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little time later than showing how it is using them along the conflict, lied and on boston in the east than you crave. and that is the horror of life there that there is ceaseless bombardment. there are ceaseless seas wire violations, including with weapons that aren't supposed to be there. that according to the she's far agreements that ukraine and the breakaway republics of side. both sides must remove heavy weapons. they haven't, we, we see every month we, she new violations, those weapons rolling and rolling into east you, craig, and lately the u. s. c, itself has said that it has detected more and more troops and armor ukrainian, making their way towards the breakaway republics. vladimir putin in this vein has also spoken about the tragedy of civilian life. more than 2000000 civilians trapped in that conflict. so enduring this, endless bombardment that he himself was like and what is happening there to a,
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a war cry so, so my, i should say that, russo, for me as the 1st step towards genocide of what's going on and on bass now very much resembles genocide. we see it and we know about it. the, the western narrative tool of this, certainly over the recent months has been that russia is preparing some sort of invasion on ukraine. but there's been very little condemnation of what ukraine is doing itself in terms of increase intentions, both just what's happened in the last few hours or even if you look at what's been happening, i velocity wait. while i look at this with 0, there's a lot of politics painting the, the entire scene of what is happening in east and you can segment certain narratives, pushed such as what russia may be doing what his intentions are, or what it may yet decide to do as him, as is the case with his hysteria over a potential invasion, ever, easton ukraine, a by russia which, which has been trumpeted by the united states as he a the,
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or the british government as well. yet the reality on the ground is that people have endured millions of people have endured a horrific blockade. both economic, financial, social blockade that has been installed by ukraine to block often contain these, these break away republics. heedless of the civilian costume, over suffering that this causes you've, you've had the earliest see which is accused which has been accused of, of being useless. a to a point by the break we were public centered certain points by, by care of as well. them trapped in the middle of this and they issued a report earlier, they, at russian insistence pressure. they issued this report which counted the damage to civilian infrastructure caused by ukrainian or the ukrainian military shelling the breakaway republics and vice versa. and what they found, as there is 5 times 5 times more destroyed civilian infrastructure, homes, houses,
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rude electric power station, school's educational facilities. 5 times more. the stood infrastructure on the, on the side of the breakaway republic, which, which would give you an idea about how the sci fi violations are, who's been most of the sci fi violations targeting civilian infrastructure. we've had the, the arrest of a breakaway republic. cecil sees far monitor who was with the u. s. he the ukrainians arrested him. oh, just just to remind you you can still refuses to negotiate with the breakaway republic. i mean you, you've had that the whole world pressing for peace and up in. busy that part of the world for, for years and years, but half of half a decade, the better part of half a decade. and yet still ukraine refuses to negotiate with the brake, brake republic saying that if it starts talking to them, it would be tantamount cetera. recognizing them officially, which is something it doesn't want to do so, so there's plenty of trouble with
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a the seas for monitoring the cease fire violations reporting on them. brushes, press, or other countries to, to report more objectively. and what is happening in east the new great, yet we, we haven't seen, we haven't seen that happen. there is also the fact that germany and france guarantors of the means agreement at who that to, to ensure that ukraine take steps at the very least to make sure to implement the minsk agreements. they haven't been able to do anything. they haven't been able to, to the push of prod or motivate you credit into making any concessions towards the breakaway republic. and finally, we come to to the united states, just to give you an idea, the united states for all the attention that it pays ukraine throughout these long years. we will see what is what has happened in the media that the circus is and, and it has been series of points. but just to give you an idea about how much the
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united states cares about your credit. it gives more financial aid to ethiopia than it does to ukraine, despite all the attention that it keeps on you credit at all. it does the united states roll a in ukraine, so far seems to be a pumping it with weapons more and more weapons, night vision equipment, things that i can make sure that the ukranian army can continue this fight, weapons and equipment that is being used in the civil war to target ukrainian citizens predominantly. and there, at the end of the day, the united states hasn't done all that much to, to push ukraine or to motivate it again to sign any sort of peace agreement with the breakaway republics, or to make concession. it is, it is issued call after call ukraine statement after statement guaranteeing promising it's support all manner of support while popping it with weapons. and
