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americans banned from entering the country over alleged abuse of human rights and the right response to america's so-called magnitsky this. but is where our picks its future by choosing between. his socialist revolution or a free market champion polls open in less than twenty four hours. israel is accused of mistreating palestinian children held in jails after a teenager with u.s. citizenship was detained makes allegations of abuse the top stories this hour. live from the new center in moscow this is r.t. with international news and comment twenty four hours a day we start with the latest diplomatic spat between russia and the u.s. moscow has drawn up a list of american suspected of links to torture illegal arrests and the abduction
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of russian citizens and banned them from entering its territory the move was a response to washington blocking russians which officials in moscow dismissed as russophobia. between a coach and over about the standoff. fired back but ultimately who's on the list and why did russia feel the need to publish it the first place right now and while it is really an exchange of list of people that both countries suspect for violating human rights now fast the u.s. came up with this so-called magnitsky list of that was supposed list late on friday and that it was russia's turn ready and it responded whereas a similar measure here but if we take a closer look at russia's list on it consist of two parts here the fast one is a devoted to those people responsible for human rights violations at one time and attention. facility and then there is
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a second part and there it is devoted to those people responsible for numerous human rights violations of those russian citizens abroad well you talk about these two lists let's address a slightly smaller one is now being known as the guantanamo bay lift it's got four officials on it here we are here's one of them here david addington of formally of the george w. bush administration he was supposed to oversee various methods of torture going on in guantanamo bay join you also of the george w. bush administration he actually wrote some memos on methods of torture including sleep deprivation and of course the information waterboarding and using the word and for most let's go to geoffrey miller here this man oversaw one ton of obeying cuba but also the infamous abu ghraib prison in iraq of course that had full amounts of scandals coming from that prison geoffrey robinson as well here's a man who was supposed to monitor human rights abuses. but all that was really triggered by the u.s. move and my colleague and this they see in the new york now tells us what was
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really behind this whole situation and what glad to these contra measures the obama administration has released a list of russians to be blacklisted under the so-called mug needs to act 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 directly 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 magnitsky 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 magnitsky 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 mug. russia's prime minister admits in the
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fears of so the u.s. 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 russia's concerns that the release of the documents comes at a bad time apart from putting out a strain on u.s. russian relations it comes ahead of the visit of the u.s. national security advisor to moscow on monday well what moscow is really mostly for straight about is that all these russians on the list had never been under any investigation and it was never prove that they had links with human rights abuses but non the last washington still without proving any of their guilt labels human rights violators. under pressure from the members of the united states going there's been a serious blow to relations and mutual trust between russia and the united states as you know we had to respond and react to the proportionality. here that when there are internal affairs but you know one of the points i find very curious is
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the fact that all these lists there are no high ranking officials but from what i understand that could all change you're absolutely right here and now these lists are the shirt for a longer extended list of both countries presides now there are reports that the u.s. secret list that has not been published yet even includes the name of the chechen leader thereof and russia in response says that it has its own extended version of the list so as you can see well a lot of a symmetrical moves here a lot of a tit for tat as some might say but apart from just the the law being that these so-called black lists between moscow and washington and washington and moscow the two biggest boys on the block have also been trying to create laws that ultimately compound each other exactly well fast the u.s. introduced the new skill law and than it was followed by russia introducing a law that among. other things banned u.s.
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citizens from adopting russian children and that adoption ban came after a string of child abuse this cases by u.s. foster parents however non the less russia was still highly criticized for the adoption ban the you asked if russia does not give a chance for a better live to so many children but what's so interesting here is that rory do you know which are the countries that never ratified the most important document pro-tax children rice across the globe the u.n. convention on the rights of the child or what i understand why do you know the almost the entire united nations signed off and ratified this document but there were two left of the right to countries somalia and the united states some of it the united states has been a culture of thank you. the voices within russia claiming the magnitsky list has
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sunk the challenge for moscow and washington to raise toys and push drove the head of the foreign affairs committee in the russian lower house of parliament believes that president obama is trapped by and the russian mood among american lawmakers. irony of all of this is that to my mind president obama has become hostage to this list has become hostage to the anti russian elements in the us congress because basically obama needs a corporation was russia and is a corporation in korea it is a corporation in iran and so many other regional and global issues now his corporation if he wants to make progress in the cuts of nuclear armaments and so on but by having signed this law is like shooting oneself in the leg so i don't really see the rational for this from the point of your obama administration which claims to be an administration that is paying attention to multilateralism to international partnerships well i can say that by having enlarged the list the
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obama administration is definitely narrowing the very much of the of possibilities for such a partnership was russia. well on our website we're asking you where the route between moscow and washington will lead you can log on to call one vote on our online poll it's on a home page on r.t. dot com let's see how far you've been voting so far this hour well most of you believe this will lead to even more tit for tat measures between washington and moscow eighteen percent think that the end is now calm for any dialogue between the two and this could seriously jeopardize those so-called resetting of relations a slightly smaller number believe this way to affect the key political issues between the countries and some of the fear that the measures will actually escalate and be blown out of all proportion that's what you think so far if you haven't done so already log on to r.t. dot com and tell us what you think.
