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hundreds injured in egypt as the army steps in to break up fierce riots important saïd clashes happen after football violence defendants were moved between prisons. a look at the deadly consequences of the u.k. government's tactic of stripping passports from citizens suspected of terror that it has no evidence to prove. or nukes and a growing rift with the administration dominated a meeting of the u.s. most powerful israeli lobby while protestors outside make clear there are other problems to deal with. the very a joining a chorus of european regions stepping up their claims for independence saying it's done with bailing the capital out of financial woes. noon in moscow i met très a good having you with us here on r t our top story for people reportedly killed in
street violence in egypt in city of port cited the army intervened to break up clashes there leaving more than three hundred wounded violence erupted over a decision to move those detained over last year's football rioting to prisons outside the city this during the u.s. secretary of state's visit for talks with president morsi that have outraged the opposition parties bell true has the latest. this started so off to thirty nine defendants in this pool so you're trying to push the about this said much because it happens in february off the pool at this point so you've based focal much these defendants are being moved the saudis are very angry about them being relieved they gathered at the security directorate building and broke out between the police forces protest this of course you will see how violence in months were the naldo city here in egypt this is after a young man was killed he was run over by a police vehicle the minister of interior saying it is a mistake for his father how to maintain he wanted to twice rights groups report
saying that a field hospital in the. political group a popular current headquarters was also attacked by police with tear gas what we're really getting is chaotic and quite violent reports across the country including here in the conflict and countries have a broken out on the cornice between the governor perry justice and security forces were posted this is all the banks are open all the u.s. secretary of state says visit to egypt which was very unpopular here in egypt he spoke with the president and said he would america with that pledge four hundred fifty million dollars to the country however this is done little to appease the people i see roy and have his meeting yesterday protesters gathered in front of the foreign ministry and burned pictures of john kerry saying that he was here to support the mission brotherhood and push an american interests when william ingo an analyst and author of myths lies in the oil wars things washington maybe starting to realize it could be supporting the wrong side in egypt. i think there's
a double faced policy in washington d.c. back in the muslim brotherhood goes back to the cia's role in egypt and i nine hundred sixty s. when he saw the muslim brotherhood as a potentially useful tool to put in their bag of organizations that they manipulate around the world i think some people around president obama have the delusion that they could control what's basically a political islamic fascist movement it's not a movement for democracy and he's for much of the imagination at this point morsi is in a life and death struggle because the popular support is not there for this this who and washington is beginning to get a little bit wobbly on its support for morsi for that reason they're beginning to rethink i think that's one of the reasons for the change between hillary clinton and john kerry to bring in a new cast of people and see what what kind of options there are in egypt as for
having a british passport or a vote could be a death sentence recent figures suggest the number of people having their passports torn up on national security grounds as recently sword on the blacklist people let in suspects a link to terror but doesn't have enough evidence to prosecute some of the former british nationals had allegedly been detained tortured even killed abroad let's take a closer look british foreign mohamed soccer had his citizenship revoked almost two years ago he turned twenty seven when he was killed in a u.s. drone strike in somalia his friend bill albert jawi you came to the u.k. as a baby and grew up there was killed in the same circumstances in somalia within hours of calling his wife in london to congratulate her on the birth of their son same year a sudanese british man took his four british children on holiday to sudan four days after leaving he was stripped of his passport and his children were prevented from growing up in the u.k. in another case a british born family including three kids all stuck in pakistan after losing their citizenship while there two years ago let's go to london where he's andrew farmer
spoke to the journalist behind the investigation. well the full extent of chilling government program to rid the country of suspect terrorists has been revealed we now know that over the last three years sixteen people have had been stripped of their british passports and the grounds of national security critics claim that these suspects have little chance of a pale with human rights lawyers actually describing the whole process as mediæval and sinister well to talk more about this is chris woods from the bureau investigative journalism which actually broke this story chris with a new report it says or people are claiming that this completely ignores people's human rights and also the basic principle of innocent until proven guilty what is the evidence to support this all of these sixteen individuals of have citizenship revoked their passports canceled on the personal side of the home secretary so the courts have had no say in this process we don't know the evidence that's been laid against these men. and even if they are able to get an appeal which is very very