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you've gotta, you've got to ask question. it begs the question, what does the united states want? does it really one piece or does it want this conflict to continue? certainly came. we should mention say, there mirage is quickly. why hen have threatened a lot of sanctions on russia. of any sort of military conflict takes place. absolutely. okay, more and thank you for that. i was at his, at more at aghast. now, is the story unfold? he guessed we spoke to agreed. the incident did appear to be a provocation by the ukrainian military from the creative point of view is approved disaster because they don't want to increase tension. there's been so much talk about rushing the troops on the border of that ukraine. ukraine say that the russians we invade and so on. and this is the type of thing that ukraine doesn't really want. it's david and goliath is to cause an unequal contest. so therefore,
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it's up to ukraine not to revoke russia. not to produce a situation where the russians might use force. i'm sure that a ship called don bass just coincidentally, happened to test russian resolves near the, near the bridge. i think it was definitely a provocation. we've seen in the media over the past couple of weeks, particularly here in the united states, a lot of coverage about how russia is massing its troops inside of russia. and somehow that's a threat. russia has gone as your viewer as well. no, to this point and saying yes you can go through. you can go through the straight, but you do have to file in advance. and that's certainly according to in accordance with international law. the last person to congratulate president by but i think he's trying to walk it back. i think he's looking for a way out of this. you know, that's the case. he should be applauded for trying to do this for telling the landscape, hey, why don't you look at the mens agreement and try to go a little bit further towards fulfilling these obligations you've taken on. but if you want to find out more on the russian, you try and maritime,
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right and on the bigger issues that to surrounding moscow kiev relations go to arthur, dot com 20 for you to read. ah, okay, well, let's go back to our breaking news story. this is because the london court has ruled wiki lease founded shooting. the sons can be expedited to the united states washing washington one, it's appeal against the previous ruling that blocked songs from being sent to the us to face trial on espionage charges. his fiance described a decision as a grave miscarriage of justice. let's go back to london and outside the court baron speak for correspondent shudder. sash, the user on the ground for some shudder or just run through again the decision that was made today by the court in the last hour or so. and it's in its potential implications. the wrong us on just now or step closer to being expedited to the united states. as the u. k. hi,
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court has decided that it will be overturning a decision not to extradite him to the united states. that decision was base back in january or medical grounds at the time the judge said it would be oppressive as soon as the high risk of suicide. of course, back in october, that was a 2 day hearing. i was, the united states tried to appeal over numerous grounds, including the part to the office. an unprecedented package of assurances would not be held under the maximum security the strictest maxim security conditions in prison over that he isn't as all eyes on well as thing he's made out once there is an assurance of appropriate medical care. once it is clear, he will be repatriated joss trailer to serve any sent us. then we can safely say the district judge would not have decided the relevant question in the way that she did. oh goodness, i always have continued to say that he is indeed after suicide risk,
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and that all of these assurances are meaningless and vague as they put it. they said that the united states can reverse any decision at any point. class is also concerned about the trustworthiness of america's guarantees to pointing to all of those reports in the year that the cia had talked to kidnap during the saw and pro, to, to kill them on even was spying. and bugging him during his time at london's ecuadorian embassy, now june assigned as noise. what they say is, this is ample enough. evidence to not only throw out the court case entirely, but they say it's a 100 percent politically motivated. plus, they of course argue that you're in a san should be walking free, which is perfectly reasonable to find that oppressive to extradite immensely disordered person because he's extradition is likely to result in his death. our court must be able to use its power to protect people from extradition, to
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a foreign state where they have no control over what will be done to them. right now, the united states, 1 june assigned for what they deem as one of the largest compromises of classified information in the history of the united states. and if found guilty and convicted, he could be sent to prison for up to a 175 years. that's because the u. s. have indicted him on 18 counts under the espionage jacques for publishing. i classified military documents all related to the war in iraq and afghanistan, but most crucially got included claims. the military even killed thousands of innocent civilians. now, speaking outside the high court here this morning, we've heard from stella morris the partner who is incredibly disappointed and she is saying why and how is this happening? how long can this really go on? for many people have been supporting her outside here. many,
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many protests is that also all similar questions though, who is a glimmer of hope that you know, the british justice system might actually prevail for once. the british judiciary as the assistive on every level, the u. s. campaign to get a to 10 years, 10 years, the streets of london, public opinion in this sounds. but obviously the judge's decision is not on the side of public opinion. it's absolutely doesn't say thing. so she, this time of year to another christmas without doing that is children without their data stay on the fight to free judy. massage the troy, so we will prevail eventually. well, interestingly or ironically today is international human rights day. and many people outside as a high court to say, where is the human rights?
