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going to war with iran he said i hope not and there have been reports in prominent newspapers that he has grown unhappy with his national security advisor john bolton he is a well known around hawk the president sending signals that in the media and in the press that he doesn't want the conflict with iran to escalate the fiance of murdered saudi journalist. she cannot understand why the world hasn't done enough to bring his killers to justice she was speaking at a congressional hearing on press freedom in washington and she was the last person to see before he entered the saudi consulates in istanbul last year 7 months on his body has still not been found mike hanna reports. in a deeply divided congress this is one issue that receives bipartisan support democrat and republican members expressing dismay at attacks on journalists around the world and strong criticism of a president who stands accused of encouraging empowering such attacks president
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donald trump has fought the huge amount of the work of news organizations has failed to criticize repressive regimes and has praised leaders who crush dissent under close scrutiny the murder of jamal khashoggi and testimony from his fiance is deeply saddened at visiting his hometown of washington. i could us it. he said the reason jamal moved to the united states was because there were other people like him in prisons in saudi arabia who could not was their own opinions and he felt responsible for them and he said in the united states i can be their voice if we cannot bring him back maybe at least we can help free those people and other prisoners of. support from committee members written testimony really is a love letter to your. fiance i hope that what you hear today does not sound like empty words needs to be accountability for your fiance john markoff shows she's myrna his loved ones deserve justice and we lawmakers have an obligation to
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push for their justice despite pressure from congress president trump insists the matter is closed resisting attempts to hold any saudi leader responsible a stark statistic presented to the committee in 9 out of 10 cases of journalists killed while doing their jobs no body or person has been held accountable. jamal khashoggi remains part of what in the eyes of his fiance and this committee is a horrific reality. zira washington here's what's coming up next right here on al-jazeera the impact of israel's blockade on gaza on foreigners living there who say they've had enough. and qatar unveils the 1st they can build for the world cup in good times or 2022.
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had i there we've got a lot of wet weather that spreading its way across europe at the moment this is tim was already given us some damaging winds and some flooding rains over politics. we've also seen a bit of snow out of this system here this just now spiraling its way down over the southern parts of italy but this whole system is now spreading its way towards the west so it's making its way across parts of britain and ireland to down through parts of france as well so here we'll see a little cloud as we head through friday and it will be a fair amount cooler but won't boxes going on over most of europe we've also got this little area of low pressure that's just popped into the sea in the mediterranean and that's going to intensify as he had through the next few days so we're going to see some very intense rains over the southern parts of france and into the northern parts of italy there as we head into saturday is a very heavy downpours here generally speaking that wherever you are across europe
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smoking very unsettled really as we head through the next couple of days for the other side of the mediterranean though here is generally fine and settled for most of us we do have the winds feeding up from the south so they'll pick up a fair amount of dust in haze at times there would be a way eastwards a richard petty there is we had 3 set today but generally speaking most of us getting away with some dry weather for the central belt of africa there were more showers here quite a few of them over uganda at the moment and plenty more of the coast of west africa . just a few months off to journalist or minus special she was killed. another dissident was under threat norwegian security officials had to take him from his home and also know to a secure location after attempts at the saudis were targeting him. human rights activist. town jazeera. this is the opportunity to move very different way where there. is little.
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and top stories on all just 0 at this hour large protests are expected in sudan's capital hearts room where demonstrators what military rulers to hand over power to civilians a few hours ago troops through a military unit called a rapid support force is trying to remove barricades put in place by protesters but eventually gave up talks over the transfer of power between the military and the opposition have remained suspended for 3 dates. and donald trump has announced his plans to overhaul the u.s. immigration system in the changes would strongly favor
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a skilled migrants and make it more difficult for non english speakers and the sidling see kurds the u.s. state department to being accused of disproportionately focusing on iran and its recent report on how countries are complying with arms controls democrats have written to the secretary of state my pump a are raising concerns about the way they say intelligence is being politicized. the saudi u.a.e. coalition says it's investigating what it calls the possibility of an accidental airstrike in the yemeni capital thursday the coalition insists it was targeting who the military positions but residential neighborhoods were also bonds at least 6 civilians including women and children were killed so mad about as more. for the saudi u.a.e. coalition in yemen the series of strikes was a successful operation targeting the military installations in the capital sanaa but these pictures depict another reality residents say the attacks targeted barely
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civilian areas and that an entire family was buried under the rubble. it is very clear that what happened this morning here in sun i was a response to the through the whole drone attacks on the. oil facilities in riyadh it is a very clear but unfortunately it was. blind a completely blind. response because it is only in killing women and children in there is additional area the escalation comes a few days after the her theists attacked an oil pipeline near the saudi capital riyadh using 7 drones. it's the most daring military operation by the her fears since the start of the war 4 years ago and a sign of their growing military capabilities the saudi u.a.e.
