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ah, washington wins its appeal against a ruling blocking julian assumptions, extradition to the us. his case may now return to a lower court to be re heard. we speak with ricky leeks, editor in chief. this is not a case that is being fought on the basis of law. this is an absolute troubling steel. any legal process, sanchez case, sparks anger around the world with rights groups noting it comes as britain takes part in a democracy summit that hales the west. supposing freedom of the press and a provocative and threatening action, russia slams ukraine over an attempt to dangerously approach its maritime borders near crimea. taking tensions between the 2 states, to a new level, to get a reaction from residents on the peninsula. there are what god, he says blatant provocation they wanted to paper. russia is guilty where they
always blame russia for everything. those don't you deal with or they're likely to doing it in person to anger. russia on the sheets of the jets is just a pleasant way provoking you ah, broadcasting lot of direct from her studios. moscow. this is art international. i'm john thomas. certainly glad to have you with us. right now, a london court has ruled that wiki leaks founder julian assange can be extradited to the u. s. washington. one, it's appeal against a previous ruling that block to assange from being sent to america to face trial on espionage charges. his fiance described friday's decision as a grave miscarriage, of justice. julian exposed the crimes of cia tortures of ca killers. and now we know that those ca killers were planning to kill him too. how can this
court? how can these courts approve an extradition request? under these conditions, well to the san just now or step closer to being expedited to the united states. as the u. k. high court has decided that it will be overturning a decision not to expedite to him to the united states. that decision was based back in january on medical grounds at the time the judge said it would be oppressed if a student is sancha. that of high risk of suicide. of course, back in october, that was a 2 day harry, i was the united states trying to appeal over numerous grounds, including the fact that it offered an unprecedented package of assurances, as i saw, would not be held under the maximum security the strictest, maximum security conditions in prison and that he isn't unwell is being,
he's made out well, judas sanchez of continue to say that he is indeed active suicide risk. 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 one of those reports in the, in the cia i had talked to kidnap during the saw and put it 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 i'm pulling up evidence to not only throw out the court case entirely, but they say it's a 100 percent politically motivated. plus they of course, all that you're in the saw and should be walking free. when did you go my sidney to fight for sanchez freedom. it is unfair to keep him in custody when there is no crime or punishment for him to continue to fight. and this latest decision is not
yet final, it's will take time. i remind you that extradition hearings have been going on for almost a year, and it may take as long again to get a final decision. however, sanchez health continues to deteriorate and all of this affects his physical and psychological condition. i called the journalist is being prosecuted for publishing, reliable information about especially great war crimes committed by the american military in iraq and afghanistan. and it is worth noting that the american cult is not prosecuting the military who committed these crimes, but the journalist who published information about serious human rights violations . therefore, everything that happened became very indicative of the violation of freedom of the press by the american justice system in relation to other countries. now the united states on june is on for what they deem is one of the largest compromises of classified information, 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 us have indicted him on 18 counts under the
espionage act for publishing. i classified military documents over like the war in iraq and afghanistan, but most crucially, when i got included claims a minute to 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? and many people have been supporting her outside here. many, many protests is that also of similar questions there who is a glimmer of hope that you know, the british justice system might actually prevail for once. the british judiciary, as assistive on every level the u. s. campaign to get i 10 years, 10 years in the streets of london, public opinion in business side,
a sound. but obviously the judge's decision. 9 is not on the side of public opinion. it's absolutely doesn't say things. so she, this time of year to another christmas about do you know that is children without their dad stay on to fight to free judy massage. that's what i say. 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? in the case of june assange, obviously listed on the foreground of the royal court of justice, that they call it the royal court. of injustice, and just as i did was being announced, i protest even through eggs at this side directly behind me was just goes to show the sentiment and feeling here on the streets of london. it is a complicated back story, but briefly this is how the songs saga has been unfolding in recent years. in 2019,
