Julian Assange show ‘The World Tomorrow’ Episode 4: Egypt & Bahrain

Press Release – Fri May  4 16:45:40 UTC 2012

Source: The World Tomorrow

Tuesday 8 May, 12:30 PM London time

The forth episode of “The World Tomorrow” will be an interview between Julian Assange, who has been under house arrest without charge for over 500 days, and two leading Arab revolutionaries in the mididle of conflict, Alaa Abd El-Fattah from Egypt and Nabeel Rajab from Bahrain. The episode will air thoughout Tuesday in English, Spanish, Arabic, Italian and Russian, starting from 12:30 PM London time, 7:30 AM (New York), 13.30 PM (Rome), 15:30 PM (Moscow) and 9:30 PM (Sydney/Melbourne). RT will air the episode 12 times on Tuesday on its international cable network which covers over 430 million subscribers, including 53 million in the United States on Comcast and Warner. The show will be aired in Italian by L’Espresso Group in Italy. The episode will be available online immediately after broadcasting. Transcripts and URLs will be available at http://worldtomorrow.wikileaks.org

Assange notes, “Is the Arab spring an unfolding dream or an impossible fantasy? I look past the media spin and conspire directly with its human participants.”

At the time of the interview all three participants were in the middle of serious legal and political attacks.

More information about the programme and inquiries into licensing should be made via the show’s website:http://worldtomorrow.wikileaks.org/contact.html

Julian Assange
Nabeel Rajab
Alaa Adb el-Fattah

Read more: http://worldtomorrow.wikileaks.org/news.html?egypt_bahrain_assange_alaa_abd_fatah_nabeel_rajab

And then folks we get this….

2012-05-05 [UPDATED] Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab arrested at airport

Sourced: WL Central
Submitted by m_cetera on Sat, 05/05/2012 – 19:06

Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab was arrestedtoday by the order of the Bahraini public prosecution. This comes the day after WikiLeaks’ press release that he, along with Egyptian activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah, will be the guests on next week’s episode of Julian Assange’s talk show, “The World Tomorrow.”

Rajab was arrested at the Bahraini International Airport upon his return from Lebanon. Authorities have yet to comment on the reason for his arrest. Maryam al-Khawaja, another Bahraini human rights defender, said she and Rajab were discussing the possibility of his arrest as they left Beirut, knowing that the government in Bahrain was escalating.

Shortly after the announcement of his arrest, the Bahrain Police website was brought down in protest.

RT reports that Rajab has not only been arrested, but also imprisoned.

WikiLeaks has offered journalists embargoed access to the transcript of Tuesday’s interview with Nabeel Rajab. Contact information is available via “The World Tomorrow” official website.

The episode of “The World Tomorrow” featuring Nabeel Rajab and Alaa Abd El-Fattah will air onRT Tuesday, May 8, starting at 12:30PM London time. It will subsequently air every two hours for a 24 hour period.

More to follow as the story progresses.

UPDATE 20:30 BST: Maryam al-Khawaja says Nabeel Rajab called his wife to inform her that he will be held overnight. His hearing will take place tomorrow morning.

Meanwhile, two more Bahraini government websites have been taken down in protest:rap.gov.bh and interior.gov.bh.

UPDATE 20:55 BST: The Bahraini Center for Human Rights stated that Nabeel Rajab has beencharged with “participating in illegal assembly and calling others to join.” He could potentially face more charges since he was previously summoned for interrogation for “insulting the statutory bodies” on April 26.

UPDATE 22:16 BST: RT has updated their article on Rajab’s arrest with information from his upcoming appearance on “The World Tomorrow.” In the interview, Rajab discusses being detained, kidnapped, and beaten because of his criticism of the Bahraini regime. He also talks about his aims to attract international attention to the situation in Bahrain and the U.S. turning a blind eye.

For further images and quotes from the upcoming episode, see RT’s article.

Two more websites have been taken down in protests: gulfair.com and bna.bh.

UDPATE 22:52 BST: During his interview for “The World Tomorrow,” Nabeel Rajab said that on the day he announced his intention to appear on RT, his house was “surrounded by almost 100 policemen armed with machine guns,” though he was not there at the time.

Nabeel Rajab is mentioned in 34 of the U.S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks.


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