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coalition remains adamant it says its military campaign in yemen will continue until the military installations are destroyed for it these are the fighters of the moment they opened fire on what they say was a soggy drone they remain defiant despite the prolonged conflict was so large we will repair the drone and will hopefully flight once again over saudi arabia israel and the u.s. . on the ground generated by a healthy withdrawal from the border city of what ada is fading there is fighting on the ask us of the city raising concerns of a deepening humanity. syrian crisis how data border the main entry point for food imports and 8 is a lifeline for millions of yemenis by stopping. in the south there's more fighting in the city of. government troops backed by the saudis
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rioting to push back the offensive. part of the un ovoid martin griffiths has the united nations security council the recent. might damage if gyal peace deal. at least 15 people have died in flash floods caused heavy rains caused by heavy rains overnight somalia's capital city bombing 10 were killed after a bridge collapsed the government has deployed teams to bring residents to safety and rescue efforts are ongoing. for millions of muslims around the world the holy month of ramadan is a time of reflection and for family but for foreigners living in the besieged gaza strip it's a difficult time is really restrictions make it difficult for many of them to go to their countries and visit their parents let us know when i met several such families and sent this reports. borscht
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a beet root soup and ukrainian favorite is on the if to our menu as the abu out a family prepares to break their ramadan fast it's a way to provide their daughters a taste of their heritage one spoonful at a time in this ukrainian and a palestinian family touch on i met while both were university students in ukraine they married and moved into the dolls' childhood home in the gaza strip in 1907. is ukrainian she hasn't been back to her native land in more than a decade last year her father died now her older brother is ill. sajid it is really very difficult and i'm an indescribable pain in my hearts. the government in gaza doesn't track the number of foreigners living here however community leaders estimate there are about 850 foreign wives in gaza most are
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ukrainian or russian many say the israeli government has repeatedly and for years denied them entry to israel so they can travel onward to their countries or even go to their embassies in tel aviv allez in with. this should be respect for ukrainian russian or any other nationality this should be easier access from gaza to israel and i'm on. a charity called friends of merciful hearts helps facilitate travel for these women the group says it's become impossible for them to get permission from israel to leave gaza that leaves the egyptian border crossing it still takes months to get clearance and the women say it's a difficult journey the only time tachyon away at home in the last 22 years she ended up stranded in cairo for 3 months because egypt closed the border and.
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the procedures at the crossings are you lead. it's a violation of human rights and a violation of all the international treaties that guarantee the free movement of human beings we contacted the agency in the israeli ministry of defense which handles these issues it says in quote extraordinary humanitarian situations it reviews these cases taking into consideration security concerns last year 784 people from gaza were allowed to enter israel for visa interviews at various embassies it did not provide a figure of how many people traveled abroad. touch on a not only wants her 4 daughters to visit ukraine but to obtain citizenship barring peace she says they have no future living in the open air prison gaza has become natasha going to aim the gaza strip. it's been a decade since sri lanka's 25 year long civil war ended let's take
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a closer look at what's happened since then in 2012 the government rejected a un resolution urging it to investigate crimes committed during the last few years of the war and 2015 percent are replacing the. president and pledged accountability over civil war atrocities then last year a constitutional crisis saw prime minister run out work are missing are being replaced by former president rajapaksa parliament was dissolved and snap elections were called but soon after the supreme court ruled against the dismissal of parliament and the former prime minister was reinstated and saying that political crisis in march the un approved another extension to set up a credible war crimes investigation so people on all sides of the conflicts are still trying to rebuild their lives over the next 3 days al-jazeera will be looking at some of the issues that remain now for an end as reports from kilinochchi which
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was previously a war zone. ship docked at tanglewood to subtlety has worked since the end of 2009 to put the brutal conflict behind him he's one of 5 doctors who treated civilians caught between government and tamil tiger fight mother and brought. children so that one. does not hold them. the in the next one the next. and this one also going today and they were. at least held one arrested by the government questioned and released after the wool he quickly returned to his job. he now uses he spare time to teach young people how to make the best of their education 10 years after the end of the war dr thought
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there will be hopes programs like these will give students more opportunities to build a better future. it's an option that may have kept can the learn from joining the tigers when he was 16 years old today his battle is to provide for his family after spending 3 years in prison and if i got conditional bail and have to go and sign in every month this is a must no matter where i work i also have to attend court hearings the 3 years that i was in prison we got into a lot of debt. that's a common feature in most households here in the former war zone many families struggle to make ends meet these people who are devastated during the war who could not earn a living for many many years even over the last 10 years are still in an economic crisis of sorts and we have yet to see how we are going to get them out of this high rates of unemployment have not helped the aftermath of the war has left
