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rights violators were published and the people banned from entering the country russia has also slammed american lawmakers. say. tearing a chasm in relations between the states. gets a socialist icon squares off against a champion of the free market after a bit but short presidential campaign in venezuela both vying for leadership over the country with the world's biggest oil. and egypt's ousted president hosni mubarak who goes on trial again this over the killing of protesters during the revolution of twenty eleven all amid a growing chaos and disappointment in his successor.
live from moscow this is r.t. on. news from around the world. high profile americans linked with torture illegal arrests and abductions of russian citizens moscow has now published the names of human rights violators is banned from entering its territory but the measure comes after a similar move from washington against a number of russians which lawmakers in moscow dubbed as russo phobic to give us more impression of what actually spog an escalator the diplomatic standoff is always within a question of how to give us up to date on this so good to see you today. russia has fired back at who is actually on the list why why did the state actually have to release it rice well it's true russia has tried lists of the list eighteen officials that are banned from entering the russian federation of human rights violations and that's less is really a direct response to the u.s. magnitsky list which was published on late friday and beef. before it was published
russia warned the us that their response would be really similar and in cordons through the rules of parity and now what we see is that les which was just published by the russian side consists of two parts of those people who are responsible for the human rights violations at big one time not detention facility and those who are responsible for numerous human rights violations of those russian citizens abroad i wanted we did let's let's have a closer look at the list and see exactly who they are the so-called guantanamo do list over and look at that one now we've got four main names on it as we speak only one of them is that of a david speers addington in fact he's over here just behind you he was a chief chief of staff to dick cheney when dick cheney was a former vice president he was in charge of what they call the interrogation methods here's a john woo also from the george w. bush administration he authored the so-called torture memos and various interrogation techniques were discussed as well where there is
a waterboarding or mental and physical stress psychological torture as well and then we had then we had mr miller ultimately officer in the u.s. army geoffrey miller he commanded the u.s. detention facilities or guantanamo bay in cuba and iraq in fact he was also overseeing abu ghraib prison in iraq of course a scandal that lives on in for me jeffrey harbison another one here he's also on the list the so-called guantanamo bay list us u.s. states navy former commandant of the joint task force one tunnel also he was required to oversee human rights abuses at guantanamo bay one time a bay in cuba so we do know right here we have a this part of the list of the so-called of guantanamo bay list right ferrari were really seems like well some top officials here we've got on the list but we've already started receiving some comments coming from russia's foreign ministry now said again lavrov said that these sanctions list includes figures. as you just
mentioned involved in torture add guantanamo detention and it is really a war off lists and not over we're making but russia cannot ignore outright blackmail and it is also there's another common here roof so far washington lawmakers responsible for a serious blow to russia us relations and it is indeed what we've been seeing for the last twenty four hours that it is really quite a negative signal sent to the overall developments between the two countries and data that we have we have some comments here from the russian minister of foreign affairs a sort of love it off he has he has this to say with a movie score with. the magnitsky act is a blatant russian move it was conceived by people who are screwed politically and as far as i can tell under the influence of mr broder who earned
a fortune in russia illegally it's a happened to the unfortunate surrogate magnitsky work for him in the criminal case which was open against mr broder involved his lawyer mr magnitsky. now already who is william browder now he is the founder and the had the hermitage capital management which is a fund that specializes in foreign investment to russia and a certain game against the was working at this fall and he was an auditor at this fund and now william browder is one of the chief suspects in really a major tax evasion case that still continues in russia and just recently a russian investigative committee published several well the serious stuff when you accusations and charges against william browder in particular there was accusations that he was involved in the illegal drawing of the shares of gas from well now
william browder has not set foot in russia since two thousand and five and was charged in absentia here or let so let's discuss this so the publication of these lists certainly in the past twenty four hours or so washington published was late on friday washington publishes so called a blacklist. can take us back a bit and give us the latest on that. the obama administration has released a list of russians to be blacklisted under the so-called mug despite moscow's calls not to put such a list together in the first place let alone publish it the list includes eighteen names including sixteen judges and investigators in the united states accused of human rights abuses going to direct leak to the mother needs case these individuals will be forbidden from getting a u.s. visa as well as have their assets frozen so good luck needs he was a russian lawyer who was arrested for tax evasion in two thousand and eight he died a year later while still in pretrial detention at the age of thirty seven since then the u.s.
