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tv   NEWSHOUR  Al Jazeera  May 24, 2019 2:00am-3:01am +03

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the united states the area of hostilities includes a belt of territory that stretches from the northern countryside of la to kenya and have a provinces reaching the southern edges of it live province as well as rebel controlled villages west of aleppo city the problem ask a side wants to clear those areas from rebels in order to open trade arteries and protect. and aleppo cities under its control but little progress has been made so far advancing on the ground is proving to be difficult the offensive however has depopulated villages and created a humanitarian crisis. the almost nonstop airstrikes by syrian and russian jets on opposition controlled villages intensified since the rebel advance at least $200.00 civilians have been killed in turkey and russian ties have so far survived their relationship extends beyond syria but it lip is where they are bargaining and strengthening their negotiating hand sent to. beirut. so it's come on al-jazeera
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we need students in libya who are determined to get an education despite the ongoing conflicts. and we'll tell you that the 6 year old diplomatic stink between canada and the philippines that may see the result. hello again a welcome back we're seeing some more rain here across parts of turkey over the next few days you can see on the satellite image all of that rain and clouds making their way from the south up here towards the north so for the north coast of turkey we do expect to see some rain for on korea anywhere on the south side of the black sea could be a rainy day for you along the coastline there as we go towards saturday some rain improves but we do pick up more clouds across parts of syria as well as into iraq baghdad we do expect to see a high to. 44 degrees there well it had been windy of the last couple of days but
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the winds have died down here across the gulf things are looking a little better temper wise 39 degrees for doha riyadh at 39 degrees as well here on friday maybe a little bit cooler in doha but across the interior we are looking at riyadh at 40 mecca at about 40 as well as medina seeing a high temperature of 42 degrees and then very quickly across the southern portions of africa we're going to be seeing a continued dry clouds dry conditions not clouds across much of the south and for cape town we do expect to see a nice day if you had 20 degrees there up to a johannesburg is also going to be about 20 and here towards durban we are going to see some clouds pushing through but the temperature comes up to 24 and very nice conditions across much of madagascar with a temperature of 22 degrees there. he
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watching all dizzy are quick to mind all the headlines this hour. indian prime minister narendra modi's governing party has claimed a landslide victory in the biggest election on earth morsi arrives at party headquarters where he is thank supporters for giving him
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a 2nd term. on the way in the european union members of the european parliament's between now and sunday people from 20 eight's nations will choose any piece to represent them the u.k. and then that the limits are the 1st to votes. and the northwestern syria rebels have launched a counterattack against pro-government forces fighting has been intensifying in idlib province despite a cease fire brokered by turkey and russia. now more than 120000 students in the libyan capital are missing school because over the fighting several education facilities have been damaged by explosions including vice a warehouse. but warlords however have their rejects in a ceasefire that conflicts looks set to continue and there's mahmoud of the warhead reports some schools are now being used as temporary shelters. 50
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days of fighting in southern tripoli has changed many aspects of people's lives the education ministry decided to close schools down until the end of the fasting month of ramadan but this school in the soup neighborhood near the city center is the exception it's remaining open for displaced students to catch up on missed classes . my year most of us is a 12th grade science student she was displaced along with her family from the world it'll be area in southern tripoli after the fighting broke out on april 4th she has joined other students in this school tim primarily but she still has concerns. i'm still worried about the missed curriculum the time wasted and the powerful where will sit exams if the original students of the school return here after ramadan have no idea what happened to my old school it could have been damaged by the ongoing war there i don't know how long this will continue we're under stress.
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5 weeks ago a school in ains on a neighborhood in southern tripoli was targeted by a fighter jet belonging to the forces of warlords have turned to days later another jet hit this education warehouse in the same neighborhood it's the government's main reserve for school supplies books turn it into ashes and the whole building collapsed by the explosion of the books stored here used to be distributed to areas all over the country. millions of textbooks in this warehouse were damaged by the airstrike in mid april along the equipment and students records libya's education minister says it's a great loss that will affect teaching across all age groups for months to come. the education ministry is postponing classes in safer areas 2 it says that's
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because fuel shortages and other problems have made it difficult for students to reach their schools. education will be resumed after aid and all students from the troubled areas can resume their classes and safer areas they moved they can also be set for exams in the areas they move to although i'm sure it will face a problem of overcrowded schools by then the fighting in southern new tripoli led by have to as forces to take control of the capital has forced it nearly 70000 people to leave their homes and according to the education ministry more than 120000 students are unable to go to school other schools have been used as temporary shelters for those displaced by the fighting not only libyans but foreign migrants and refugees as well marianna says she's still traumatized by
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the sound of rocket explosions near her home her dream is to start missing classes at a university later this year but she's worried she might not be able to fulfill her dream if the war moves closer to the city center. tripoli. a video has emerged appearing to show israeli settlers setting far it's a palestinian lands in the occupied west bank it was released by an advocacy group which says the israelis burned fields into villages last week and threw rocks at residents homes u.s. humanitarian affairs agency has recorded 122 settler related attacks against palestinians since the beginning of the year well israel is a call in for the elimination of the un agency that provides aids to palestinian refugees and has accused its own of inciting violence against israel. a failed.
