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democracy or yet another dictatorship the alleged brutal methods of egypt's military rulers forced people to question if the revolution had changed for the better. the leaders of russia china and iran. joined central asian counterparts for a key summit focusing on the challenges facing the. fighting terrorism extremism. the gathering of the heads of state here in. the details in a few moments. paralyzed by a new wave of. protests the government battles to push reforms through parliament to secure. international.
welcome to the program. of at least seven thousand people by egypt's military rulers will be reviewed by the nation's interim leaders. of torture and the behavior of the army since taking over from the ousted hosni mubarak is causing those who took part in the revolution many are skeptical whether the generals are able or even willing to bring about the democratic changes so many died for. reports on the story. never sleeps the eight hundred eighty uprising that ousted president mubarak has the helm. peace has become a common scene here and this. amnesty international estimates at least eighty.
hundred forty people were killed and more than six thousand wounded during the protests that forced a tyrant to step down but even in a barrack free country the resume for fear and frustration. read his brother was among fifteen young man killed in the violent religious strife that he had cairo just weeks after the revolution egyptian christians and muslims clashed following reports that a young christian woman was kidnapped and held in a coptic church after she married a muslim and converted to islam but even then he was a christian coptic it wasn't a muslim that killed read his brother. and amish neither showed my brother dead a bullet went through his forehead and it came out on the other side and i saw it with no one here has a weapon like this on this old is there it's hard to grasp what happened. rather blames the army for taking the life of his younger brother and the revolution so
given the army so much power. and as. we expected the army to intervene to protect people just don't mind answering but instead they started to kill people themselves are we didn't expect that at all that it that the people of egypt didn't expect many things they didn't expect the economy to collapse they didn't imagine the path to a free and democratic society would be such a bloody and painful one they just wanted to free from dictatorship and didn't expect it all to find themselves and to get another one in military one the power in egypt now since mubarak is out rest firmly in the hands of the military chiefs of staff. they were sitting in literally in the pentagon war room when the twitter revolution started they are running the show there has been no displacement about military power but this is a washington installed as i call it in my book full spectrum dominance to tell the
tarion democracy the people who stood on deaf ears where we do bill and the regime that oppressed them for more than three decades was going with our us how pharaoh as they call the dictator would soon finally face justice for what he's done but months on the revolutionary euphoria has got as well and people are asking themselves was that really was the hundreds of victims and did they really get a better country in. egypt is at the crossroads it could go towards chaos or democracy the worst scenario would be the army continues to rule and the country sinks into blood from a civil war it's up to the people to decide. so a month since the free it shook the whole arab world it's clear the revolution may now be part of history but the fight is far from over. kyra. while the human rights watchdog report also. sign of any positive change in egypt
since president mubarak was forced to leave but activist david keyes says there is a growing evidence of crimes being committed by the military some have been jailed simply for criticizing the government others have been brought up on spiritus charges of quote unquote insulting the military but increasingly and certainly given the incredible high number of detentions detentions of civilians not tensions of people who have you know tried to undermine the regime but people simply criticizing the military this is a very dangerous trend egyptian dissidents and bloggers who were imprisoned in military prisons and they describe incredible torture they describe electrocution they describe water according to describe the regular beatings and this was the egyptian military that stood behind mubarak until the last minute so while there have been gains and we hope that egypt has a brighter future ahead of it there are still many many challenges that it still has to overcome if egypt is going to move towards democracy and liberalism and
openness in the west in fact has a very important role to play that was a human rights activist david keyes that commenting on reports that thousands have been arrested in egypt by the military rulers since taking over from ousted hosni mubarak. now a group of influential central asian states including regional heavyweights russia and china they're all meeting in kazakstan to discuss the fight against terrorism in an area with more than its fair share of issues with pakistan and afghanistan in the neighborhood the shanghai cooperation organization faces a number of challenges. following the annual gathering. this. cooperation organization was in fact formed to tackle extremism and separatism the countries of today giving their speeches have expressed their concern still the growing threat within their countries their own countries and the region as well also the threat of civility and security internationally they want to come up with a common agenda
a common approach to the problems threatening global stability especially what's happening in north africa and the middle east in fact statement was released by a foreign minister sergey lavrov asking the us security council not to simplify the situation in syria with regard to the proposed u.n. resolution that they have. is a strongly asking that a military operation not be involved in this situation this security issue has gone beyond just the land security the traditional threats that we have seen in the past some of the leaders have brought up the concept of border security so they want to extend their efforts into the cyber world in cyberspace also of course the participation of countries such as iran afghanistan and pakistan make for very interesting discussion now on iran for example have given speech will basically consisting of more questions rather than statements. and to western and to people you listen sentiment that. does express in the to set a very big issue on the
a flight of nato forces being in country they want to discuss a post nato. summit that in the past have expressed doubts on whether the country is able to deal with this threat on their own however afghanistan said that they are willing to take responsibility and they are ready to take on this role actually the president hamid karzai had also said that he would like to see nato and foreign forces adhere to afghan law he would like them to respect that afghanistan is a sovereign nation and he said that they are currently negotiating. how to implement this of course we also have talks on the economy economic trade in all of the countries of ghana send again at the forefront in the persistent problem of drugs drug production and trafficking and the russian president dmitri medvedev had reiterated that afghanistan being here as a potential observer state is a partner in combating this problem let's hear what he had to say. afghanistan.