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households struggling to cope financially it is all few opportunities and many have lost family members beatings the news of the still missing. government troops battled a 26 year war with the tamil tigers who fought to win their rights against what they described as discrimination by should learn to sing in these majority successive governments could not defeat the tigers until president minded rajapaksa took power he won the war but many say he lost the peace and alienated the tamil people i made serious allegations of human rights violations both the government and. or accused of committing war crimes but only the government has faced pressure to answer for its actions so far a senior government official in the north says the government could have done more every life. and every life need to be on 3rd fall and without which we can move forward i would a mark of if you move forward without answering i would have
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a call to review and i die won't be any justice for that and i'm standing for that dr southam of the hopes those pledges will be honored till then he's concentrating on helping young tamils better their lives and their philander's al-jazeera killing archie northern sri lanka. qatar has unveiled a newly built world cup stadium based 2nd of plan venues for football showpiece events in 2022 so i was there i if this was a taste of what fans can expect at the world cup in 2022 then cattle impressed a dazzling opening ceremony to its 1st purpose built stadium you know what crowd and keen to demonstrate its global appeal organizers of the tournament invited international legends to watch the show you just did see amazing when you look at also the stadium it's very close to the to the players it's got
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a great feel to it and it actually feels like you're at a world cup this is not small but also talk about it it's a stadium that compares to the santiago bernabéu it's from all over the state and it's good for the public and good for the players. oh what kristie adium is set to host 40000 fans for games up to the quarterfinals and the me a cup final was a sellout the late architect zaha hadid was influenced by traditional arabian dels when she designed it but as well as nod to the past cathles latest stadium also features state of the art technology one of the coolest things about our what christie idea is the air conditioning system and maybe in the high thirty's outside but in here it's in the low twenty's and that's because the whole stadium is egg condition right up through the seat down to the pitch. the fans did give former spanish international shabby a woman sendoff though as he played one of his last much as before retiring from the game features president jonny imerman tino was also in the crowd alongside the
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emir of qatar he's been pushing for an expanded 2022 world cup which would see the country's neighbors share hosting rights despite a blockade cats are must be hoping they've done enough to change his mind joining al-jazeera cattle. hello again the headlines on al-jazeera large protests are expected in sudan's capital hard to where demonstrators want the military rulers to hand over power to civilians a few hours ago troops from a military unit called the rapid support forces tried to remove barricades put in place by protesters but eventually gave up talks over the transfer of power between the military in the opposition have remained suspended for 3 days president donald trump has announced his plans to overhaul the u.s. immigration system the changes would strongly favor skilled migrants and make it
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more difficult for non english speakers and asylum seekers the u.s. the department's being accused of disproportionately focusing on iran in its recent report on how countries are complying with arms controls democrats have written to the secretary of state my pump a 0 raising concerns about the way they say intelligence is being politicized these so do you eat coalition say it's investigating what it calls the possibility of an accidental airstrike in the yemeni capital some on thursday the coalition insists it was targeting with the military positions but residential neighborhoods were also bald. taiwan has become asia's 1st country to legalize same sex marriage the vote in the parliament took place on international day gains homophobia at least 15 people have died in flash floods caused by heavy rains overnight in mali's capital city. the government has deployed teams to bring residents just safety those are
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the headlines on al-jazeera talk to al-jazeera is coming up next stay with us. americans are struggling to pay their rent a problem isn't just limited to the cities. a former governor of the idiots of your bank has cast doubt on the country. we bring you the stories that are shaping the economic world we live in. counting the cost on al-jazeera. you see. just months after a journalist was killed in the saudi consulate in istanbul another arab dissident says his life he's also in danger he had back then he is a pro-democracy activist and strong critic of saudi arabia's crown prince mohammed bin sound man the u.k.'s guardian newspaper reported that norwegian officials took him from his home in 00 to a secure location there he was told the cia had warned norway's government that the
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saudis had him in their crosshairs el baghdadi gained popularity during the arab spring when he posted pro human rights messages on social media the palestinian activist was granted asylum in norway 4 years ago after being expelled from the united arab emirates for his criticism of middle eastern regimes 5 join a hole in oslo in an exclusive interview back that it discusses an unlikely friendship with the murdered washington post journalist jamal for saudi and have continuing his work has brought him into the crosshairs of the saudi government human rights campaigner el baghdadi talks to al-jazeera. a daily thank you for talking to al-jazeera thank you so much for having me i'd like to go back a couple of weeks now to the 25th of april when you 1st got the knock on your door here in oslo telling you that there was a threat against you how did you react how did it happen. well to be honest i
