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"abdullatif" Discussed on The Promised Podcast

The Promised Podcast

08:35 min | 11 months ago

"abdullatif" Discussed on The Promised Podcast

"On september fifteenth at twenty twenty two marks exactly a year where the foreign ministers of rain and the u. a e. joint israel's then prime minister benjamin netanyahu and america's then president donald trump on the white house long to sign who some cold peace accord and others cold normalization agreement and most everyone called the abrahama courts. Then president trump said this is peace in the middle east without blood all over the sand. Bahraini foreign minister abdullatif bin. Russia zany said that agreements where an historic step on the road to genuine and lasting peace security and prosperity across the region and for all live there regardless of religion sect ethnicity or ideology united arab emirates. Foreign minister abdullah benza. Didn't niane said that. Agreements marked a change in the heart of the middle east. A change that will send hope around the world then prime minister netanyahu said that courts represented a pivot of history. And and you don piece of course. At the time the agreements had serious critics the office of palestinian president mahmoud our best issued a statement titled what happened today in the white house will not bring peace to the region that said that no peace security or stability will be achieved for anyone in the region without ending occupation and without the palestinian people achieving their full rights atlantic editor. Jeffrey goldberg wrote at the time that in many ways abraham accords amount to an arms deal for the uae and baharan who were eager to buy f thirty five joint strike fighter planes the winners he wrote where four strong men leaders of the countries involved. Mohammed bin zayd the defacto ruler of the rats. Mohammed bin salman the crown prince of saudi arabia and netanyahu and trump the palestinians had reason to feel like agreement came to their expense goldberg groat because normalizing relations with israel without demanding an end to documentation almost tacit acceptance of occupation that said establishment american middle east policy experts. David's makovsky and dance shapiro. Who was barack obama's ambassador to israel. Roads at the time in the washington post that history and common sense both showed that arab states that maintain diplomatic relations with israel play a more active role in supporting palestinian aspirations than those who do not in other words wants trade diplomacy military alliance and all the rest. Stay cold between the abrahama court countries. It will be easier not harder to force israel to withdraw from occupied lands and make political and military compromises to allow independent state of palestine to rice. A lot has happened in the year that has passed since that day on the white house lawn trump. And it's in. Yahoo voted out of office in. May there was war. Between gaza and israel and mob violence between jews and arabs in cities in israel the pandemic took millions and millions more lives around the world but the abraham accords have seemingly thrived more than two hundred thousand israelis flew to the u a e in the past year covert. Be damned and in dubai. You can find kosher buffets in five star. Hotels israelis eagerly building. It's official pavilion for next months. Go by expo the. Us embassy of the amarat's just published a list of sixty three examples of cooperation between the u. a. and israel over the past year in diplomacy economy trae technology energy environment health tourism and asian. A couple of weeks ago. Jules hamma tweeted. I am honored to announce that i will be arriving until aviv today. To begin my post as brains first embassador to is read. All of this was basically unthinkable until not too long ago and despite all that as jonathan. I wrote in soco opinion piece in foreign policy this week. About how america's new president. Joe biden is tippett an apathetic about the abraham courts. The only official celebration of the courts first anniversary are being organized by trump administration sorts. Jared kushner who has started something called. The abraham accords peace institute with money from left-leaning israeli american high sabban donald trump's ambassador to israel david freedman roberts greenway who was on trump's national security council advice on the middle east and more ambassadors of the uae behind an israel will speak at the event and some democrats will be there but the white house is not organizing any comparable celebration why partially because the abraham accords eh are trump's. Think and as i writes biden has no wish to raise anything by trump but i says there are other reasons to biden is eager to improve relations with palestinians who still oppose the agreements at the same time biden wishes to reduce american involvement in the middle east also one gathers biden dozen by that the abraham of lead to anything like sustainable peace. All of which taken together makes this an odd anniversary for an odd feet of diplomacy and that leads our question. Alison i if all we're happy. Umeda what should we make of. Abraham accords at their first nursery Well it's something nice. For trump. Netanyahu jared kushner to have on their resume. So that's That's important they get to point to to But that is. I guess the big disadvantage of it to listen. It was an interesting first step That could be built on an expanded and You know jonathan further is right in that. It's very hard not so much. I think because the The biden administration wants to make nice with the palestinians or show it's commitment to to an israeli palestinian centered piece. But it's more politics. It's more the stain of the trump administration being on the abraham accords. The branding they won't even call at the abraham. According to the state department they refer to it as normalization. so that's a huge That's a huge hump to get over. It's very hard to judge on the ground How much actual you know. Piece relationships between the people of these states and israelis is being built in the kovic era. Yeah we've got all this enthusiasm for you. Know going to the five star hotels and traveling back and forth although it's mostly in one direction It's not clear. If it's i mean i'm sure there's less enthusiasm on the part of emirati to visit israel but also israel isn't letting foreigners in at this point so you can't really be the judge of whether this is leading to real Ties between the between the two people. It is a superficial piece on the israeli side. I mean just wanting tourism is not the same as wanting to really you know form bonds with this With this country so so we'll see. But i do think that I mean historically for better and for worse. I think you know a great deal for worse. The point was proven that you can take real steps in terms of peace slash. I hate the word. Peace in this case but normalization of relations with arab muslim countries without actually confronting the occupation the palestinian issue etc. And to put myself in palestinian shoes. I would definitely see it as a huge disappointing step So i don't know if it's a cause for celebration but it's definitely a cause for consideration and i think it does show that the world has changed. And i do think that netanyahu and trump for what it's worth Approved appoint and showed show the world that That this is possible and it should be teach a lesson and be a wakeup call. I think to everyone who wants a real peace of palestinian israeli. Peace that This needs to move forward as.