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in the case of june, assange obviously was still on the foreground of the royal court of justice, that they call it the royal courts of injustice. and just as i did was being announced, i protest even through eggs at this side directly behind me, which just goes to show the sentiment and feeling here on the streets of london. okay, chatty will, thanks for that update. for now that was chatty abuse. dashti outside the court there in london that made that decision. today, that effectively said that judy massage could be extradited to the united states to face charges of espionage that comes after a few months ago. a lower court did rule that he shouldn't be extradited on the basis of his poor health. okay, let's get more reaction now from a full format labor and pay. chris williamson. he joins us. he's been on the line a while. i think we appreciate you hanging on for say, chris, um, what's your reaction to what's happened over the last out well,
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i'm absolutely furious. it's an outrageous and inhuman decision that's been taken today and represent it's in my opinion. i'm not a new low for the british judiciary, and george all or was absolutely right when he said that speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is the revolutionary act. and they clearly are. julianna's orange has been treated as some sort of dangerous revolutionary. but what is this is a truth teller he has actually expand walk on to last why's being punished and the british judiciary, the british governments are acting as the united states poodle. it's a disgrace, the days of disgrace. it brings shames on britain bridge show. mom, britain, i was speaking to you with the weekly spokes person over the last half hour or so, and he was concerned that out of nowhere. suddenly the court case wasn't focusing on june the sanchez health. it was focusing on assurances from the u. s. that he would be treated fairly or if he is actually i did to the united states. um, what are your thoughts on that? should we be trusting the united states when it says it can provide the sort of,
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um, i would be say the conditions that would be acceptable. absolutely not. like united states is one of those trustworthy nations on earth is responsible for international terrorism. but we have to acknowledge the fact that the walls that it's creates of the sales that it's responsible for. and, you know, when we're looking at the legal issue relation to this case, mental mind julian health, which is obviously a great concern to his family and talk with his supporters. and so anybody, you know, think there's got any sense of any compassion whatsoever. but let's look at the legal issues, the extradition act, and when the bill was going through parliament in december, 2002, the, and peace in the house. you know, questioning how bishop will have the fact if it came into legislation would, would be, would be implemented. and the minister just told me for the, at the time said that the bill, i'm quoting, and now the bill will show that no one can be expedited where the request is politically motivated. and we're going to look at the,
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the extradition treaty between the united states. so let me quote from lots as well that says very clearly the actually ition shall not be granted if you find so which x edition requested is a political offense. and i put it here what could be more political than exposing war crime? so this frankly is unfathomable as to how the judiciary today indeed in the past cases, the past, the hearings of julian's case, how they reach this decision. they seem to me that they are watching enough political motivated way responding seems any way to pressure from the united states . that's the way for the judiciary to be on the margin. and if they apply the law appropriately, if they, if they applied any semblance of humanity, then julian would be free and look, even if the united states were appealing, which they did. why did they release june in with a time? i mean, it could be, monitor them in the ways and means now ensuring that somebody, they need to be a flight risk can be,
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can be monitor to prevent that flight from taking place completely on acceptable decision. as we said, it really does bring shame on graybar and what all the chance is that a song can put another powerful case when this case gets referred back down to the lower court from you. what are your expectations? hey, gee, just think it's sort of perfunctory that we're going to just have the same sort of case again and the same decision. or are you hopeful that you arguments can be raised what we have to keep hope alive and you know, and i think the support for julian is watch for. what i would hope is that the, the british media do step up to the plate because they've been sadly options for, you know, from the, from the battle really. and, you know, this isn't just about drilling a song just about free speech. it's about free press. and if they succeed in extra dieting and punishing well, julie's already been punished. but you know, i think they succeeded extra thoughts and i'm punishing him in the united states. well, you know, this sends a very chill message to all the journalists. and anybody who might dare to follow
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in their footsteps and, and so you know, i'm hopeful that julian's lawyers. busy can, can put forward for persuasive arguments, but i'm hopeful that you know, the courts will listen to their arguments next time around. we have to keep and you know, try and mouth as much pressures. we cannibal up all of insurance because in the this is a political decision and the secretary could intervene and stop this moment. notice if they wish to do so. and that's what i hope that they will do. and on that point, chris about media coverage, in particular space, the mainstream media you surprise, they've been so quite given the fact that fundamentally this does, you know, question the rights any journalists would have to expose the wrong doings of government if they saw fit up slowly i mean, and you know, worse not really. i mean, not only of the been absent, but i mean, you know, when julian saw refuge in the canoe, an embassy, i mean,
