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on has a high of 27 degrees on tuesday. thank you for that. jeff. still ahead on this news r. o. we will ask if international pressure is finally working against me and mars military leaders. after the center released his hundreds of prisoners. also a former nazi secretary sans trial and germany accused of assisting in the motor of thousands of people. and another grand slam helps the boston red sox take control of their championship series against houston. gemma leveled the spot a little later. ah, compelling journalism we keeping our distance because it's actually quite dangerous . ambulances continue arrive at the scene of the explosion, inspire program making. i still don't feel like i actually know enough about what living under fascism was. light, how much money did you make for your rural and deliverance?
i made that al jazeera english crowd recipient of the new york festivals broadcaster of the year award for the 5th year running frank assessments. what's the point of the un if multilateralism isn't part of its dna, we need somewhere we're sovereign states can exchange use informed opinions is focused likely to change biking behavioral. it's not gonna change their behavior. they're going to continue to do what they do when it's going to be more in trade and less in terms of trying to match with this more games mentality. in depth analysis of the days global headlines inside story on out jazeera lou ah,
or on the news are here al jazeera. these are the top stories. floods in india have killed dozens of people in northern and southern regions. lots parts of the condom in north of and cut off, in carola rescue teams are preparing for worsening conditions as the dams overflow . these 43 people up in kill by attackers in nigeria, staccato state, gum and storm to market in good on your attack. spy, such on roots have only been increasing in northern nigeria. excuse me. and north korea has testified at least one ballistic missile into the sea of japan, a meeting of intelligence chiefs in the u. s. japan and south korea has been held and they agreed to strengthen their cooperation. we're going to look at cove, it now, but slightly different perspective. amnesty international is saying that censorship and misinformation during the pandemic had a dangerous impact on public health and likely contributed to an increase in the number of debts. the report says oppressive governments shut down independent
reporting and silenced voices which are critical about government responses to cove at 19, the report says, for example, china silenced to journalists when the outbreak began. citizen journalist johnson was detained by police in han and has been missing since may of 2020, and mrs. tanzania, russia nicaragua, criminalized what they labeled false news, restricting coverage of information. people needed to make a needed to protect themselves. and the report blames social media companies for the rapid spread of misinformation. let's bring it all together with at least some other county and london, author of that report. amnesty international research on human rights defenders. thank you for your time today. how can i say off the top that we're not massively surprised about this countries where the free press has been under pressure anyway? and in this case, this effectively an opportunity to clamp down at further absolutely,
this is something us been a long time coming. we've seen a closing on the civic space and a fundamental right like freedom of expression, that being cry, been packed down on by countries around the world for a long time, especially certain countries. but in some cases, during the cove, it a crisis during the pandemic, we've seen also on the countries introducing new measures. and unfortunately, the use the, the pandemic to introduce measures such as, you know, criminalizing fight knees. and that's a problem in itself because they can use is such a politically charged turn, as well as not simply iran. is it all misleading information is sometimes we seen in practice is any information that is not particularly like by the authority, right? so you say in trying to fight uses an interpretation, it may, it may be considered like, just by the government and a den i spent an opportunity has become over the yes, yes. so and what we're saying is that we're concerned that this clamping down of
who freedom information has become the new normal. and this cannot be the case. we really need to lit older. these measures have been introduced in the past year and a half and previously as well because otherwise, how are people going to get the information that i can trust information that they feel is that truthful and independent and that they can base their, you know, choices, health choices on and you actually have come to a conclusion that this is cost lives that this is not just been a, something that's happened. it's actually led to more depth than the needed to be. it's impossible to measure of course, but you can understand that when you know you are not given the correct information out the right time about what to do and make about where it's coming from and you know what to do about it and what are you choices then that becomes
a problem also becomes a problem where you are hesitant about boxing. can you don't trust your fictional information anymore? and as a very, very simple example, if we have had freedom of information, an expression in china, india, and the days that make maybe a lot of fun, that we might have been at the very beginning lease our quick way on the social media companies themselves. they are pretty, pretty easy to play in these days and they do get blamed for a lot and a lot of it is, is warranted. what could they actually be doing? what more could they have done? i think what they've done and they have taken some steps, but we think that's not enough. i mean, they can actually, oh, easily do a lot about that transparency and then measures. and that can take, you know, that can tinker around the edges. that's what they're being doing to. what we're asking is that the entire business model is looked at what we need. strong digital
regulation. that is, you know, in that statement to start considering toward social media competence because they won't be doing it by themselves because it is about, you know, how they function. so this needs to come from as well. and they need to look at the way that social media companies extract information from uses, keep using gland to the screen, and then they serve this information, which is part of how they work. they algorithm model. yeah. a lot of people asking questions out the least amount of counties from amnesty international. thank you so much for your time. me and mas military government is releasing political prisoners. relatives been waiting outside. the prism in young gone. the amnesty grounds, freedom to those who took part in the anti qu, demonstrations, but most of the political leaders of the form of government. and that includes unsung sushi will remain in detention main. miles move follows the decision from