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"abdullatif" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

13:43 min | 1 year ago

"abdullatif" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"As activists gathered last week in front of the cultural attache office for the united arab arafat's the arab emirates in washington. Dc to protest the planned rendition of former guantanamo prisoner. Reveal men gossip back to russia. He's currently being held in a uae prison after being released from guantanamo. In two thousand. Seventeen where he too was held without. Charge for fifteen years advocates. Say seventeen other former guantanamo prisoners are now locked up in the way under inhumane conditions. This is helen sheet inger of witness against torture. He's the rest of their lives. We own the reparations us. We need to make sure that they are in good situations and continue to follow them and support them in attempting to make the rest of their lives for more. We're joined by two lawyers representing these men. Gary thompsons and attorney in private practice. Who's worked on pro bono guantanamo prisoners. He's the lead attorney for former guantanamo. Prisoner reveal men gaza off also with us mark mayor staff attorney for reprieve. Us who's represented six men in prison guantanamo including abdulatif nassir who has just released to morocco. Mark let's begin with you. Can you tell us the circumstances under which he was just released. And what's happening to abdulatif nassar now. Absolutely thank you for having me. On the circumstances under which was released actually begin back in twenty sixteen as you said abdelatif. Nassir was held for close to two decades nineteen years without charge or trial. He was actually cleared for release by the periodic review board which is a parole mike institution that was set up under the a barack obama's presidency and his staff by six members of a federal agencies from the united states including the departments of defense homeland security and the joint chiefs of staff. They determined unanimously. That up to latif nassir posed no threat to the united states or anybody and determined that he should be released from guantanamo. Unfortunately this determination came quite late. In barack obama's presidency and the state department at that time defer to the next administration as we all know was the trump administration president trump had campaigned on the idea of not closing tahoe and in fact not transferring anyone out of guantanamo and largely kept that promise so even though up liffey nassir was cleared by senior civil servants from the us government. He had to sit and wait until the political will within the united states changed and as thrilled as we are that i'll leave. Nassir is now out that he is back in morocco and his with his family and is trying to start a new life and is focused on the future of the fact remains that he lost close to two decades of his life and that number and twenty-seven men are still there without charge or trial Waiting for the political will of this administration to change us up and mark may. Could you talk a little bit about how he came to end. Up in one-ton mojo. I was originally a captured and transferred to detain there. And why did he never received trial. Well i can say that. That the reason why he never seemed to trial is the same reason. Why a twenty seven of those men haven't received a trial either and that's because they have never faced any kind of charges at all they're being held essentially as prisoners of war abdullatif. Nassir ended up. In one tahoe. The way a lot of people ended up in guantanamo. There was a bounty program. Essentially that was being run in afghanistan and in pakistan. I believe i the number. I might be getting wrong. I believe what the balance is being offered for. P- turning over people to afghan-american pakistani thirties was close to five thousand dollars at the time which was a huge life changing amount of money and he. We happen to know. In a lot of cases of people who ended up guantanamo that they were the result of people lying about the people who ended up there Or simply mistaken identity That's the case of another one of our clients who still detained. Guantanamo bay met rabbani the stories actually detailed in the senate torture report that he was detained. Mistakenly because the united states believed he was another man named hassan ghul he was severely tortured including techniques. That haven't been used since the spanish inquisition. The united states eventually actually detained mr hassan ghul at the same prison bog rem that Mister rabbani was being held at missiles. Strauss on goal was eventually released from there but now twenty years on a much like the situation that opt to latif nassir found him in just a month ago. Achmad rabbani remains there so sadly this is a situation that we've seen repeated for a number of the men who are still detained and the colts have been growing for the biden administration to close guantanamo. A how could that be done. And do you think it's likely one of the easiest ways is to begin with releasing the ten men who have been cleared for transfer and working to release all twenty seven of the who have never been again charged with any crime or at trial. It's unlikely that any of those men will ever face any trial This is especially true. In light of the fact that as well think is your viewers and listeners will know the by administration has announced that the war in afghanistan is supposed to completely end By a i think mid august was the last Estimate that they had. And i believe earlier in the show We heard president biden saying that Combat troops will be exiting iraq