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it which. will be your daughter dot com. a man allegedly linked to wiki leaks founder julian assange is arrested in ecuador just hours after police tried to whistle blow himself out of the south american countries embassy in london he'd been holed up for almost seven years. i'm. astonished faces charges both in the u.k. and in the u.s. with politicians and human rights groups expressing concern that a dangerous precedent has been set by his arrest we spoke to wiki leaks editor in chief about the possible repercussions. this is so fred to journalists and
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journalists the freedom of the media world. and the military who sees to down its president or rested on the majesty rule imposed on in the space of twenty four hours to look at the roots of the northeast african countries pointing. to. a very warm welcome to you watching off the international with me making. an alleged collaborator off the wiki leaks founder julian assange was arrested on thursday in ecuador the south american countries interior minister confirms that a person who is quote very close to the wiki leaks organization was detained as he boarded a flight to japan well this comes off the british police dragged a distressed looking us songs out of the ecuadorian embassy in london where he'd been holed up for almost seven years. i know.
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i'm. an international community is reacting to the sensational arrest of a song protesters in london and washington expressed concern over his hopeful extradition to the us where he's wanted on charges of conspiring to hack a government computer. directly following his arrest the wiki leaks whistleblower was driven to westminster magistrates court in london where he was found guilty of failing to hand himself into wealth or if he's in twenty twelve in relation to a sexual assault case which is since being dropped on his part of work or. someone just told he would be sentenced not too late to date somehow by at video link the songes legal team and the wiki leaks which presently came out take a listen to what they had to say this sets a dangerous precedent for all media organizations and journalists in europe and elsewhere around the world this precint means that any journalist can be extradited
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for prosecution in the united states for having published truthful information about the united states this is what god gave the journalist in our studios jennifer said he said to the president we don't want to this to go forward this has just has to be there to the u.k. government needs to make absolutely sure that a journalist will never be extradited to my distaste for publishing activities the ecuadorian austerities hides and allowing the metropolitan police to go inside the embassy where apparently julian astonished tried to resist arrest and then he was physically bundled up and put in to a police baton and taken into police custody now very soon afterwards we learned that julian assange just political asylum and to citizenship had been revoked by the ecuadorian authorities. listen to what lenin the president of ecuador had to
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say about it till. i announced that the discourteous and aggressive behavior of mr julian i saw much of the hostile and threatening declarations of his annoyed organization. on especially the transgression of international treaties have led the situation to a point where the asylum of mr assad regime is unsustainable there are no longer horrible really kind of boils down to two different issues but it sort of came together over the past eighteen months one is that the ecuadorian authorities didn't like the fact that they said julian assange is interfering in the international affairs in the affairs of other countries through his online activity even through his activities as editor of wiki leaks but also there was this kind of domestic disputes bubbling beneath the surface as well last year julian assange was given a list of conditions that he needed to add here to if he wanted to stay on the good
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side of his neck for dorrian hosts he was told they needed to tidy up after himself clean his policy and pay for his own food to pay for certain one three cleanup after his talents which they threaten term leave and subsequently did british officials are pretty pleased about what's happened we'll welcome the news this morning that the metropolitan police have arrested judy in a song. mr speaker this goes to show that in the united kingdom no one is above the law. but what we've shown today is that no one is above the law julian assange is no hero he is hidden from the truth for years and years but also very courageous decision by president arroyo in ecuador to resolve the situation we witnessed at the end at the very least of the embassy chapter of the julian assange one stop the saga and to moving on to perhaps or rather the truncated trap. to have
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an illegal extradition battle in. just a moment ago in polly's report we heard from wiki leaks editor kristinn hrafnsson and jennifer robinson a staunch his lawyer we also talk to them about the wider implications of the songes arrest and what to expect in the days ahead. it might possibly have a chilling effect on your list all over the world if they have to face the possibility of being persecuted thrown into a prison plane to be flown to be. put on trial in a country in the early states the. way. we view overeats that is involved in this is. proposed to us so this is a threat to journalism journalists freedom of the media overall what has happened always is what we expected to happen he will take on the fight and fight for victory and we will help him out while we were prepared after the lake that we were
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safe last week from the ecuador high of high up official in the ecuadorian government last week there was an agreement between ukraine ecuador around his arrest as we've been predicting ecuador has revoked his asylum and you could have arrested him on a u.s. extradition request he's holding up incredibly well given the circumstances he asked me to pass on i thank you to all of his supporters for their ongoing support which will be needed in the months and years that i think they've come ahead as we face is extradition request a modified it but it is a great concern he's concerned obviously about the prospect of being asked right to the united states and about the president that that sets for the media everywhere we will of course fight any extradition request needed states is a provisional warrant for his arrest they have the next month also to provide a full request and we will of course fight it this is a massive free speech issue this is a priest and effect will affect all of the media anywhere in the world effectively means that any journalist or media organization anywhere in the world can be
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extradited and prosecuted for having published truthful information about the united states and that is as a matter of principle wrong and ought to be resisted and we will be fighting it. and it seems songes biggest fear may now come true as the united states has confirmed that has requested his extradition he's been charged with conspiring to hack a classified u.s. government computer with a whistleblower chelsea manning the justice department says he could face up to five years in prison if he's more purports. interestingly we have heard from the u.s. president u.s. president donald trump has been asked about the arrest of julian assange and wiki leaks and he gave an interesting answer and that answer is a little bit different than the answer he gave on the campaign trail let's take a listen i know nothing about wiki leaks it's not my thing and i know there is something having to do with julian i've been seeing would accept and with
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a song that will be a determination i would imagine mostly by the attorney general who's doing an excellent job so he'll be making a determination i know nothing really about him it's not my it's not my deal in life wiki leaks were key leaks wiki leaks wiki leaks it's been amazing what's coming out on wiki leaks the wiki leaks ricky leaks wiki leaks wiki leaks wiki leaks and wiki leaks documents wiki leaks i love wiki leaks. it's important to note that essentially you know assad there is an effort to extradite him now from the u.s. department of justice we have a statement from the eastern district of virginia where they are essentially calling for for the extradition of julian assange for on charges of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion the indictment alleges that a songe coordinated with chelsea manning and together they tried to crack a password in order to get a defense department information that was classified which wiki leaks eventually
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published chelsea manning is in the hands of u.s. officials at this time being held and it's important to review what this information that chelsea manning was able to provide to wiki leaks actually contained let's review some of that information. i'm.