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wasn't that surprised that they showed up. and i believe the 1st thing i said to them once they introduced themselves told me their badges was something like what took you so long. i remember on that day you know from the corner of my eye i could see some activity outside i could see that i think they were standing there for a while. it seemed to me that this secure the area before asking me to go with them norwegians the norwegians created the norway we call them the p.s.t. they're kind of a combination of norway's you know kind of see if the eye and security you know. special service you can see so they also provide security for politicians you know dignitaries. and they're known to be you know highly professional highly competent . so at the time of course they were in plain clothes and what did they tell you. they didn't tell me any details on the spot they simply asked me to go with them they didn't give you any sense of why there was
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a threat against you or where information had come from they only did that once i was safe and secure in that specialist secure location would do this and they simply sat me down and then they told me that they received a tip from a partner intelligence agency indicating that i've been the target of a threat and you now believe that to be the cia and the threat to be coming from yes such as a lot of the time i had a good i had a good. idea that it was the cia but i wasn't 100 percent sure i believe i only this only was completely confirmed when the guardian did you know the work to confirm it and in the absence of a real evidence to support this notion of a threat what gives you pause to think that it is credible that there is a real threat out there well to start i think you know whether whatever you think about this from a moral point of view i believe everyone would agree that there are competent. side
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. believe that this would have passed. if if there wasn't something behind it. but i should also mention that i started to become concerned about my security as far back as october. shortly after the murder which was murder on october 15th i received a friendly tip from a saudi source indicating that you know i'm being discussed and that i should be concerned about my security. he mentioned other names as well. you know i also inform them. but i didn't take any drastic action back then. in february while i was working with business as investigation team i became i mean i started to understand how sensitive that matter is and i started to feel i mean revisiting a lot of my old sources etc. i started to feel that i mean i don't want
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to be too dramatic but i felt like you know i have i probably have cross hairs on my back. and i did indicate my concern to a number of norwegian friends you know and in an e-mail that went around asking them for advice you know what you know someone who is in this kind of situation what do you do where do you go. in march i filed a police report with the police with the local police which is the normal procedure when you want to you know want to and want to indicate something like that but i believe it was over a month over a month had passed before. the p.s.t. came to my door so it was october last year the same month that was killed that you began to feel somewhat under threat yourself and you were friends with him where you know. and you work together well yeah i mean initially of course i mean i tell people that someone like them all and i are not supposed to be friends we're
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not supposed to be friends the reason is for the longest time was one of the elites he was a figure who was deeply loyal he continued to be deeply loyal to the saudi state to the idea of saudi arabia. and for the longest time i mean within my team we had a lot of frustration we had rants about about who should be you know like the guy who almost gets it the guy who would say 10 things 10 positives you know 10 things about democracy and human rights and free expression 9 of them would be things that you would absolutely you know agree with and the tent would walk it all back you know. and so i was always skeptical about that until that moment when he chose exile. and something really amazing happened after that which was that once was unshackled from having to be concerned about his
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security and about you know his his safety once he was safe reasonably in the united states. he could have gone in any direction he could have gone to words you know he could have one of his dreams was to start his own t.v. station or could have done that he could have you know gotten a pretty decent position at a think tank for example in d.c. . eventually he chose 2 things 1st journalism his 1st you know his 1st identity and he gravitated towards activists was used to some kind of normal politics he was used to the old saudi arabia which had some kind of norms and some kind of traditions of how things happen. as completely destroyed that and the end of normal politics eventually meant that you have to seek other ways of seeking influence. and i think that's how he that's when he started to gravitate towards activism m.b.'s. of course the crown prince in saudi arabia. eventually you found
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common cause with jamal khashoggi. do you think that it was your association with him. the 1st put you on the radar of the saudi authorities to attempt to answer your question. we did a risk assessment and we identified 6 or 7 reasons of 6 or 7 things that i've been working on you and he's not with jamal i mean generally i mean 3 of these are 2 of these were but the rest were basically other initiatives that were highly sensitive and i believe from my own informed opinion would have been highly you know of concern let's see it to to to the saudis who you knew you knew that what you were doing had the potential to get you in trouble you tweeted if they don't want to kill me then i'm not doing my job is the risk the danger something that you accept as simply being an inherent in what you do it is something that i