by the end of the year. That says to me. I think to a lot of observers that the that the wars that led to these people being wrongly imprisoned in guantanamo or ending If there was ever a right and just time to be releasing these ben. This is the time to do it. The only thing that might be lacking moving these algae there is political will if they haven't been charged with anything if they haven't faced trial for anything if the wars are over then the question is what can the biden administration due to solve this problem. The question should be. What justification does the vitamin nistration. Still have to be detained. Be to be detaining. These people i wanna bring gary thompson into the conversation. The attorney who were pro bono for guantanamo prisoners and is the lead attorney for reveal manga. Zaw who is a former guantanamo prisoner. Can you tell us his full story. And then where he's ended up today. How a started a quintana. Thank you very much. Redevelopment goddess office from an area in russia called tartar stan and he began to practice his chosen religion freely in late. One thousand nine hundred ninety s. He was a professional ballet dancer. then drafted into the russian army and came to a point in his life where he decided he wanted to leave russia and flee religious persecution simply to live a life of religious freedom with his wife and then young baby They attempted to Travel south only reveal made it across the border into jika stan afghanistan and then pakistan where he was arrested in march. Two thousand and two by pakistani police is mark. Mayor mentioned Also sold for bounty to united states authorities who took him to barroom took him to kandahar tortured him. He suffered extreme interrogation and supposedly confessed under duress. He was then taken guantanamo in october of two thousand and two where he suffered greatly for many years under harsh conditions and sometimes solitary eventually he was permitted to have counsel which is where we came in and we filed a petition for habeas corpus. And in two thousand ten. Here in dc where. I live judge. Henry kennedy issued the right of habeas corpus in order the united states government to release route reveal men gaza from gano. If believe it or not it then went through the case then went through a six-year kafka esque appellate cycle where he was not released and then in two thousand ten reveal also want a periodic review board. Hearing like mr nassar that mark mentioned and that same panel cleared reveal for release and then took the state department about six months to locate a country reveal to go to. He cannot go back to russia because russia has a record of killing or torturing a one quantum of detainees return to them so we thought it was our lucky day when it was confirmed that reveal could go to the united arab emirates where several other are. Dozen other ex detainees are also went it was always reveals dream to be in an arab country. He learned arabic lonzo. He understood arabic culture. Wanted to be there. And we really celebrated that day reveal was on the last plane. Out on tottenham. Oh the day before donald trump was inaugurated. So it really felt like we had dodged Something terrible We were promised by our state department. That the ui had promised them that Reveal would be released in six months that he would be treated humanely that he would be given job and a place to live in about six months time which is similar to the saudi program for expertise detainees. It didn't come to pass. It turned out that the uae lied to the united states government. These so-called diplomatic assurances were were simply allies and reveal along with about two dozen. Other men have suffered even more in. Uae prisons most notoriously our zine prison these now four and a half years and they're not permitted a review by international red cross or requests in they've been able to get out. Sporadic calls to their families With the help of reprieve where. Mr mayor works. The dots have been connected We know there's torture there we know there's mistreatment and the the men stuck in the uae like brazil. Had all said is worse than guantanamo worse than guantanamo is. So that's why with with eighteen men still there we call the uae gitmo yeast as opposed to get more west and with the numbers are dwindling. Now thirty nine eight with eighteen in the they're really a pair. An biden a serious about closing tano. He needs to in his state department. Needs to look into the concept of re resettlement. Look at people like revolt and guys off some of the gaps. Garrett josh if i can. I just wanted to ask you about this. Particular issue of the uae has gitmo of the east to your analysis What has been the. Us government's reaction to basically offloading prisoners to another gulag totally complicit the uae past all these men often uae. And as far as we know did absolutely nothing to follow up on. Those diplomatic assurances. We apparently our state department at least under donald trump just didn't care Didn't care that they were lied to. And we've seen no evidence that that our state department under the biden administration is really doing anything to remedy the situation in the uae. Some people in the state department of told us their quote working on or they're in touch with people in the uae. But we're seeing nothing and in the meantime we're getting very very scared that reveal might be rendered to russia or in the case of the yemenis who are in the might take them back to yemen where they can suffer just wanted to remind people what joe biden said the last democratic presidential debate when he was asked by pbs moderator michel cinder about closing one tano vice president biden wiping to.