difficult that appeal will mostly be heard in secret and again those affected and their lawyers may never know the true extent of the evidence against them so it's a very secretive process in which the rule of law really does seem to be absent in some places and that's been commented on by judges sitting and looking at this process some of whom have raised the point that the government has waited until people have gone on family holidays for example before stepping in and removing my citizenship effectively locking the door behind people who are not only locking those affected out of the country but their families as well the children who are british or british born unable to come back into the country without separating the families and so on so this can have very serious implications far beyond the individuals affected as we know to these suspects that are actually being killed by us strange strikes is that a coincidence there's no proof yet of any direct connection between those events but certainly people are asking questions it is clear that those people died after
the certain shit was removed as part of an active targeting by the you know. it states and again neither of those individuals were ever charged with any offense in the u.k. we know they were accused of serious terrorist offenses but there were no charges have been laid against the government's response so far has been to say that citizenship here in the united kingdom ease is a privilege and also wrong to sticking by their guns though saying that these are all cases where the government has acted because of their concerns about the threats that these individuals represent to the united kingdom so in the home office's view they've done the right thing and sticking by their actions by chris thank you we will have to leave it there it is worth pointing out that the government has had these powers since two thousand and two well that would is this current government is really ramped up its use and over the last three years the number of cases has increased from six to twenty one and of course as we've heard the government only has to publicly justify what it's doing on the ground in cities in the interests of national security and there are examples of british and u.s.
connection last june a former london based care worker mahdi ha she lost his citizenship and was allegedly pressured by british secret services into working as an informant after rejecting my fives option he was reportedly secretly sent to the u.s. where he's allegedly facing tara charges we caught up with his father who says his son is being unfairly prosecuted. it was an expected shock to the whole or from the who are pretty sure who are leads he has a pretty sick but it's a little shock to us we had wondered how it could be like that for someone just to be. just to be provoked like that has been moved from what he was that he was a week and it was even hard for us to contact the. beat against the kids on the mighty he seems to be and he's a submissive but being a muslim is not being an islamist that's all i can say oh that's what that's why he's being victimized on our website taking to the cloudless skies
a vast array of planes old and new one display at an international air show in melbourne australia visit r.t. dot com for spectacular photos and video. tragedy strikes eastern siberia as an avalanche hits a group of teenagers one freezer myself before alerting emergency crews five remain missing all the details. and explicit warnings of military action against iran coming in hot and heavy at the american israel public affairs committee conference in washington israel's most ardent supporters pushing for greater u.s. backing but the meeting drawing fire with some protesters staging a somewhat colorful demonstration among their concerns aggressive settlement expansion in occupied palestinian land and war mongering talk by netanyahu artie's
. reports on aims and aspirations of the conference. apac is pushing for a congressional resolution that would say should israel decide to strike iran the u.s. would give all the support including military or oceanus mosque to humane on this day. far. we have stated this time in the game and we expect those who say to me this kind of a congressional green light for preemptive strike although non-binding is seen by some as a way to put more pressure on the obama administration which so far has been reluctant to see the us dragged into another war in the middle east the us will never abandon their nuclear efforts unless they genuinely believe that america is serious about keeping all options on the table. of the many of the conference said they thought
the administration was soft on iran but that's a view that was expressed on the sidelines not from the podium the potential of israeli nuclear defense is the only thing that's keeping the country alive not relying on america because obama has not been forthcoming in defending them against iran in fact he's been stalling them apac is also pushing for legislation that would designate israel as a major strategic ally of the united states the question many ask is why does the country that is perceived as being closest to america suddenly need the congressional see the full now according to an n.b.c. wall street journal poll that came out just a few days ago fifty five percent of americans now no longer want any sort of preference between either side of the israeli palestinian conflict the lobby may view this is a chance particularly in the face of sequestration where there could be cut just across the board almost two hundred million dollars they could view this as a last chance to tie in support. despite hear it. see of the