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accept i mean this is i mean it's not the easiest life but it is the life that i built and it's the life that i chose so let's talk about the period then after jamal khashoggi death in the sound a consulate in istanbul last october you took on along with these who's also been warned at the same time as you he lives in canada there's another individual who lives in the united states also warned by security services of a threat the 3 of you took on jamal's work and tried to carry it on and that's what brought you into contact with the i was in founder jeff bezos give me a sense of of how events unfolded after jamal's death and how they involved your work so as a man who was very concerned about the state of free expression the main medium of free expression. in the arab world post 2011 was social media particularly twitter i think the nature of twitter. the fact that twitter is this unfiltered you know
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there's no algorithm or the algorithm is very light. and the fact that twitter became very very popular in saudi arabia i think saudi arabia and certain and certain. certain surveys tops the world when it comes to an attrition rate went up supporter. jamal himself was a twitter influencer as you know i mean he had i think 1600000 for something like that as we saw a 1000000 followers i mean i'm nowhere near his influence on twitter i mean under that keep in mind also that he's influential in the arabic language which is the language that for safety i avoided even though i enjoy speaking i mean and communicating in arabic it just happens that there were far more aggressive with arabic speakers because they wanted to control the arab public sphere ok so you identified twitter as the sort of main battleground it was the main battleground the main i mean i remember as far back as 2011 someone called twitter the parliament of the arabs it is where arabs go to express their opinion it is where
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arabs go to to get informed. likely exactly so take me on. in how you went about picking up where jamal left off trying to finish what it was he'd started. you might be aware of the project. was working on and of course is a project that was started in association was about actually. and the idea behind it is you know these guys the saudi regime they weaponize twitter they manipulate the media they manipulate the platform in order to do really dark things and to just to fight really dark things why don't we do the same but in the in the opposite direction in other words why don't we also manipulate twitter to push our own narratives which are basically you know pro freedom pro profit off expression pro-human rights etc. so that was one line of attack and i would i would mention here that i have
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a certain philosophical difference let's say with this approach of course i was not involved in that project at all but i have this philosophical difference because i think maybe fighting fire with fire is not the best strategy because they simply have so much more fire. the 2nd approach i mean there's 3 approaches i prefer not to mention the 3rd approach at least for the meanwhile because it's very much a work in progress and it's highly sensitive and it's starting to bear fruit. but i would mention the 2nd one with the 2nd one basically was. jamal's desire to create. what we eventually came to describe as an arab state media watchdog. so he actually gave me a call i believe it was if i'm not mistaken it was august 7th. and this was after or after we had communicated about the 3rd project after i had
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made some connections that he needed. but in that conversation he he summarized the idea he said you know these guys push a lot of propaganda a lot of it is outrageous and a lot of it they get away with it because they say it in the arabic language and there isn't enough awareness in the world that you know this is actually happening so he's like why don't we create this project that actually exposes the so what they do is that they segment the audience so they send a message in english there's another message in arabic why don't we cross translate so that people can see that this is what's happening and we can actually keep an eye a spotlight on their propaganda efforts what they're doing what they're saying etc and he said like some some of it would be funny. in a dark kind of way like like look how you know ridiculous the serbs and some of it would be incredibly important incredibly important for you know for understanding you know these regimes and of course he talked about this not only to me but also
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to the 3rd unnamed. person in the united states in the united states and of course i understood from my comment like from my subsequent you know work on this i understood that twitter is an integral part of such a project so it's wasn't it doesn't have to be simply t.v. and press twitter is an enormous it's actually the primary propaganda tool for you know when it comes to saudi arabia. to spend a lot of time a lot of money and they actually spilled a lot of blood to maintain to create that kind of control which actually they're very proud of and we have a lot of evidence that the very proud of their degree of control that they have over arabic twitter what do you mean they spilled a lot of blood i mean that there are people and i mean i can't mention names here but i think one of the this will be the this will come out 1st of all a lot of the people who are arrest. as early as september 27th teen. of course they had a crossfire as intellectuals some of the more scholars at such trouble i think it's
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also important to note that there also were twitter influencers in fact we tabulated i mean we had a if we can you're talking about the saudi authorities decided 30 killing people who had become influential on twitter i mean some i was one of them but there were indeed there were there are cases that were aware of people who were tortured to death. or not not to going to teams but tortured to death and we cannot find anything that they were doing other than twitter and this is evidence backed. unfortunately yes and we don't have as i mentioned we don't we don't want to reveal the names yet you know until we have something official we're expecting that maybe there will be an official. college went off of this at some point but there has been reporting on it ok so twitter is your battle ground in which you and people like you operate to counter the problem gander of regimes among them saudi arabia.