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"abdullatif" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

08:09 min | 1 year ago

"abdullatif" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"Military prison in guantanamo bay cuba this month the first guantanamo prisoners to be released under the biden administration return to his home country of morocco. Fifty six year old abdulatif nassir was imprisoned for nearly two decades without charge and was cleared for release by the us military since two thousand sixteen there. Eighty nine prisoners remain at guantanamo. This comes as activists gathered last week in front of the cultural attache office for the united arab arafat's the arab emirates in washington. Dc to protest the planned rendition of former guantanamo. Chinook reveal men gossip back to russia. He's currently being held in a uae prison after being released from guantanamo. In two thousand. Seventeen where he too was held without. Charge for fifteen years advocates. Say seventeen other former guantanamo prisoners are now locked up in the way under inhumane conditions. This is helen sheet inger of witness against torture. He's the rest of their lives. We own the reparations us. We need to make sure that they are in good situations and continue to follow them and support them in attempting to make the rest of their lives for more. We're joined by two lawyers representing these men. Gary thompsons and attorney in private practice. Who's worked on pro bono guantanamo prisoners. He's the lead attorney for former guantanamo. Prisoner reveal men gaza off also with us mark mayor staff attorney for reprieve. Us who's represented six men in prison guantanamo including abdulatif nassir who has just released to morocco. Mark let's begin with you. Can you tell us the circumstances under which he was just released. And what's happening to abdulatif nassar now. Absolutely thank you for having me. On the circumstances under which was released actually begin back in twenty sixteen as you said abdelatif. Nassir was held for close to two decades nineteen years without charge or trial. He was actually cleared for release by the periodic review board which is a parole mike institution that was set up under the a barack obama's presidency and his staff by six members of a federal agencies from the united states including the departments of defense homeland security and the joint chiefs of staff. They determined unanimously. That up to latif nassir posed no threat to the united states or anybody and determined that he should be released from guantanamo. Unfortunately this determination came quite late in barack obama's presidency and the state department at that time defer to the next administration says we all know was the trump administration. President trump had campaigned on the idea of not closing tahoe. And in fact not transferring anyone out of guantanamo and largely kept that promise so even though up liffey nassir was cleared by senior civil servants from the us government. He had to sit and wait until the political will within the united states changed and as thrilled as we are that i'll not nassir is now out that he is back in morocco and his with his family and is trying to start a new life and is focused on the future of the fact remains that he lost close to two decades of his life and that number and twenty-seven men are still there without charge or trial Waiting for the political will of this administration to change us up and mark may. Could you talk a little bit about how he came to end. Up in one-ton mojo. I was originally a captured and transferred to detain there. And why did he never received trial. Well i can say that. The reason why he never seemed to trial is the same reason. Why a twenty seven of those men haven't received a trial either and that's because they have never faced any kind of charges at all they're being held essentially as prisoners of war abdullatif. Nassir ended up. In one tahoe. The way a lot of people ended up in guantanamo there was a bounty program essentially that was being run in afghanistan pakistan. I believe i the number. I might be getting wrong. I believe what the balance is being offered for. P- turning over people to afghan-american pakistani authorities was close to five thousand dollars at the time which was a huge life changing amount of money and he. We happen to know. In a lot of cases of people who ended up guantanamo that they were the result of people lying about the people who ended up there Or simply mistaken identity That's the case of another one of our clients who still detained. Guantanamo bay met rabbani the stories actually detailed in the senate torture report that he was detained. Mistakenly because the united states believed he was another man named hassan ghul he was severely tortured including techniques. That haven't been used since the spanish inquisition. The united states eventually actually detained mr hassan ghul at the same prison bog rem that Mister rabbani was being held at missiles. Strauss on goal was eventually released from there but now twenty years on a much like the situation that opt to latif nassir found him in just a month ago. Achmad rabbani remains there so sadly this is a situation that we've seen repeated for a number of the men who are still detained and the colts have been growing for the biden administration to close guantanamo. A how could that be done. And do you think it's likely one of the easiest ways is to begin with releasing the ten men who have been cleared for transfer and working to release all twenty seven of the who have never been again charged with any crime or at trial. It's unlikely that any of those men will ever face any trial This is especially true. In light of the fact that as well i think is your viewers and listeners will know the by administration has announced that the war in afghanistan is supposed to completely end By a i think mid august was the last Estimate that they had. And i believe earlier in the show We heard president biden saying that Combat troops will be exiting iraq by the end of the year. That says to me. I think to a lot of observers that the that the wars that led to these people being wrongly imprisoned in guantanamo or ending If there was ever a right and just time to be releasing these ben. This is the time to do it. The only thing that might be lacking moving these algae there is political will if they haven't been charged with anything if they haven't faced trial for anything if the wars are over then the question is what can the biden administration due to solve this problem. The question should be. What justification does the vitamin nistration. Still have to be detained. Be to be detaining. These people i wanna bring gary thompson into the conversation. The attorney who were pro bono for guantanamo prisoners and is the lead attorney for reveal manga. Zaw who is a former guantanamo prisoner. Can you tell us his full story. And then where he's ended up today. How.

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"abdullatif" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