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date gathered 3. fitted. in violence against the. mandate. to an end while the hands of an iran says the agency cannot be blamed for stalled peace efforts varied still continue its work i'm always open for a critical discussion on on our services and how we do the work but i will not accept and i will firmly reject attempts to the legitimacy palestine refugees or to undermine the credibility and legitimacy of own rose work and of its stuff. security in indonesia's capital is still time after election result sport of violent protests 7 people were killed in riots some $200.00 injured on choose say protesters are angry that president joker would build
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a was in declared steve winner of last month's election they say there was widespread cheating the election commission says the poll was free and fair ones louie has the latest now from jakarta. it's a different scene in central jakarta on thursday after today's street protests security is still tight the barricades are still up but police have taken off their full riot gear and there's not a protest in sight the sting of tear gas still lingers in the air the clean up crews are here they swept every off the streets left by riots over light presidential challenger. has urged his supporters to refrain from resorting to violent street president joe. issued a strong warning to demonstrate saying he will not tolerate those who seek to disrupt the security and unity of indonesia the tide of public opinion also seems to be against probable at the moment on social media local television talk shows he
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and his supporters have been criticized for creating chaos during the muslim holy month of ramadan hash tag. which translates to a rest was the top trending topic on twitter in indonesia on wednesday 2 out of 5 parties in problems coalition have distance themselves from the demonstrations saying they accept the election results still has a legal option and that is to follow a complaint with the constitutional court but the situation here is hot to read demonstrators may not be out on the streets on thursday but it doesn't mean they've given up their fight. chinese president c.e.o. ping's visit to a rare earths processing plants is being seen as a glimpse of a possible new fronts in the trade war with the u.s. where are 17 natural elements used to manufacture a variety of products including smartphones that tricked car engines and even fighter jets china process as much as 70 percent of the world's rare earth minerals
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last year any tariff or changes to the supply chain could impact many u.s. companies particularly apple and vance gives beijing leverage during trade negotiations adrian brand has more from beijing. it is not what president xi jinping is saying right now that's interesting it's what he's been doing for the past few days he's been touring central china and earlier this week he visited junk c. province to go to a rare earths mine now china at the moment controls about 90 percent of the world's supply of rare earths one of the country's exports to the united states but so far the trumpet ministration has not been slapping tariffs on rare earths as it has been on just about everything else that china exports to the united states so this visit was filled with powerful symbolism now last week one state controlled
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newspaper suggested that perhaps it was time for china to start reducing rare earth exports to the united states as one way of hurting the trumpet ministration the other message that's been coming out from president xi jinping this week and it's a message that's been loud and clear is that it's time for china to become self-reliant when it comes to technology he feels that china has been left to vulnerable too dependent on what the united states makes things like microchips and that's why he is determined to press ahead with his made in china 2025 policy this is his signature economic policy that the trumpet ministration is desperate to dismantle but china regards that as one of its core interests and it's one concession it's simply not prepared to make. for a break in the u.s. is largest attention facility in texas sounds forced officials to move hundreds on tietê means the decision came after
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a 16 year old guatemalan boy died after getting sick in custody he's the 6th miner to die in a u.s. border patrol facilities since september but reynolds reports. a largest border detention center in the u.s. has stopped taking in new migrants for processing after a large number of people at the center came down with high fevers and flu symptoms officials say the closure came shortly after the death of 16 year old carlos hernandez vasquez on may 20th the guatemalan boy who traveled to the u.s. without his parents spent 6 days at the macallan texas processing center before he was diagnosed with the flu he was transferred to another facility and given medication but was not hospitalized he was found dead on monday hernandez vasquez was the 6th child to die after being apprehended crossing the u.s. border since september late wednesday u.s.