and it. can be closed which. is a country which hugely impacts. syria has always been and i'm sure. the meeting between the president. will touch expectedly touched on the topic of the nuclear program as well as security in the region and possibly common approaches between the two countries a bilateral approach to the situation in north africa and the middle east now with the president hamid karzai of course as we have seen in the past the talks will definitely be dominated by finding a solution to drugs again that the countries here had said that they want a non military nonmilitary solution to the problems that afghanistan is facing so
we expect to hear this as well as trade deals between russia and russia being very willing to invest in afghanistan and help its economy in order to lift the country out of the problems that it is facing. the program the u.s. and. the greek prime minister's position as he tries to push through more cuts to. new bailout. so far presented to thousands of demonstrators gathered in the heart of athens from blocking access to the parliament building their plan to physically stop and periods from voting on austerity measures. is in the greek capital for. athens is widely expected to receive. packets from this year's same part is. european finance hammering out the details of that rescue plan at the moment that
trying to prevent your areas. opinions on whether greece is going to the polls is payments vary widely some people are saying that it's fantasy to be allowed to happen now that people are saying really now it's a question of when it still seems happening here on the streets of greece we're here this entire process. taking to the street and you know the name calling the building protesting against the proposals full of these new austerity measures that they say completely unreasonable now they said the angus would be in building for a year they've come up against incredibly tough economic conditions there's a number of unemployed to let's take it so the sixteen percent pulls out of the job so really the food measures being put in place to that is a reasonable and there's been lots of people also when the choice. here of his
central bank and the edict provided initial to the chain of one hundred ten billion euro is going to look the bad puns upon the because of the way to manage another better package and pay back for a lot of people is simply i'm realistic now the places that have been happening outside the parliament building being compared to the arab spring uprisings what's interesting about the place as we see happening in the year you think countries like spain like these are countries within to stop this democracy many people consider greece the first place and. they say look people hair is seen as a why standing in the got this we want the government and the men saying i want the electorate according full in the thirty thirty five years of. parliamentary democracy in greece there has never been a government facing such a crisis over legitimacy it's an open political crisis here the government is
trying to govern but the people refuse to be governed in this way and what they're saying is that when you have literally millions of people taking to the states and protesting against these measures and the government still pushing ahead with that well at that point it really have to melt to see any more than this is very clear that until that's a pocket and that's bringing you all the latest from the states. you sarah forth now europe's paymaster germany is expected to bear the brunt of greece's second bailout german m.p. clouseau peter says the people in this country aren't happy about footing the bill and else whether it will have any effect anyway. and. it was regulated that there must be any bailouts because. otherwise you. read the.
sign says. those countries to a country. and as long as each country is responsible for its budgets. it's to take for the responsibility. and the only right answer to that is nobody who decided to say ok we have to work out if she said. it is hard to explain people when you get the reports from. greece also. be average. working time there. people. that's what we elected you for. you can watch the full interview with the german m.p. klaus just about fifteen minutes time right here on out say. yemen's government says dozens of people have been killed in a u.s.
drone attacks in the country over the last few weeks many of them being civilians washington recently resumed its unofficial military campaign against al qaeda terrorists fearing they may exploit the current unrest in yemen to seize power the cia is also reportedly building a secret base in the persian gulf to target militants and as auntie's a guy nature can says introducing cia spooks will move the operation into the legal shadows. the decision to task the cia with tracing down given marks a major escalation of america's covert war in yemen which is not really covert it's one of the on an undeclared wars that the u.s. is waging against terror but up to this day in yemen it's been the u.s. military that was running the show that was carrying out the drone strikes sort of thing cooperation with the yemeni counterterrorism units but now with the power vacuum and all the political turmoil in yemen the cooperation is falling apart and according to u.s.
officials because the cia operates under different legal authorities than the military the cia will have quote greater latitude to carry out strikes no matter what the political climate they are greater latitude in other words they don't have to ask anybody's permission to bomb the country the yemeni leader who is now out of the country after months of violent popular revolt against him and his government for many years had been supported by the u.s. in exchange for letting americans go after all quieting gammage as we could make tables so often taking credit for the u.s. drone strikes we have to remember that scores of severely. those strikes or the support of the yemeni authorities was much needed to carry on with the operations on the other hand the government of alley abu. salim who'd been in power for some thirty years was so unpopular in recent years among the people of yemen that many analysts say it was only due to the u.s. support that sally had stayed in power for so long if we year sally needed the u.s.