04:36 min | 1 year ago

"abdullatif" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Live from npr news. I'm shay stevens. A florida man who took a selfie on the us senate floor during the deadly us capitol riot has been sentenced to eight months in prison. Paul hodgkin's is the first defendant in the case to be sentenced for felony offense. Npr's ryan lucas reports. Paul hodgkin's pleaded guilty to one count of obstructing inefficient preceding in court for a sentencing hearing hodgkin's expressed remorse and said he took full responsibility for his quote foolish decision. Us district court judge randolph. Moss said the attack on the capital was a threat to democracy and utterly unacceptable but he had to weigh several factors to determine hodgkin sentence including the fact that he didn't engage in violence or destroy property on january sixth and that hodgkin's was among the first to plead guilty ultimately judge moss sentence hodgkin's to eight months in prison and two years of probation ryan lucas. Npr news washington house. Republican leader kevin mccarthy has picked five republicans to sit on the new thirteen member select committee to investigate the deadly attack on the us. Capital all five. Lawmakers have backed former president trump and three of them voted against certifying. Joe biden's victory in the november twenty twenty election. A guantanamo bay detainee has been transferred from cuba to morocco as npr's sasha pfeiffer reports the move signals a renewed effort to shrink the population of the highly controversial prison and possibly close it entirely fifty-six-year-old abdullatif nassar spent nineteen years at guantanamo despite never being charged his release to his home country is an additional sign. Biden is picking up where president obama left off by clearing gitmo prisoners for transfer that process basically froze under president. Trump bernard. Harcourt is one of nasser's attorneys everything that's coming out of. The budget administration both from the department of state. Our defense is that the by administration's going to close guantanamo and this is the first step and it's a really important first step but nassar's lawyers blasted the government for letting him languish in prison so long especially since he was cleared for transfer five years ago his release means thirty. Nine men remained in prison. Gitmo sasha pfeiffer. Npr news the justice department is challenging a bankruptcy plan for purdue farmer the maker of oxycontin in a court filing the doj claims. The deal would protect too many people from liability from the company's role in the opioid epidemic. Npr's ryan man has details. The division of the doj that serves as a watchdog over federal bankruptcy courts says the deal improperly shields hundreds and possibly thousands of people from opioid lawsuits members of the sackler family who owned purdue pharma have promised to pay roughly four point three billion dollars but the doj points out a lot of the people gaining this immunity won't have to pay anything npr's. Brian man me. A confirmation hearing for the purdue pharma. Bankruptcy plan is scheduled for august ninth. This is npr news. Interim haitian prime minister claude. Joseph says he's stepping down. Joses have been in control of the embattled caribbean nation since the july seventh. Assassination of president. Juvenal louise he'll hand over power to reo on re melissa's handpicked successor. Who has international support. Singapore has reported its highest daily. Tally of corona virus infections. Since last august one hundred sixty three note new locally transmitted cases were recorded there today as a growing cluster of infections stalls the return to normal life. Npr's julie mccarthy reports at most countries in the region are experiencing their worst outbreak since the pandemic began the delta variant is sweeping across southeast asia with devastating effect worst hit indonesia reported more daily corona virus infections over the weekend than india and brazil. Fifty two thousand new cases were reported saturday. A number that dropped to forty four thousand monday but even immunologists in the region cautioned that because testing is so weak in indonesia. The numbers reported underestimate the true scale of the pandemic in thailand. The caseload has risen to four hundred thousand a more than ten-fold increase since mid april in vietnam a rare developing economy that had contained the virus cases are now spiralling with fewer than one percent of its citizens vaccinated julie mccarthy npr news us futures are in positive territory at this hour following wall street's worst trading day since october. I'm shay stevens. This is npr news..

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"abdullatif" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

02:14 min | 1 year ago

"abdullatif" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Live from npr news. I'm lakshmi singh. After a weekend during which more than fifty people were shot the city of chicago's now mobilizing a task force to address an epidemic of illegal guns and violence police superintendent. David o'neil brown. easter reported. Need to hear me loud and clear. We're coming for you and we're going to try to charge you with the highest charge. We can only halfway through the year. Twenty twenty one is on pace to becoming. Chicago's deadliest gun violence here. In decades in florida case widely seen as a benchmark for punishment imposed on those convicted of taking part in the pro-trump insurrection at the us capitol today a federal judge has sentenced one such defendant to eight months in prison. Paul hodgkin's is also getting two years probation. He was a man seen inside the senate chamber holding trump twenty twenty flag. Hodgkin's was not accused of assault or damaging property. The by administration has transferred a detainee from the us military prison in guantanamo bay cuba to morocco. This marking the first time. A prisoner at gitmo has been released since president biden took office. Npr sasha five for reports the release reduces get remaining prisoner population to thirty nine men. Moroccan citizen abdullatif. Nassir spent nineteen years at guantanamo without being charged making him one of get most so called forever prisoners. The fifty six year old was cleared for transfer by parole board in twenty sixteen but the trump administration continued to hold him the move signals and effort by the biden administration to steadily shrink guantanamo prisoner population. And perhaps eventually closed the prison entirely. Only one prisoner was transferred during the trump administration. Another half dozen have been cleared for transfer by but the administration was still fine countries to take them sasha pfeiffer. Npr news despite warnings from international health experts all corona virus restrictions are now lifted in britain but before ending covert related bands. Prime minister boris. Johnson urged the public to remain vigilant about their safety because the fast-spreading delta varian of corona virus circulating around the globe including in the. Us villa marks has more from london. Public events in england no longer have limits on the ten d numbers and customers in pubs hick and once again older.