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official said the texas is syllabi had resumed normal operations. in the rural guatemalan village of san jose del rio de o. the boy's family mourned and asked questions oh no ok open though i am fighting for them to send me the body as soon as possible because why do they want him there why do they want him because they did not take care of him. or they can move how or from what. they won't give clarification something must have happened or they did something to him it's conditions in migrant detention centers sparked this exchange at an oversight hearing on capitol hill at this point with 5 kids that have died 5000 separated from their families i feel like the evidence is really clear that this is intentional it's intentional it's a policy choice being made on purpose by this administration and it's cruel and inhumane and thank you mr chairman i it is that's unfair all right thank you what a shame down our men and women fight hard to protect people in our custody every
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single day record numbers of families and unaccompanied minors are fleeing violence and poverty in central america and seeking asylum in the u.s. in some cases nearly overwhelming government border and immigration agencies robert oulds al jazeera. canada is spending more than a $1000000.00 to bring dozens of containers of rubbish back from the philippines the philippine government says it was shipped illegally in 20132014 mislabeled as plastics meant for recycling and ogun has more from manila. between the period of 20132014 at least 48 container vents containing toxic waste were shipped from canada to the philippines it was discovered by the bureau of customs and has requested that the canadian government take that those shipments back to panda where they actually belong not much has been done since then this 5
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cases having been filed against the companies involved both here and in canada in 2015 canadian prime minister just introduced says it wasn't legally possible for canada to take that trash back and a few weeks ago president of the beleaguered the terror to ordered and gave a deadline basically to both sides to find a resolution that deadline was in may he threatened to go to war with canada if this was not going to be handled properly and that may deadline was in fact missed last week the foreign affairs in manila ordered members of the philippine embassy in canada to return to manila and yesterday according to the spokesperson the president of the go there to the president remains visibly upset about what happened and said that the philippine government will now shoulder the cost of returning these toxic waste back to where it came from now according to the
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canadian government just recently they have announced that they have found a resolution they are going to sign with a local canadian company and all of these stocks requests will be eventually be shipped back to canada by end of june this is been quite an irritant for both sides and with the new commitment of the canadian government to resolve this issue they hope that this tension between the 2 countries will be resolved soon as well. that's how nato has ripped through parts of the u.s. state of missouri killing at least 3 people many homes were damaged and there were reports of major power outages in jefferson city more severe weather is expected in the region. this is al jazeera these are the top stories this hour indian prime minister narendra modi's governing party has claimed a landslide victory in the biggest election on earth modi arrived at the party's
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headquarters where he's thank supporters for giving him a 2nd term. during my campaign i appeal to the people to vote for the b.g. for a new india they have responded to my appeal and i am humbled i bow my head and thank them all. the main opposition challenger rahul gandhi has can grant surely to see on the results many campaign make the only during the campaign i said the people will decide who will rule the country and they have made a decision so firstly let me congratulate prime minister modi i must also thank my party workers for putting up a tough fight our battle is of ideology and vision and the people seem to have chosen to be j.p. . in northwestern syria rebels have launched a counterattack against pro-government forces activists say at least 8 civilians were killed on thursday pricing has been intensifying in the provinces slask month despite a cease fire brokered by turkey and russia. forcing is underway over in the european
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union to elect members of the european parliament's between now and sunday people from 28 nations will choose any peace to represent them the u.k. and the netherlands are the 1st countries to vote. chinese president xi jinping has been tearing factories in china which make products vital to western elec tronics firms the trip is seen as a message to washington as the next possible fronts in the china u.s. trade war where earth minerals are key to a variety of products including smartphones electric car engines and military equipment is believed china controls as much as 85 percent of the global rare earths industry. there a country that's home to nearly a 3rd of africa's elephants decided to lift a ban on hunting that's one us government says they've increased in number and recent years to a point where they are threatening the livelihoods of small scale farmers
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conservationists estimate there are around $130000.00 elephants in the country or those are the headlines the news continues here after inside story. jailed for years now reported to being close to exit q should is saudi arabia ramping up the campaign against religious scholars why are they being targeted and what message would it send about human rights in the kingdom this is inside story.