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they were ridiculing him. many of the journalists to of actually been silent since he was incarcerated. in, in belmore sch and, you know, they really, in my opinion, need to get real. this is a very fundamental question that we are looking at now about the gentleman, freedom of the, of the press, the junior freedom of the, of the media. if they all concerned about, then you know, they need to do something about it, the need to step up and they need to, you know, start reporting accurately on this case because, you know, they could be next and, you know, while other than just sort of sleep or to say, situation where we sort of told terry system in place where, you know, free speech and the free press will be a thing that, you know, we look back honestly with, you know, with memories of how it was, was that seemingly now that, you know, we are in a very real danger of
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a state that is completely without any real accountability and you know that, that has huge implications for, for the media and for, for freedoms, for all of those in this, in this country. so i hope that they will now long last, you know, start to look at this case most more seriously than they've been doing. ok, chris, look really good to have you on that this afternoon. we're going to leave it there, but that was for matlab and pay chris williamson. thank you. now, us intelligence help her ations account 2 junior signs to trace numerous questions in terms of his legality. he was revealed in september that the c, i had considered every option, kidnap aerial man, hunt and shootout with russian spies in central london. the new james bond movie. not exactly. in fact, these are the highlights from a reported cia secret plan to silence the journalist already who revealed americans
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for dirty secrets. location london, the year 2017 starting julian, a sorry, a man of interest. heidi ecuadorian embassy might compare, then c, i achieve that evil mastermind behind the operation. the russkies. the essential ingredient for any good spy story. down cia would break every possible law to silence independent journalist stay tune. the upcoming details may surprise you. we are recording chapter one, the sasa nation. my compared wanted the cia to be, creates instructor subordinates not to self censor themselves. when it comes to dealing wiki links, sometimes oh tricks, work best they might have thought and came highest possible level. why would a cia chief plots of the killing of an independent journalist?
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well, it was an act of personal vendetta. back in march 2017, the newly appointed cia chief found himself in a very difficult position. when wiki leaks released top secret ca, papers. they were completely detached from reality because they were so embarrassed about vault 7. they were seen blood chapter to kidnapping. but somebody in the white house might have thought paid, no killings where a civilized nation that's kidnapped this journalist and sentence him to death by american law. the plan was simply break into the embassy drag assange out and bring him to where we want one small issue. the u. s. justice department failed to keep up with cia fantasies. they were still processing the case. it didn't file charges against the wiki founder. so the cia was doing to kidnap the foreign citizen from the capital of washington's closest ally with no legal basis tool. a perfect master
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black deed. you could possibly spoil the fun russians. of course, chapter 3 fighting russians. what is vladimir putin's intelligence gets there? first of dumps a sound and then flies him to moscow. that's a possibility. the paranoid ca offices thought brace yourself, the plans accounts of russians may just blow your mind. the cia left nothing to chance. besides gets into the car with the russian operatives. a cia initiates a car crash with a russian diplomatic vehicle. god knows how many other londoners collateral damage is. they say, assange gets on the plane. the cia blocks it on the runway by shooting its tires, as well as anything and anybody else's way. the plane takes off with a flat tire. the c i a hovers, a helicopter over is still manages to leave the ground. they demand the european
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countries close their raspberries. we are still talking about catching julian, sarge, not number one, terrorist. oh, well, if you are an independent journalist who happens to cross the american government's path, the cia, it's pretty much the same thing. rule of law may not advise you. sammy while classified documents have been laid, bare sion, the united states did break diplomatic assurances in another extradition case. it's similar to what jiggling sans is facing now. a david mendoza was extradited from spain to america on condition he be allowed to serve his sentence in spain. but the us violated those promises and held him in the u. s. jail for almost 7 years before eventually returning him to spain or we can talk in our independent journal, met hers who exposed classified documents in the case of david mendoza. and good afternoon t. richard and just explain, man, did that. the key points,
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the mendoza case and the similarities that you see with what's happening to assange at the moment. hi, thanks for having me. well, you know, they've told the songs that he can serve at any potential sentence in his home country, australia. they said the exact same thing to mendoza. they told him just just let him come to the us and he can serve any sentence given back in spain. and this is a diplomatic note sent by the u. s. embassy in madrid to the spanish government and just like where the sand is very vaguely worded. so there were other conditions as well. i'm and those is extradition. they're all vaguely worded. so for example of life sentence was also forbidden because spain forbids life sentences. the u. s embassy in madrid says we won't give him a life sentence, but we will give him a determinant amount of incarceration, which could be 500 years, which is effectively a life sentence. and the same thing with serving a sentence in spain, they told him that they won't object to him making an application that's completely different. and the same thing with a song they've said that you know, they,
