citizen action party in a runoff in early april. with traditional parties and growing. more unconventional candidates. taking advantage of faction to radicalize what has always been a moderate country. by fundamentalists that have brought messianic overtones into the election they have divided our society into some naive people who are falling for this populism and others who are deeply worried and committed to ensuring that this radical fundamentalism doesn't reach power a growing division that will make governing difficult for whoever will take the place of korean president. in
a country that seems ready to abandon its traditional sing three sprawly ticks for the first time i was on that i'm. still ahead on al-jazeera after four years of civil war and four million displaced another push for peace in south sudan. so many of the living and working abroad look at the conditions they face a. nice pink sky by the taj mahal. or as the sun sets in the city of angels. how you probably already heard a record breaking snow in moscow and it having snowed for what forty eight hours or more that snows gradually easing away and then get very cold all they say is very cold to be honest focused temperature of minus eleven maximum and it's subzero all
the way back through ukraine towards austria of course the high ground austria because as well the maybe the most surprising is what's still happening over spain and soon in southern france is the forecast white of the word snowfall into the meter is possible in northern spain and in the pyrenees a little less than that probably in france is some trial in the western alps so that's the position of the next twenty four hours it carries on winding the cold is still cold enough to produce a bit more snow to the whims of a little bit and we produce probably stormy weather in the western med with rain coming into western italy now cause further east it's all quiet and cold in fact if anything he's getting slightly better in places like remain he was book rest max and to ten degrees middle of winter now is quite a surprise but the cold is still there further west it's been affecting the athletes mountains it's actually been affecting the lower ground in morocco such robots had fifty seven millimeters of rain there's more rain to come or of course the high ground snow. the women sponsored by cats on race.
what makes this moment in this era we're living through so unique this is really an attack on truth itself is a lot of misunderstanding the distortion isn't what free speech is supposed to be about the context it's hugely important level wise to publish it be to have a duty to be offensive will provoke just about it as people do setting the stage for a serious debate. up front at this time on al-jazeera. watching out to syria let's take a look at the top stories right now samsung's vice chairman jay wiley is now free
after being detained for nearly a year a south korean appeals court has reduced and suspended his five year jail sentence it was a son at the center of one of asia's biggest ever corruption scandals aid groups are warning hundreds of thousands of syrian refugees are at risk of being forced to return home despite the ongoing war a joint report by six leading agency says neighboring countries as well as european and u.s. governments are putting pressure on refugees to go back. for a presidential run off in april after candidates fail to get enough votes to win sunday's election campaigns been dominated by the issue of same sex marriage. the only surviving suspect from the paris attacks more than two years ago was going on trial in belgium on separate charges. this accused of trying to murder police in a shoot out a few days or is arrest and two thousand and sixteen. joins us live now from
brussels so natasha has he arrived yet how do we expect all this to play out today . has arrived at the court here in brussels he was wearing white his hair had grown out and it is the first time that he has been seen in public since he was arrested in brussels back in march twenty sixth eighteen now since the last arrest he has been kept most of the time in a high security prison just outside of paris but to during all of that time he has refused to speak to interrogators so the big question during this trial will be will solid disarm finally break his silence and speak about how to shed some light on events that happened at least here in brussels he is on trial over the shootout which happened just a few days before his arrest it led police in the end to finally catch up with him and he was caught in the mall in that district of brussels not far from this court
we take a look back. it was in this house in the district of brussels that sala up to islam was arrested in march twenty sixth was. the only surviving suspect to the paris attacks the previous november spend four months on the run hiding in places not far from his family home a few days before being corti was involved in a shootout with police in another part of the belgian capital his trial will examine his role in the crime. to slam is also linked to the bombers who attacked brussels four days off to his arrest nearly two years on the belgian government has lowered the threat level but and. say europe remains a target. locus with. the meek another attack is always possible whether it's by i saw her or another radical islamic group europe is still targeted by these organizations what has changed though is that since i saw
a lot of territory in iraq and syria it has lost some ability to train people to commit attacks in europe but it is still possible that they'll be able to do it again. police say many of those involved in the paris and brussels attacks had links to mullen back people here are fed up with the unwanted attention so lobbed islam grew up in mali and back but he is a french citizen and since his arrest he has been kept in solitary confinement in a prison in france after the troll here in process he will return to france to wait for another trial or raise the loads roll into the powers the tax. one hundred thirty people were killed in paris when attackers targeted a football stadium cafes and a rock concert. philip depair all son thomas was killed that night now the head of the think tim's association he feels compelled to attend a dislodges trial. if you don't look it's important for us to be at this trial
