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a russian court has sentenced members of the controversial punk band pussy riot g to years in jail following their protest stands in russia's main cathedral sixty people have been arrested in rallies very in support and against the group. given asylum still drab to britons on moved by aqua does acceptance of julian assange as a political refugee saying the whistleblower is still subject to arrest and won't be allowed to leave the country. and a rube u.s. group claims it's behind an attack on the r.t. website in an attempt to silence coverage of julian assange.
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you're watching artsy live from moscow with me to have a month a thanks for joining in a russian court has sentenced members of the controversial punk band pussy riot to years in jail following their protest and in russia's main cathedral the three women were found guilty of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred meanwhile police have detained sixty people outside the court who've been rallying very thin support and against the group artie's jacob graves joins us now live from the scene with more so jacob it's a case that's caused a storm in russian society we're hearing people outside the court are refusing to leave tell us more about that. sure still actually seeing some smaller sporadic protests taking place behind me but now there's been a real feel to this trial since it began we've had again outside the courthouse drug court. proceedings today and deed off the verdict was announced in particular
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even those in favor of pussy riot supporting them from their sins have preached charles tension five months ago and those who stood against him think they're guilty of blasphemy in the charges against him of hooliganism and it comes the protests we've seen today were has been a point music being played out just outside the courthouse as well see support of pussy riot has been over sixty arrests already made after assembling illegal demonstrations also breaking the peace now it's hose who because of those sixty arrests there has been a lot of attention already given to this the verdict for those three defendants two years in prison on charges of hooliganism so the maximum could have been dealt out was seven years and the other issue that is really attracting a lot of controversy from the start we do know that the defense are going to appeal this verdict and they've heard from the russian orthodox church have really been
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those backing you know some of the some of the attacks against pussy riot saying that what they did was blessed me with a house said it still was blasphemy they want some degree of leniency to be dealt out in proceedings as well. well thank you very much they jacob for that update here just outside of course the court where the p.c. why it's away given a two year jail sentence this are often new. but their reaction to the verdict has also been flocking in from around the world there's been a wave of protests across the globe in support of the punk band with official reaction now coming in let's cross the live to our t's marina park in new york for more on that now marina what's been the reaction from the u.s. and other countries so far. well there's been both political and public reaction over the pussy riot verdict now around the globe and there has been several protests on friday in support of the three russian band members that were
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convicted of hooliganism paris brussels london and tell of evil are among the cities where demonstrators gathered to denounce the trial and the two year sentencing those that are in support of these three women and members of the pussy riot say that the decision that was made by moscow's court was emblematic of russia's intolerance of dissent on the more political front the u.s. embassy in russia has called the verdict unfair and this russian it there was also reaction coming from amnesty international which said that the decision was a bitter blow to freedom of expression in russia also political figures in europe have begun to weigh in on this developing story we heard from the high representative of the european union catherine ashton who has said she is deeply
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disappointed by this verdict calling it disproportionate a similar sentiment has also been echoed by germany's foreign minister so clearly this story taking place in russia has ignited a wave of reaction around the globe no doubt about the marina it has been the talk of the time for at least the last two weeks if not the last six months will catch up with you later there thank you marina reporting there from new york for us but as well as international public reaction on the streets of the pussy riot case has exploded across the internet the host of the website program why you should blog him kirby told my colleague. about the online response. but there's definitely some negativity you know when you look at the internet like i've been saying it's have been talking if there's. a lot of the more liberal people the supporters of course they're going nuts and they're posting everything that this is awful and on the other side of people who have a more religious take on things i think feel very justified my personal opinion is
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to be honest usually for the thing they call hooliganism you get fifteen days from what i've heard so i really wish they would have gotten fifteen days the more standard punishment but the court didn't agree with my position but what about the hype on the on this case how is it reflecting public opinion in russia because a lot of people say that moscow is not a true representation of all of russia trust me as a foreigner i get to hear that every day and it really isn't the sort of moscow super liberal internet click really isn't and the problem is is that people are saying this is dividing russia and it's since it is but it's dividing it between kind of religious people and the tiny tiny minority of ultra liberal extremists who have a bigger voice because of the internet than they would under normal circumstances and so i think that a lot of ways worse it's not really. being depicted i think a lot of the average people in russia this is a really huge thing for them or they're sort of passively against it because it
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will continue following this breaking news story for you done forget to check out twitter that's r t underscore com for the latest from outside the country plus there are live updates available to you on our website r.t. dot com including reaction from relatives of the three women. joining us on she's now officially a political refugee but seems no closer to getting out of the ecuadorian embassy in london than before the asylum announcement britain made it clear the deal did not affect its determination to arrest the whistleblower and extradite him to sweden in clear defiance of international law it is laura smith who was at the embassy on the day of the drama has the details. it was the day they'd been waiting for julian assange is holed up in london's ecuadorian embassy for two months and his supporters who turned out to cheer for him rain or shine since his legal battle
