ah tonight, washington winds its appeal against the ruling blocking during the sanchez extradition to the u. s. his case may now return to a lower court though to be re heard. we speak with the wiki, makes editor in chief. this is not a case that is being fought on the basis of the law. this is an absolutely troubles feel any legal process. sanchez, case parks anger around the world with rights groups noting it comes at the same time as britain takes part in a democracy summit. but hales the west, supposed freedom with this press and the provocative and threatening action. russia slams ukraine for attempting to dangerously approach its maritime borders near crimea, taking tension between the 2 states to a new level. we get reaction tonight from residents of the peninsula. this is
blatant provocation. they wanted to paint russia is guilty, and they always blame russia for everything. those torn, you'd use senseless. they are likely doing it on purpose to anger. russia on the sheets of jackson is just unpleasant when provoked people ah, by their life from ortiz, world news headquarters, moscow, welcome to a random at 9 pm this friday evening with me, kevin, how in the big story, the same thing a london court has ruled that wiki likes found the julian assange can be extradited to the u. s. washington one. it's appeal against her previous ruling that blocked her son from being sent to america to face trial on espionage charges. his fiance, describe the decision today is 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, go to the phone 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 oppressive as during the sergeant at a high risk of suicide. of course, back in october, that was a 2 day hearing. 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, it would not be held under the maximum security the strictest maxim security conditions in prison. and that he isn't as well as being, he's made out. well,
judas sanchez have continued to say that he is indeed a 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 year that the cia i had talked to kidnap doing this on 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 pull 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 all gave it to you, and the son should be walking free. did you don't mind in you to fight for sanchez freedom? it is unfair to keep him in custody when there is no crime or punishment for him. we continued to fight and this latest decision is not yet final. it's will take
time. i remind you the text tradition hearings have been going on for almost a year, and it may take us 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 grave war crimes committed by the american military in iraq and afghanistan. and it is worth noting that the american court 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 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 act for publishing. i classified military documents overnighted to the war in iraq and afghanistan, but most crucially got included claims that in 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's incredibly disappointed and she's 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 are similar questions there who is a glimmer of hope that you know, the british justice system might actually prevail for once. the british judiciary has assistive on every level, the u. s. campaign garcia and i to 10 years, 10 years in the streets of london, public opinion in business,
high sounds. but obviously the judge's decision is not on the side of public opinion. it's absolutely devastating. so she, this time of year to another christmas without doing that is children without their data stay on the fights 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 wasted on the foreground of the royal courts 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. yes, a complicated backstory. let me briefly up some it for you. in $29.00 team, he was forcefully removed by british police from the ecuadorian embassy in london
after quito terminated his 7 year asylum there. he'd sought refuge in lat, building after sexual assault. allegations may recall in sweden, which i've now been dropped. america says he wants the wiki leagues found the extradited on claims of conspiring to hat government computers and publish classified material that in january this year, fast forwarding, then a british judge ruled against expediting him to the us of affairs about his mental health, but also rejected his bail application claiming that he may flee early, we spoke with wic leaks, hadn't heard. chief kristen have from some was actually unbelievable. and so i run a good this decision should be 100 on the united nations human rights. the united states had all opportunity in the medicine court to make those so called assurances, it did not. it simply press them forward after they lost in the magistrate 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 serve his entrance if he gets one in australia. all of these so called assurance and have been and been investigated by human rights organizations such as amnesty international. and i found that those are your months worth of paper. they're written on they are simply not reliable. we are dealing here with a nation where individuals on the top level in langley, they're junior, the top level of the cia and in the white house contemplated, kidnapping were killing julian assaults. this is not a case that is being fought on the basis of the more this is an absolutely tried to steal any legal process. this is a political case, and the julian arrest us, we said for many, many years is a political persecution. the assist me in pursuing assange offer, avail,
contact show. i see it. so the u. s. says assange a journalist isn't protected from the espionage act. why on the media more concerned about the case studies, implications for freedom of speech is the 1st one on the suppose. it springs to mind. well, because the u. s. has argued that assange conspired to hack into government computers. the chief witness that the f b i had to push forward that claim in iceland is now retracted that statement, but that is a kind of that's the kind of reassurance that has been given to media outlets to distinguish them from julian. because otherwise, there is no difference. remember that a major publications like the guardian in london, the new york times, dare spiegel, they all published this material, in fact one awards for it. julian, in fact, was leaked the material as and i worked 15 years for the new york times. i was
leaked classified material and published it and did what any publisher would do, which is to put it out. he's never been charged with publishing material. it is false or incorrect. it's a pretty amazing track record. but yes, it's very myopic on the part of us media outlets. not to understand that if julian is extradited, which is unfortunately looking more and more likely. 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 and the sentences. the u. s was never going to let this go, whether it's a decision to expedite no solely the u. k. high court decision. in theory, of course, it is almost ready influence to think or pressure and so waive from america.
