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this is either use live from berlin german prosecutors applied to have former cattle on president carlos bustamante extradited to spain the separatist leader is currently imprisoned here in northern germany he's accused of rebellion in spain over catalonia campaign for independence. also coming out an about face from israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu the country's leader cancels a deal with the united nations on the relocation of tens of thousands of african migrants. and france has plunged into travel chaos thousands of commuters are
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stranded as rail workers start a series of strikes set to last for several months it is part of growing resistance or president calls plans to modernize the economy. i'm sorry so much gone the good to have you with us a german prosecutor has asked a court to order the extradition of former catalan president carlos pushed on to spain first of all is currently jailed in northern germany after being arrested as he crossed into the country from denmark last month he faces charges of rebellion in spain over catalonia as failed bid for independence it is unclear when the german court will rule on whether police should be extradited so we can all speak of all thing schomberg he is the lawyer for carlos push tomorrow and he joins us on the line mr schomberg if you can hear me thank you very much for joining us on our program. what is your first reaction to the prosecutor's decision to indeed make
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extradition. status slight correction is not get that far because the prosecutor has not requested the extradition only an extradition arrest warrant. says well of to be expected because i'm to today nine days after the apprehension of the person mr bush people has not seen it all a judge able to decide about merits of the caressed. but going no into details. i think the request reflects that the prosecutor bonsa least of all those open in that on the one hand side he asked for exists arrest warrant but is still open for. the deleting part canceling this request when he she has for further information about the details of
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the case normally an extradition cases we don't have any review of the facts but in this case. edition lonely documents can be asked by the court and so that is to read that the prosecutors have said the same and they believe there's an equivalence between the charges of rebellion that mr person was facing in spain and also a misuse of public funds for using public money to carry out the unconstitutional referendum on what grounds are you contesting his extradition. first of all it's as it must be double criminality in exhibition cases like this one. in german a lot we we have a similar. norm but. the hurdle is extremely high in that the perpetrator must. exercise violence oss retton was
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violence and there was not the slightest proof. cautiously as a prosecutor said yes he himself is peaceful but. there was some boylan's and this was foreseeable that's enough not enough for german law and about the embezzlement. they claim at times it's a corruption. there is no fact in the arrest warrant. of spain at all it's only saying that the referendum was speight period you're saying that there are no there are no facts the matter arrest warrant doesn't germany have to respect the rights of the european arrest warrant that you member states have put in place to make sure that the rule of law is debate across europe. absolutely but that's our third step the first two steps is there is no double criminality it's not punishable in germany and therefore it's
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going to be extended second step. game and it's a political. case and therefore he sought for political kill reasons and because of his political opinion this in the logo strictly forbidden german law and this also under the european arrest warrant mr chambers i want to ask you about the question of the violence that was involved in the protests in catalonia because the spanish case is partly based on the idea that mr push him out was warned that there would be violence before he called for this referendum he decided to go ahead with it anyways isn't there a point there that mr bustamante pushed this region or was part of pushing this region to break. that must be decided by a the higher regional called. as i said living in a virtual worlds in exhibition cases it's not that important what really happens we
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have not to seek for the truce but we have to see what is written in the arrest warrant and i don't think that's enough because the german prosecutor it's more or less. a rebellion by omission and this is not punishable in germany. mr ahmed i do want to ask you just briefly about the role of the german government the government is think this is a judicial matter it needs to stay out of a do you think that berlin should get involved here. i think germany was involved from the very beginning because it was well known at the federal police office that mr putsch moment would arrive i don't know where of the sources. everything everybody was prepared and could have intervened and in my opinion the german government should have intervened in the very beginning by saying. you know this
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arrest warrant will not be just sit tight and not. granted by germany we let him go to like other countries to switzerland belgium and so on and therefore. we have to the site. you have to be aware that there is a two pronged decision first by you to sri independent judiciary the rights of the new you infringed on second there is a huge margin of discretion for some government to decide and the very moment the government decides for political reasons for order publique we do not x. . then it's the end and our client is a free person again all right focus on board the lawyer for carlos who's the most thank you very much for joining us on our program today i thank you. not to some other stories making headlines around the world the malaysian coast guard has