because it's the first trial for so up to slam he's facing the belgian justice system the charges against him in this case in belgium are directly linked to the november thirteenth previous attacks it's true but for us there is a link to this man to seller of this one. belgium's federal prosecutors says the trial could shed more light on the assailants who planned the paris and brussels attacks whether the cooled will learn more from abt a slum himself is unclear since his arrest he's refused to speak to interrogators. while at the time of his arrest solid dislodge was europe's most wanted man so as you can imagine security at this process court is extremely high and is a bit of a headache for security officials it's a huge nineteenth century building a strong sprawling building with thousands of doors and windows that will have to be secured there are more than one hundred police officers deployed here alone as
allowed to slum in self is being kept in a prison in northern france is nearly two hundred kilometers away and each day french and belgian elite forces are a scorching him back and forth to and from this court in this trial so nothing is being left to chance but a tosser butler live in brussels thank you. south sudan's war in parties are holding another round of peace talks in the capital addis ababa the country's civil war began four years ago when forces loyal to president salva kiir fought with supporters of former vice president riek machar four million people have been displaced since then in a morgue and joins us live now from juba so a second round of talks now what can we expect. well we're expecting door incisor shell to talk about power sharing and security arrangements in the peace the you now let's remember that power sharing and security arrangements are two things that have already been outlined in the august hundred fifteen peace deal which was signed between the government under the seat
of president salva kiir mayardit and his opposition and beyond opposition rick much are now rick much our who's in exile in south africa has made it very clear he wants to forty two percent of the power over government positions and he wanted the u.n. to take over most of the security facilities in the country south sudan's government has made it very clear they're not renegotiating the august twenty fifteen peace deal with they're going to do is to try to tell lies it and restart it all over again after the fighting in the capital july twenty sixth obviously it's going to be very hard because after turning sixteen a lot of foreign parties have showed up and now they also are going to be part of this talks and to to try to revitalize and bring stability to sauce today so obviously they're going to be talking about power sharing they'll be talking about security arrangements not just between. opposition side and the government but also with all the other various sides included and it's going to be very hard to see how these new sides will try to be recommitted in this new round of talks ok he morgan
live for us thank you hiba. pictures obtained by the philippines media appear to show further militarization of the spratly islands in the disputed south china sea that was released by the philippine daily inquirer shows china has filled several multistory concrete buildings on one of the artificial islands military transport ships are also docked china has previously said the construction is intended to improve peace and maritime security. rex tillerson is in argentina seeking support for tough action against venezuela. venezuelan president nicolas maduro for economic and political crisis that have led to violent protests and shortages of food and medicine and live reports from. washington regards latin america as its backyard that's why secretary of state rex tillerson is here with the u.s. believes it should have an influence but it's a region that often feels neglected by or is in conflict with the superpowers of
the north. a few years ago argentina like many of its neighbors was governed by left of center leaders adults with washington and sympathetic to venice whalers them president. not anymore who wants an end of the crisis in venezuela the question is how one of the aspects of considering sanctioning all is what effect will it have all of it as well and people. it is is it a step that might bring this to an end to a more rapid and a more rapid close because not doing anything to bring this to is also asking the venezuelan people to suffer for a much longer time the venezuelan president nicolas maduro blames the united states and its allies for trying to undermine his socialist government and then another model was they have inherited the arrogance the imperial arrogance of believing
that with a button and a plan in english the bolivarian revolution is finished with a declaration from the head of the empire calling me a dictator it's over the dictatorship has already fallen as they call it with the statement by secretary of state to tell us and we are going to surrender they do not know us they do not know our strength. the auction time president. is now one of those in the region most critical of the venezuelan government mr tillerson wants to work with him all of us in the region to save it as well return to his constitution we just this is heart wrenching to watch what is happening to the people but this way there is suffering food and medicine shortages inflation is rampant crime is rising and thousands cross the borders every day in search of provisions for a better life mr tillotson visit to lodge in sr is to show that washington cares about latin america but the region's long term interests lie with the united states and not with china or russia he praised the argentine government's austerity driven
investor friendly economic model much like that of the current us administration that it's not something you would have a few years ago the secretary of state is emphasizing with the two countries can cooperate trade defense fighting terrorism and drug trafficking not so much on immigration they'll be similar bridge building when he moves on to peru and colombia that. one of cyrus antonio morris a latin american analyst and journalist with the online publication news and news dot com tell us that's trying to intimidate material into changing his behavior. the issue with all those who oppose the but as well in dictatorship of human rights abuses and everything that's going on with the venezuelan government is that sellers that has taken this long to get engaged in the venezuela crisis you had an opportunity last year when the organization of american states tried to deal with the venezuela issue convening