well, of course, the intelligence community is bonded between the u. k. in the united states. it wasn't a surprise. what a surprise is only how willing they are to twist the law. in order to extract julian, there were 5 grounds that the u. s. argued in order to do that, they propose before this 2 panel court, appellate court 2 extra 2. and it was interesting that on 3 of the grounds were rejected. those were all the grounds that dealt with julian's fragile psychological and physical state. the other 2 grounds were the assurances that the u. s. would not subject julian to extreme isolation or put him in the florence, colorado maximum, secure superman prison. but they came with caveats which even the judges
acknowledge. so that if julian did anything that was deemed by the c, i a to legitimate the use of sam, special administrative measures, which is just extremely installation and monitoring all contact with your attorneys, how he could then those sam's could be imposed on him and he could be held chris in florence, it was interesting this. yeah, we've only got 30 seconds. i want to so i want to pick up one of the you said about there, but his mental state, that's the whole key today. the judges said, well is mental state is not valid, but in the consideration. and that is why they've allowed it no literary 30 seconds . all the sun just low is going to find strong enough ground to appeal the decision really successfully or not using what she got on it. i think he's being railroaded into the embrace of the united states. i
mean that, that is just been what's been characterized by this entire process. yeah, i mean, the assurance is, i mean the psychological state is beyond dispute because the evidence in court was quite dramatic in october banging his head against the wall hallucination. and he was moved to a mental health care unit in bell marsh because of that. so that's not really in any kind of dispute. they found a razor blade half of a razor blade under a socks. he was calling the samaritans talking about wanting to commit suicide a 100 times a day. i mean, yes, that's right. a the, the ruling was kind of flew in the face of everything we heard during the career hearing in the district court. chris, thank you. i'm sorry we had a case show there a bit, but to janice author and host the course on context, so love you show, keep it going. thanks a bit on this right meantime or reaction rushes for a ministry slam. the court verdict earlier highlighting with it coincided with the
end of a summit for democracy hosted by the us. this shameful version, a 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, a son just a disgrace. meanwhile, biden is 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. alright, let's now get a view from oxford in the u. k. janice, a broadcast mil clocks there. hey neil, a us led to chrissy summit the just about to finish and we've heard journalism is crucial a course to a strong democracy. now argument that it appears not to be the case that when it
comes to julian, the san j. absolutely never really was it. i think i think the only surprising thing about today, kevin, is anybody is remotely surprised by. i've heard report saying people were devastated. they were shocked. it was surprise, really, what planet all the living on? i never heard of any hopes the june assigned getting this process. and he's going to be extra charge to us. the only way he could have got out of prison. his other breaking out, or perhaps if he had known that this is a political fall is the the chap he spoke to earlier said this is very much political try another legal trial if he had given patch. undertakings that were he to be really worried me part and he would not engage any any for political activity . but i said the other already today, today's international human rights day given to been treated and support who say it's been treated well. somebody's got a rather sick sense if you haven't they really. 3 so that happened today really?
