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world leaders and dignitaries attend the holocaust memorial service in jerusalem ahead of monday's anniversary marking 75 years since the liberation of auschwitz we hear from the survivor of the nazi death camp. people tell us that there was no liberation they really say that but without the red army there would be no me my mother or other prisoners. who so-called protective cia torture techniques including waterboarding testifies to a military tribunal hearing and says he has no regrets. and the death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in china reaches 80 according to state media with more than 2 and a half 1000 people infected the virus has spread to at least 10 countries. from
moscow it was just posix in the morning you're watching the weekly here on our to international welcome to the program. now on thursday dozens of world leaders and dignitaries gathered in jerusalem to commemorate the holocaust it was time to mark the 75th anniversary of soviet forces liberating auschwitz the infamous death camp in nazi occupied poland. my dear family i'm writing this letter before my death i don't know exactly when me and my relatives are going to die just because we're jews i'm in a concentration camp before all of us will be shot in a shelter thursday 4 am 16942 very well to you all.
but i am barack. the other thing i wanted to tell you was that i had several jobs in birkenau in auschwitz one of the jobs was clearing the ashes from where they bug juice through a tunnel into a small river. i worked there together with another guy who was already old he was 32 and i was 16. i didn't know what these ashes were. one day when i saw it in daylight i asked. what is the job we're doing so he told me what it was. not me. blush. and never forget it every morning i look at my hands and see well i have the number here and i see it every day at a time in the. well
leaders at the holocaust memorial forum spoke about the importance of remembering the horrors of what happened israel thanked the red army for its role in the victory over naziism i'm glad i'm imputing gave an address describing the holocaust as one of the darkest chapters in world history. before my visits jerusalem i looked through the official documents and reports of red army offices after the liberation of auschwitz concentration camps i must say to colleagues it was impossible to read the details of how the terrible machine of human extermination works those crimes by the nazis were deliberate and well planned what they called the final solution to the jewish question is one of the darkest and machine food
pages in modern world history but today not everyone in poland views the red army as the liberating force some of the top country officials there believe that the u.s.s.r. was actually responsible for the start of the war and president andre dude refused to attend the commemoration because vladimir putin was given the chance to speak at the forum before him and we discussed the issue with mark shulman who's editor of history central dot com really the fact that poland wasn't there was missed the fact that he wasn't there a little bit less though we have a situation in the world frankly were facts don't seem to matter anymore people are rewriting facts just to fit their particular narrative and we find that particularly among nationalists a polish nationalism is rewriting a little bit of history to better look upon the polish people other nationals are doing the same and people are ignoring the real facts i mean listen the soviet people bled more than anyone else during world war 2 the soviets gave up more in
terms of men fighting and civilians who died than any other country during world war 2 and if it wasn't for the soviet union i have serious doubts whether had a lot of been defeated and i don't think anyone can really question that in terms of in a storage or fact. u.s. vice president mike pence however chose not to emphasize the role of the red army in liberating auschwitz raising questions about whether that was deliberate. when soldiers opened the gates of our slits on january 27th 1905. they found $7000.00 have starved half naked prisoners. hundreds of boxes of camp records that documented the greatest mass murder in history this is ministration in the united states on both sides of the aisle are 1st of all very ignorant of history unfortunately and also there is a kind of a wave of groups that have swept the us over the past several years started in the
democratic party of course trying to find a way to blame someone for the loss of hillary clinton oh no it's that you know it's so bad that anything russian that's mentioned even this even a soviet activity in world war 2 is is just is just forgotten so it's a massive stary on the us part one survivor's harrowing story is not only about escaping the death camp but actually being born the 2 we spoke with him about the liberation of auschwitz and how it's perception has changed over the years. can you move it people tell us but there was no liberation they say so if there was no red army then there wouldn't be me or other prisoners or my mother i have never questioned the merits of the soldiers i have always been grateful to the prime minister and the president criticize the red army equally it was the same under the previous authorities know the admit there was a liberation of auschwitz but at the same time they say there was no liberation of
war so recall that the 2nd occupation 3 admit that auschwitz was liberated but that was so and other cities were not i don't know maybe the americans liberated them. well monday will mark exactly 75 years since the prisoners of auschwitz were set free and here on r.t. international be following the memorial events of what is an emotional day for so many around the world. now and other news from this week a psychologist dubbed the architect of the cia's enhanced interrogation techniques post $911.00 is unapologetic about his role in any torture program that admission came during a military tribunal which is preparing a trial against 5 guantanamo bay inmates for the attacks in 2001 whatever personal consequences i would live with i believe there was a genuine threat of an imminent attack or thought my moral obligation to protect american lives outweighed temporary discomforts of terrorists our guests are today and do it again well james mitchell was contracted by the cia in the wake of 911 to