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against extradition to sweden first began more than eighteen months ago also there in large numbers the police who didn't wait long to make death first arrests obviously. when the decision came it was the one they wanted. we decided to grant asylum to julian a song. called it a significant victory and his mouth was full so it quickly and shining like it will automatically encourage the government. but not everyone was pleased the u.k. foreign and commonwealth office called the decision disappointing and foreign secretary william hague said it changed nothing it does not change the fundamentals of the case we will not allow. safe passage out of the united kingdom nor is there any legal basis for us to do so hague also denied any suggestion that british police
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would storm the embassy so over and territory under international law to arrest but that's not what ecuador inferred from a letter it says was delivered through the british embassy in quito in response that could all played hardball. but it will be no national law could be used in this way in any intrusive way in any diplomatic facilities any place in the world it shouldn't be used to threaten or blackmail the sovereignty of any other country and they called a summit to try to deal with this threat so that this fact doesn't go unpunished. the scary part the part that i found completely incredible and outrageous is the british threats to actually. go in and try and extract you a massage but i must say to see british police surrounding that embassy was it an act of intimidation that should not be allowed it is not allowed under so i think stuck in the middle julian assange who has a new home but no way of getting there tripods and put him in
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a big trunk and label him in his diplomatic bag i'm not quite sure whether that would work but otherwise we might see him holed up there for a mixed couple of years who knows until i reach a solution to this impasse but if he leaves the embassy he's liable to rest by the u.k. which insists it must still extradite him to sweden a position that could or when to accept it or respond to the united kingdom it would mean possibly breaking relations on a regional level if it happens the bronzing of asylum by june enough songs has been spelled the end of this tale already full of twists and turns in fact it appears to be the beginning of something else with neither the u.k. no ecuador apparently willing to back down it's developing into an ugly diplomatic spat which could affect relations for some time laura smith forty outside the ecuadorian embassy in the. earlier we talked to the spokesperson kristinn hrafnsson
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who said if britain continues to ignore songes asylum rides the his lawyers will take the matter to the international criminal court. let's hope that the the british government that will come to its senses and say yes it's a country it's the only right thing to do but if they're on to is system this hard line position which is that reassured given the circumstances. of the legal team or julian then we killing the inspectors just buses are garceau as indicated that he will take the matter before the international court of justice. and force the government to give him say as it's clearly say that this is a threat by the u.k. authorities who take our extraordinary have called for a. strong reaction especially in light of the american countries it is it is beyond my understanding why the stuff of william hague will take such an extreme step especially when the negotiations were ongoing according to the ecuadorian is in the
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impulse period between two countries and this should could offset it with the nations all over the world and i'm pretty sure that the british state must feel. very secure in voluntarily areas given the fact that their own government is ready to violate it to the convention out of the twenty two with this threat that i just won't believe it will carry. moskos of course also watching closely the developments around the sun's case and the russian foreign ministry has set its be willed it by bridges position on the whistleblowers asylum deal the ministry representative said the right to take a stand in the embassy by force contradict the vienna convention also added that the u.k. itself is harboring dozens of russian suspects suspected of grave crimes but yet denies of the right to assign them to you haven't even been charged among those who
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found shelter in london. for wanted on terrorism charges and murdering informant better off ski accused of fraud and attempted coups. and it looks like access to our website has been restored now earlier today r.t. dot com was jammed by an awful launch of online traffic and what's known as a denial of service attack by a hacker group known as leaks artie's don't tom barton reports. if you try to go to our web site today you may well see this message instead of the actual website that's the result of a d.d. o. s. cyber attack which struck many hours ago and has made r.t. dot com unavailable around the world on twitter a group calling itself anti leaks is claiming responsibility for the attack they linked in their tweets to the topics june sanj and wiki leaks they also made a joke about the show hosted on r.t. saying that they wanted to see him smoking cigars and drinking whiskey but that
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they weren't able to because of this attack those and other tweets indicate that they wanted to stop artie's coverage of the granting of diplomatic asylum to the wiki leaks founder by ecuador's embassy in london a d.d. o. s. or distributed denial of service attack is where attackers use remotely controlled computers around the world to flood a website with too much traffic for it to handle and to leaks has previously attacked wiki leaks is site itself with d.d. o. s. as well but they say that their primary target is julian assange himself describing him as a new breed of terrorist the group says they're based in the usa there's much speculation as to who antiques actually are. well right now it seems that we have managed to bring our website back online so head to void these stories and features you may missed here's what we've got for you the scandal at the paralympics says the games as having as a symbol of world unity overshadowed by accusations that have