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not a doctor but if you're going to. does the n.s.a. collect any data the millions of new sort of. wiki leaks walks like a hostile intelligence or talks like a hot potato serve. at this point it's important to note that a number of u.s. intelligence officials have declared that wiki leaks is a basically they referring to it as a russian the asset and this comes in response to these accusations came in
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response to wiki leaks publishing the e-mails from the democratic national committee and from hillary clinton's aide john podesta those e-mails were published now it was widely alleged in the united states that came from hacking those e-mails were acquired through computer hacking however wiki leaks has maintained that they were provided these e-mails from a leaker a leaker provide these provided these e-mails they did not hack in order to acquire them now in addition to a being accused of being a russian asset assad has been referred to as being an enemy. by a number of u.s. officials the united states do something to stop mr sausage we're looking into that right now and he should be treated as an enemy combatant which he really should be closed down permanently indecisively this guy is a traitor a treasonous and he has broken every law the united states the guy ought to be and i'm not for the death penalty so if i'm not for the death penalty want to do it illegally shoot the son of a this is a man of this grown beyond anything i am aware own ignorance or misplaced idealism
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is no longer an acceptable excuse for lionizing these demons at this point julia songes not anymore in the ecuadorian embassy and london at this point he has been turned over to you k. officials he is in their custody now the question remains will he be extradited to the united states many observers speculate that if you see ited states he could be facing a lot more than simply this conspiracy of computer intrusion charge that charge only holds the potential for five years in prison it remains to be seen whether or not julian assad will be extradited to the united states where many speculate he could face much more serious charges than simply the computer hacking charge as long as the rest provoked an outcry from human rights organizations on politicians across the globe we discussed the reaction with aussies if you could trying to. a lot of these skeletons in the closets of the world's mightiest the most powerful probably will never be pulled out but if it wasn't for julian assad some people
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wouldn't even start thinking merely that some of this nasty and gruesome stuff even existed and indeed a very important part of his legacy probably the most important part will always be that he encourage so many people to think and ask questions about what. most powerful people in charge of this world could be hiding and this can truly be felt through the things that are being said by the activists right now in reaction to what's happening with the whistleblower let's take a look at what the american civil liberties union came out with any prosecution by the united states over mr wiki leaks publishing operations would be unprecedented and you should open the door to criminal investigations of news organizations moreover prosecuting a foreign publisher for violating u.s.
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secrecy rules would set i'm especially dangerous precedent for u.s. journalists who routinely violate foreign secrecy laws to tip information vital to the public's interest cumin rights watch are now actually saying that every news organization is in danger and this kind of sentiment is being echoed by so many activists and activists organizations right now they are worried that we are now potentially in a new era where the key word is danger for journalists or whistleblowers to those who support him he is you know. a hero his an award winning journalist but there are those who hate him and he's as a whistleblower a villain how is he regarded. well some people don't see a difference between behavior to a list and a whistleblower some people do but you can argue that in any case this julian
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assange situation and his whole fate well always be intertwined with the notion of freedom of speech and it seems that any kind of attempts by the us political and lead to paint him with that brush and to try and convince the world that he is not a journalist will always be challenged by the world's most renowned whistleblowers and investigative journalists as well images of what those in buses are inviting the case secret police into the embassy to drug a publisher if like you to know it was within journalism out of the building are going to end up in the history books critics may cheer but this is a dark moment for press freedom we queue leaks is a publisher charges now brought in connection with its material or any attempt to extradite assange to united states for prosecution under deeply flawed could you know of the espionage act nine hundred seventeen is an attack on all of us the d.-o. g. cis part of what is science did to just before his prosecution beyond allegedly
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helping manning get the documents is that he encouraged manning to get more documents for him to publish journalists do this with sources constantly is a criminalization of journalism it's hard to make know the political undertones of this case how has politicians been weigh in since songes arrest well know what to reason may said no one is above the law and it looks like the likes of the u.s. the u.k. and the current government of ecuador will continue to team up in saying that these suspected criminals should be prosecuted and they will keep on pushing that line but at the same time even in the western world and also in other parts of the world there will be politicians will keep on saying things like. phony pretext and they will continue to treat this case as pure hypocrisy of the western political elites . this whole story with the prosecution and hounding with establishing inhumane
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living conditions is consigning to ability and rights of the freedom of speech and disseminating information and it is something that it's absolute if you think that i mean that we are talking about someone that. show on the wards abuses and by aleisha of human an international right we absolutely reject to be an element of julian a songes that realisation and the handover of this australian journalist to the united kingdom in a shameful act surrendering our sovereignty the extradition of julian assange is to the us for exposing evidence of atrocities in iraq and afghanistan should be opposed by the british government and any case now whatever the people say it's still all depends on the next steps by us police and u.s. prosecutors so we will be watching out for that.