consult and create an interrogation program for al qaeda suspects he was one of 3 men authorized to carry out waterboarding torture technique that mimics drowning on several prisoners later he and another psychologist set up a company that provided support for the interrogations the cia's program included now illegal coercive measures. in the immediate aftermath of $911.00 we tortured some folks lawyers for the $5911.00 detainees are now seeking for any statements made on the interrogation to be disqualified from the trial on the grounds of torture antiwar activists are flounders believes the guantanamo bay court proceedings a deeply flawed. but none of this could possibly be a fair trial i mean how can you have
a fair trial with people who've been held in total secrecy whose testimony is based on torture. the media isn't allowed in except for conditions so strict that they can't even have a picture of the court room all the testimony is restricted. that none of this none of this layers and layers of secrecy is about providing any kind of justice or accountability or even of information it is going through a theater in order to once again exert their power their power over people's lives and we should just note that there were juveniles who were youth who were held for years at guantanamo there were people who had nothing to do who are simply sold for bounty who were kuantan m o $780.00 prisoners and then the thousands who were held in secret rendition or
around the world no accounting for them so this was a huge program and its ramifications were still feeling today. well the 1st essay the mr mitchell water boarded was a palestinian man known as abu zubaida he has never been charged with a crime but remains indefinitely in guantanamo bay he was the 1st known cia prisoners on the go in halls interrogation and lost an eye while being tortured during his time as a beta has attempted to illustrate his experiences and a warning that you might find some of the following images distressing.
as soon as they locked me up inside the box i tried my best to sit up but in vain for the box was too short i tried to take a curled position but to no avail for it was too tight the very strong pain made me scream unconsciously. they kept pouring water and concentrating on my nose and my mouth until i really felt i was drowning and my chest was just about to explode from the lack of oxygen . the long hours went by while i was standing in that position my hands were tight to the upper bars. it felt like an eternity to the point that i found myself falling
asleep despite the water being thrown at me by the guard. there is absolutely no justification that can ever be given or accepted for the horrendous and systematic torture that was used and it was used and authorized from the highest levels from the presidency the f.b.i. the cia the top levels of the military the studies were known the conditions were known this isn't just one or 2 people mitchell and jennings this was an entire unit set up in order to use torture and to study how to apply the most excruciating forms of torture of pain of waterboarding of slamming of of packing into tight boxes of stress positions and on and on all of this really has to be exposed and there are accounting demanded not only of those who designed the
torture but of those who set up these torture camps. american basketball legend kobe bryant has died in a helicopter crash in california along with 8 other people he was widely considered one of the greatest players in the history of the sport the private helicopter went down in a field and burst into flames near los angeles and the victims include bryant's 13 year old daughter giana kobe bryant was 41 years old he was a 5 time n.b.a. champion played his entire career with the los angeles lakers and retired in 2060. well this week u.s. democrats concluded their arguments against on trump while passing his impeachment trial to the senate russia was a hot topic during the opening speech on wednesday with adam schiff the democratic lawmaker leading the impeachment case mentioning russia's several types russian intelligence services russian expansionism russian forces and their proxies russia
kremlin russia's president vladimir putin the russian military agency it's we can fight russia over there are the russians through russian efforts thanks to vladimir putin when the president said he russia if you're listening they were listening that's the russian story. and with the cameras focused on the senate floor due to a ban on filming it was left to sketch artists to capture the atmosphere in the chamber some of the pictures showed members having trouble staying involved in the process stretching their legs doodling and even sleeping senators also faced a 12 hour no phone policy while sat at their desks we spoke to journalist and political commentator chadrick moore and he says that even the strongest supporters of trump's impeachment a bored with the anti moscow narrative. the democrats already has 100 percent of their energy and their time into trying to remove a duly elected president from office their biggest hoax russian joke completely
flat and even their strongest support everything that of the president of latter even their strongest supporters that people who most want to believe that the president will be removed from office which he absolutely will not even they've grown bored with this narrative and when they start ripping up russia again. it's just so sad you can't help but laugh and laugh and laugh and below see 7 times at last count referred to russia or putin is the impeachment proceedings well how do you do it the most effectively you either mock them and laugh at them or you ignore them and gosh darn it that drives them insane came. the death toll from a corona virus outbreak in china has risen to 80 with more than 2 and a half 1000 people infected according to officials more than 760 new cases have been registered in the past 24 hours and the chinese health minister said the infections are at a crucial stage of containment the head of the world health organization is heading
to beijing to discuss a global strategy to contain the spread of the disease the vast majority of cases are in china's hu they province but a small number of infections have been confirmed in 10 countries including thailand the u.s. and australia experts have warned that the virus appears to be evolving and is showing greater potential to pass from one person to another the outbreak is believed to have started to see food market in the city of rouhani in december the city is home to some 11000000 people that is a is now under an almost total lockdown down a quarter breaks down that what is known about this deadly virus. people are dying of a new virus and it's spreading like wildfire across asia if we still know so little about this mysterious illness. and.