has eagerly been exploiting the circumstances of his death which president putin said was a tragedy moscow warned washington that its handling of the case was a domestic issue for russia and russia alone and that the americans. must not interfere responding to the so-called magnitsky list russia's prime minister dmitry to the fears of so the us has the right to bar anyone from entering its territory by simply denying them a visa so the purpose of this additional ban is unclear except for its symbolism i was always on associate you're going to talking right but i mean the blacklist ultimately it's only part of moscow's response to america's blacklist as well what's curious about this to tell us more about the rise is a bit of a complicated system here and it is indeed just a part of a major counter lol towards washington some of needs that consist really offer a different articles now for instance there was a law that concerned the non commercial organizations operating in russia and
came into force in november twenty twelve and under that law and particular under the law in particular american angio should those who are active the precedence in the sphere of politics here in russia may face and suspension from doing any business here in the country but of course the science from that floor there is this adoption ban moscow bound to adoption of russian children by american citizens starting from. january of this year and this is adoptions ban known. flaw quite well known across the globe really was signed shortly after the u.s. passed the so-called act and it really provoked some hidden in both countries and russia and in the u.s. and it is it is named in the owner of a russian boy who died after his parents his foster father when he locked him in the car for several hours but bad unfortunately was no isolated case here this is
adoption ban comes after a string of use cases in the united states by families. and russia really has long been demanding information from u.s. authorities on the fate of children after they are adopted by u.s. foster parents but this initiative really had very little success and now what we've got is the adoption ban but however moscow tries to go even further with the issue of trust protection the absolutely right as it considers whether or not to to ratify to international documents are aimed at protecting children's rights and ultimately but it would mean you know we're talking about a focusing on the prevention of sexual exploitation pornography prostitution even the selling of children as well one of the documents though it comes as a part of a wider un convention on the rights of the child it was accepted and ratified by every single member of the general assembly except somalia and the united states
now a ribbon is a former director of the adoption american adoption congress so she explained why the u.s. alternately failed to put down its stamp of approval what's been reported and seems quite logical that the opposition is coming from conservative religious groups and their opposition seems to be based on that it's going to usurp the corrent bill rights and. state and federal laws here in the united states these people are very concerned about rights such as death to the child shouldn't be able to have the choice to choose his own religion they're concerned about their right to punish their children and they're concerned that ratifying this treaty would interfere with their individual rights. now we
well summing up what we'd see beyond as that both countries russia and the united states have exchange of their own blacklist which consists of eighteen officials certainly bit of going on as well you've been to covering this story all morning here so a great pleasure indeed artie's medina conscient i thank you. well allegations of plots conspiracies and treachery coming in thick and fast from venezuela it's coming a short but bitter presidential campaign some nineteen million venezuelans will vote tomorrow for the next leader to head the world's most oil rich nation. campaign and again that is way less chooses president chavez choice runs against a free market poster boy. that is where the juice after calming down self-styled socialism or free market model venezuela votes fourteen.
