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myanmar's bloody crackdown as the military for tours its own people. ♪ ♪ and we begin with scenes of anger on the streets of elizabeth city, north carolina. crowds are demanding the full release of body cam video showing the deadly police shooting of andrew brown jr. and you can hear there the chants of "hands up, don't shoot" and others chanted "black lives matter." protesters also gathered outside the home of the county attorney. peaceful marches have taken place daily in elizabeth city since wednesday and that's when sheriff's deputies shot and killed brown while trying to
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serve a warrant. brown's family members are among those calling for that full body cam video to be made public. they spoke out after watching a 20-second clip of the footage on monday. cnn's natasha chen has more. >> what do you want? >> video. >> reporter: more than five full days after pa kwa tank sheriff's deputies shot and killed andrew brown jr. city in elizabeth city, north carolina, the family viewed body cam footage. >> my dad got executed by trying to save his own life. the officers was not in harm of him at all. it's just messed up how this happened. >> the family said they were shown only 20 seconds of video from one deputy's body camera. even though sherry tommy wooten told cnn previously that there were multiple body cameras worn by deputies on scene and only after the county attorney made
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reda redactions, including the blurring of faces. >> he had his hands firmly on the steering wheel. they run up to his vehicle shooting. yep. sure did. >> he still stood there. sat there in his vehicle with his hands on the steering wheel while being shot at. so he backs out away from the officers still shooting at him. >> letting the family see only 20 seconds of body cam footage stoked suspicion from the family and community. >> while the video came on they were already shooting him so obviously they are still trying to deflect and hide everything on the video. >> we're fed up. we're hurt. they've been getting away with a lot of [ bleep ]. doing dirty [ bleep ] and just got caught up in the act and they need to be put away. they need to pay the price, too. they ain't better than us. >> the crowd gasped by bakari sellers described the tense
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reaction with the attorney over what the family and attorneys would be seeing and who would be in the room. >> i have never been talked to like i was talked to in there. mr. cox told me, a grown black man, that he was not [ bleep ] going to be bullied. >> a copy of the death certificate obtained by cnn shows andrew brown jr. died by homicide with a penetrating wound to the head. cnn obtained a search warrant that shows the sheriff's department had been authorized to search for crack chris christie and other narcotics as well as evidence of other criminal activity, but the warrant was marked not executed. the sheriff's department had previously said they were there to also serve an arrest warrant. >> a warrant does not mean you're guilty. a warrant should not mean your execution. a warrant should not mean you get shot in the back. >> reporter: the family and attorneys say they only saw 20 seconds of video and are very suspicious about what happened before and after, but sheriff tommy wooten posted a video to
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facebook monday afternoon saying the whole event happened so quickly and was over in about 30 seconds. wooten also said that his office has now officially filed a petition for a judge to grant the release of the body camera footage to the public. natasha chen, cnn, elizabeth city, north carolina. >> and cnn's brian todd was in the town where andrew brown was killed as demonstrators called for the release of body cam footage. >> reporter: they declared a state of emergency in case, you know, there is more -- there is any unrest. i have to say there really has not been unrest. there's been no violence, there's been no looting, nothing like that. five nights, this is the sixth night we've been out here. the previously five nights it's been very peaceful, well organized and the community here trying to keep it that way. >> show that real footage. show that real footage. that's all we want. >> reporter: this is the kind of mood they're in. they're determined to be peaceful but they want the
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footage out there. the brown family attorneys -- petitions will be in front of the judge for the next few days both media petitions and others. we're going to see if that pressure to release this footage really comes to fruition. >> and the attorney for andrew brown's family says there is likely a reason behind the hesitancy to release all the footage from brown's death. take a listen. >> well, it's pretty obvious to us that they are trying to hide something. i mean, there's obviously no reason to not allow the family to see the entire raw video. i assure you that had andrew brown been doing something that he should not have been doing, if he had been doing something that was incriminating, if he had been doing something that would have justified his shooting, we would have had that video the same day. >> the governor of north carolina gave his state address
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monday evening. roy cooper brought up the issue of racial injustice but did not mention andrew brown's name directly. >> over the past year and just in the past week we've seen the harm suffered by too many people of color in our state and across the country and i want to say clearly we must all stand together to stop racial injustice in north carolina. >> and later this hour we will look at what congress is doing to enact police reform. i want to turn to the covid pandemic now and the white house plans to announce updated mask guidelines in the coming hours for anyone who is fully vaccinated. and that could include no more masks while outdoors. there will also be new guidance on the activities fully vaccinated people can resume. the u.s. is also planning to release part of its astrazeneca stockpile to other countries.