and the us needed solly but now with the political turmoil there the us shows they will continue to bomb yemen whether or not they have the permission to do so from actually the people of this country pakistan is one example of popular revolt against cia drone strikes thousands of civilians were killed by the u.s. . drone attacks and no one was held responsible for that even though the pakistani parliament has demanded to stop the strikes the country's leadership continues to allow the americans to carry out the operations although the pakistani leadership criticizes the killing of civilians but they little many analysts say their support for the bombings will continue as long as they continue to receive billions of dollars from washington people there are furious in one year the u.s. u.s. drone drones killed seven hundred civilians in pakistan but they netted only five actual militant leaders numbers that some experts are giving or gruesome the former
chief counterinsurgency strategist with the u.s. state department has estimated that drone attacks kill fifty nine targeted persons for each intended target nonetheless we now see the rapid expansion of the cia drone war. now you can always catch up with. for example as a nato continues its humanitarian. in libya people in the oil rich country say. the fuel supply. and. water find out how. to the bottom of one of europe's largest. you can also.
cia to watch bin laden's compound. believed to be one of the detainees another is an army major reporting to the license plate numbers. the director of the cia raised the issue during a surprise visit to pakistan last. summer syria so it's now safe for thousands of people who fled violence in the town of. eight thousand civilians had taken refuge in it neighboring turkey is following a military crackdown on the uprising against president bashar assad the government says security and communications have been restored in the town as well as electricity and water meanwhile according to reports the crackdown is still widening across the border areas. the un has accused the sudanese government of blocking aid to deliveries to thousands of people fleeing fighting in the disputed
region and us president barack obama has called for a cease fire following a devastating bombing campaign in the north south border almost one hundred fifty thousand people have been displaced on either side of the border because of tensions ahead of south sudan's formal independence which comes into force on the ninth of july or at an all time for the business with katrina. thanks rory and welcome to the bullet business bulletin here on r.t. russia is full speed ahead in its bid to become europe's largest kamarck it and foreign carmakers are getting in on the act six leading producers have agreed to strongly boost russian output in exchange for text benefits each of them has to produce three hundred thousand vehicles a year it's not that the russian market can handle that ambitious figure because it is still relatively unsaturated. if you look at the current age of the car park
if you look at the current. number of cars per inhabitants there are russia is still a long way to go to reach levels like you have in eastern european countries now and this of course is the great potential that makes the russia tech before. and volkswagen is one of those six companies it's agreed to jointly produce new cars with gas group which makes the gazelle and vulgar brands total investment will be up to two hundred million euro with the german company contributing more than half of that amount the fans will assemble volkswagen and skoda models the first vehicles a jew to roll off the production line this autumn the head of gazprom explains why the company has chosen volkswagen as a partner. we have been very successful with our l.c.d. production and sales. secondly we had a nice you'll want to do with or personal car. capacity and here we look at different options some folks like and became the best option. and in his
deal we will produce under ten thousand vehicles for eighty years for folks who are going to and we did invest from gastro p.t. so i mean you're in. the twenty five percent rise in the oil price this year has not seen a similar rally in russian oil stocks according to constantine seaman off at the national energy security fund this is because the hike is still not enough for all companies to comfortably develop new fields. the more scaffold also for the producers is the prize corridor from where the other sixty dollars not more because prize will do well from if you would sixty if it were possible through the worst one of the new green fields. to share for. what you could prove the more expensive by seeing that in the rest of the big. begin to mess more. production of course it's not the best and therefore the
produced for now let's have a look at how the markets are performing crude is struggling for direction concerns about rising demand of supporting a product as the american institute reports a declining us in countries for the last week limiting gains though is the news that u.s. retail circles unknown as bad as expected. european markets have made a stop start to the day concerns that discussions about a bailout package for greece may be more protracted than originally thought are also souring sentiment the banks especially are way down by the inability of e.u. officials to come to an agreement over greece the footsie and the dax up was down around point four percent and here in russia the markets are also also had a subdued start in trading this hour my sense is up point four of the percent on the r.t.s. is moving into positive territory now let's have a look at some of the individual share moves gazprom as low as investors are concerned about potential losses the company could suffer from an increase in tax
burden banks so mostly in the red spur bank is flat to negative despite reports it's more than doubled net profit in the first five months of the year investors are concerned the growth of profits is slowing down and the electricity sector into round is on the rise on reports about the company's possible cooperation with chinese firms she knew of. russia is becoming more attractive to foreign companies with many expanding operations in the country. eton is one of those companies it's hoping to tap into the market through its know how in power management and electrical systems the company is aiming to reach two hundred fifty million in revenues by two thousand and fifteen but the expansion is not without challenges as the c.e.o. explains. it one of the large challenges right now obviously is the many people understand this is an expanding tract of marketplace so attracting highly qualified local employees is a significant challenge we want to ramp up very quickly we want to be in twenty
cities by the end of this year we're active in just for today and so it's area number one challenge today is finding those individuals who want to join a multinational company for a really exciting career and we're confident we offer that kind of opportunity for people but we need to get people hired. and the russian government has put its shares and seven airlines up for sale for the third time this time the company is being valued at two hundred sixty two million dollars like it's twenty five and a half percent blocking stake worth sixty seven million this is about a third cheaper than when it was put up for sale in two thousand and seven analysts believe continued negative sentiment towards russia's aviation industry is behind the failure to sell its stake in the past an auction will begin on the twenty seventh of july. and that's pheasant business for this hour but you can always find out stories online at ati dot com forward slash business like back in just under an hour stay with us for headlines next.