he was forcefully removed by british police from the ecuadorian embassy in london. after quito terminated his 7 year asylum there. he had sought refuge in the building following sexual assault allegations and sweden, which have now been dropped. america wants the wiki, likes founder extradited, unclaimed of conspiring to hack a government computers and publish classified material. in january this year, a british judge ruled against extra diving him to the u. s. over fears about his mental health, but also rejected his bail application claiming that he may flee earlier we spoke with wiki leaks, editor in chief christian references was actually unbelievable. and so i run a good disposition should be handed on the united nations human rights the united states had all opportunity in the madison court to make those so called, oh, sure, and it's not. it's simply pretty simple. is that a lot in the madison court in january the united states had given assurances that
the they would to treat the julian fairly and he would get that treatment and be housed in an adequate to jail and could even server the new sentence if he gets one in australia, all of these so called assurance and have been investigated by human rights organizations such as amnesty international and found that the us you are. and so some of the work and paper they're written on. they are simply not reliable. we are dealing here with a nation where individuals on the top level in the junior, the top level of the cia and in the white house contemplated, kidnapping were killing julian lessons. this is not a case that is being fought on the basis of the law. this is an absolutely try to steal any legal process. this is a political case, and the julian arrest, as we have said, for many, many years is
mean, a major publications like the guardian in london, a new york times, dare spiegel, they all published this material. in fact, one awards for it. ah julian, in fact it was leaked the material and did what any publisher would do, which is to put it out. he's never been charged with publishing. material that is false or incorrect is a pre amazing track record i. but yes, it's very myopic on the part of a u. s. media outlets not to understand that if julian is extradited, which is unfortunately looking more and more likely. or this will set a legal precedent that any journalist who has in their possession classified material or any publisher that publishes classified material can be held in criminal contempt. it changes the game completely and eviscerate any investigation into the inner workings of power rushes. foreign ministry has slammed the courts.
verdict highlighting that it coincides with the end of a summit for democracy hosted by the us. this shameful, vertical political case against journalistic and public figure is another manifestation of the cannibalistic worldview of the anglo saxon tandem. the west marks international human rights day and the end of the summit for democracy with dignity. this news is devastating. the persecution of julian saunders, the disgrace, meanwhile bite in his holding his cynical democracy summit and the hypocrisy and the cruelty. we condemn today's u. k. high court decision to allow the expedition of julian songs to the us, which will prove historic for all the wrong reasons. we fully believe that julian assault has been targeted for his contributions to journalism. meanwhile, passed by documents have been laid bare, showing how the u. s. appears to have broken diplomatic assurances in another extradition case, similar to that of gillian assange. david mendoza says he only agreed to be extradited by madrid to america on the condition he be allowed to serve the
potential sentence in spain. he says he even find a document with the american and spanish governments, assuring him of that condition, but that the us held him in jail for almost 7 years before eventually returning him . and only after he took legal action against america. we spoke to journalist richard, met hurst, who released the documents in the case. you know, they've told a song 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. in mendoza's case, 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 a life sentence, he kind of tried for conscience structuring. they violated the, the u. s. kept him 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 us. 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. mendoza was extradited 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? i thought this is a common practice. the united states violates it's 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 is certain of this because i interviewed him for this and he's seen dozens of people from spain, from columbia, from mexico, from all over the world who've been given assurances. and once i get to the us, it's violated these documents that i published. 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 this 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 extradition to deal with, drive him to take what except it all this. so the only reason they allow the appeal to go ahead today was that the judge should have allow us to give assurances before and that they trust the us assurances, well, i'm very sorry, but these classified documents say otherwise an explosion has erupt it at a palestinian refugee camp in the southern lebanon, reportedly killing several people. blast reportedly occurred at an ammunition storage facility used by hamas militants in the port city of tire. not a local news agency reputed to maintain close ties with that organization said it was not unisons that exploded, but rather an oxygen canister used for treating covered patients. lebanese authorities are investigating filled up in the program as the us tries to promote democracy abroad. it may need to place more emphasis on its shortcomings at home.