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the u.s. has tens of millions of doses of the astrazeneca vaccine but they will have to go undergo a quality review before they can leave the country. many of those doses could be headed to india, the new epicenter of the pandemic. cases there remain dangerously high, although the country reported a slight dip in new cases for the first time in a vehicle. india's health care system is in crisis mode with severe shortages of not just vaccines, but other critical supplies. help can't come soon enough. >> we need all the supply chains to remain open at this very critical time. this is a time for global solidarity and it's very encourage to go see the number of countries that have stepped up to help india in the hour of need, india helped other countries in their hour of need. on the vaccine front i think we need to find this kind of a global solution. >> and new delhi has been particularly hard hit by the
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alarming surge in fatalities. hospitals and crematoriums are struggling to keep up. >> reporter: these raging fires all day and through the evening, the surge in cases being so much that there is a waiting for these bodies to be put on the pile by family members. there is a queue outside just waiting for the final rights to end for a family member who has died of covid-19. body after body being brought into this crematorium in india's national capital new delhi that has seen a new surge not only in cases but fatalities as well. family members pulling out bodies such as this one from ambulances lined up in this crematorium ground and taking them for cremation. they have grown up with these people, have lived with them and now it's time to say the final good-bye. >> reporter: my uncle died at about 11:15 p.m. on april 24th.
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the hospital didn't inform us. when we called the help desk we were told he is no more. >> reporter: one of the more heartbreaking scenes i witnessed was when a 27-year-old was picking up the ashes of his 49-year-old mother. his brother is still in hospital recovering from covid-19 while his father has just got home after recovering from infection. i'm standing right behind near crematorium in south delhi. you can see 50 people at work here, they're trying to get 100 platforms ready, this is going to be a make shift crematorium because of the exponential increase in fatalities, we believe that this make shift crematorium should be ready in the days to come. standing outside a covid emergency ward at a hospital in new delhi. it is here where a lot of people have been coming and almost begging for beds and oxygen for their loved ones. if you look at all these cars starting from here almost a dozen of them parked right
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outside this emergency ward, they are asking just for beds and oxygen which they have been denied. as of now because there are no beds available according to officials inside this hospital. they are all people here, all women, all men. they are even younger people gasping for breath in these cars, just waiting for the one lucky moment where they get a bed inside this facility. >> i brought my father here. there are no beds. there are people lying on the floor and the very first question after the ppcr test, what is the infection rate, am i getting oxygen to which -- i thought this is what the hospital would provide. >> reporter: relatives of patients suffering from covid-19 have been waiting for ambulances wills to take them home but these ambulances have been so busy getting patients here or to crematoriums that it's been extremely difficult for them to
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get the sick ones shown. vedika sud, cnn, new delhi. earlier i spoke with dr. reddy president of the public health foundation of india and i asked how the indian covid situation that once seemed under control reached this point of crisis. >> in fact, it was predicted by some models that there would not be a second wave. they were clearly earnrroneous course. there were several of us who cautioned against it and said herd immunity is not there and we need to be careful. the economy during the pandemic had a bit of a slump and the strong desire among people to get back to normal life, that received this impression that the pandemic had ended very wrongly and therefore the society opened up with multiple