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intercepted a boat carrying more than fifty rodin just fleeing violence in the anbar authorities say the asylum seekers will be allowed to enter malaysia on humanitarian grounds some seven hundred thousand range of muslims have fled me and maher since last august after the military launched a crackdown. a truck driver in the u.s. state of georgia made a lucky escape just moments before his vehicle was struck by an oncoming train. passer by capture the moment of impact on the phone of both the truck driver and train crew are said to be ok. saudi arabia's crown prince mohammed bin salma says israelis have a right to a home leg it's a notable shift in the kingdom's position towards a jewish state saudi arabia does not recognize israel but ties between the two countries have improved in recent years. meanwhile israel has canceled a deal with the united nations to relocate african migrants to western nations that comes just hours after the israeli government on veiled the agreement some
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hardliners have attacked the deal because it allowed some migrants to stay in israel under the agreement with the united nations about sixteen thousand of them were to be sent to western countries some of these migrants mostly from eritrea and sudan have been living in israel for a decade their own thirty five thousand of them they say they have fled danger and persecution at home in israel they work illegally but the government wants them gone and offer them a stark choice leave the country voluntarily go to prison or be deported to an african country such as rwanda. if that's the choice i'd rather go to jail at least i'd be safe there but many israelis and many supporters abroad condemns the plan as an ethical mass deportation so prime minister benjamin netanyahu turns the united nations refugee agency for help. sixteen thousand two hundred fifty migrants will be sent to countries like canada or germany or italy or
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some of the world's most developed countries that's the commitment of the un high commission. but that plan has also run into trouble hardliners say it allows too many migrants to stay in israel. that seems to be want has driven nessun yahoo to suspend the deal just hours after announcing it but it also remains unclear exactly how the un deal with. germany and italy both mentioned as possible destinations for the deported migrants were taken by surprise but said they had not been consulted although the german interior ministry said always respected its humanitarian obligations. and we can speak to william spengler he's a spokesperson for the united nations refugee agency that brokered the deal with israel mr spenlow thank you for joining us on our program as we just heard the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu says he's canceling this deal did his government communicate that to you know we have
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just learned about this decision a few minutes ago but we are still hopeful that the solution will be found for asylum seekers who are in a very precarious situation in israel it's estimated that there's about thirty nine thousand of them most of them come from eritrea and sudan and they are not able to return to those countries because the persecution human rights violations or areas where they come from are in conflict just hours after the deal was announced but when that yahoo first suspended and then canceled at what gives you hope that there is still a chance for this agreement to go forward. well this is a very good green mint we think that it. provides a solution for these people it also is in the interest of israel because it will be
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able to fulfill its international obligations but it will receive help from other countries and also the international community will play a very important role in showing solidarity with israel by taking some sixteen thousand of these. refugees and asylum seekers through resettlement but also through family reunification through sponsorship schemes through work visas and so on the same time. very important aspect of this agreement was that. asylum seekers would not be sent back to places in africa where they would not be safe and where they would have to continue taking long the interest journeys to find safety mr stanley say this is a good agreement also for israel but part of what has been controversial for the hardliners and benjamin netanyahu is government is the provision that some migrants will get the right to stay in israel is it possible to make amendments on that front. well we are very sensitive to the concerns of the
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residents of neighborhoods for instance in south tel aviv where many of these refugees and asylum seekers have been congregating these areas are congested there's many social and economic issues that need to be addressed so we understand why there are some tensions between the residents of this that neighborhood. suydam seekers and that's why the agreement also provides for encouraging. mechanisms to encourage asylum seekers to move out of this neighborhood store the parts of israel not to bleed through the means of trading schemes where they would be. getting some skills that are in high demand in this royal reese areas for instance at the culture irrigation solar power and so on where israel has a lot of expertise and knowledge and where there is a need for workers so some of these asylum seekers could be trained to work in
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these areas. spend their spokespersons the united nations refugee agency thank you very much for joining us on our program. now an airstrike by the saudi led coalition fighting and yemen has killed twelve civilians in the coastal city of the who data data is a red sea port where most humanitarian aid arrives in yemen they attack destroyed a house for people displaced from other provinces reliving the saudi led coalition said reports of the attack would be fully investigated meanwhile yemen's foreign minister has joined with the u.n. secretary general and calling for a political settlement to end the conflict this at a u.n. conference in geneva today seeking three billion dollars in pledges for humanitarian aid in war torn yemen three years of fighting in yemen that claimed around ten thousand lives in the proxy war between the saudi backed government and iranian back to the rebels has also driven an estimated two million people from their homes. after trying to travel by train in france good luck
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