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hello and welcome to the show i'm sam is a than saudi arabia has jailed many activists and dissidents since mohamed bin sound man became the crown prince 2 years ago now media reports suggest 3 religious scholars may be sentenced to death after the most the month of ramadan so man allowed the hour the out of me and. arrested in september 2017 and what saudi arabia described as terrorism charges they're seen as reformists though who have spoken out about human rights our son says his father has been in solitary confinement the united nations and rights groups have been calling for their release last month saudi arabia executive $37.00 people on terror related charges most of them were shia activists so who are the scholars on saddam and allow the internationally renowned for his ideas on reforming islam ecl or he has more than
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13000000 twitter followers his supporters say he was detained for tweeting a prayer calling for reconciliation between saudi arabia and qatar. during the gulf crisis. is a cleric and broadcaster who mainly campaigned against violence and called for more rights for women whose t.v. and you tube channels attract thousands of viewers are the only is a preacher and author has previously been accused of having links to the muslim brotherhood which is banned in saudi arabia and the heart and he was barred from tweeting just before his arrest we've asked human rights groups for comment amnesty international says it can't confirm the reports that the men maybe executive but says the saudi public prosecutions are occurring calls for the death penalty in cases of a number of individuals detained for peacefully exercising their rights to freedom of expression association and this including show exam manilow older raises the
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alarm about the fate of detained activists and religious clerics. let's bring in our guest then joining us we have from seed it was either in tunisia or via skype sami ham the editor in chief of the international interest current affairs magazine in waterloo canada best more money professor of political science at the university of waterloo and also on skype from washington d.c. i'll yell at my director of the gulf affairs institute and a former saudi political prisoner him self welcome to all if i could start with bessemer so how serious how wiring are these reports that saudi authorities are planning to exit q these scholars. i think it's very worrying of course this follows a number of very prominent and i would say mass execution of a number of people we saw in april 37 there is a report of the up to
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a 100 this year alone and the rise and number of executions has been steadily going up in terms of the 3 preachers i think it is putting a chill on everybody i mean obviously the fact that this will happen after ramadan which is going to be i think a very interesting time regionally with a number of political shifting issues with particular with the deal of the century and a lot of focus on a whole host of regional challenges including iran it really is quite problematic but it really demonstrates i think the saudi government's attempt to put a chill and preventing all political opinions and views counter frankly the government you know very monolithic kind of narrative sami in. now they're accused of terrorism but they are very well known figures in the arab world that had t.v. shows they've gone considerable followings on social media how credible all these charges against them actually seen in the arab world. i think it's a political that this is a bit of a steady gradual crackdown on the religious scholars let's remember that mohammed
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bin celeb has promised the u.s. promised europe that he will take saudi arabia towards liberalism towards opening up society and the like she has been clamping down on religious scholars in particular it began with that that is the 3 of you it began with really many do wish diplomatic they wish they say has been killed under torture and then after the gulf crisis it became cemented orders turn and hour that got me and the like more over mom and it's a matter of been placing heavy pressure on other top high profile figures it went to shit for months in order sheehan wanted to come out on t.v. but szymanski for those who don't know is a very prominent human problem which is a very popular ask her to come out and publicly back made me so mad i had the gun you who is arguably not the same has the same level of fame as these 3 scholars had to come out on t.v. and apologize for everything that he said in the park and everybody read this as a clear sign that he had been threatened by mohammed bin said men if you're 100 percent men and you saw how you got away with the case you saw that the international community didn't move in the case because as one analyst put it and
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bloomberg they put that idea of liberalization the idea of open saudi arabia is a great cause and why i'm against that man can push forward with that the idea that if you don't have advanced and met and you see the reaction to liberal activists that i have when you see a big campaign to ruffle cloak on your own you see a big campaign when it comes to religious scholars the campaign is half hearted you see that religious scholars are now in the territories using hunting ground martinson man is going after them because you know there will not be a great push against. pap's a lot of familiarity with them outside of the arab world you've tanked in a lot of points which we need to unpack then sanibel before we do that perhaps allie in washington d.c. just to clarify for those who are very perhaps familiar with these 3 figures these are scholars who are considered within saudi arabia pretty mainstream they've got considerable following. they they don't have a history of like revolutionary speech or activism or calling for violence or the
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overthrow of the ruling family right. yes definitely in fact they were very close to the ruling family in the past before some money came aboard. my man does a man's behavior really comes from from his own personal. you know. from a person either is not like anyone who would not agree with him and these are not clap for him he's. not a club for him so you decide to get him out of the way because you only accept complete and utter loyalty and that's why you so i i had the you know there was basically and even the mom. calling my son man as. he finally guy did individual so this is a dying woman is oh doing everyone to bow down to him and clap for