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large gatherings, celebrations of weddings and birthday parties but more importantly large gatherings for political rallies, elections at the local body level, assembly level as well as religious gatherings and so on. and that gave the virus as well as the variants which were beginning to appear by then free passage to roam around at will and infect adds many people as possible. >> doctor, the united states and other nations are sending help in the form of oxygen supplies, ventilators, ppe, test kits and eventually millions of astrazeneca vaccine doses. russia will send its sputnik v covid vaccine in may. how critical is all of this and how quickly could this help turn the situation around in india, do you think? >> well, the immediate response that we need to really implement with great rigger is to contain
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the transmission by preventing any superspreader events, that means all gatherings of any significant sites whether outside in the public areas or closed buildings. those have stopped completely and only limited number of people hob moving and meeting. that would be the important element. of course, ensuring that people wear their mask, definitely outside of home, and wear it properly. those are the important immediate measures. vaccination does need to be stepped up, but protect the people who are vulnerable and are likely to have severe disease at the same time trying to contain the transmission. british prime minister boris johnson has denied saying he would rather let the bodies pile high in their thousands than impose a third lockdown. the comments were reported in the daily mail newspaper and mr. johnson was asked about them monday. >> i think the important thing,
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i think, that people want to -- us to get on and do as a government is to make sure that the lockdowns work and they have. the numbers of deaths, the number of hospitalizations are currently very low. that doesn't mean that we've got it totally licked. it doesn't mean that covid is over. >> the daily mail claims the prime minister made the comments in october shortly after agreeing to a second lockdown. mr. johnson did impose a third lockdown in january. across the channel europe is facing its own drama. the eu is suing vaccine maker astrazeneca for breach of contract, accusing the drug maker of not delivering the doses it promised and not having a plan to distribute them in a timely manner. for the latest on this lawsuit let's turn now to cnn's cyril
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vanier, he joins us live from london. how is astrazeneca responding to this lawsuit and why is the uk getting the lion's share of vaccine doses while europe struggles? >> that's a very fair question. first to the astrazeneca side of this, they are saying that the claim is without merit. the lawsuit is without merit and they will defend themselves strongly in court. for europe this is the culmination of a months' long war of words with astrazeneca. they pulled in the ceo, they berated his publicly, they offered for help to see how astrazeneca could improve their supply chain, whether there's anything that the european commission could do or supply to help astrazeneca improve its deliveries. none of this has worked. since the beginning of the year astrazeneca has only delivered a fraction of the doses contractually promised to the european union. so the eu is signaling with this lawsuit that they are done with
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talking and they want to address this matter in the courts. it is now in the hands of lawyers. and the uk has been a major irritant in this story because as the eu was seeing only a fraction of the promised doses arrive on the continent, they were also seeing their neighbor, the uk, getting all the doses they had ordered. as far as the eu is concerned, that is unfair and that is a breach of contract. astrazeneca would tell you that that is not the case because they have two different customers with two different contracts, two different factories and two different supply chains and that doses were being produced essentially better by the factory in the uk was working better because there had been an earlier investment made by the uk whereas europeans had been a little late. again, this would be astrazeneca's argument. europe disagrees with this because they put hundreds of millions of euros on the table to ramp up production facilities for astrazeneca. all of this is now going to be a
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complicated legal matter, probably going to take months before we hear from this again. what will actually europe be able to achieve with this lawsuit? that is another question. one thing it's not going to do, it's not going to get vaccine doses in the arms of europeans any faster. rosemary? >> all right. we'll watch to see what comes of all of that. cyril vanier bringing us the latest from london. many thanks. time for a short break now. just ahead, fallout from the 2020 u.s. census, which states are losing seats in congress and which are gaining? we will take a look.