this new coronavirus has been identified as a mutation of sars a respiratory disease that killed over 750 people around the world from 2002 to 2003 antibiotics have absolutely no effect on either of the viruses and that's been enough to put the russian authorities on high alert not least because a chair is a border with china the break of a new coronavirus which was 1st recorded in china carries a body logical threats to the population of russia $1500000.00 chinese tourists that visit russia every year have now become a potential public health risk russian authorities have begun screening them at all international airports prepared to diagnose the virus if it appears on top of that
moscow has advised people against traveling to china russia is not alone in being worried about the outbreak reaching its territory a number of other countries have begun screening for the disease at airports as well as appearing internationally in the just cases is the. over phones of cases which are further away if this if this outbreak continues as we're seeing the case over see globally highly connected and so it is likely increasingly likely that we will see potentially a case of china stepping up containment efforts after she stressed the serious. this of the outbreak on national television the disease also got the attention of the world health organization they've called for an emergency meeting to decide whether or not to declare the outbreak a public health emergency of international concern that's a title reserved only for the most serious of epidemics and with the lunar new year millions of chinese around the world are expected to return home to their families
one can only hope beijing will have the situation under control. now the topic of climate change significantly shaped much of the 2020 world economic forum this week which wrapped on saturday in the luxury swiss resort of davos is set the stage for an unlikely battle between america's treasury secretary steve newsham and teenage eco activists gratitude and it was the u.s. finance chief that got the ball rolling. she the chief economist who is she i'm confused after she goes and studies economics in college she can come back and explain that to us it doesn't take a college degree in economics to realize that the remaining 1.5 degree carbon budget and on going fossil fuel subsidies and vestments done it up well steve is not the 1st u.s. official that grettir thornburg has clashed with of late you might remember that back in december donald trump suggested the activists should quote work on her anger management problem and their differences and disputes continued at the world
economic forum simon from the in case you missed it team takes a satirical look ringside it's that magical time of the year when our wealthy overlords gather for the double speak in homage for a glitzy gathering looms for bringing together the world's business elite yet the one percent meat for champagne and skiing in the mountains leaving the 99 percent to pray for nonviolent. because hundreds of thousands just to go to davos for that filthy rich demand to be entertained and this year they got rod row tickets for the heavyweight championship of the world though trump is granted. more time off school for gratitude. is in a ski resort this week with an i think it's a way with their release sending us a high work. pay for full price ticket.
for a slow start their worry she warms up quicker than the atmosphere. story one year ago i came to divorce and told you that our house is on fire. i said i wanted you to panic again i've been warned that telling people to panic about the climate crisis is a very dangerous thing to do thank god for that because i've got to say with the way she's been talking i thought perhaps no one had told her we must forget about net 0 we need real sea of well i need some good news let's see what's happening in the orange corner fear and doubt is not a good thought process because this is a time for tremendous hope and joy and optimism in action. knows what he's doing and knew there was nothing to worry about carbon emissions my we must reject the perennial prophets of doom and their predictions of the apocalypse.