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israel's on the far from human rights organizations over alleged mistreatment of palestinian children is ready custody the issue was brought to light by the detention of a fourteen year old palestinian happens to be a u.s. citizen and claims to be physically abused during arrest and interrogation. and advocacy officer at a prisoner support and human rights association representing the detained palestinian child showed the details with. but how many is being held in all thought of military prison which is just outside of ramallah we have had limited access to mohammad senses arrest his father has not seen him except in the few minutes during his court proceedings but we do know from what he has told us in the
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court that he has been. potentially abused in the prison he has told us that he has been slapped in the prison his braces are broken off and we are very concerned that he is being mistreated while under interrogation and in the prison we have heard several cases from other children as well forced confession. very harsh interrogation where they are denied access to their families and lawyers and they are coerced into confessing under harsh conditions for example we've had children who have told us that they've been threatened with sexual abuse with not being allowed to go back to school and so forth in the case of mohammad specifically. his father was at the police station and he heard his father's voice and interrogators told him just confess now and we will let you go home with their father and so this poor child who has no idea what's going on ended up confessing to something just because he was told he would be able to go home after this his terra geisha was
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actually extended for a further two days because he is a dual citizen he has much more attention for this case but the fact of the matter is that seven hundred palestinian children are arrested every year and they face the same conditions that mohamed faces as well there are more than just allegations of children being abused in custody the issue of published in prison this is a major sticking point and volatile relations with israel is all too easily explains. in prison there is a burning one in the relations between israel and palestine there's almost five thousand palestinian prisoners some of them have been in israeli jails for decades a lot of them have been there in the so-called preliminary detention which means that they're arrested with no charges pressed against them they're not told exactly what they're being arrested for and they're held in confinement with absolutely no legal substance to their confinement but the. time period from which they're jailed
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keeps the next ended almost indefinitely and there's hundreds if not thousands of them and of course the palestinians are trying to battle with the prisoners have been trying to battle it with by their own means and that is a lot of them have actually gone on hunger strikes and in fact all of the forty five roughly forty five hundred palestinian prisoners forty two hundred of them have been on a hunger strike just recently but another probably died while in israeli jails from from cancer or his relatives as well as lawyers are saying that he was not treated properly by the israeli jail officials and unfortunately again this is not an isolated case they're saying that a lot of palestinian prisoners who are in israeli jails are not being given the proper treatment by the authorities and this is an issue that has been on the surface for a very long time and even the israeli side of the israeli knesset members are saying that this is perhaps the easiest issue to solve you know to kind of settle the dispute between israel and palestine or at least take a first step but unfortunately these really. that very important first step.
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any more ahead for you this hour not including a retrial of egypt's president while the current president faces mounting pressure we look at mohammed morsi is fated to address the rise in sectarian violence. plus we'll tell you how the u.s. wins the opposition leaders around the world by handing out mountains of cash those stories and others still to come.
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the group of international and world in the very heart of moscow. continues here in less than twenty four hours from now venezuelans start voting for
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a new leader. the snap presidential election was triggered by the death of chavez last month will determine the course of one of the most oil rich nations in the world a short bitter presidential campaign has been marred by allegations of conspiracies and assassination plots let's take a look at the two candidates and their chances with artie's in the venezuelan capital. important elections for the venezuelan people certainly snap elections after the death of this about a month ago it has been a short campaign for everyone who has been falls and there are two top contenders in these elections on the one hand you have a nicolas maduro he's the acting interim president of the country he was the vice president during this time and on the other hand you pick up you know this happened run i guess a good chance in october two thousand and twelve and he's a rivalry with talking about bringing change to the country now there's been a lot of name calling during this campaign period you have a model accusing us of being at the prince of the bourgeoisie not representing the
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poor calling him capricious some of the other hand you have accused of being a liar or using this as a body to run a political campaign now however they did touch both of them tough on the issue of tackling crime in the country this is a top concern of the citizens here they want to see the crime level addressed and brought down a small as a government bureaucracy and inefficiencies in the work stacia supporters very loyal to. this is still for the so-called socialist revolution to continue this and some of them out of this loyalty to vote 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 bureaucracy and 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 is the united states and has had strained relations with the country
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during the time of the for everyone else who is observing and want to know what happens next the question they want to answer really is what stuff is that is really going to take in the hands of somebody other than this well earlier we spoke to george. who's in the system professor at drexel university in philadelphia and he believes venezuela's use of cheap oil to fuel its foreign policy is likely to remain unchanged. well the reality is that wasn't so much the giveaway there from like a pre that was like news flash but as but it was an exchange for example a non-market exchange with for example cuba for medical technicians to to work in the barrio clinics and so that sort of thing needs to continue to central part of the foreign policy with regard to creating a line to second movie generate which others would call it multi-polar world aligned with russia aligned with china most importantly aligned with in latin america the album the ball the bar and also in the americas in free trade