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michael smerconish says the results may not be what they first appear. >> the headline tonight is one of shift toward the south, the south tends to be red, the take away seems to be this is to the benefit of the republican party, but when we get the demographic information as to what populations are growing, my hunch is that you're going to see growth among folks who are black, latino and young. so maybe in the short term there is advantage for republicans but in the longer term that demographic shift there will be more folks in the south than there will be in the rust belt but they tend to be democratic voters. so where this heads in the long term i think is much different than where it goes in the very short term. >> lawmakers in the u.s. congress are negotiating a police reform bill this week, but the legislation which passed the house now faces an uncertain future in the senate. cnn's manu raju has the details. >> reporter: minneapolis,
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louisville, brooklyn center, columbus, elizabeth city, as deadly confrontations with police continue to mount, so is the pressure on congress to do something about it. democrats set a goal to get a deal done by may 25th, the one-year anniversary of george floyd's death, but two huge issues are dividing the parties, whether to lower the threshold to charge police officers with a crime and whether victims can sue cops in civil court. both democratic demands that republicans are resisting. >> are you willing to blow up this deal over that issue? >> i don't know if i'm willing to blow up the deal. i don't consider that blowing it up. officers right now are not really held accountable. >> south carolina senator tim scott, the chief gop negotiator who is slated to deliver his party's response to president biden's wednesday address to congress has proposed a compromise. he says that police departments should be sued not individual officers and he says that democratic efforts to make it easier to charge officers with a crime is, quote, off the table.
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republicans are signaling they will get behind whatever approach scott ultimately endorses. >> i definitely support senator scott's efforts. >> but there's still a laundry list of other sticking points, including whether there should be a federal ban on choke holds as democrats demand or whether the federal government should incentivize police departments to curb the use of force. >> we compromise on so much, you know, we compromise, we die. we compromise, we die. >> reporter: biden is expected to address the issue during his wednesday speech to congress. >> we will also talk about a range of priorities that he has for the upcoming months of his presidency including putting in place working with congress to put this place police reform. >> reporter: now, i caught up with senator tim scott and he told me that a federal ban on choke holds is, quote, no the off the table in the ongoing
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negotiations. that had been a sticking point as democrats had pushed for a federal ban, scott had pushed for state police departments, local police departments to be incentivized to ban the practice but potentially that's one issue they can resolve. he said the talks are progressing and believes they will be on the serge of getting a deal soon, potentially as soon as may. manu raju, cnn, capitol hill. you're watching "cnn newsroom." still to come, turkey's failure to slow the spread of covid-19 has the country on the verge of another lockdown. more restrictive than ever. the first person to survivive alzheimer's disease is out there. and the alzheimer's association is going to make it happen by funding scientific breakthroughs,
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president joe biden is expected to lay out new guidelines later today for anyone in the u.s. who is fully vaccinated against covid. a federal official tells cnn that will include a plan for unmasking outdoors. cnn's nick watt has the latest. >> reporter: the president expected to announce major tweaks to the covid-19 guidance on who can do what and where. >> certainly what one can do outdoors, vis-a-vis masks, is going to be one of those recommendations. >> reporter: allowing the vaccinated to go maskless outside might be an incentive to get the vaccine. >> people who have been vaccinated have wanted some reward from this. >> reporter: closing in on one-third of the u.s. population is now fully vaccinated, still far from herd immunity, but apparently normality is nearer than that. >> you will reach a point even before then where you will start to see the number of cases going
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down dramatically. it's going to be a gradual getting. with regard to what you can do outdoors, what you can do travel, outdoor sports, stadiums, theaters, restaurants. >> reporter: even european vacations could be okay this summer for the vaccinated. >> they're saying those americans are safe to come to our country without risk of spreading covid-19. think about that. that's incredible. >> reporter: but the pace of vaccination here is now slowing. >> they might not be as fast as the first 50%. i think that it's going to be slower, but i think we're going to continue to get there. >> reporter: average daily new covid-19 cases in the u.s. dropped below 60,000 for the first time in about a month. >> right now the declines that we're seeing we can take to the bank, i think we can feel more assured because they're being driven by vaccinations and greater levels of population-wide immunity. >> reporter: but in india crisis mode. the u.s. now sending equipment, drugs, advisers and pending
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safety review will release doses from its stockpile of the astrazeneca vaccine. not authorized in this country and still not needed. still unknown what one trees they would go to. >> we really do have a responsibility to help vaccinate the rest of the world and that includes india and other places that need it right now. >> reporter: here in the u.s. the johnson & johnson vaccine is rolling out once more after that brief pause while experts looked into those very rare possible blood clot issues. now, there was some polling done during that pause, it wasn't great. 73% of people saying that they would not be willing to take that vaccine. let's see how that all plays out over the coming few weeks. nick watt, cnn, los angeles. on thursday turkey will enter its strictest lockdown since the pandemic began. after nightly curfews and full weekend lock downs failed to stop a slue of infections.