the latest exchange of the governments accused the opposition of bringing in power of militaries to. election day charge of the speed of a human and he denied that the opposition in turn claims to be the victim of a government smear campaign now allegation that's being ridiculed by the authorities. now reports on the faces of the venezuelan elections and the. important elections for the venezuelan people certainly snap elections after the death of a source about a month ago it has been a short campaign for everyone who has been involved in their two top contenders in these elections on the one hand you have a. he's the acting interim president of the country he was the vice president during this time and on the other hand you think because this happened run i guess a good chance in october two thousand and twelve and he's a rival was talking about bringing change to the country now there's been a lot of name calling during this campaign period you have
a little accusing us of being at the prince of the bourgeoisie not representing the poor calling him capricious some of the other hand. he's accusing me of being a liar or using this as a body to run a political campaign now however they did talk to both of them tough on the issue of tackling climate in the country this is a top concern of the citizens here they want to see the quantum level addressed and brought down the smallest government bureaucracy and inefficiencies in the work staunchest supporters very loyal to everything that this is stood for the so-called socialist revolution to continue this and some of them out of this loyalty for nicolas maduro on the other hand you have those people who have been blaming the government for a lot of the problems of the country not least of which is why you are wrong to see what they say is a bit of stagnation in terms of the way business is going in the country and they say they will vote for the best so many are watching these elections closely not
least of which. if the united states has had strained relations with the country during the time of about chavez the for everyone else who is observing and want to know what happens next the main question they want to answer really is what step is that isabella going to take in the hands of somebody other than who got this. right there now in eclipse my daughter may be the heir to chavez and represent a continuation of his policies but he almost certainly have trouble filling his predecessor's shoes that's according to international consultant adrian who spoke to my colleague. of you one of the main problems of nicolas maduro has that he does not have the same charisma the same popularity sort of surfing on the hugo chavez wave so to speak and that's why he's using a lot of your memory of hugo chavez the image of hugo chavez the actual ideas and this course that he gave to the people but nicolas maduro himself really has no special personal power base that he can fall back upon that's why it's really hugo
chavez who is in the election through nicolas maduro so to speak a true warrior on the loyalist take a minute now to talk about the second candidate show way. he wants to create a free market economy is that something venezuelans want as well well some do some don't some but israel is definitely are very tied in with the interests of the united states hugo chavez and hopefully my doodle have done a very good job for them for the region in the long term something that i'm sure mr completeness would not because he would completely aligned venezuela into united states requirements and banking global financial interests a stronger ties with the u.s. if he gets in does that mean that dictate the does that mean the u.s. will dictate more to venezuela in the future that. oh absolutely they tried to do it as a matter of fact they tried to do that exactly eleven years ago when on the eleventh and twelfth of april two thousand and two they staged a coup d'etat the orchestra. where mr completeness was one of the key people in the
coup d'etat he was only too young then but mr couple is definitely the face of washington inside because we were one of us i wish list of political change broad goes far beyond that of venezuela coming up washington's hands trying to reach every point in the world as the country aids political forces in exchange for loyalty if indeed it means a geo political gain of this story and much more after the break. that's a meteorite. ten times through space towards russia. with the. of a nuclear. weapon
president hosni mubarak being adjourned indefinitely following the presiding judge is withdrawal he said he felt uneasy in reviewing the case we're going to court again over the killing of protesters during the arab spring uprising that was in february of twenty eleven it already been sentenced to life behind bars but an appeals court overturned that ruling of the original trial which began in august twentieth and was seen as a symbol of change in egypt but many supporters of the revolution were frustrated by the sentence they deemed too lenient and the retrial comes at a time when the current president mohamed morsi is facing mounting pressure. is being accused of betraying the arab spring and only pursuing the interests of his muslim brotherhood in the chaos sectarian clashes on the rise with coptic christians facing increased violence and the believers say the police have done little to protect them as bell true reports. days after
a brutal assault on egypt's main coptic cathedral activists and opposition leaders meet to discuss a response many of them like three a christian protest. he was trapped inside the church say they're still in shock. tactics from everywhere even from the street next to the gas stations by the. police called inside that's not what this is going to be are civilians bombarded us with molotov cocktails rocks rubber bullets and live ammunition and the police protected the homework and they were painting the. sort of the more the nation was shocked on sunday and bloody scenes of egypt's security post is firing tear gas and birdshot bullets directly at mourners gathered on st marks beach or here behind me one of the main churches to coptic christians president mohamed morsi has promised to investigate and his alleged comments saying an attack on this cathedral was an
attack on himself has done little to satisfy the coptic christian community we division is deepening between the two religions many fear the worst has yet to come in the aftermath of the attack coptic pope to watch as the second criticize the president for failing to protect the cathedral members of the clergy present at the scene also demanded answers. because federal has never been a time before who the people outside the cathedral going to the police not even attempt to intervene why didn't they arrest one single person. heaven mariah of egypt director of human rights watch agrees government neglect is contributing to rising sectarian turmoil part of the problem is the way the authorities respond to incidents where there's violence between muslim and christian communities there's a long history of purity for sectarian violence and a fairly it's really acknowledge that there is a serious problem the reason sunday is such a worrying precedent is that we saw the police we saw images of the police finding