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jamal khashoggi is killed you and 2 others take on projects that you were working with together. bring me then up to the point where you working with jeff bezos and you begin to feel. vulnerable. yes so the general idea or the general methodology. off the 2nd project is something that we had an idea about what would we never had a tar like we never tried it out in a real life investigation. this of course kind of changed when the business blackmail scandal became public the founder of amazon so the founder of amazon and also interestingly importantly the owner of the washington post owner of the employer for short of his phone was tapped allegedly. embarrassing. tweets e-mails it's off its main mainly you know pictures and messages that were
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lifted off his phone. and i i mean i don't want to get into details that probably i should not mention i mean there's a lot i know about the case that that i should not be. i should not be speaking publicly about them. but the short story here is that. after the murder of washington post journalist. was in a bit of a bind because this is a man who has has extensive business interests in saudi arabia he had by then a personal relationship with m.p.'s had met him several times yes. but he was also the owner of the washington post and m.b.'s just killed one of his journalists. and he was in this kind of situation where it was clear it was it became clear to us even even more you know with the investigation that m.p.'s expected basis to side
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with him over the washington post and to say you know you know my business comes 1st. and you know i have a personal relationship with this man and he expected him to curb the washington post coverage that of course not happen and jeff bezos basically when he bought the washington post and 2013 he had a good faith agreement that i'm not going to interfere in editorial policy i'm not going to enter the boardroom and he ordered that and this was something sadly this was something exactly this was something that m.b.'s so as betrayal and so you were called in to help identify the source of the leaks my role was basically aiding the investigation team in. first of all exposing the degree and the the the saudi campaigns against jeff bezos. but also the timing of a lot of these things that happened. of course it fell upon jeff this was investigation team to actually go in and find out exactly what happened and it was
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conclusive. that was there i mean according i mean to quote them to paraphrase they concluded with a high degree of certainty. that's according to them that the saudis had access to a source for sure there's a lot of work going on here. on your behalf. and the other individual new united states following on from jamal's who are aiming to point the figure finger not just at the saudi authorities but m.b.'s himself the crown prince himself one thing that seems to be lacking in indeed also lacking in pointing the finger at n.b.s. in the death of jamal khashoggi he's 3rd categorical undeniable evidence direct evidence he's in your hole from and yet you take it as read you speak as though it is a fact based. thing if there is no direct evidence mustn't you and others accept
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that there is the possibility that n.b.s. in fact did not have any direct role or knowledge that's that's really these things i mean that's that's a really interesting question i mean some people misunderstand circumstantial evidence so that the actual idea of circumstantial evidence i mean if i walk out if i'm out in outside and you're sitting inside and i walk in and i have you can see that i'm wet you can assume that it was raining outside and i have an umbrella for example you can assume that it was raining but that was not direct evidence is circumstantial it doesn't mean that it's weak evidence it simply means that it's not direct in a case of as they said before a highly pick regime which has control over information it is very rare that you will actually find direct evidence maybe it could be years before you find direct evidence and this is something they know and this is something the they use to as i said you know loops around us really i mean they can't they can basically be months or running years ahead. office. which unfortunately in many cases they have they
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have been i would point out however that in a country like saudi arabia with which is ruled by an absolute monarch and he's and he's absolutely probably i don't think there's another country in the world in which. one person. has such direct control over everything in the state it is simply impossible to think that. such such a thing as a miles murder could have been done without his knowledge and this was in fact the conclusion of the cia. to a medium to high level of probability absolutely with i mean what are the argument the use that it is it is almost impossible for something like this to happen without knowledge and yet all of this said and with all the cumulative work that you and others continue to do. it remains an unassailable fact that m.b.'s at this point one within some of the crown prince retains the. support
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of president trump the banks and the investors who pulled away from saudi arabia very publicly in the months following jamal's murder have trickled back there are simply too much money there for them not to the spotlight shifts inexorably to saudi arabia's iran in the arab world. and so it is unlikely or seems unlikely that m.b.'s is ever going to go the way of the. mubarak's or the good office or the model of the shoes of this world is that true do you think i mean i think that the chances of a popular uprising in saudi arabia is not as as you mentioned is not. doesn't have a history of popular uprisings but then again i mean libya for example didn't have on. syria until recent recently i mean didn't have one. so i would caution against you know being complacent about about you know
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what is that point at which the people simply say enough however i completely agree with you and everything else the fact that. the administration in the in this world that is most capable of reining in m.b.'s is currently his biggest enabler i'm talking about trump but also importantly jarrett questioner. i mean my own sources indicate that u.s. institutions including intel including you know congress obviously are very much aware that n.b.s. is bad news but then there's the other angle which is that saudi arabia is verifiable absolutely an important country it will continue to be an important country so this presents a very interesting policy conundrum really to the world which is that we need saudi arabia. it's an interesting market it's also an important country for strategic reasons. dynamic young population you know traumatized probably after after the
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recent events but still important but then we also have this guy who is bad news what do we do about it i mean this is this is absolutely a conundrum your current situation at the moment under threat you're aware of a threat how do you proceed now and deter or cautiously. well on the one hand it's clear i mean the fact that there's been this threat and you mentioned you quoted me earlier saying you know if they don't want to kill me then i'm not doing my job. in a way when they come after you that's when you know that you're being effective you know that you hit a nerve in other words. you know i think they of course again i mean they went after a lot of people that were a lot more accessible to them such as people who are living in saudi arabia and these people of course. you know i have the highest respect for their courage but also the biggest the most concern for their safety and. but knowing that you have a certain effectiveness that would prompt them to try to deter you to stop you
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really is validation it's validation and it's basically a message saying that you know i need to double down my efforts. but danny that's all the time we have thank you so much because talking to others if thank you. one of the thread is most mob make it and i'm the one that is under threat from an agonizing. 111 can pretend he's dedicating your life to say. what i want to east makes the woman. of the room.