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while daily cases have been falling turkey is sixth in the world at total infections at more than 4.5 million. jum jom na karachi joins us from istanbul. how will this impact citizens across the country. >> reporter: the government has been trying to avoid this full lockdown but it seems they have been left with no choice but to shut down the country for three weeks, the strictest lockdown since the start of the pandemic. back in march a lot of the restrictions were loosened up in what was described as this normalization phase and that is when we started seeing the number of cases beginning to rise, this month turkey registering unprecedented numbers, more than 60,000 cases a day on some days of april, more than 300 deaths.
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two weeks ago a partial lockdown was introduced. this seems to have helped bring the numbers down, but not as fast as the government wants to see them moving downward. so last night we heard from president erdogan announcing to the nation that this three-week lockdown is going to start on thursday evening, explaining that when he's saying that much of europe right now is in this phase of reopening, that turkey cannot be left behind, that they must work to try to bring the cases down to below 5,000 a day or sectors in the country like tourism and trade will pay a heavy price as he puts it. so as of thursday 7:00 p.m. local time most of the country is going to be shut down, people will not be allowed to leave their homes except for certain hours during the day when they are allowed to go out on foot for essential shopping and travel within the country is going to be restricted only with a government-issued permit in
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emergencies will people be allowed to do intercity travel. so we will have to wait and see, rosemary, in the coming weeks if they will manage to bring down the numbers to where president erdogan says he wants to see them, below 5,000, this at the same time as the vaccination campaign continues in the country. >> many thanks. well, the stakes cannot be higher in myanmar, democracy activists describe repeated beatings and torture by the military. we have their stories next. this. sh yn your dishwasher looks clean but, when grease and limescale build up, it's not as hygienic as you think. use finish dishwasher cleaner its dual-action formula tackles grease and limescale. finish. clean dishwasher. clean dishes.
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♪ the numbers from a myanmar human rights organization are staggering. more than 700 people have been killed in three months and 3,400 are key tand. the military crackdown is
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relentless. when charissa ward visited the country earlier this month she heard firsthand accounts of beatings and for fewer. a warning, her report contains graphic images. >> reporter: they gather outside the prison every day, mostly parents, desperately hoping for a glimpse of their children, proof that they are still alive. they know that behind these walls myanmar's military is engaging in unspeakable cruelty against those who dare to defend democracy. now in hiding, this 19-year-old is brave enough to share his story with us. he says he was detained after being stopped by soldiers who found photos of him at protests on his phone. >> when we got there the commander tied my hands behind my back and used small advertisers to cut my ears, tip of my nose, my neck and throat
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and then he let his fellow soldiers beat me up that night. >> reporter: he shares photos of the abuse, his lack lacerated from whippings from a cable wire, his face skollen from endless strikes into i even told them to kill me instead of torturing me, it was that painful. >> reporter: myanmar shows no shame about its cruelty. on state television it broadly displays manuals of those arrested for so-called terrorist activity. the face of this 31-year-old dance teacher is barely recognizable. family members say this is what she looked like before the beatings. from the safety of neighboring india this 23-year-old army cadet says the soldiers were only allowed to watch state tv. we have agreed not to reveal his identity for his protection. >> translator: they tried to brain wash us, there are soldiers who only believe what
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the commanders told them. they don't think. er in two years into his military career he decided to detect. haunted by the military's brutality after the coup. every night he says they would set out on raids, armed with assault rifles and the names of protest leaders given by their informants. >> translator: at one point we went to arrest two leaders, one got arrested and one was trying to escape and we shot him on the spot. we were ordered to shoot when they escaped. >> reporter: that night he claims he intentionally broke his rifle so it wouldn't fire, but says it was the cruelty to the families of the protesters that finally broke him. >> translator: they were crying when we raided their houses and beat them. the neighbors knew, too, but no one dared to come out at night. if someone was looking at us through their windows, we told them to come out and beat them, too. the youngest one i saw was
