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this is deja vu news live from berlin marking 25 years since europe's worst atrocity since the 2nd world war thousands of bosnian muslims were killed in the tripper knutson massacre on this day in 1905 a ceremony is underway to commemorate the victims also on the program. roger stone he is a free man after u.s. president donald trump commuted the sentence of his former aide he had faced prison for lying to congress. and lifesaving aid to syria
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a un roadblock russia and china vetoed security council efforts to continue sending food and supplies to civilians in rebel held territory. i'm michael it's good to have you with us 25 years ago today serb forces captured the bosnian town of. and carried out europe's worst massacre since the 2nd world war a ceremony is underway to remember the thousands of muslims killed in the atrocity the anniversary is being marked in the shadow of the global coronavirus pandemic which has not only meant that commemorations have been scaled back but has also again delayed appeals hearings in the trial of the main culprit serb general ratko lat it sure was eventually convicted of war. and genocide but the families of the
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deceased are far from closure. just 3 bones in a piece of cloth yet it's enough to shed light on a sad fate one of 8000 victims of the strep an isa genocide is recovered here from a mass grave in eastern bosnia the bones are later brought together. catherine baumberger is the director general of the international commission on missing persons she's been instrumental in finding and identifying the bodies of the disappeared she cannot put the genocide behind her. you know a good many ways every day is like a 5 year are eternally dealing with this issue baumberger moved to the hague from the bosnian capital sarajevo a few years ago and the state of the art lab where d.n.a. is extracted from skeletal samples and analyzed came with her the genetic codes can then be compared with the d.n.a. of survivors but this is not only about victims finding closure. lab results have
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been used in various trials in 2017 the international criminal tribunal for the former yugoslavia found the main perpetrator of the trouble needs a massacre the former serbian military commander ratko melodic guilty of committing war crimes and genocide. the us detected the genocide by analyzing satellite images of the victims have been varied to cross serbian controlled system both mia some skeletons were torn apart then years later under the eyes of the bosnian serb authorities the dead were seen to. the aim is to allow family members to properly bury their dead and. i want to just a person to get that they're running articulation because it's possible that this came from one of his role in this case for the threat of. what was pioneered in is no widespread method for identifying victims used the world over to identify those
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killed in wars and other conflicts. and serve as a reminder of what we're all capable of regardless of which country we're from that level of hatred results can have a very very bad ending and i am scared. catherine bond that says it's up to also learn whether or not we learn from the past. i'm now joined by professor has had little of it shay's social anthropologist an award winning writer at our mit university in melbourne australia a little of each has written about the long term effects of the bosnian war but more importantly sir you are from and have relatives who were killed in the massacre there what does this day mean for you. well a clear about who survives regrets that this is a most of us are conscious about the whole of the year it's not just a one time
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a year event for most of us this is something we think about how daily bases. some more than others and i know that my auntie said my uncles and my cousins who example are much more directly affected and myself i happened not to be so great so tired of the genocide and i left early so i was you know my own teenage years. as catching bogus crime finally got born then 5 p.c. all these pieces together is you know our very own going process a very very traumatic experience to go through so it is our humble they they were members and they offer affection for all of us as it should be no one else understood the war was fuelled by nationalism some will say that nationalism is on the rise again in many parts of the world do you see any similarities to what is
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happening now and what happened back then before the war broke out. well what is probably most disappointed is to see exactly that continuation of the old. time nationalist rhetoric and not only read through but also the policy center of the whole culture would be if you was going to be so. kind of nationalism that. started before that would. be groups in terms of justifying crimes at it would be committed even those that fit. in genocide studies we have a different status of genocide from the few millions ation to perpetration of actual physical killing still there not but we have seen impossible boston and the region is going beyond that and not it's actually cultural triumphalism but genocide is even justified mark if this you nearly all this is not only
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allowed but also promote is from above. goal nationalist elites those in serbia and in part of both the republican. there especially active in that and this has also kind of traded on to ordinary people's lives the songs and jokes about genocide becoming almost a norm rather than a form of extremism is very worrying trend professor hire is how little of it chad and i t. university melbourne australia speaking to me a little while ago the sick a look now at some of the other stories making news around the world. at least one person has died in mali in capital bamako as anti-government protests turned violent demonstrators block streets attacked the parliament building and stormed the state t.v. broadcaster for weeks mass demonstrations have called on president evo humble. to