a couple of meetings of foreign minister until recent didn't go even though one of them was in washington d.c. so i think now my guess is that what he's trying to do is is put the fear of god in madeira by raising the possibility of a military coup and sort of reaching out in this way to the venezuelan military because the reality is unless the venezuelan military does turn against murderer there is little chance that things are going to change in venezuela because people who have suffered so much are struggling so much to survive on a daily basis that the chance of any kind of real revolution seems very small but american countries like argentina certainly favor some change in that of well it will in ecuador have voted to stop their presidents holding more than two terms in office sixty four percent support a change in the constitution and it's a move that is backed by the current president lynam ran out his predecessor rafael cut and lifted their restrictions in two thousand and fifteen and was eyeing
a comeback and twenty twenty one and that means he'll not be able to run again for the top job. and then a thousand men leave nepal every day in search of work or money they are other countries and send home is vital to the economy but many are being exploited and face abuse violence and corruption spanish press the reports in katmandu. that cuts what is its national airport this is what happens every day sixteen hundred people mostly young men leave the politics work and gulf countries in malaysia with an unemployment rate hovering around forty percent many of the parties say they have no choice but to leave the country and many fall into the traps of unscrupulous middlemen but in the time i went to qatar to work in the food and beverage industry he failed a medical test in nepal but the local agents told him that they would fix it the cost of his trip including flights and bribes added up to twenty five hundred dollars but when he reached qatar he had to do the tests again it should read after
they did the tests they sent me back i ended up with no job and debt is better the lurches the middle been paid off in a party officials including airport authorities the commerce department of foreign employment received more than two thousand complaints from neighbors during the last fiscal year these include everything from nonpayment of salaries for all its illegal ways auctions exorbitant fees and there is a code of sexual abuses by foreign employment agency and middleman and according to government figures seven hundred fifty five. while working abroad. each worker has to deposit fifty dollars to the governments for an employment before they leave but even employment agencies say that the money has not been spent on those who need it whereas. with this process the recruitment agencies have deposited more than fifty million dollars in the fund we can do so much for the workers but the government is not using this bond properly but government officials say it's up to the ministry
of labor to decide who gets compensated and. we can use the funds for compensating workers who've gone through legal channels with the recruiting agencies registered with us we can't hold many other workers even if we wanted to the ministry of labor has to make the right policy and decide on how to use that money. the poles foreign workers said back six billion dollars this past year alone which amounts to almost a third of the country's g.d.p. experts say the government has to have better regulations of the sector to ensure that the laborers are safe instead many have accused politicians and bureaucrats with close ties to the industry of collusion with agents and middlemen to defraud burka's. al-jazeera government. these are your headlines on al-jazeera samsung
a vice chairman jay wiley is now free after being detained for nearly a year a south korean appeals court has reduced and suspended his five year jail sentence it was at the center of one of asia's biggest ever corruption scandals name has the latest from seoul those against the ruling say that this was a surprise a shock expressed being speechless one person told us that he felt it was suspicious another had kind of a fatalistic attitude saying levy is rich what do you expect now all along there have been supporters of lee and their main contention was that being convicted last year of five charges in this corruption scandal was bad for the economy and for those who were happy with the appellate court ruling today they echoed that sentiment that this was good for the economy aid groups are warning hundreds of thousands of syrian refugees are at risk of being forced to return home despite the
ongoing war a joint report by six leading agencies says neighboring countries as well as european and u.s. governments are pretty pressure on refugees to go back. the only surviving suspect from the paris attacks more than two years ago has gone on trial in belgium. is charged with trying to murder police in a shoot out belgian born french and was arrested along with another suspect four days before bomb attacks killed thirty two people in the belgian capital. pictures obtained by philippines media appear to show further militarization of the spratly islands and the disputed south china sea photos released by the philippine daily inquirer show china has built several multistory kong great buildings on one of the artificial islands china has previously said that construction is intended to improve peace and maritime security. headed for a presidential runoff in april after candidates fail to get enough votes to win
sunday's election the campaign has been dominated by the issue of same sex marriage a christian evangelist opposed to it has the most votes so far. those are the headlines the news continues keep it here on al-jazeera front is next. and for you. it's one of the most violent places on earth but just how democratic is the democratic republic of congo given its president was supposed to have left office back in twenty six team also the country's controversial minister of communications and will also debate the future of germany's angela merkel.