no, i, i didn't hold up any hope. i'm an optimistic person you could ever find. but from this case, if any times that the, the j show could have been under any kind of pressure there, impartial, there's no thought about that. so they just simply ruled that in the, in their view, he wasn't mentally unstable enough to, to be denied this end the end of was there any pressure put on them? do you think? no, well, i don't think that the songs legal team covered themselves in glory. i don't think that they really, really counted the us, today's truancies. why convinced me enough? i think the us, obviously we know the story you me saying it to you is. take a visa, truancies number of insurances about a son if he came to us was it was in the us jail and i don't think they were convincingly enough and that's what he's down to at the moment. is these issues,
or would he be safe in an american jail? all i said we're going to take america's word for it or what chance city might be able to see a sentence out. the good me, i mean it was 175 years. my thought is maybe between 6 and 810 years, maybe that if, if he eventually is sent home for this, he could service sentence out in australia to think that would really happen. well, i think, you know, how long will it take before he actually gets if he is at, should i to the u. s. and it looks a formality in out, when will we actually be put on trial when, when we actually have the trial, we know how slow this is. our process is. so we're talking about many, many years now. of course that suits us because unit aside will still be a prison 20 when the cross going on. so you know, the status quo, if you like, of june, isn't being incarcerated, he's very much in the favor of the u. s. and so therefore, we don't expect to be very speedy. it will go on or on, i think, to our be brutally honest with you. i think the only 2 ways unicycle ever be a free man again is one. it literally escaped some trail in
a course you'll be hunted and persecuted until he's captured, or too perhaps if he could go back door. and i, if assured his women was made or given to the us, that he would not engage in any future activity that was political or certainly political pertaining to national security than a perhaps he might be part and, but i think if he, if that doesn't happen then the future doesn't look good and i've said that all along. i'm sorry to be so pessimistic. jones, rural casner, clar. foxes, sure, thank you. thanks kevin. meantime, classified documents were laid bare showing how the u. s. appears were broken diplomatic assurances and another expedition case to night, similar to that of julianna's son. so the now faces this said tom guys named david mendoza. he says he only agreed to be expedited by madrid to america on condition that see, he was allowed to serve any sentence in spain. he says, even send a document with the american spanish governments,
assuring him of that condition. but the us 30 says held him in jail for him was 7 years before eventually returning him. and only after he took legal action against america was folks who are independent jealous, richard mentors, to release the documents. in the case, you know, they've told the sounds that he can serve 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 can not be given a life sentence, he kind of tried for concert structuring. they violated this, 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 and it 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's 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 u. s, 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 of these documents, they could not let this extra and go ahead because they've accepted that a song just suicidal. they've accepted the judge, applied the test correctly, that he would be even more suicidal. he would, he would drive an extradition to deal with. we drive him to take us except that 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 will, i'm very sorry, but these classified documents say otherwise 20 to me most time here with the channel the question is more of international coming out. russia warms the west over a potential conflict in europe after ukrainian ship sailed dangerously close to russian waters last evening without authorization. ah, we're watching television. you forget about the carpet, the curtains, the fighter in the living room, and you plug your experience into the tv, something magic happens. you feel romantic feelings can be scary, happens you don't 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. so many of the school the delta would be the sort of p i did. i could well, you're not going to get a car. sure. any more transmissible than delta and not what's happened. you got something which has popped up with more than 30 changes in that spike protein that we're all interested in. it's accumulated all the mutations we've seen in different berries all in one virus. and that raises some very interesting issues about, you know, where did it come from in the 1st place? is it possible to get even more mute and what's gonna happen in terms of disease severity and vaccine protection? so in any suggesting the know the virus is still got some way to go through the more surprises ah rushes for ministries