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"abdullatif" Discussed on Israel Daily News Podcast

Israel Daily News Podcast

07:25 min | 1 year ago

"abdullatif" Discussed on Israel Daily News Podcast

"Hello and welcome to the israel. Daily news podcast. I'm your host shanna fold. I'm here to give you the headlines so you can get caught up quickly. You're listening so you're already on top of your game. A- survive and thrive people knowledge is the best weapon. today is tuesday march thirtieth. Twenty twenty one hope. You had an excellent long weekend for me. It was a bender of eating and drinking and napping and playing board games. We had to seder's here in new york. How was it for you. Send me a note and let me know how your passover was if you celebrated it now. Let's get to the news. post election. Drama is continuing to unfold with new reports. Saying neftali bennett of the yamuna party is refusing to join a coalition with yet year. Lapierre of the a tea party unless he can become prime minister in the new government benefits anti antebi right-wing party yamina earned only seven seats in last week's election compared to lupis centrist yishai teed party that gained seventeen. If lapierre is able to secure yamina seven seats it could potentially be the deciding factor in successfully creating an anti netanyahu coalition with enough seats to form a government benefits. Ambitious demand does not come as a surprise considering before the election. He did sign a pledge on tv stating that he would not allow european to become prime minister. Coalition with lobbied in charge is beginning to look like the anti bb blocks. Best chance at up seating the current prime minister with us eighteen. You party leader of ignore lieberman indicating that he would support lead to form a new government. Lieberman is a former. Bb ally party. Whose party gained a crucial five seats in the election. Lieberman is definitely a controversial figure in israeli politics. Bahrain has officially put an ambassador in place for israel. Collide yousef jalamah has been approved by the kingdom of buck rains foreign minister abdullatif eliza yanni bahrain's official news agency released all of those details. A dilemma has worked with the. Us embassy in the past and the department says they are excited to make this move toward peace with israel. There has been no word about where they will put their embassy within israel. Thirteen jews from yemen have been pushed out of the country and relocated to cairo. Not israel the community had fifty thousand jews in the nineteen forties and now this family of thirteen has been expelled leaving. Just six jews in yemen. You see yemen is backed and the who group was started in the nineteen nineties with its militant leader coming from a tribe known as the who these today. It's an armed group that uses violence in forest to control the area in a deal with egypt. This with the faction moved the group to cairo egypt where the yemen jewish family has relatives. This was apparently in part for the release of livy. Salam mussa mar hobby. Who was part of the community or is part of the community and who has been imprisoned in yemen since he was caught and arrested for smuggling and torres grohl out of yemen an into israel where it would be properly cared for that was in two thousand sixteen. And there's a photo of the family with netanyahu the who the's however believed that that torah scroll is a national artifact to yemen and should have remained in the country. Muhabi has not been officially released. Despite the foreign secretary of state. Mike pompeo for the united states calling for him to be taken out of jail. The family had requested to go to the united arab emirates where other remaining jews have relocated from yemen. It wasn't going to work bureaucratically and the who group arranged for the family to join their relatives in cairo. They've been put up in housing there as i said six remain and one is still in prison. Forty nine thousand yemenite. Jews were rescued by israel when the state became official in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight in those years leading up to that moment as well as anti semitism was rampant in yemen and pro zionist sentiment among the jewish community was condemned with violence. I lived in the yemenite quarter of israel. Which is a little neighborhood within tel aviv. I lived there for two years near shoe carmel. This area was actually established in the early. Nineteen hundreds one thousand nine hundred four by tim. Une- or yemenite many walked through the middle east with charras and kids on their backs in hopes of living freely as jews in the holy land today. The quarter is called carom had demo name which means the vineyard of the yemenite s- israel's national security council's warning citizens that iran may try to attack israelis while they are vacationing or travelling overseas. The ns see the national security council says that iranian officials have threatened to attack israeli targets over the last few months. Iran has already been linked to a bombing at the israeli embassy in india and january. The warning is especially prevalent due to israelis beginning to travel abroad again after gaining a sense of protection from israel's massive vaccination campaign more than five million people out of the nine million have been vaccinated. The nfc went on to single out. Israel's new gulf partners the uae and bahrain as especially risky as well israel also warned citizens back in december to avoid travelling to the gulf countries due to fear that iran may seek revenge for the death of its chief nuclear scientists who is believed to be assassinated with us israeli cooperation. Now here's some news for me. I mentioned this on thursday. I wrote an exclusive guide. It is called produce something how to overcome being overwhelmed and start your own project. 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"abdullatif" Discussed on The Takeaway