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everyone he says without that you are in now did not console the government. sentiment but enough cloud that's what he is is that i think with death and this is a very serious situation people might think oh this is just talk we thought that before they could cheer him up and then we were wrong and they executed 7 people couple weeks ago so this is the danger here is very high and we might be surprised and shocked but we must be prepared and try to stop this and we are aware of that issue trying to. cap it and launching that's my if this happens the execution of populist suddenly scullers would there be a turning point for saudi arabia. i think the turning point long past frankly you know we've seen this compass so many different people from activists of course we
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expect but you know journalists poets intellectuals yes religious scholars but even the collective punishment of family members who are associated or may literally just be related to activists i mean that kind of collective chill is very problematic it is not frankly a sign of modernization it is a sign of a weakness inside the government and it's a shame because frankly some of the economic reforms and even some of the social reforms do you think that has been lost on inside lip service or edges on running powers in the west in particular. look i think the social and economic reforms are very popular and well done and i mean i think this is great news for saudis and saudi arabia but frankly when you go after wild critics when you go after a poet and intellectuals and professors it's a signal of weakness and it's a shame it's a shame because frankly not only do the saudi people deserve better but frankly it's unnecessary and all it does is i think create fear it creates a creates
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a mass you know chill in the air that ultimately i think really bites the entire country back in terms of the prosperity that they were on the right path to achieve in terms of the economic reforms and social reforms they were after sammy on a point which you raised it's important to keep in mind these are not the only 3 scholars who've been arrested right when you start going through the list you find some pretty what would appear to be normal well recognized respected people in recognized saudi institutions for example the former dean of the koran school at medina university who died after being arrested he died in january. human rights activist and also a professor at the islamic university in riyadh. should we be surprised that that type of person being targeted 100 percent man has been launching this campaign are fighting extremism i am fighting this is my fighting this extremist idea that is
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inspired by al qaeda inspired isis and the like this is the american people propagating in london in washington in paris and brussels and the like the real problem here is that they have been receptive to this but it's not there let me jump in here sami some people like sandman and older on the record as criticizing the ideas of some of bin laden and quieter. that's very true but you know that i know that the people in the arab world they know that the people outside see a man in a beard who's wearing the clothes are typical of religious scholars and the like and how it been said man is saying these people are the problem this is one of the real issues that we really have to discuss when it comes to saudi arabia what is mom is a man trying to do and he let me make a valid point when he said that 100 percent man it's not enough that you stay silent you must be kept from him this is what he forced either gunny one of the biggest scholars in siberia this what you forced him to do what t.v. you have to publicly platforming with us you said mello that was put in prison because he came out with a statement where he said that i hope that qatar and saudi arabia reconcile and i hope they come to some sort of reconciliation even that was considered too much
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from a pencil matter because money seminar is one thing in saudi arabia if anybody has been decided before and met there for the ruling family they will say that the ruling family always says we are ruling because we lifted the flag of god the flag and. in other words it is an emphasis of just how powerful these religious scholars are on the saudi society how much influence they actually have these unions religious scholars are celebrities in saudi society if they come out and they say that apple has a preview who wrote on twitter he was in prison for this tweet he said that if we give our uncle to the americans the americans will use our recording stars they will never accept us for who we are they are just trying to do to milk us and to embezzle us when you look at for example should a minute wish only wrote on twitter was ok don't give your son too much power suffer when he was in a hospital bed when he was arrested shiksa for howard who was one of the mentors of similar or the one of the group that was called the awakening sufferer who would essentially wrote all saudi government if you follow that humanities if you follow the u.e. we want to be ruined and if we follow chuck chuck will keep taking money from us
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and using that money against us he was in prison for this so these are little let me let me jump in these are these are seen as scholars who are slightly independent shall we say of toeing the usual government line that seems to be the common denominator that they all have let me come back the best way for i come to the arrest of such figures the. i mean this we're not it's one thing to talk about unfortunately we got used to talking about crackdown on women drivers the shia minority youth bloggers but this is now the backbone of the kingdom it's religious circles is this going to create more alienation amongst the backbone of the kingdom . absolutely because every even insider frankly let's be frank even a political an economic insider outsider might start to think wait a minute if i'm not clapping loud enough in my next that's the really the chill in the air that frankly stifles everything from economic investment ultimately to you