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around ten or 11 years old, a boy. >> reporter: despite the voracity of the military's crackdown myanmar's pro-democracy movement is still very much alive. the young protesters' ordeal lasted three long days, during the endless beatings he said he had one focus, staying alive so that he could protest once again. clariss sa ward, cnn. a new human rights watch report compares israel's treatment of palestinians in the occupied territories to apartheid. the group says the government is committed to a policy of domination by jewish israelis and palestinians are subject to systematic oppression and inhumane acts. it cites what it calls draconian military rule and growing jewish settlements in palestinian territories. the demolition of palestinian homes and check points and other
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restrictions on people's movement. the report says many of the abuses have no security justification. israel calls the report preposterous and false and access human rights watch of having an anti-israel agenda. i spoke last hour to omar is that keir the israel and palestine director for human rights watch and i asked him about the israeli government's criticism. >> the israeli government like many oppressive governments whose human rights abuses we document around the world instead of engaging with the substance of our findings has chosen to attack the messenger. it's because they have no response to these findings. this was a report two years in the making, 21 pages that found that israeli authorities are committing the crimes against humanity of apartheid and prosecution. these are universal legal terms identified in international treaties and human rights watch spent two years undertaking an investigation connecting the dots based on 30 years of
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research and we found the evidence overwhelming that israeli authorities pursue a policy across israel and palatine to maintain the domination of israelis over palestinians, amount to crimes against humanity mondays the most odious crimes in international law. >> what were some of those main abuses and if israel is saying to you this is full of lies, talk to us about the evidence you found. >> absolutely. we found evidence based on case studies conducted across israel and palestine. over 850 footnotes in this report. some of the abuses include the imposition for 54 years of draconian military rule on 2.7 million palestinians in the west bank, while israeli authorities govern jewish israeli settlers living in the same territory and you the most rights respecting civil law.
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it includes 2 million palestinians in the gaza strip effectively caged into an open air prison, 14 years facing a generalized travel ban. it includes policies and the majority of the west bank where it's 100 more times likely that your home gets demolished if you are a palestinian than that you get a building permit. and millions are deprived of basic say over the government and those who rule their lives. >> what are you hoping to achieve by releasing this human rights watch report? >> prominent voices for years have warned that apartheid lurked just around the corner if the rule over palestinians did not change. israeli authorities have turned that corner, the/hold has been crossed. apartheid is the reality today for millions of palestinians. it is time for the international community to recognize the reality for what it is and take the steps necessary to solve
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this grave situation. the chief prosecutor in moscow has suspended the nationwide political movement of alexei navalny. this comes ahead of a court ruling to decide whether his organizations will be labeled as extremist groups. sam kiley has the details from moscow. >> reporter: a russian prosecutor has successfully appealed to a moscow court to have the whole movement behind alexei navalny effectively suspended. this is part of ongoing proceedings to have his movement designated as an extremist organization. now, the movement's headquarters in various offices across russia are being ordered to cease their activities and on social media his supporters have said that they are ending all of their posting in support of mr. navalny following this court ruling. this is part of an ongoing