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where i am from. russia has jeopardized the united states security interests we know what you are doing and you will not. succeed perceptions from the outside looking. good what's the picture from the inside. as think russia's foreign policy is too soft going to be the most russian goals have be achieved not peace and more diffuse full russia on al-jazeera. al jazeera. where ever you want. the us is a tipping point scientists are telling us right now that we have just 12 near us
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the world leaders to agree upon a solution. taking matters into their. trying to get people to understand that it kills people and that it kills people and now it's already getting both fronts returned to the people's doors on a jazeera. standoff ensued on those military special forces try to remove barricades set up like this all stars because. this is a desire on live from a headquarters in doha i'm done you know we're going to also ahead there was
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president donald trump proposes a new immigration system that could face the could change rather the face of the nation. her fiance is murdered saudi journalist warns america's ideals are at stake if it doesn't do more to bring his killers to justice. unveils the 1st stadium purpose built for the world cup in good time for 20 twentieth's and. hello we begin in sudan where a large protests are expected in the coming hours this was the scene outside the army headquarters and khartoum early on friday. morning troops from a military unit called the rapid support forces tried to remove barricades put in place by protesters but eventually they gave up earlier this week the military council suspended talks with the opposition for 3 days ago shooters have been trying to reach a consensus about who will govern the country before new elections are called get
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the latest from hama dough who's joining us from khartoum so are we heading towards another massive turnout outside the army headquarters will how much. yesterday and that's what's expected basically it's friday and fridays have been the big the love the protests happening and the squire i'll cite the military headquarters but the protesters right now are completely about what they're calling activists elation by that up in support unit of the sudanese military. headed by a man called mohamed though he is a monic used of cutting out against humanity in darfur the a unit itself is being accused of having kind of the same act of human rights abuses in various parts of the country and what the protesters say is that twice this week that have been some horses about oc them and visit that violence
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a hole in them and they're wondering what is actually how many within the military is there a unit to be limited to come on all forces are acting on their own and questioning whether they've been used by the military themselves to hold the talks because they say they're not happy with how the dedication they're taking and what does this then all mean for the talks what are you hearing about their eventual resumption after supposedly 72 hours. what a lot up in is the main demands that came from general are different from the hand of the man who lives the transition of military cuts or wars when more the barricades on the streets will not confront the security forces hold to your aggression against the horses the protesters say they have done now that s.f.