axiom to exclude a zone to lead him in on lie from an upcoming summits, his r and conley, a research fellow in southeast asian, political change in foreign policy at the institute in international institute for strategic studies and singapore. he says, it's too soon to know whether the gender actually wants to make concessions. not really clear yet to what extent this is really that much of a concession. there's always an m s. d for the full moon holiday of putting you. and that appears to be the case this year. if the, the, the wanted to make the military and just your there was not need to do that. earlier this year when covered 19 was looking through the prison. and when a number of the political prisoners, some of them have not been released today, caught covered 19, but it's not clear how many of the 5600 that they say they're going to release are actually political prisoners. earlier this year, the hunter tried to make it seem as though they were releasing prisoners and
humanitarian gesture. they mostly released violence criminals to make room for more political detainees. and among those who have been released yesterday today, a number of them had to make a statement to say that they weren't engaging political activities. so we have to estimate that the, what extent this is really about political prisoners versus other other forms of what are the and it's done in the past few days is the most severe sanction that has ever remember over 5 decades of diplomacy. this is a big deal telling one of the leaders of one of the member states that it cannot attend the summit of which it would use the footage of to try and demonstrate it international legitimacy to people me and me are to try and use that to be just that they should stop resisting because the kudos in february was a complete that is a pretty big deal and it was something that took a long time to get to i don't think anyone believes implying the leader of the who cares primarily about international legitimacy but he really cares on some level,
otherwise he wouldn't have been running that footage of him meeting the leader since your card in april, constantly unsafe tv for months after it happened. a 96 year old charge with aiding and abetting mass murder in a nazi concentration camp has gone on trial in germany. 3 weeks after failing to turn up to court in gulf, which now was a typist, the sort of camp in poland. she is actually being tried despite her age in an adolescent court because of a young age at the time of her alleged crimes. german media reports are those crimes as being transcribing eci execution orders. she is accused of helping with the murders of some 11000 jews, polish partisans and soviet russian prisoners of a different steadfast. and she's in berlin with the latest m got 1st no was so picked up by an ambulance and was wearing what looked like a sort of hot mud suit going into court today after her dramatic escape from the
nursing home near hamburger just 2 weeks ago when her 1st day in court was supposed to be. she was detained briefly, but the authorities let her go, but they made it very clear to us that there was no way that she could escape again . they didn't specify the match as they have taken. she was taken back to the nursing home, but she's now in court that case can only start in german, according to german law when that suspect itself is in court. so the charges will be rat out today because of her age, the case will or the trial hearings will be short. she, her attendance will be maximized by around 2 hours. she is charged and accused of assisting the mass, murder of more than $11000.00 prisoners at the shoot. gotta stood ho for camp in poland between 1943 and 945. she was actually working as a secretary, as her, as a bank worker at the dresden bank, which was assisting the as,
as at the time to have the operation in concentration camps when the we're marked was suffering losses. she lost her job and she was moved to the concentration camp to work there and according to the court and also according to investigators, she was aware of all the documents that have been type and sign there. and she also knew about these orders for execution to people have been gas, have been shot, have been poisoned. in that camp. we're going to go to boston to talk more about this with devon pandas who is a professor of history at boston college. and i actually want to start with a bit of history actually more recent history numbers. because earlier today we was speaking to a lawyer who brought a case i think is about 20 years ago. now the john demo, new case, a similar thing which and correct me if i'm wrong, a kind of open the door for what we're seeing happening now in 2021. yes,
that's right. so for a long time after world war 2, german cords, mom, she did not see crimes, but in order to secure a conviction for accessories, murder, you know, the court had to find that the defendant had contributed directly to was just if they murder shows easy. if somebody torture on what your dad or if they shot on one or for the doctors, for example, decided went to the gas chambers and got into the camp to work as a slave labor. but you had to show that the defendant had done something very specific to a specific victim. and and that meant that people who served a kind of helper for the larger operation of the camps the didn't contribute directly to the murder at any given individual. you couldn't really convict miano k started to change that he was convicted as an accessory, murder,
not for any specific action against any specific victim. but we because he, by being a guard in the death camps, had contributed to their general functioning. and the court held that because the general purpose of these camps, what you heard or helping out, just run effectively constituted excess reagan. right. and so how long have you been? nice, sorry, i'll interrupted, we have this case now where it's someone who was a typist who was, who was assigning and, and typing up execution orders, which takes it to another stage i guess. but also you just have me a fact that we've got a nazi trial happening in 2021, which i find, you know, quite extraordinary. does it have to be treated differently in any way because of the history or is this it's a court case on. so legally speaking, i would say no, right? i mean the good german prosecutor's office issued a statement saying, you know,
there's no statute of limitations for murder or for accessory to murder. and therefore, under the rule of law, if we have evidence that somebody was involved initially we have to prosecute. i think i'm in the bigger kind of cultural context. obviously, the fact that she's 96 that this is, you know, many decades after the end of the war, people are aware that the kind of punishment that would have, might have made sense in the 1950s is less plausible today. and so if you look at the more recent cases where people have been convicted of the sentences have tended to be very mild, right? if you put somebody in your mid ninety's into jail for 4 years that effectively a life set, right? so you have seen it in that regard. extraordinary stuff as in devon, i've got so much more news to get to. i'm gonna have to leave today, but thank you so much. we really do appreciate your time today. thank you.