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of the united nations now there were two conditions for this mandate to keep for them to keep functioning on the ground and these were and end to the violence as well as ending the use of heavy weaponry and of course we know that this unfortunately has not occurred as of yet the united nations will however maintain a presence on the ground in a different format this will be a civil mission that they will put in place the details of which are being discussed now russia's position in all of this is quite simple we're sort of the monday is coming to a member we believe that those members of the council who insisted to. continue the . commitment to ending course still it is. working towards a political settlement in the studio however we're looking forward to the form of doing a u.n. presence in damascus. doing the job it is supposed to do in the light of the new. political process in syria is important to keep in mind that russia of course has
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been calling for a peaceful political process in solving the syrian crisis and this of course comes as we're hearing armed groups on the ground threaten to combine forces with al qaida if the west does not help them out and this would of course be a catastrophic development in the crisis we're hearing from our united nations sources that filling the shoes of kofi anon will be a lot of dark brahimi a seventy eight year old veteran diplomat among his previous titles is the foreign minister of algeria and curiously it's an interesting selection for several reasons first of all we do know that in the past this man has served as u.n. envoy to iraq and afghanistan where of course as we're well aware the conflicts and the violence continue and also his daughter actually a former employee at c.n.n. . is married to a family to a royal member of the jordanian royal family and of course this is important in the in the sense that we know that this is
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a country that's been accused of supporting the armed groups on the ground so this is quite an interesting twist we're going to have to wait and see what kind of approach this man takes but we do know that he has already said that he would like a different official title from kofi annan because he doesn't want to be seen as somebody just filling his shoes he believes that kofi annan approach was a failure and he wants a different mandate and a different name so we're going to have to wait and see how this man works in the crisis from now when he takes the position what mandate officially expires at the end of this month taking a look at the news from around the world the police have killed more than they can work it's like being outside and in my office is open file when this group of them with my shit is a strike began last week when mine is demanded highest salaries and better working conditions the shooting is one of the worst in south africa is the end of the aponte. iraqi police and hospital officials
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claim thursday's wave of attacks across the country has left a more than ninety people did the bomb and shooting attacks targeted civilians and police in baghdad and other cities near the capital making it the deadliest day in three weeks of violence this month's death toll has risen to two hundred people as al qaeda gives terror in the country apart eight months after u.s. troops left the country. and afghan police officer has shot dead two u.s. soldiers just minutes after they gave him a new weapon as they present the incident in the west of a country is the latest in a number of similar tags when members of the local security forces have targeted those training them overall thirty six later troops have been killed this year alone by afghan allies raising concerns over the presence of u.s. troops in the country. now returning to our top story right now the guilty verdict for the members of the controversial punk band pussy riot
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and their reaction to it. thank you. for. our free pussy riot that's the quiet you can hear being taunted outside the court after the three women were sentenced to two years in jail for their political protest stunting crisis a view. that there was also a gathering of those protesting against the antics of the punk band the rally also drew some prominent opposition leaders and veterans of anti-government protests as such as. more than sixty people have been detained following warnings from police again breaking public order a case of pussy riot has caused divisions in russian society their supporters say it's politically motivated while their opponents argue they went over the top with the performance the head of the russian churches said the pussy riot sound amounted
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to blasphemy. dimitris nags with the market reaction to the.
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forces. and ukraine has made his first big step in order to wean itself off russian gas now it's drawn a consortium led by exxon mobil to develop gas fields in the black sea the ten billion dollar project is a specter to provide ukraine with five billion cubic meters of gas per year and that's around twelve percent of what it's getting right now from russia and exceed our ships explains. the biggest gas deal involving foreign investors in the history of silver in ukraine this is how experts have been describing the latest agreement between ukrainian government and the exxon mobil consortium on development and exploration of the natural gas field in the black sea coast of ukraine the offshore gas field combined with other potential deals which the ukrainian government is now
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discussing with the british investors within this is from isaiah by john and many stan could in large the natural gas extraction in ukraine in the next twenty years by four times which would make this country all but independent from the gas imports it's been having from russia currently key it is on the contract with moscow until twenty nineteen buying russian gas in a certain amount of a certain price and it's been looking actively for both the discount and lowering the amount of gas it has been buying but so far when the stand negotiations have not brought any success another way that ukraine is trying to implemented to diversify its natural gas resources is getting a loan from the china investment company and there's already been an agreement on that three point six billion dollars on buying new technologies which would allow ukraine to buy less russian gas certainly this raises many concerns among european consumers whether there will be any more disruptions of the russian supplies into
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the european continent which go through ukraine but both sides in the negotiations have been holding over the past several years have been saying that regardless of how much gas ukraine buys from russia the transit of russian gas through ukraine to europe will not be hampered will not suffer in any way besides russia is already building several other pipelines to deliver its gas to europe so this should not be a concern according to both the countries governments and both countries gas monopolies companies. so that's what i have for you this well thanks for that update dimitri i'll be back with the headlines in just a few. i am.
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