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agreements that is explicitly the united states question of a foreign policy the question of relations present the united states is one that is determined largely by the obama administration now this is an administration that continues to fund the venezuelan opposition and can use to express its suspicions about democratic elections which are everyone knows a perfect democratic support of the carter center and to the reality is if the obama administration wants to change the relationship with venezuela than it needs to start at home. and we'll be bringing you more expert opinion on venezuela's future over the next twenty four hours or so don't miss a live coverage of that election here on r.t. . retrial of egypt's deposed president hosni mubarak has opened with a surprising move on the part of the judge who has withdrawn from the case referring to another court in the us but was met with angry shelton gere's where it was earlier sentenced to life for conspiring to kill protesters during the rest that toppled him but a retrial was ordered after he appealed against the verdict the proceedings are
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taking place against the backdrop of growing discontent with the current president's policies morsi and his ruling is a must party facing mounting pressure over a lack of democratic reforms and the worsening economic situation in addition the current government is also blamed for a rise in sectarian violence as well 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 tony sabri a christian protester who was trapped inside the church say they're still in shock a lot of the. tax cuts from everywhere even from the street next to the gas stations by the. police called insults out of this civilians bombarded us with molotov cocktails rocks rubber bullets and live ammunition and the police protected the whole market they were bishops fainting and. the nation was shocked on
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sunday and bloody scenes of egypt's security forces 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 with the business deepening between the two religions many for. the worst is 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 theater has never been a time before who are the people outside the cathedral and why did the police not even attempt to intervene and why didn't they arrest one single person. heaven mariah egypt director of human rights watch agrees government neglect is contributing to rising sectarian turmoil part of the problem is the way the
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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 funday is such a warring precedent is that we saw the police we saw images of the police finding with people who are throwing stones or sometimes shooting at a funeral 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 of the air force to. bring down the revolution so it is very likely that these forces are behind this and we
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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 mubarak's culture of impunity in the meantime thousands continue to demand justice for the cathedral victims and christians like tony say they will continue to protest in till the government acts this is true for r t. turning to some other news making headlines around the world now hundreds of people have turned out in berlin to protest against the eviction of a sick sixty seven year old woman who later died in a homeless shelter mourners laid flowers and lit candles in her memory rapidly rising rents in the capital of forced a number of long term residents from their homes to places on the outskirts of the city where costs are cheaper. the first case of bird flu has been confirmed in the chinese capital beijing the h seven n nine virus has already killed eleven
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nationwide with more than thirty having being infected but critics are warning against mass panic seen in the case of swine flu in two thousand and nine when pharmaceutical companies benefited after government splashed millions on vaccines many of which were later thrown away a ten million dollars support package for the syrian opposition fighting against the regime of president assad has been approved by the u.s. support for the rebels now cost america more than one hundred fifteen million dollars result is going to cut explains washington wittingly invests in opposition movements throughout the world for its own political gain 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 syria's opposition coalition has elected a us citizen. to be the leader of an interim government we ourselves have to do.
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we must be action the syrian born i t executive from texas he told me have washington's blessing to form a new government in syria but even anti outside voices inside the country say instead of uniting syria's the american leader in syria will so even more division . in order for mr hitchens 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 but oh the current regime mostly to 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 worst europe have that in terms of unfettered
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access to the heidrick resources of libya against the resource nationalism or with all his government they have for years the u.s. has supported the opposition in another with which countries venezuela in the hope that it would replace the lead to good childless u.s. educated in the cup 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 us regain its influence and dominance in the region it's not uncommon for washington to host prominent opposition figures to declare its theme is u.s. support for human rights but some note throughout the history of washington's dealings with the opposition in different countries there was another common theme
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it's my experience after studying. many thousands of u.s. diplomatic cables that. the united states makes a. gain influence and contacts and informants. it's actually in order to corrupt the partly in order to have. the true leader also in the second case there is a transition of power having said all that it's not all oppressed opposition figures that washington welcomes for example the us is not going out of its way to free opposition figures brain who are sentenced to life in prison for taking part in protests against the government there bahrain hosts 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. more news with
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me in the team in health enough now in the meantime the report is next. 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 saying 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 monsanto itself so that's what it
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cost to allow companies to possibly poison millions if not all americans with risky and unproven g.m.o. technology sixty four thousand for 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 . more news today violence is once again flared up. these are the images for world history from canada. showing corporation to rule the day.
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by a max kaiser welcome to the kaiser report mt gox is down that means a bit going bubble is over so everything cyprus is going to sell or gold no they're not yes they are no they're not yes they are they're not yes they are open to the fed just released our minutes a day early to a few wall street banks sell everything now wait buy everything away so everything buy sell sell bought stationer first i'm going to start with this tweet from bloomberg athens cyprus a central bank hasn't discussed any plan to sell gold reserves in the cosey a based institution spokeswoman. said max this was following on a headline earlier in the day it would became big news everywhere which for us.


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