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campaign effectively to stifle his movement that was very loud across the country last wednesday with demonstrations in many, many cities in support of mr. navalny's then hunger strike demanding access to independent medical authorities to look after him while he languished in prison. he has now suspended that hunger strike or ended that hunger strike but now his movement faces a temporary suspension, but part of a campaign being orchestrated through the moscow courts by the prosecutors here to render it a prescribed organization and if that goes through and every indication is that it will, then it will be impossible for mr. navalny's movement to operate at all inside russia and particularly impossible for it to be able to prosecute any efforts at all to fill candidates in september's elections. sam kiley, cnn in moscow. some startling comments from the iranian foreign minister on
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a leaked audio reporting. mohammad javad zarif is heard criticizing islam's revolutionary guard and top general qasem soleimani. he says the military actions undermine and overshadow diplomacy. the three-hour interview was recorded as part of a research project and aired on iran media sunday. the authenticity of the tape has not been officially confirmed but an iran yap foreign ministry spokesman says the quotes were taken out of context and don't reflect an official stance. still ahead, arizona's largest county is auditing 20 to presidential election ballots again. how far right conspiracy theories may be fueling this audit and posing a major challenge for republicans. stay with us for that. technology has the power
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state says the mare cop pa county order should end but as cnn's ryan nobles reports that's not likely to dim the enthusiasm of those still supporting former president donald trump. >> reporter: nearly six months after the presidential election a nationwide pockets of republicans amping up claims the election was stolen and donald trump should be president. in arizona a group of gop leaders attempting a fourth recount of the ballots in maricopa county, reigniting false claims that trump won the county by 200,000 votes. >> there's a lot of americans here, myself included, that are really bothered with the way the country is being ripped apart right now. >> reporter: and the owner of the firm leading the recount has pushed the false claim that the election was stolen. the big lie just one example of wild conspiracy theories being pushed by the far right. in minnesota a county republican committee hosting conspiracy theorist trevor loudoun who claims the coronavirus was created to undermine trump's
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reelection. that democrats are working covertly with islamic terrorists and that the murder of george floyd was planned. >> this was planned since 2016, folks. this was all organized by a group headquartered in minnesota called the freedom road association. >> reporter: but these false and often wacky claims are not just being spun in the dark corners of the internet. >> no burgers on july 4th. no steaks on the barbie. i'm sure middle america is just going to love that. >> reporter: republicans like representatives lauren bow bert and marjorie taylor greene being echoed on fox news claiming the biden administration wants to stop americans from eating red meat to reduce carbon emissions, but there is no such policy. a paper being cited by right wing personalities from the university of michigan and tulane has nothing to do with the administration.
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for years many republicans would laugh off or ignore president trump when he would retweet and amplify these yarns, but to this day some republican leaders like house minority leader kevin mccarthy still refuse to challenge the falsehoods. on sunday mccarthy trying to recast trump's role in the january 6th capitol insurrection of that as a hero. >> he ended the call telling me he will put something out to make sure to stop this and that's what he did, he put a video out later. >> quite a lot later and it was a pretty weak video. >> reporter: despite saying this shortly after the riot. >> the president bears spablt for wednesday's attack on congress by mob rioters. >> reporter: and as an example of how many on the far right fringes are taking the lead of the former president today he put out a statement attacking the current republican governor of arizona doug ducey, someone that's been a long-time supporter of donald trump's saying that ducey is one of the
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worst governors in america because he is not doing more to protect those who are conducting this fourth audit of the ballots in maricopa county. ryan nobles, cnn, on capitol hill. tesla's profits have topped $1 billion for the t. irs time. it wasn't long ago that the automaker was losing money most quarters and in danger of running out of cash, but tesla has now posted record profits for three straight quarters. ceo elon musk told investors monday the company struggled in recent months with a shortage of computer chips that has dogged the industry. tesla has also been helped by a large investment in bitcoin. and thank you so much for your company. i'm rosemary church. "early start" is coming up next. you're watching cnn. have yourselves a great day.
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