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know continue to face in new ones government it is a collapse of trust in government and authority and government if they continue to do this and this is where i think it's so short sighted on the part of the saudi government frankly let me try to be devil's advocate here for a moment with allie and the saudi government the line is that you know they've arrested people under the terror law who have committed offenses and they going through the legal process you've had a particular personal experience with the legal process in saudi arabia how much of a fan and legal process does one get. in there have been a long time ago and it was no political judicial process there is no generational process today as well because you have a court. just to deal with the political opposition everybody is a terrorist and we know so well that this court or court is basically just a commission they stuck to the only and you you were. sent there is no
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process. i don't call it that you decision process equality court because it lacks basic requirements for judicial system and we know that sound. racist. not meet the minimum international standards when it comes to the judicial process the prosecution is the same thing people were tortured or even executed like we have a case of one of the people who were executed he was not even sentenced to death but he was executed these are political executions. aimed at getting the population today it is very hard to do that because just today for example your people come out on twitter saying we are against their own family so what mohammad desirableness starting to do is try to use relation and if he goes
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ahead and execute this very popular. cleric steps that might note it particular he is not to have much more people coming out against him so he's going to be destroying his own sway. media here with dealing with is an instability right the increasing instability of well they know it's definitely an issue on a pick up on before we do that on gerry the 2nd 2018 the united nations human rights experts which is part of the human rights council condemned saudi arabia for ignoring u.n. calls for the release of detainees some of which are included in these 3 that we're talking about today and they said they were arrested for things like arrested for breaking allegiance to the ruler arrested without a warrant in some cases and subjected to secret trials with that sort of background besmirched what are the chances that they could actually fight their way out of
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this one. you know i don't think as pointed out you know there isn't a clear judicial process here these are kangaroo courts in the sense they're pretty much you know fed accompli before they've even started we know what the sentence is going to be by virtue of the process being so unfair we haven't seen in many cases media being allowed to come in or some sort of you know transparency is just really not part of this process and so again it destroys faith in these kinds of institutions it again creates this entire feeling throughout society that one could be next and of course as we know there's no real red line it seems with this particular government in terms of you know who is going to be on the chopping board next in terms of sacrificed for being a critical of the regime certainly we saw with the $200.00 some persons that were arrested a few years back in the ritz carlton that could include family met or members that
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could include of the royal family that could include political insiders and that's really quite problematic it's not a healthy way to grow your country both financially and frankly from a nationalistic perspective it's very very problematic. sami has the lack of i guess you could say he wants to get in go ahead ali yes yes well look. the single person found innocent in these courts not one person tells you when you will get the. court system so it works i guess saudi authorities i'm trying to play devil's advocate here i guess saudi authorities say that's how good our criminal conviction system is although as i mentioned a lot of human rights groups and the un have some serious doubts about the process let me take it to sami hundley and say the lack of i guess some would say very serious consequences for the killing of jamal for the exit queue sion of 37
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saudis mostly shia activists in april has that kind of background do you think it's it's given the authorities the feeling or the impression that they can get away with more exit q sions. like this. i think if you really want to play devil's advocate i think i don't agree with the man that a lot of men when they say that this causes really distrust in the institution and it has one of the cement damage and it had his regime of the country my bits of metal he came to power he came on the on the on the pretext of the fact that saudi arabia is a hub for terrorism is a hub for extremism muhammad is the message on every occasion to washington to paris to know that i am here to stop this extremism and i will take all that necessary procedures there was a new york times article i think it's by friedman who said that these was jarring but necessary measures to be taken when he imprisoned the people in the risk because the man is going to the was a thief and say look you may not like the way i'm doing it but this is all to going to be extremism and terrorism the problem is not that he got to the show gee the
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problem is that there is a genuine resonance and mohamed bin sent a message they believe that this is saudi arabia the rules are a bit different but with the fact is that this cause whether it's the member of the with i was a guy the weather is either going to weather some about the fact that the religious authorities have touched the fight he is a problem it must be a secular liberal society and bin cement is promising that is promising to remove the difference of religion it doesn't matter if the man or that is considered a reformist this is where it all go here we are talking we have this is wrong executions are wrong the americans are saying these and this is necessary that europe is saying this is necessary i'm going to proof of that in the way that they know kushal just because the big picture i mean that might have been cement is required he's required to implement the deal of the century he's required to fight against iraq he's required to push back again to really improve it he's required because he's pushed to have this liberal ideas that we've been calling for wages. it's going to cement his part and on the well it wasn't hard i can see alie was