subject the conflict with the palestinians has received considerably less attention at the summit then iran but the general impression here is that what's widely regarded as the most influential lobby in the american politics has detected a potential threat not just from israel's neighbors but from inside washington itself. in the wake of two wars in a battered economy we see signs of an increasing desire to disengage from world events and focus inward. this growing yearning to untangle from what is perceived as too complicated a world effects both parties conservatives and liberals alike they just want out. for israel even the tendency toward isolationism is extremely dangerous refusing to speak on camera some of the delegates expressed frustration over the president's decision to nominate chuck hagel as defense secretary chuck hagel is
known to have been critical of the pro israel lobby president obama will not be speaking at the pac conference this year but he'll be traveling to israel at the end of the month than one of the speakers here said it's going to be a real challenge for him to show that deep down and i quote him he really understands israel under threats that he faces that gives an impression that the apac is not too happy about the administration seemingly trying to play down the war talk in washington i'm going to check on. lack of a widespread appetite for a strike on iran maybe only the latest in a series of reversals for apac according to analyst robert naiman from just foreign policy. there is a lot of believe the. israel lobby is losing the clout for milo they have had a series of reversals bush about the election the reelection of obama was a reversal when the israeli go there you clearly need leaders even we want a bomb and we really like to do exactly where then their candidate for secretary of
state with susan rice she was our john kerry came in they didn't want john kerry so that was their second defeat and then just had the spectacular defeat the nomination confirmation of chuck able to stick to their families just suffer a number of the personal and when they have they're losing khloponin the other in their agenda is getting more stream and more radical these two things are leading the used to be used to be very careful to try and project a bipartisan image for public democrats but increasingly open we advocate a great weekend dad a lot of democrats don't want to be a citizen so as israel's very relationship with washington it could be souring so could financial ties with washington as a sequester or emergency cuts hit the states today on line we're asking whether you think the u.s. aid to israel could be under sequester ration almost half of you so far think the
israeli lobby is very influential and would block any potential cuts through legislators a third hole the opposite view saying all foreign handouts should be reduced regardless given the situation a smaller number think the aid is too vital to the country's survival to be cut and the same number say less money will be said but only if the us agrees to back israel in a potential iran strike what do you think go online to r.t. dot com express your views on our website in the comments section. militia's explosive temper spoils libya's business plans coming up the country stops and gas exports to italy after a fierce firefight between rival groups for the right to guard a plant and. a hearing into the accusations of tax evasion against russia's late lawyer surgery magnitsky starts monday after a short break you're part of a court case which is up and running despite the fact that the suspect he's dead.
as was the envy of ambrose. he never put his trust in anyone and rightly so. his body was found on the floor of his huge emptiness. to die of natural causes. the mystery of stone still. on us are you documentary. will be the. science technology innovation all the leads developments from around russia we've got the future covered. more news today violence has once again flared up. and these are the images cold world has been seeing from the streets of canada. giant corporations rule the day.
a pretrial hearing in the case of lay russian lawyer sergei magnitsky will go ahead in a moscow court he was arrested five years ago on tax fraud charges he died a year later while in custody his death led to the u.s. introducing travel sanctions against russian officials a move that calls an international spat between moscow and washington artie's alexei airships he has more. well the prosecution has justified its decision to resume the case against magnitsky which was stopped in two thousand and nine after his death. even despite that the man in question has been dead for more than three years because the case has been so much controversial and there is a certain need to find out whether magnitsky had anything to do with the alleged embezzlement and tax evasion something he was accused of back in two thousand and
eight when he was arrested the family of the deceased man said that they would not participate in this trial believing that this trial is a violation of human rights but the prosecution insists that this is not a violation of the law despite that the man is dead they still want to find out whether those accusations against him had any substance behind them i'd like to remind your viewers that he was arrested in two thousand and eight accused of helping his supervisor william browder to evade taxes of more than one hundred million dollars later in two thousand and he died in custody allegedly because of mistreatment. in prison it was the fact of his death in detention which. sparked huge spats between washington and moscow with the u.s. congress passing the so-called magnitsky act which imposed a string of sanctions on the russian officials travel sanctions travel bans in particular those officials who the u.s.