watching television. you forget about the carpet cousins aside from the living room and you plug your experience into the tv. something romantic happens. you feel romantic feelings. somebody scary happens. you get to spend belief in reality. and you literally follow the story if you like this on the television and in a sense, it knows this is similar. oh oh, what back. this is art international. now rushes foreign ministry has criticized the west for its behavior after ukrainian worship approached russian territory warning that it could even lead to conflict in europe. my colleague, kevin owen, got the latest from our correspondence. caleb mob been in new york and julia shop of oliver, who is in crimea, where we had to 1st and not so long ago we heard from the russian foreign ministry
regarding the latest incident in economy and cursed trade, whether ukrainian a ship called don bonds had approached russian territory, vultures and, and turned bank without reporting to the russian coast guard. also, on thursday, december, the 9th russian flies, his is quoted, 5 u. s. and french miniature aircraft over the blank. c. according to the russian national defense control center and the russian foreign ministry added that nature supports ukraine and its aggressive actions instead of holding it back. mosca is concerned that nato complain was trying missile systems with a minimum flight time to russia on ukrainian soil. so let's take a listen to the ministry had to cite. a cruise has been set to draw ukraine into nature. such irresponsible behavior is an unacceptable threat to all security provoking serious risks for all parties involved up to a large scale conflict in europe. earlier they f as b has called the actions of the ukranian shipped on bonds in this c, a result, a provocation, and
a threat to the safety of navigation back. just to remind you not far away from where i'm standing in the crimea and see to have courage, a collision between the russian and ukranian fleet, and the curse trade have nearly happened. it started when they don't boss ship left, the port of mar, you poll, says day morning and moved towards the curse trade. the ukrainian defense minister said they don't boss ship was in this see a result illegally since it was a shed water area express his surprise at moscow. so a threat from an unarmed search and rescue vessel. and also the ship incident took place at the same time when the talks between the presidents of the united states and ukraine, joe biden, and of la demi zalinski were on the way crimea officials expressed consent and urged the you unsecure to counsel to discuss the problem that can leads to a wide spread confrontation. meanwhile, here, encourage local people also see the latest incident as provocation. and he has some of the opinions at the youngest of all will provoke god. this was blatant
provocation of it was intended to show that as biden's lensky spoke. russia was restricting passage for ukrainian shelley through the cut lines. right. or cuz i am confident that there was a tp crumbled ready to comb, recorded ball as it happens to put they wanted to paint. russia is guilty. they always blame russia for vivian post on yellow, that looking on the grounds. little rock arkansas for the word that he greenwood continue with the probably kitchen floor and they're like me doing it in 3rd period . the anger rush. i mean, all the city of a jets is just unpleasant way provoke a see you? yes. frequent, i'm at least with russia. so for example, he had told me to, and i say that always leave you would you were heard for really over her feelings are running high and all that to go see ations on the diplomacy than we going on. that very day. so was this unexpected, this incident last night, given everything? julia's just said, these provocations haven't simply been going on for a couple weeks. they've been happening for quite some time. there's been quite a pattern of escalation at the u. s. media has been playing up this idea that
russia is planning an invasion of ukraine. a russia has been adamant that they are not doing any such thing. we now have joe biden coming forward and saying that as a result of his recent talks with putin or the threat of russia supposedly invading ukraine ah, has been lifted up. but we have various voices in us media who were saying they're not so sure about biden's effectiveness in terms of diplomacy. and they think there could be a danger of war on the horizon. here's some of what we've heard. do not discount no matter how far fetched it may seem, a hot war with russia. yes, that is a lunatic idea. but that doesn't mean joe biden won't do it. now these statements don't seem baseless, if you look at what's actually been taking place along the border, you can talk about the intensification of activity from u. s. strategic bomber aviation. and russia has come forward and said that the united states is actually we're hersey rocking, dropping nuclear bombs near the ukrainian russian border. this point,
members of the u. s. congress coming out and saying that they would consider bombing russia. now, there's been a firestorm of criticism from their colleagues. i would not rule out american troops on the ground. we don't do, you know, we don't rule out 1st use nuclear action. any one who would propose or even consider what he is saying as an option, must be insane. a sociopath or a status launch a nuclear attack that would start a war that would destroy the american people, our country, and the world, so that we can save ukraine democracy. i mean, it literally is insane. now, the backdrop for all of this is the intense division within us society. we have a situation with the white house does. one thing, other politicians are saying something completely different will be waiting to see how this further develops. this comes ukraine's president. zelinski says he doesn't
rule out a referendum on the done bass region breaking away. meanwhile, the u. s. revealed on thursday that 30 javelin anti tank missile systems were delivered to ukraine in october or chief correspondent. but god takes a water look at the ukraine. tensions the situation on the ground in ukraine is perhaps worse to war because that is where people are dying. people are dying. people are suffering. people are going through through al and have been going through hell for many years that we have, we have seen the united states pacifically pumping weapons into ukraine for the ukrainian military. and these are weapons b, b, b, they a javelin miss are supplied by the united states or by dr. drones supplied by turkey. these are, these are weapons that are flowing into ukraine and immediately going to the conflicts of where the civil war is being fought in the east of ukraine. there are more than 2000000 civilians are trapped in the conflict zone in east than ukraine.