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most people have this picture of the arctic each day paul changing rather very bold part of the work. if you should probably the part of the planet where we have seen in geo political terms economic terms in scientific terms the more.
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transformative. picture. will affect the future much more than what has happened on the european continent on the other part of what. welcome back now the first leg games in the u.a.e. for champions league quarter finals have been played with tottenham beating manchester city one nil on tuesday there's a very narrow gives his post match analysis in the latest installment of on the touchline you can watch that in full later today on r.t. . the moment is the moments because probably now we will be speaking about
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a completely different result is the first big match that stadium means some sink means a lot the new stadium is a beautiful seeing something that people is waiting for for years the people is waiting for that huge huge strides harry king is going to be out of the match but bottom they also have the quality towards there is no pressure you look to discover petition. was there too we need some biotin was that we need all the english teams. real madrid barcelona the camaraderie that we need. nobody sees the two we need. but they can i think you know. i think at one player. that was responsible for that in the total positive sense of of the world he was
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a mad dog afraid of nobody. i saw immediately even before the replay that was that was all the view was great. because the linesman made a mistake a human mistake but you also have the view are ignoring sings that you don't didn't even replay. it. it hurts me a little bit to say because i love the kids and i know you're very poor. i would say city. city but i am an adult. i say so yes i say simply because you want me to say yes i was difficult i know that i would start every show i know but really really hard because because saddam can perfectly do it. in other news now the president of the northeast african country of sudan has been
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ousted by the country's military following months of violent anti-government protests the sudanese defense minister announced the newly formed military council will be who's in charge for the next two years local journalists are hard on in reports. as serious of the ministration and by this statement of the letter meant a lot of now of all declared the transition of sudanese government for two years that his statement came as a result for the demonstration started and december encouraged to by the security forces dealt with that demonstration by violence which goes according to the human rights organization and the medical committee is to die on. for more than forty people dead great number war then three million sudanese we will gather around the head roger of the military marine is. asking for the fall down all bashir regime which controls more than thirty years now in khartoum is create a great number maybe reach for five million be able through the wait for the fall
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down of the region and asking for a good transition period in sudan where news of omar bashir to rest came people in sudan took to the streets to celebrate his removal however the mood of the protesters quickly changed does artie's more does he ever explain. the dictates of and the people were drawn. happy empowered optimistic it's it's always the same how many times have we seen this happen this decade revolution in africa in the middle east the dictator amal bashir was removed by the military which sided with the people. sort of what the militant must really have the military takes full responsibility for changing
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the entire regime for a transitional period of two years in which the government will be handled by the armed forces. now you could understand why people are a bit miffed they rebelled risked everything to get rid of the dictator for freedom for democracy and what they go to the end is a military regime what has been just taught it is for us and it's not acceptable there is sickening the faces and this will return us to where we have been on the other hand consider how much worse it could have been temporary military rule may just have been the lesser of two evils but these revolutions rarely and well.
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you may recognize this picture it's from a different era most of the need is either deposed in exile or dead countries no better off.
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a grim even depressing picture yet it seems people just don't learn from the past earlier this week we heard the same tired calls from the u.k. u.s. norway calls for regime change. the demand for political change from the courageous and resilient people of sudan is becoming ever clear and more powerful the sudanese people are demanding a transition to a political system that is inclusive and has greater legitimacy there is a reason they wanted him gone out so much because he's a dictator they have plenty of tyrannical friends no because mr bashir like solly and gadhafi before him made inroads with the west's rivals boosted relations trade military and economic cooperation with china russia iran. which i think if you get any air of iranian conflict will harm the whole region
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arrow counter ease and iran itself neither iran nor the arabs would leave the region i suppose the burst option is to kill exist and deal with the problems that we have through dialogue and negotiations it is better than using guns and that it would appear was an unforgivable sin the united states considers africa its own and doesn't want anyone else on its tough unfortunately billions upon billions of us taxpayer dollars have not achieved this are effects they have not prevented other powers such as china and russia from taking advantage of african states to increase their own power and influence from now on the united states will not tolerate this longstanding pattern without effect to be fair mr bolton you hardly helped years of u.s. sanctions of civil war atrocities and the split up of the country have left their
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