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they will not put them in sam's in oppressive prison conditions. they won't jail him at 80 x. however, if he does something that meets the test for an imposition of a sam, then they'll put them in. so even in the wording, it's very ambiguous, it's very vague. and it's very important to point out that when they say a songs conserve a sentence in australia, australia needs to consent. australia must say yes in advance. otherwise it's completely utterly meaningless. and australia is a 5 by country. you know, the, the us can just talk to them back child who they don't take a phone, don't do anything. and i can tell you i've been covering the court hearings. haven't said anything. and so today what happened in the high court, the entire ruling today in the high court was based on the premise that us assurances can be trusted. first of all, us assurances cannot be trusted. they are very vague and vigorous in their wording . and in mendoza's case, it went further than that. the united states signed a contract, an explicit contract with mendoza, and with spain saying that he must be returned to spain. he cannot be given
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a life sentence, he kind of tried for conscience structuring. they violated this. so even when you have very explicit assurances right here, here's the contract, the actor, the in today got they violated. so even if a signs were to be given better or more ironclad assurances, who can trust them? the united states has a history of violating assurances. mendoza is just one other case and i think it's very striking what he told me because mendoza was, was expedited for drug trafficking and money laundering. and he told me, if they did that to him, if the united states did that to mendoza, what are they going to do to julian thought. this is a common practice. the united states violates its assurances. it's diplomatic agreements, whether it's iran, nuclear deal, whether it's, you know, a prison transfer assurances for a saundra window that they're going to violate the mark my words. this is going to happen. mendoza certain of this, and i interviewed him for this and he seen dozens of people from spain, from columbia, from mexico, from all over the world who've been given assurances. and once they get to the us, it's violated. and so the high court made a very, very grave mistake today, these documents that i published,
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they weren't seen by the court yet. they weren't submitted in court. and i'm convinced that if the judge had seen them, if the judge's study these documents, they could not let the extra sure go ahead because they've accepted that a song just suicidal. they've accepted the judge, apply the test correctly, that he would be even more suicidal. he would, he would drive an expedition to deal with would drive him to take what they except it all this. so the only reason they allow the appeal to go ahead today was that the judge should have allowed us to give assurances before and that they trust us assurances, well, i'm very sorry, but these classified documents say otherwise. and you spent then that these fish information eve uncovered? have you, do you expect? will you be passing this on to the sounds? roy is a willis be heard you think in the lower court when it goes back? i haven't, i mean, i'm just speculating here, but i have a feeling that these documents will show up in court in the sunshine case because they are very compelling. like i said, mendoza was given a very, very similar assurance that he can serve his sentence in his own country that was
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violated the u. s. captain for 6 years and 9 months. the only reason mendoza was allowed to go back to spain is because he sued spain twice in the spanish supreme court. and he won and spain threatened to cut off the extradition treaty with the u . s. that is when the u. s. felt pressure, they wanted to keep extra dining people from spain. and so it's only because this was imperiled and in danger of being cancelled that they then sent him back. he also, when he got this document right here, the contract that he signed, he asked for it. he asked the us government to give him a copy. so we could contest in court. they refused. they told him it's classified. he's not privy to diplomatic communication. so he had to fight to get this document, and then he was able to sue the u. s. in us court. and they told him, if you dropped the u. s. suit, you can go back to spain. so just to recap, he sued spain in the supreme court. he sued the united states and then they let him go back. do you think jewel in a sancha will be able to get any sort of leeway when he tried doing the united kingdom where the united states for failing to enforce the conditions of his tradition yet tomorrow morning. they can take us on throw him into atx, florence,
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or refuse to let him go to australia and then he can't contest anything because there is no piece of paper with a song just signature on it, like there was with mendoza the you want the united states will tell him the same thing. they said to mendoza, they will say you are not a signatory of the extradition treaty between the us and u. k. you have no claim goodbye. and then his only pap saunders only path will be to go to the united kingdom to get the u. k. to pressure the us to follow the assurances to abide by the assurances. do you really think the country that is kept truly massage? jail for effect will be 10 years arbitrary detention is going to fight for him is going to pressure the us. i mean, you know, not in your wildest dreams. so a son, you know, as, as no trans mendoza got lucky you got very lucky, but assange, i highly doubt you will have any.


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