and they're just having to break it out, people going to sending their kids to school. they will have to worry about a tang cello, a mortar round landing. they're on the grounds of the school. vladimir putin is like and what is happening to a war cry versus she, i should say the router for me as the 1st step towards genocide. what's going on and on bass now very much resembles genocide. we see it and we know about it. or we hear about is these potential plans emanating from the she, i of the white house, the british government. these plans that no one previously knew about that russia was planning to invade. a huge area of ukraine was unclear how they would be able to achieve this was with, even if we believe the c i and others with, with such a small force. but let's look at what is happening again on the ground. you have the o. s. c, that reporting on c's for violation,
so their work is constant and round the clock. ukrainian artillery enforces destroyed or damaged 5 times more civilian infrastructure at schools at workplace as that is people's homes. 5 times more infant struck was discordant, damaged by ukrainian forces. the vice versa, you also have the situation in which you, ukraine, still still 6 years on, refuses to negotiate with the breakaway republic. aside from that, there also all manner of promises and assurances that you can keep on hearing from, from britain, from the united states, that they've got their back, that thou help them, that they'll keep the russians away. and what i, what that does is it emboldens you credit. and unfortunately, the situation is such that aside from very one sided coverage, you have a situation in which piece simply isn't desirable. we spoke to journalist and author thomas fast, bender, who thinks the escalation over ukraine must be stopped before it spirals out of
control. there is something that has not been here for decades. that is the perspective of the re perspective of a major european war. so even now the key for a potential war in europe lives now 100 percent with the, the key of government if key, if decides to provoke russian invasion. and there will be a russian invasion as soon as key of starts a major offensive against the break of a republics. in that case, automatically. busy the blank check will be full of western support for the ukrainian side. so the wisdom narrative says that whatever crimea, whatever key it does to reclaim or even reconquer the breakaway republics, or even crimea, would be executing this sovereign rights on this sovereign territory. we should hope that, that both washington and moscow and of course,
also also paris and berlin, understand that there is a real risk of a european war here. as the u. s. conclusion to summit for democracy, a virtual event billed as a confrontation against the world's dictatorships. joe biden underscores that maintaining democratic values is a defining challenge. the democratic world is everywhere. autocracies can never extinguish the embryo of liberty, and burns and hearts of people around the world, and every portion of it knows no borders. but while the us is busy promoting democracy and other countries that might need to pay more attention to what's going on at home, that's a stock home based thing tank published its annual review of democracies around the world. and for the 1st time put the u. s. in the backsliding category and the
democracy summits guest list has also raised some questions with participants such as zambia pakistan and nigeria classified by the index as hybrid regimes, not democracies, participants, iraq and new share were even declared as authoritarian. and the democratic republic of congo is nearly at the bottom of the list of the least democratic countries. meanwhile, the u. s. national security adviser says american policies are less and less guided by the revere global institutions of the un. i. m f and the world bank. he says the us needs more flexibility. we have entered a phase, i believe in foreign policy and international relations where it's no longer the formal, you know, the united nation and the i, m f and the world bank and so forth. we now have more of a complex mix of structures. there is no power the united states isn't you know, establishing its authority. it's a, it's a, it's
a nation on the decline right now. and the amount of trickery will change is divided ministrations. attempt to, you know, put its imprint on the role that the theory of american democracy plays as if the world today is ready to rally behind a model that failing as we speak. there was a lot of people that told joe by not to hold this summit focused on repairing american democracy here at home. that before you go out and you sell. busy a product to, to an international community, you have to make sure that the product is actually does what it's advertise to do. and as we've seen, the united states has a lot of problems. this democracy is an illusion. it's hypocritical in the extreme . it's not, it's not achieving what the bad ministration wanted to achieve. that doesn't for me, this are, i will be back in about 31 minutes with another full inspection is this is our international. glad to have you with us.
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