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shaking his head in disagreement so let me give him a chance to come in if it. was really going to be. the people who are. the super committee has not been put on trial single member of isis has been. put on trial executed and east people. wait before so my louder words what the saudi government has been doing over the years is a lie we. extremely stool and. moderates who want to share ok let's. just there just to clarify a few things a of course says it has arrested. members and there have been trials and makes an execution the main when it comes to the situation of course that might be a bit different before we get. perhaps off the rails harry let's hang on hang on
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sally let's let let's go i think i think the point which sammy was trying to make there is the message that comes out of 100. that i'm taking measures to crack down on extremism whether or not it's really extremism that he's cracking down on and certainly in the case of some of these scholars who've spoken out against extremism that would put a question mark on that but whether or not that message that i'm taking necessary measures to reform saudi arabia and make it a more liberal country or make it a country in which religion doesn't have all religious powers don't have so much influence bessemer does that at all resonate in the west does that in your understanding cause some to overlook the abuses that can occur to or miscarriages of justice according to human rights groups to people like these 3. yeah look without a doubt many people in the west see these long beards and they are men with long
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beards and do a frankly unfortunately associate them with an extreme and radical view of islam and of course we know there's lots of shades of gray there and many of those with long beards are not violent and deed may have in principle some reformist or moderate views but yeah absolutely let's not forget here i think you know sammy is right in the one point and that frankly the west doesn't care the more you know islam make leaning. political advocates you can execute one less potential long term terrorist that's the unfortunate you know misperception here in the west it is a reality and i think very much just does you know i'll be blunt just as much as a shot of assad used it to label every person that fought against them as terrorists similar the regime is doing the same in saudi arabia and it sells in certain quarters who don't understand the variation and frankly i would say that the problem here is yes absolutely there are way too many men with long beards
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throughout the entire arab and muslim world who are very much and tolerant very much liberal but this is a very wide net it is not selective and saudi arabia does have a lot to pay to basically answer for in terms of causing so much of the radicalization and it stems frankly from a very obscure interpretation of islam that doesn't resonate with the vast majority of muslims so there's a lot for them to be accountable for but i think they are playing on western ignorance they're playing on indifference particularly in the white house which really frankly does not care about what's happening in political circles as far as the democracy promotion in the middle east and they are not sense frankly when all right so that was a sweeping critique of saudi arabia the whole arab world as well as the west very nicely summarize that and in the words of i guess thank all of on guess. that's not. months. and thank you too for watching you can see the show again any
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avoids to build a new india that the incumbent prime minister said as he claimed victory in the 6 week long general election the mantra modi thank forces for their faith in his party ants for giving him another 5 years in office what is governing b j p is on course to increase its majority in the lower house all parliaments with official results expected on friday so hell raman reports from new delhi. modi is on course to win a 2nd term as prime minister of india he arrived at his governing b.g.p. headquarters late on thursday evening jubilant by what his party had achieved. today we have witnessed citizens from every nook and corner of the country filling this beggar's hands i banged my head before india's 1300000000 citizens. but celebrations at b j p headquarters began early in the day and vote counting
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wasn't even over yet. the votes of hundreds of millions of indians were tallied and candidates and their agents are focusing on the district centers and each constituency. the election commission says the turnout was the largest in indian election history more than 600000000 people voted out of the 900000000 who are eligible to take part in the 6 week election the issues a clear for some. people have voted for nationalism for the good of the country and for development work done by multi multi. this is the reason only. as a prime minister. this election has been one of the most divisive in recent years i think the security. that people's imagination was fixed on and then you start feeding them constantly. so it seems that in the post independence
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india the 1st time for the 1st time security issue has become such a big issue in india. while the opposition have not officially conceded yet some have congratulated modi many campaign make clearly during the campaign i said the people will decide who will rule the country and they have made a decision firstly let me congratulate prime minister modi i must also thank my party workers for putting up a tough fight our battle is of ideology and vision and the people seem to have chosen to be j.p. . but now it's the moment of the j.p. supporters to saber. and say hell raman joins us now from the capital new delhi so here would suffice of election campaign but a decisive result. indeed yes that result is still being revealed later holmfirth stage just to give you an update of what we know so far the be of can been confirmed by the election