The Takeaway

08:18 min | 2 years ago

"abdullatif" Discussed on The Takeaway

"For this next story. I want you to meet Latiff Nassir. He's a reporter and the director of research for the long running program and podcast radio lap produce here on WNYC studios and this story begins on an average day in January of two thousand seventeen. I was at work. I was procrastinating. I was looking at twitter and I saw a tweet that I thought was about me and it was not it was about this other guy who was detained. Two four four four at Guantanamo Bay Abullatif Nassir. Same name same spelling different pronunciation. I'm loath if he's Latif and very very different life trajectories the more I found out about him. This government case about him that the outline in these league documents that he's you know al-Qaeda's top explosives expert that he was this kind of monster. A judge from these documents just was a shock and I just needed to know more Latif. Chief was supposed to be cleared and released from Guantanamo in two thousand sixteen and at the last moment he wasn't so lot if and his colleagues at radio lab took it on investing Latief's case over the course of three years trying to find out why he was Guantanamo in the first place and why is release. This was stopped short. What I it was just the circumstances of the case it was just a really interesting case? So the government laid out dislike pretty damning list of in these leaked documents is pretty damning list of things that they said he did and then I talked to his lawyer who said basically. All of that was false that he was he was never al Qaeda He didn't have a relationship with bin Laden. You know none of these things. I sat down with light if Nassir to talk about this story which has become the subject of a new six part heart series of episodes from radio lab called the other lot of the case was just so stark. There was the black black version of him. There was the whitest white version of him that he was like in Afghanistan to do charity. Type work. You know And wrong place wrong time so I had these like the black is black and white just white. There's no hint of gray in between. Here's something this is a story I I need to. I need to follow any to investigate as they did. It became even more than that. It became this thing that actually felt weirdly personal. That name coincidence that feeling that initially had is tweet about me that feeling so much of those internal questions that life trajectory that this guy followed like I could see myself and I could try to sort of imagine my way into to and and these pivotal moments in his life that weirdly echoed pivotal moments in my life and became this much more personal story. I mean for a lot of Americans a quantum. Oh is kind of this forgotten place. What do you think people need to know about Guantanamo? That they probably don't most people think it's close close. Actually I think I think Obama made such a big deal about closing it without actually closing it that I think even I kind of have this vague sense. My place still exists. When I heard about it I I think the fact that it's still exists? I think one thing that people ought to know Is that not only. Are there still forty guys there. Many of whom have never. You're not only have. They not had trials that they've not had charges laid against them including this guy. Abdullatif never had charges laid against him formally but in addition to that I think the thing that makes a lot of people including my mouth drop is the cost of it so if you take a supermax prisoner in the United States just guess how so. How much on on average would a supermax prisoner cost one or two hundred thousand dollars a year? Yeah so it's less than one hundred thousand dollars. Okay for Guantanamo detainee per year one detainee per year is thirteen million dollars of year tax money. That's a lot of money and for each one of these guys especially guys. Is that like in the case of this guy ability if not sir and this is the other thing that just pulled me to history. During the waning days of the Obama Administration this guy was cleared for transfer back to his home in Casablanca Morocco. The government six different agencies of the Government V at very the high levels. They looked over this guy's case and they said we don't need to be keeping this guy anymore. He's not a continuing threat to the United States. He should go home are there are a lot of other people like him names. We've been clear he's one of five who've been cleared the same way so he is sort of on paper he's cleared. There was supposed to be this transfer back to his home home but basically because of you know stuff I've been reporting out this. It's a very dramatic story about bureaucracy and paperwork the transfer dance further the communications between the US government and Morocco broke down the finally. They got an acknowledgement but it was a few days too late and basically the Obama Administration left the trump administration ruled in this guy who is right on the cusp of getting onto a plane going all the way to Morocco. The trump administration said. Now we're not GonNa do it so now. He is sort of stuck there. He's sitting there cleared for transfer on paper home effectively. No change in his life and he's sitting there causing us all thirteen thirteen million dollars a year. I mean what is it costing him in terms of what does the experience like. Yeah that that that kind of a promise. Imagine this guy. He's been there for since two thousand two in two thousand sixteen an according to his lawyers. He's he's said many times bring on trial like I would like to have a trial. Please Trimbe unfairly. We have not given him that trial then finally when he did get the closest thing he had to a trial. which was this kind of parole board type? Hearing in two thousand sixteen where he got cleared cleared he passed it he he won his clearance and then they told him his lawyer told him that it would just be a matter of days or weeks or whatever it was for him to be back on his home soil with his family and then basically they had to come back to him and say. Hey you're GONNA be here for at least another four years. Maybe maybe more than that. We don't know what is life like inside. He has some degree of freedom. There was there were times kind of tracing his life. There were long stretches where he was in solitary confinement where he was you can parse the definition but where I would argue. He was tortured. Now he he I do not believe he's being tortured anymore. He lives in a kind of a sort of communal. Sort of a cell block. where he can read is not confined to sally can sort of walk around? Read certain certain books that have been allowed to him weirdly the only news. He can watch his Russia today but basically he's in he's in stasis and he not from his lawyer. I've learned he. He wants to have a family. There's many things that he wants to do. That feels like he's not been able to do so. One detail that I learned from. His lawyer is one of the things he does is he. Reads like self help books and also like family books like how to be a better parent and stuff like that. But he's a single man he just it's just he has this fantasy see of having getting out having a family but he just can't do it. I mean you're just gonNA wonder how much just the value of having a fantasy when you are trapped inside a place for eighteen years. I wasn't but one of the lawyers I talked to said and this is true in a number of places not just Guantanamo. Yeah that the the the most valuable commodity there is hope. And it's but it's so so often dashed That it's just it's the hardest hardest thing to hold onto. Did you encounter him or meet him. No journalist has ever interviewed a detainee detainee at Guantanamo Bay. While they're still detaining Guantanamo Bay so I am not allowed which is made for a very challenging. I mean this this whole story is a we had a real journalistic challenge. How do you make a this is a six episode? PODCAST investigative type series like without the main character without the main characters voice. It's been it's been one of the biggest reporting challenges in my whole life so this is like Sinatra has a cold. Yeah Richard Simmons kind of thing. Exactly the all right I mean. What have you learned without meeting your subject what he would see lake? I mean I can tell you Personality wise which.