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resign. singapore's prime minister lee hsien long says his long governing people's action party is on course to retain power after friday's election but its support dropped to just over 60 percent there were celebrations among the opposition workers' party which saw its number of seats in parliament jump. us prosecutors have filed a new count a new 6 count indictment i should say against elaine maxwell the former girlfriend and longtime associate of late finance year geoffrey epstein maxwell has been charged with recruiting and grooming underage girls so epstein could sexually abuse them she is seeking bail citing the risk of contracting covert $1000.00 ways. u.s. president donald trump has commuted this prison sentence of his long time friend and former aide roger stone he had been convicted of lying to congress and witness tampering during the moeller investigation into alleged russian interference in the
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2016 u.s. presidential race the move marks another extraordinary intervention by trump in the u.s. justice system and it has been met with fierce criticism from his political opponents . he has reason to celebrate only days before russia stone was to begin a 40 month prison sentence his friend donald trump came to his aid the president. numerous occasions that he thought there's a good chance i could be exonerated i agree with that reason but this is this is a this is a horror off or if it right mayor when you realize that this is this investigation never had any illegitimate or lawful beginning it was a witch and february stone had been sentenced to lying to congress witness tampering and obstructing the house and mr gates and to whether the trump campaign
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colluded with russia to win the 2016 election. what's the word. comment on the courthouse steps written in an official statement that was published on friday the trump administration called stone a victim of the russia hoax that the left and its allies in the media perpetrated for years in an attempt to undermine the trump presidency of the us president donald trump has repeated these stepped in to protect his associates this marxist highest profile intervention in a criminal case house intelligence committee chair adam schiff tweeted with trump there are now 2 systems of justice in america one for trump's criminal friends and one for everyone else and trump's rival in the upcoming presidential election joe biden vote that donald trump has surrounded himself with people who flout our laws we shouldn't be surprised that he thinks he's above the law. even if critics might be shocked at trump's use of his unlimited pardoning power his strongest supporters
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are unlikely to be deterred by it for us longtime political confident roger stone the president's willingness to help out his friends has helped pave the road to freedom. earlier we asked reporter aaron tilton what was behind the president's actions. today's action shouldn't come as any surprise to anyone who's really been following the stone case i mean stone was of course convicted of obstruction of justice which is tampering and lying to congress in connection with a mole or investigation and that looked into possible connections between the election campaign of donald trump and the russian government now that is of course something that trump has long maintained was an illegitimate investigation you know he phrased it as a partisan witch hunt in a hoax which is part of the reason he said that stone should never have actually face trial in the united states now that is of course something that a jury of roger jones' peers disagreed with which is why he was sentenced to just over 3 years in prison what's interesting about today's actions from donald trump
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is actually that he didn't show choose the pardon stone instead he commuted his sentence which means in the eyes of the criminal justice system of america roger stone is still a convicted criminal but by commuting his sentence trump has managed to keep his promise and is keeping him out of jail. russia and china have again vetoed attempt by the un security council to continue minute tarion a deliveries to rebel held territory as in syria friday was the last day that aid agencies were allowed to bring food and vital supplies over the turkish border to rebel held areas and it lived and aleppo provinces 13 countries voted in favor of extending the aid but permanent members russia and china opposed the resolution humanitarian groups say cutting off the aid could spell disaster for millions of civilians. not only the food deliveries a lifesaver for the 40 families who found shelter hand on the texas border. they
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fled homes destroyed by asterix very few of them have enough money for food they'd be lost without help from outside. it's one thing to be bombarded by fighter jets but to be locked in without food is much worse it's a slow bloodless death. almost 3000000 people in northwest syria depend on food aid like this. trucks bring it over the border between turkey and didn't have the last rebel stronghold in syria without approval from the syrian regime but protected by a un resolution. to me and for families here the situation is virtually impossible he only made the they have nothing else besides these aid deliveries that if they stop it will be a catastrophe kataklysm i'm sure of that with us a little bit since in the. famine in the future never is
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a cutoff and as the coronavirus pandemic spreads in the region medical supplies an aide a needed here in northwestern syria mon and. italy has successfully tested a system of giant barriers designed to protect the city of venice from flooding engineers pumped compressed air into individual units causing them to rise and block off inlets into venice's lagoon the barriers are designed to protect the city from tidal surges the system cost more than 6000000000 euros and was supposed to be in operation by 2011. this is g.w. news here's a reminder of our top story at this hour. commemorations are taking place to remember the thousands of muslims killed in the srebrenica massacre 25 years ago the anniversary is being marked in the shadow of the global coronavirus pandemic
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