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commission to avoid 221 seats they are still in the lead in 82 constituencies and over 364 seats that have been declared so far by the election commission another 178 are still. to be declared so not really too long to go perhaps with before we get those results hala in the early parts of friday morning b.s. of a tale of 2 political stories really if you saw all those jubilant scenes at the b j p headquarters in new delhi you would have thought they'd just won the election the 1st time around their party workers absolutely delighted and you got a good sense of that so you know where we were near the parliament throughout the day where b.g.p. workers were you know walking past going to other. local media outlets to do their
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interviews very buoyant very positive because the 1st few results hadn't actually landed at the election commission for at least 4 hours after the the voting started and then of course you know that sort of the understanding the realisation through opposition that it wasn't really going their way was really summed up with what you saw gandhi speaking there there's a real question marks now about where the opposition stand and what his position will be as the president of the party whether he'll stay in position the gov these of course have always had a connection to the indian national congress party but he's not the only one has to think about his position there are smaller state parties both pradesh and west bengal and in central south india that have to work out what went wrong with their alliances or rather alliances ok so hell alice leave it there but thanks very much for joining us from new delhi. well let's take a look at some of the issues that prime minister morsi is likely to face in his 2nd
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term 1st of course this unemployment's which is at its highest level in nearly half a century now this is a particular concern among young people then there are the farmers who face low crop prices and mounting debts in kemah systems in the last budget helped to ease some of that anger but many say more needs to be done and of course then there was the rise in attacks against muslims during moody's 1st term and despite his message all of inclusion soon after winning his party has been accused of discrimination against minorities well to incinerate from the b j p parsi says it was policy is faith in woody's leadership that secured the votes. piers it's been an absolutely historic wording because after 1971 went in there are gone and he won no or a 2nd term with a robust majority i think after 48 years and the 1st time
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a sitting prime minister has been. through this before mintz and the zombie speaks about dogs are going to trust in the going to feed the implicit feed that people on the country have in our a woman then don't let the prime minister know in them or they know they're up to your poor factors which are responsible and which bits are primarily responsible for this victory number one you know the girl's social empowerment schemes which have a great delivery mechanism and under this government have reached was sections of the society which previously been deprived of it so whether it does you know the proponent the housing scheme which reaches to the rich from wades or low cost housing to the poor or who are the electrification all of these are had an impact which of the population get all worked the cascade coalitions which were previously come into play unfortunately the opposition you know somehow isn't that they walk
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they couldn't realize that in the last by rio's the people of this country. have shown about it a change in the way they think about issues. well as stay with this new stuff and sorry is a senior political analyst and joins us now live from need telly i would you agree with what we just heard the b.m.p. won on strong leadership and the best policies. yes it's been a combination of all of this and a lot more strongly should do to shape relative schemes his ability to carve out a narrative which went through on challenge to be able to send out a message office of a strong and dynamic leader america that forces robust nationalism balakot in the strikes against pakistan helped to reinforce that image so there's a combination of factors and the failure of the opposition to put up like put up with your not unified face to project what aledo could take on both modi and their
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inability to come up with a counter narrative so all these factors appear to a vote worked in favor of now let's take a look at the most he had cold soon after it became clear that he would win that he needed to. reunite. a reunited india does this betray perhaps that there are some divisions that have been surfacing juror in his time as prime minister and how do you think they would need to tackle. mr modi on the spot says all the right things but. the fact is that right when it comes to reinforcing or rinning in some of the fringe elements within his party and his government mr modi has not been able to match his words with the action and what leads to fit in an anxiety amongst the amongst the certain section of people
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is the fact that the likes of but i keep saying talk about it at accused in the mother god bless as it has now won that mr. continues to do spew the kind of venom that he's been doing and yet continues to be a minister in the union government missed and then there are those that get out seeing it to just recently it was just one from bangalore that these people know punitive action as mean is it has been taken against these people so why advise mr modi says one thing that i can fine dust quite another and if you take the sisters doing his boss 5 years of fizzy bread with docketed lynchings that happen where people have been who have lost their lives on suspicion that they have been carrying that they've been 0 eating me for beef all the transporting beef so all that doesn't lend itself to
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a great amount of confidence amongst the minorities and would she say this victory means for religious minorities in india. well. they are experiencing the actual i would say in some cases even in secure for the for the reasons that i say i cited earlier mr moore these seemingly inability ot head station in acting against or even to the ending in the not demote about sense some of the hard liners villain is within the organization. just adds to that when you have his senior members of parliament when you have a union minister has this is. rocking that kind of language it all god lending people who've been accused of lynchings offs of to be seen patronizing such elements then like i said this doesn't look as euro act to anybody.


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