now actually going back to the height of the cold war here and when the u. s. had around 50 military bases in greenland, many of which were left to decay and rust and inevitably polluted the fragile environment. one was named camp century, it was built under the ice before being abandoned. that now as the ice melts, there are fears that toxins and radioactive coolants, which were meant to stay buried forever, could soon be exposed. and the special report from nic clock now in economic hidden away up a remote fuel amid the wonder of the arctic there's a jaw dropping sight. the remains of an old army base cool, blue east to that's been slowly rusting away for decades. during the cold war, american command has ordered that military bases should be built across greenland in facts more than 50 were built. now any one remains in the rest. like this one was simply abandoned. amongst it old more than 200000 fuel drums,
many were full when they were left, leaching out that toxic contents. the base was actually constructed in the 2nd world war, but continued operation into a time when the soviet union and the united states were standing toe to toe when it was eventually decommissioned the abandonment was total. hey, this is really quite shocking. you've got to remember that this is in the heart of this pristine wilderness. what is a wonderful environment? and yet all of this is just effectively been dumped here. and if you think this is bad, there's a lot worse on the other side of greenland. for a huge u. s. bass was built into the ice cap and that one was powered by nuclear reactor. the united states army has established an unprecedented nuclear powered arctic research center. the construction of camp said tree started in 1959 and was completed inside 2 years. officially, a research station. it's really was to launch nuclear missiles against the soviet
union. in the event of war, but it soon became obvious that shifting greenland the ice sheet, made the site dangerously unstable and it was abandoned in 1967. what we can tell from our eyes penetrating radar survey is the sort of magnitude and spatial distribution of the debris. and we can see, you know, how the tunnels have closed and they've, you know, smushed completely closed. they have no more air space in them. the sites nuclear reactor was removed, but unknown quantities of radioactive waste plus 200000 liters of diesel were left under the assumption they would be buried forever. but now because of climate change, they could be exposed to the environment, possibly within 8th, he is. so it has to be continually monitored the rate of warming that the green the nation is facing today is pretty unprecedented in the last 12000 years. just how fast is warming and how fast the i sheet is retreating. so camp centuries now
experiencing more mouth than it has in the past. denmark is now funding a $29000000.00 cleanup of u. s. military installations in greenland for blue eas to. well now there are plans to turn is rusting legacy of the past into a tourist attraction, a contrast to the regular guide, but green, and to say the least. nicholas al jazeera, it could take green, and i forget next full planet s o s t special from green. the next screening 2330 gmc wednesday on al jazeera and of course, online at al jazeera dot com. still a few. now that the sports news will find out why not at joker, which might not be able to defend his trading open title next year. ah.