calm down i mean not is not the life of the party but he's just a kid it seems in the area where trump and grettir can see. today i'm pleased to announce the united states will join one trillion trees initiative being large here at the world economic forum one trillion truths oh yeah growth is going to love that one we're not telling you to offset your emissions by just paying someone else to plant trees in places like africa while at the same time forests like the amazon are being slaughtered at an infinitely higher rate ok so this is going to be a bit harder. as we all do. is that nothing can be done sitting here right now you wouldn't believe it's possible. that we have found the we'll be hearing
about it but we have found answers to things that people said would not be possible with a well i'm convinced our new. now in other stories that shaped the week a russian suspected of laundering billions of dollars in bit coin was secretly extradited from greece to france on thursday alexander vinick was arrested 2 years ago at washington's request and his legal team told r.t. that the 37 year old was illegally taken from his hospital bed in greece where he was being treated after more than a month on hunger strike. a huge mystery nicholas transported from greece to france he was not given the opportunity to contact his greek lawyer he was barred from using the phone not informed of his distant nation he was not provided was any information he sick ology conficker condition is extremely fragile. as a lawyer specializing in criminal law international criminal law and human rights i
can say that all xander is in custody and was deprived of his liver 2 for 2 and a half years without charge without the opportunity to stand trial transporting him to france last thursday was in there with regis act this act for the greek and french authorities to extradite him was absolutely illegal at the moment we can precisely establish that alexander is a victim of political persecution alexander has been fighting extradition to the u.s. and france the united states accuses him of laundering at least $4000000000.00 worth of bitcoin claiming he ran a digital currency exchange which facilitated cyber crime and drug dealing he denies the charges saying he's a technical consultant but he's been set up on alexander says he wants to stand trial in his native russia where he is also wanted on fraud charges previously moscow had criticized creases handling of the case for ignoring the evidence it put
forward the computer programmer claims he was put under immense pressure by athens . they're trying to use torture and psychological pressure to break me they do not allow me to breathe fresh air the last time they let me out for a walk for a few minutes was on new year's eve i'm a man without rights illegally imprisoned in greece for 30 months without charges they want to destroy me for my knowledge they want my head on a block just because of what i know and my technological abilities well alexander vinick lawyer again took us through the next stages in defending her client in new we want to make an international appeal to all those who believe in human rights democracy the suppression of powers and above all this presumption of innocence as an example himself said they are hunting him for knowledge because he is russian they want to use it as a weapon in the information war between the united states and russia on tuesday
there will be here in our history then and then present and that alexander the next released immediately for this we have already engaged the un working group in connection with the issue of illegal imprisonment yeah well that is your update for now will be back here at the top of the hour with another round up of the stories that shaped the past 7 days we'll see that. what holds. you put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president or injury. or something i want. you to go right to be precise as a white woman for 3 of them or can't be good for i'm interested always in the waters about how. this should.
trade and investment to become metrics bills to come to economic development. most people think about trade they think about goods and services being exchanged between countries and the investment chopped or of a trade agreement is about something very different but what one investment leads to toxic manufacturing that destroys sacred sites all ruins the environment. that means that if local communities that are being poisoned if they object if they do anything that the company feels is interrupting their profits they can be sued. the nationals are taking on the whole nations philip morris is trying to use i.s.t.'s
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her. to welcome to worlds apart from a bloodless revolution to a constitutional coup both supporters and opponents of president putin have been pretty dramatic in describing the changes to russia's power system that he recently proposed what's the real intention behind them and use things after work as intended in russia well to discuss that i'm now joined by nicholai petrov senior research fellow on the russia and eurasia at chatham house disappear trust it's good to talk to you thank you very much for your time my pleasure and i'm sure you would agree with me that the russian and western media are rarely in saying but it
is really striking to me how differently they cover their recent proposed changes to russia's governing system because. it seems that for the well as the only thing that matters is really what they're put in stays or goes nothing alice is of significance for the russians it's the exact opposite they discuss everything but which. future role don't you think that both. missing something important and. i do think they are perfectly right and one of major reasons is connected with a faggot they had. known what it did explain in detail so they play em and that's why everybody can make he's so her own constructions how exactly it will go on and what exactly goals of the transformation of the political scene.
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