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"abdullatif" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:41 min | 3 years ago

"abdullatif" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Foster Tarver spent forty nine years in prison at the age of seventeen he was convicted of murder for being an accomplice to a fatal Bank robbery he had been sentenced to life, but in two thousand sixteen the supreme court ruled that people like him often refer to as juvenile lifers must get a chance at release from member station deputy essay in Pittsburgh, only haring tells us what happened when Tarver got out. And. It's been almost a year since foster Tarver left prison, but he didn't get his Pittsburgh apartment until a couple months ago. The walls are bare, but he's finished moving in his furniture, practically all of donating get do cheered. All. Land newest gaming here. We appreciate Tarver is one of about four hundred fifty juvenile lifers in the US who have left prison since the twenty sixteen supreme court decision. He says government programs meant facilitate the group three entry society have done little to help him upon his release Tarver wanted to pursue a career in law. Having worked for seven years in prison law library, what the sixty eight year old man says re entry case workers didn't take his ambition. Seriously. They're the most people are retired that's out society deals, which you if you get to a certain age, they begin to make phase you out Tarver says some case workers tried to push him into a warehouse job, but he decided to enroll in community college instead and is studying to become a paralegal many juvenile lifers however, end up under employed doing menial labor says Abdullatif of the campaign for a fair sentencing of youth a juvenile life himself. Latif says reinsurance are especially dependent on the support of family members of the community. And he says, this is a specially problematic for juvenile lifers. Children have been disappeared from society as such a young and tender age really been deprived. From that process of social outpatient and social network development teeth who lives in Philadelphia says government programs don't meet this need, but Pennsylvania corrections secretary John Wetzel defenses states approach saying his department offers a range of reentry services specifically for juvenile lifers in any case, he notes that in Pennsylvania, which incarcerates the most juvenile lifers in the country only about one percent of that population has returned to prison following release primarily men and women who got out well prepared to get out and we'll prepare to be good citizens. But I think that the numbers would suggest that our throats was successful bar..

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"abdullatif" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:17 min | 3 years ago

"abdullatif" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Foster Tarver spent forty nine years in prison at the age of seventeen he was convicted of murder for being an accomplice to a fatal Bank robbery he had been sentenced to life, but in two thousand sixteen the supreme court ruled that people like him often referred to as juvenile lifers. Must get a chance at release from member station essay in Pittsburgh, only haring tells us what happened when Tarver got out. It's been almost a year since foster Tarver left prison, but he didn't get his Pittsburgh apartment until a couple months ago. The walls are bare, but he's finished moving in his furniture. Practically all of it donated made sure that I do here. Land gaming year. We appreciate Tarver is one of about four hundred fifty juvenile lifers in the US who have left prison since the twenty sixteen supreme court decision. He says government programs meant facilitate the groups three entry and society have done little to help him upon his release Tarver wanted to pursue a career in law having worked for seven years in prison law library, but the sixty eight year old man says re entry case workers didn't take his ambition. Seriously. They're the most people are retired that's out society deals, which is you get to a certain age. They begin to phase you out. It's Harvard says some case workers tried to push him into a warehouse job, but he decided to enroll in community college instead and is studying to become a paralegal many juvenile lifers however, end up under employed doing menial labor says Abdullatif of the campaign for the fair sentencing of youth a juvenile life himself Latif says. Re-insurance are especially dependent on the support of family and members of the community. And he says, this is a specially problematic for juvenile lifers. Children have been disappeared from society as such a young and tender age have really been deprived from that process of socialization and social network development who lives in Philadelphia says government programs don't meet this need, but Pennsylvania corrections secretary John Wetzel defenses states approach saying his department offers a range of re entry services specifically for juvenile lifers in any case, he notes that in Pennsylvania, which incarcerates the most juvenile lifers in the country only about one percent of that population has returned to prison following release primarily men and women who got out well prepared to get out and we'll prepare to be good citizens. But I think that the numbers would suggest that our throats was successful for. Readily Tarver says it wasn't until he gave up on standard re entry programs that things began to turn around for him. Instead he started to build his own network of support and joined a grassroots coalition of exit fenders academics and others in the community. The group calls itself a think tank in each week participants squeeze around a massive conference room table to discuss issues related to incarceration Schwartz. Throw experiencing reentry spending years in imprisoning through the tank Tarver retired state cop who helped him get housing and job as a paralegal. It was that policemen who introduced harbor to the landlord that runs to him and the law firm that hired him and before that another juvenile lifer in the group help Tarver enrolling community college Ricky old says like Tarver he couldn't rely on standard re entry services when he was released from prison in twenty seventeen olds had been sentenced to life at age fourteen. He says when he got out of prison thirty eight years later he received the most help from other ex offenders. So these people that understand exactly what you need an old says they stepped in when his family did not most of my family members were not born away. So they don't have this emotional. I was a pitcher a wall not a real person Ricky old says it was by taking matters into his own hands. He found people who are invested in his wellbeing and could help for NPR news. I'm only haring in Pittsburgh..

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