ah drama. thank you. kemal. the olympic flame has been officially handed to china. head of next is a controversial beijing when to games. the ceremony took place without spec tases the path and make stadium in athens by the 1st model and then picks a hosted in 1896. it was held without incident following protests as the torch was lit the day before. activists, according for a boycott of the games because of china's treatment of muslin weakest. china denies any wrongdoing you limping torch is supposed to represent peace and hope. but for our people who are living under the brutal chinese communist brady, this represents global complicity in china's extreme regression. we're in athens to
day to tell to the international community that the olympic games are being handed over to a country actively committee, a genocide. the resident pick committee says that it's governments not athletes that should be leading the debates around human rights. the opportunity to compete for the united states is a special one and a singular event for the great majority of olympic and paralympic athletes. we are focused on protecting that opportunity and continuing to advocate strongly for athletes who have earned their position on team usa. we strongly believe that the governments of the world, including our own and the respective diplomatic teams and experts, should lead the conversation about international relations. we are focused on ensuring that athletes are provided a safe fare and enjoyable environment to compete. in the wake of the saudi arabia backs take over at newcastle 18 other premier league teams invited to book
sponsorship deals, linked to club owners, what's out with some flash photography here. new castles, rivals are concerned that the new bosses will gain advantage, finding lucrative deals with saudi state and companies. the temporary freeze on all 20 teams will last a month, while more permanent rule change is discuss. well that's so now it's a piece of global sports correspondent, role paris in manchester. rob, thanks for joining us. just tell us which clubs voted for this and how have new cost reacted. while all 18 clubs apart from manchester city and newcastle of back, this proposal is all emerging through source is nothing official. and it really was the results of an emergency meeting held on monday by premier league rivals of new council to try to sterling me their ability to draw on resources in saudi arabia to particularly raise their revenue. because now they've got a sudden influx of cash off the years of under achieving following this take over 2 weeks ago. and vast investment is needed in the squad. it's currently in the
relegation off the losing to talk them on sunday in the 1st game under the public investment fund. majority ownership, but there are presently financial fair play rules that mean they can only have losses of a 105000000 pounds over 3 years. under financial 5 play before they can consider potentially qualifying for europe and then having to buy, buy you a regulation. so one way of inflating the revenue to be able to spend on play is to improve the squad, would be costing to trying new sponsors. and certainly we're seeing from other clubs in the premier league that they think perhaps new council might go and seek sponsorships from companies related to the saudi solving. well fun to now owns the club and try to maximize that sponsorship. and that's something that has that not gone down well with other clubs, much to 60. of course i am by abu dhabi have benefited the many years from my company sponsored and linked to the state there. and they insist those deals are
being done. the best value of the normal market, right. and not in any way. yeah, inflated. i wrote, this isn't a new issue. so why have this happened now? well say, because probably clubs have had a decade to grapple where this is the c, manchester safety, a mass those sponsorships, the stadium is named off the airways, ex, yada pays on the jazz is and something that's been widely scrutinized. so the focus will be on why those clubs of now, not actually in the years after being city doing it, but only in the week or so after the completion of the protracted take over by saudi arabia. and it really does signal the concerns are mainly the clubs that this new financially strong role april is starting to emerge. this pe tell you about like it stored last year in the pi receive linked to sound. you re be as human rights issues, which do ling of the concerns about saudi arabia. and it was only approved
a couple of weeks ago. we still many questions in terms of just what it so now the primly k to feel they say they have legally binding guarantees that the saudi state isn't controlling newcastle, united but the public investment fund, which i'm a to the sense the club, while it's entire board virtually is found, the ministers, it's chaired by the saudi crime prints, but how they'd been solomon and certainly even young liverpool managers voice the concerns perhaps experience more widely. i was just why this take you but was approved while they guarantees when needed. and now we're seeing the next few weeks, the premier league and it's that clubs are going to be trying to construct the longer term regulations that could impede the ability of newcastle. well, actually that, that was right because we're running out of time, but we'll be definitely want to miss of interest over the next month. thank you for joining us. now chuck, which is australian opens high to the fence, is in doubt because unvaccinated athletes are unlikely to be allowed into the country. according to local government in victoria twenties. hi,
my grandson champion, joke of h, has repeatedly refused to declare his vaccinations status and says, given the rules, he's not sure he will compete in melbourne. why? he's want to record 9 times. victoria at which house the event in january has introduced a vaccine mandate for professional athletes. the rules of not yet been clarified for those coming in from abroad. when asked about job which the state premier daniel andries said sports dolls should be treated like everyone else is actually doesn't care what yeah. tennis ranking use. well how many grand slams you've won? a sorry. the vars does not care. ah, which took completely irrelevant in a to be vaccinated to keep yourself safe indicate by the side. or i think that the person you indicated, or any other tennis pilots, no push animals, or any other tennis, spiral, gulf, all ra, all, all formula drama will even get a visa to get here. so the con becomes moot, and if i did get evasive, i'd probably have to quarantine for a couple weeks when no other players have to. so i don't think that that's going to
be a role of an issue. and that, so his hope now we'll have more for you later. thank you. jenna can get next. a sports bulletin is in the next news out. $1500.00 g and t. but we're back with more news for you right off the right karen al jazeera in a moment. ah, lanissa is approaching a tipping point in the lead up to the cop 26 climate summit. al jazeera showcase is program dedicated to one veiling the realities of the climate emergency witnesses green films documenting the human experience on the front line planet. as the wes reports from greenland on how the rapid rate of melting ice is having a profound effect on the population, people empower us why politicians have been so in affected in fighting climate change. folk lines investigates horizon temperatures of fueling
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