with people who are throwing stones or sometimes shooting at cathedral grounds leading member of the ruling freedom and justice party dr amr darrag admits the police behaved unprofessionally but claims the state is not to blame the christian community has been suffering from the from the behavior of the previous three to find all the time people trying to ignite the situation trying to cause chaos trying to spread violence as part of the air force to. bring down the revolution so it is very likely that these forces are behind this and we would like to know who is behind this and bring it to justice despite these assurances with only two prosecutions for sectarian violence since the revolution many believe the new muslim brotherhood government is continuing the mubarak culture of impunity in the meantime thousands continue to demand justice for the cathedral victims and christians like attorneys say they will continue to protest in till the government
acts this is true for r t cairo. and altie is coming to you live from moscow where president vladimir putin announces the russian budget for space exploration is to skyrocket or promising more than a fifty billion dollars to republican to the national space program often told twenty twenty those details of russia's ambitious reach for the stars all those details of course that are to dot com right now. also for this hour america the f.b.i. is doing all it can to sneak closer he could personal online communication watch out what you say. dot com has the details on how much money the agency wants to pry into the lives of its citizens. the u.s. has once again to him to do more to head to the syrian rebels secretary of state john kerry met with the opposition for many this indicated washington's sticking
firmly to the trend of supporting a loyal movements all governments at any costs as a guy in a chair can found out the u.s. doesn't limit itself to influencing just one country. opposition leaders in many countries have sought and received washington's backing but u.s. support often comes at a price counting on money and arms from washington and its allies serious opposition coalition has elected a u.s. citizen. to be the leader of an interim government we're i want to ask you did we miss the action the syrian born i-t. executive from texas mr hito may have washington's blessing to form a new government in syria but even anti outside voices inside the country saying state of uniting syrians the american leader in syria will so even more divisions. in order for mr hill to build a team with which he could have mutual understanding he needs to find these people
abroad it means that these people will have no idea what life is like here before the election i didn't even know his name well this whole election of a government down the prime minister was simply chimerical for the us the benefits of having a government that owes its power to washington can be considerable and that is the case with the current libyan government oh the current regime mostly into the united states and the united states will be seeking and are cashing that check very effectively for their own interests in terms of the strategic geographically importance of libya united states and west europe how about in terms of unfettered access to the high recall resources of libya against the resource nationalism with all his government they have for years the u.s. has supported the opposition in another which countries venezuela in the hope that it would replace the league who could charge its u.s. educated in the kick up previous would be washington's perfect choice in the budget
the state department's budget for two thousand and thirteen there was a paragraph included that specifically said money is for these venezuelan political groups that are aligned with the opposition or that form the opposition of more than three million dollars right wing government under someone like enrico previous a menace well what helped the u.s. regain its influence and dominance in the region it's not uncommon for washington to host prominent opposition figures whether from cuba or china the declared seem is u.s. support for human rights. i'm learning the constitution of the us and the declaration of independence for me to have a better comparison with china so that will help me to improve chinese law in the future. but some note throughout the history of washington's dealings with the opposition in different countries there was another common theme it's my experience . studying. many thousands of u.s. diplomatic cables that. the united states makes
a it should be gaining influence and contacts and informants. we've seen opposition movements in order to corrupt them partly in order to have bets on both. the lead also and the second in case there is a transition of power having said all that it's not all oppressed opposition figures that washington welcomes for example the u.s. is not going out of its way to free opposition figures in bahrain who are sentenced to life in prison for taking part in protest against the government there bahrain host the u.s. fifth fleet in the persian gulf so washington has been quite selective as far as who's opposition it supports in washington i'm going to check out. sometimes you don't have to go all the way to space because well sometimes space comes all the way to you just a moment here and here we have is that the russian city that was
a stunned this year when it was well greeted by a very friendly. you know i always try to stay clear of falling into the trap of fake outrage on this program people love to come on t.v. and be angry over this and angry over that just to fill air time but trust me sing obama signing into law with that wacky lobster like way he has of writing the bill marked the month santo protection act well it does not put a smile on my face that's for sure not only does this bill effectively bar federal courts from being able to halt the sale or planting of g.m.o. seeds and crops no matter what the health concerns are according to ib times but the bill was also written by senator roy blunt who's gotten sixty four thousand
dollars for his political campaign pain from the g o giant monsanto itself so that's what it costs to allow companies to possibly poison millions if not all americans with risky and unproven g.m.o. technology sixty four thousand dollars that's not even enough to buy a decent house sixty four thousand dollars is chump change well citizens of america now you know how much your lives are worth in washington but that's just my opinion . today violence is once again flared up. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. for racial.