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is trying to take away some of the buddy caves that have been poured around the square by the protesters they say for their security and what the protesters expected was once bill's body kates water move from the streets the military will come back and say let's just talks the tough and then already 24 hours have loved so they had doubts in the minds of many whether that real intention for the postponement was actually about lifting was brokered stand but it came from the streets this saying it shows the transitional military council is actually and happy with that action that talks of taking ok mohamed deserve thank you. young educated and english speaking there is are some of the qualities president expects from those who want to immigrate to the u.s. so outlined his ideas for a new immigration policy on thursday democrats have dismissed his proposals as
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condescending and his height is ok course from washington there's little chance call ross will approve his plan ok. the face of immigration to the us would look very different under the new white house plan more affluent more educated and most likely more white make no mistake this plan would have a devastating effect on millions of people around the world who like me have dreams of coming to this land of opportunity every doctor our plan will transform america's immigration system into the pride of our nation and the envy of the modern world the plan president trump introduced thursday would rank would be immigrants by english proficiency employment salary level and age those rank higher would have priority to become u.s. residents meanwhile the existing system of allowing immigrants to sponsor family
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members would be cut in half currently 66 percent of illegal immigrants come here on the basis of random chance their admitted soley because they have a relative. in the united states and it doesn't really matter who that relative is the plan has little chance of passing congress democrats and moderate republicans there have said they want to extend legal protections to young immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children. trump took away those protections when he took office his new plan makes no mention of fixing their status. at the end of the day this is the only place a lot of us call home and the only place that we can drive it becomes the person that our parents always dreamed of us becoming true immigration advocates joined democratic leaders to unveil
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a replica of the statue of liberty here in washington it's a protest of the administration's plan which also seeks to women a diversity visa and overhaul the asylum system at the us mexico border a record number of central american families seeking asylum in the u.s. has strained the immigration system a republican bill in congress backed by the president would allow families with children to be detained for up to 100 days the white house says it's the only way to tackle illegal immigration and is calling for priority sections of the border wall to be built democrats in congress have refused to build the wall and say trump's newest immigration plan gives them no reason to support it castro al-jazeera washington from mexico city john heilemann explains how the proposed changes to u.s. immigration policy is being received by its southern neighbors. there hasn't been
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any reaction so far from the mate's king government to president trump's speech on migration but in a way there's already been a sort of a non so to his rhetoric on border security to his rhetoric on people coming from central american countries mainly home to it are so salvador and guatemala those countries suffering a lot of boylan's a lot of poverty making their way through mexico to get to the united states president lopez obrador administration have sort of started a low profile crackdown you could perhaps call it against that type of bike gratian just to the as an example there's been 80 percent more detentions this april of people coming through from central america and there were. from the year before and there's been sort of signs that there's been a lot less tell or it's towards the so-called caravans large groups of people heading from those central american countries through mexico to the united states another sign that president lopez obrador administration has sort of tacitly tried
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to give president trump's administration some of what he wants from migration there's a policy called remain in mexico a plan from the trunk of ministration that means the people while they're looking for asylum brought the way to see if it's granted in the united states they're put back over the border in mexico even though they're not from this country while they wait and that's happened thousands of people now are way team it's the mexican government hasn't sort of said no we're not going to do that and stop that it's another tacit sign that they're trying to present lopez obrador is sort of avoiding confrontation with president trump and trying to give him some of what he wants now what president says that the answer is in the long term is for development and investment from the united states government would solve them it's co and towards those central american countries riddled with violence riddled with extreme poverty
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in some cases that are leaving that many people feel that they have little choice but to flee and head north he says rather than building walls and the brogden trying to stop people you have to try and stop this is a source by trying to help people now what we saw in president trump speech is that he's really going the other way he's talking about closing legal got some asylum he's talking about continuing to build what he calls his he's full of the border between mexico and the united states a more scanning ports of entry. the u.s. state department is being accused of disproportionately focusing on iran and its recent report on how countries are complying with arms control democrats have written to secretary of state my pompei a raising concerns about the way they say intelligence is being politicized particle has more from washington. the top democrats when it comes to foreign policy in the u.s. house of representatives are unhappy with a new report from the state department that takes
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a look at iran basically they're saying that this report leaves out a lot of information where used to be dozens and dozens of unclassified pages now it's simply 12 and that some previously unclassified information has been moved the classified section there demanding answers from the state department they're arguing that they are politicizing intelligence to try and make people take a tougher stance on iran at the same time the president of the united states donald trump is sending the message that he doesn't want to see conflict with the rat he was asked by a reporter are we going to war with the red and he said i hope not and there have been reports in prominent newspapers that he has grown unhappy with his national security advisor john bolton he is a well known iran hawk the president sending signals that the media and in the press that he doesn't want the conflict with iran to escalate these so do you eat coalition says it's investigating what it calls the possibility of an accidental airstrike in the yemeni capital sanaa on thursday the coalition insists it was
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targeting who's the military positions but residential neighborhoods were also bombed at least 6 civilians including women and children were killed fiance of murdered saudi journalist says she cannot understand why the world hasn't done enough to bring his killers to justice she was speaking at a congressional hearing on press freedom in washington and she was the floss person to see before he entered the saudi consulates in istanbul last year 7 months on his body has still not been found mike hanna reports. in a deeply divided congress this is one issue that receives bipartisan support democrats and republican members expressing dismay at attacks on journalists around the world and strong criticism of a president who stands accused of encouraging empowering such attacks president donald trump i thought the gentleman's the work of news organizations has.

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