believes to be associated with the death of need ski the russians they do responded with sanctions on u.s. human rights violators as it was described of their own including a ban off on the door of the russian children by u.s. citizens meanwhile the prime minister of russia to mediate has been saying on many occasions that this case the initial case of sergei magnitsky has nothing to do with politics it's a purely criminal economic case which has to be brought to the end. very is joining catalonia in sky and scotland in maneuvering toward separatism many politicians there think germany's largest state better off going it alone complaining it's forced to fork over too much cash to poor relation berlin or he's peter oliver takes a look at how far but varia could be willing to go. germany reunified twenty three years ago but the cracks are showing in at least one of its regions voice. we want an independent state of bavaria this is an extraordinary aim there are twelve
million variance if independent we could be the ninth biggest nation in the e.u. with the fifth largest annual economic turnover i'm convinced we have the cultural historical and economic strength to survive the bavaria parties campaign literature certainly doesn't pull any punches when it comes to showing how they believe the rest of germany treats the sun state the group poses little threat to germany's political big guns it took just over one percent of the vote locally in two thousand and eight but their ideas are spreading increasingly influential circles. to predict when i look at the map of europe and of history i see the boundaries are not made to last forever they can be moved by free people czechoslovakia made the peaceful transition into two democratic states in two thousand and fourteen scotland will have a referendum there is work being done in catalonia this movement is happening in
europe today. the varia is booming when it comes to business it's home to some of the most recognizable and expensive brands in the world b.m.w. audi. and siemens have their base of operations here while munich is one of the world's major economic centers all contributing to an annual income of almost half a trillion euro a major factor which sticks in the craw of the variance is how about wealth is distributed throughout the federal states they're sick of paying for poor berlin it hands over around three billion euros a year to the capital what impact would an independent bavaria have apartment daily lives of those living and working there to find out i've come here to the beautiful bavarian countryside to speak to a very keen on it dependants. yossef farm produces bio gas suffered he diversified from dairy you know generates electricity from local homes definitely
a case of where there's muck there's money but it's where his tax cash goes that's concerning him more than the smell always darkest. we're completely and represented in germany on our own we would be a good size european state all we are now are the financier's of berlin and others are. and there's more at stake than just money for one of europe's oldest states. since reunification there's been too much number varian influence on us i want my kids to grow up feeling very culturally linguistically no one learns the blueberry language in school we want to change that. when germany's units day celebrations get underway in the old some nice is might find it here in the largest states. weighs down upon seeing these are all of.
the variance. from the separate ascent of man in germany to protest a gripping spain workers first spain's iberia airline set to ground more than a thousand flights as they plan a second round of strikes lasting five days last week the firm said it wasn't giving up its plans to cut salaries and x. almost four thousand jobs or around twenty percent of the company says going to be each day of strike could cost the airline ten million euros. a massive car bomb has gone off outside a mosque in the pakistani city kharaj killing at least forty five injuring many more police say one hundred kilos of explosives were used at ripping through several buildings setting fire to others no group has yet claimed responsibility the shia populace in the city often targeted by sunni muslim groups. libya has been forced to halt gas exports to italy after
a deadly gun fight between two armed groups in the northwest shooting broke out after an argument between the two militias over who should guard a major plant conflicts like theirs had become regular post revolution as a kiwi from the pan african newswire things libya's stability may have fallen victim to western energy interests. some nine billion cubic meters of natural gas from libya is export it to italy constitutes eleven percent of the national supply of natural gas to that country and now western europe and i think this is a reflection of the fact that there is this codependency between the former colonial power of italy and libya they are attempting in many ways to productize the natural gas as well as the oil industry inside of libya of course the majority of libyans are suffering immensely as a result of this post gadhafi political configuration and as we've seen the clashes
between the various militia groups as well as the so-called army that is a still simply out of the control of the general national congress is still not in a situation where it could actually bring about stability. richard van cortlandt up next with all the latest from the world of sports stay with us here on our quiz. olympos. her mother. could speak. her her
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