criticize the west for his behavior after a ukrainian ship approach to russian territory warning that it could even lead to conflict in europe. i got the latest from our correspondence. caleb mopar nearly a shop of valor for who is in the crimea right now. and not so long ago we had from the russian foreign ministry regarding the latest incident in the crime in coach trade, whether ukrainian a ship called don bonds had approached russian territory, voices, and then turned bank without reporting to the russian coast. god. also on thursday, december, the 9th russian flies his is hooted, find us in french miniature aircraft over the blank. see, according to the russian national defense control center. and the russian foreign ministry added that nato supports ukraine, and it's aggressive actions instead of holding a bike mosca is concerned that nato con place was trying miss. so systems with a minimum flight time to russia on ukrainian soil. so let's take a listen to the ministry, had to say, a cruise has been sent to draw ukraine into nato. 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 the f s v has called the actions of the ukranian ship don boss in this c, a bizarre, a provocation, and a threat to the safety of navigation back. just to remind you not far away for wound standing in the crime in see to have courage, a collision between the russian and ukrainian fleets and the curse trade have nearly happened. it started when they don't boss ship left, the port of mar you pull saturday morning and moved towards the coast trade. the russian side hunt received any request for passage as required by russian legislation. it was sailing and bassy of a zone towards the coast trade and did not respond to requests from the russian coast guard. according to the f as b laser, it took the opposite course all this time the ship was accompanied by rushes coast so god. meanwhile, the ukrainian defense minister said they don't boss ship was in this sea of his own
legally since it was a shed water area. he expressed his surprise that moscow saw 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 president. so be unite, saves an ukraine, joe biden, and vladimir lensky were under way of various sources. say that c presidents among other things, were discussing an online meeting between joe biden and rushes led him a person that took place early on tuesday. analysts say ukraine would. the western support regularly tries to violate russian territorial waters. crimea officials expressed concern and urged the un security council to discuss the problem that count leads to a wide spread confrontation. meanwhile, here encourage local people also see the latest incident as provocation. actually they say it's not a problem for ukrainian ships to pass through the cache trade. they do it regularly . actually. all they need to do is to inform the russian side that they are coming . and he has some of the opinions at the yamashita will provoke gods. this is
blatant provocation. robin. it was intended to show that as biden zalinski spoke, russia was restricting passage for ukrainian ships through the kite. right. but i am confident that there was a t. v crumbled, ready to comb and record it all as it happens to play. they wanted to paint russia is guilty. they always blame russia for everything in stone that i'm going to blue thought fornia yellow, that the he, senseless worker for. but the words that he crane would continue with the provocations, and they're likely doing it on purpose to anger, russia, all the sheep, all the jets is just a pleasant way provoke people, see who you're for, coordinate. i am at peace with russia. so brooklyn the yoke toward me too, and i say that willing to be of you, would you? so we continue to follow all the developments here in cash right nicely and it will bring you more information as we get it. we were heard from you earlier. the po feelings are running high in order to go see ations on that diplomacy than we going on that very day. so was this unexpected, this incident last night,
given everything julius just said, well, this latest incident and the courage straight is just an ongoing twist in developments on the russian ukrainian border, who's 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 of the u. s. media has been playing up. this idea that russia is planning an invasion of ukraine, or 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, a has been lifted at it. but we have various voices in us media who are 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. there is nothing we could possibly gain from
a military confrontation with letter reputed, and there's very much we could lose, including, of course, many thousands of american wives. 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, now at this point you can recall the u. k and they're provocations over the black sea waters last summer. in addition to that, there was an incident just recently, just yesterday we saw a to nato warplanes that were escorted by russia over the black sea prevented from violating russia's air space. this point, members of the u. s. congress are coming out and saying that they would consider bombing russia. now there's been a fire storm of criticism from their colleagues in response to these comments from american politicians. here's what took place. 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.
anyone 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, and also the ukrainians, so that we can save ukraine's 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, says one thing, other politicians are saying something completely different, these heated words that we're seeing from us officials. so joe biden is reassuring everyone that he's responsible for saving ukraine from this alleged threat of russian invasion. that's the situation here in the united states. and that sort internationals world news, 9 love for moscow reporting fears for kevin in thanks so much for checking in this friday evening review or check it in around the world.