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five months of desperation gone tanabe the congress tried dr zon with prisoners failing to win changes to their plight as trail stopped when a song with force feeding. egypt is bracing itself for northern rats ass because of the ousted president mohamed morsi gather for a massive rally against what they call an military cool. down south american leaders unite in support and condemnation lashing out the european countries for grounding the believe in leaders played with president morales claiming the us pressured them to do so.
and welcome to twenty following news live from moscow. let's go tell main story now . five months and counting that's how long the hunger strike of the gun tunnel by prison has been going on today we're looking at what's going on inside the camp during this protest why it's gone on as long as it has and what it will take to end it. so nearly two thirds of the inmates have now joined a protest against the indefinite detention without trial for five of those prisoners are being strapped to a chair and housing new trends that nose twice a day the government says the procedure is done in the most humane way possible is
trying to prevent death by gazing it out he's going to check and looks now at how the controversial practice is is actually carried out and what the prison that say about it. us for the us to stop force feeding guantanamo hunger strikers the practice is against international law and is seen by many as a form of torture and here is one first the guards strap the detainee down to a chair like this one then they put a mask over his face so that the detainee can't move bite or spit then the nurse snakes the feeding tube into nasal cavity the feeding tube which is roughly the size of a pens incorporates or this or this is not an actual feeding tube but it gives you an idea and this area is very rich in nerve endings and patients report extreme pain during the procedure and the nurse pushes the tube further down the throat
creating a tightness that makes breathing difficult at that point patients typically feel pressure on their chest along some say it feels like they were drowning then the staff taped the troop to the detainees nose so that they can bite or swallow it and then two cans of nutritional substances are being funneled through the tube now we rode to guantanamo and asked whether they use an anesthetic for this seemingly painful procedure here's the response typically not however it is available if the detainees request that most detainees prefer to use standard all of oral to lubricate the two you are still are trying to make it sound like it's not as bad but here's how one of the detainees a yemeni man somewhere in r.g. all house on the bell describes what force feeding actually feels like i will never forget the first time they passed a feeding tube up my nose i can't describe how painful it is to be force fed this way as it was thrust it made me feel like throwing up i want to do it but i
couldn't there was going to be my chest throat and stomach i had never experienced such pain before i would not wish this cruel punishment upon anyone we also asked the. tom official how many detainees resist the procedure and how many give their consent to it and he went back saying the majority of the detainees report compliantly and do not resist detainees are given a choice to eat a hot meal drink the liquid new trend or be enthralled fed the detainees see the choice differently take a listen. when they come to force me into the chair if i refuse to be tied up they call the team so i have no choice either i can exercise my right to protest my detention and be beaten up or i can submit to pay in full force feeding for most people these detainees are out of sight out of mind as sudden as it is they see physical suffering as the only way to draw the world's attention to their plight we can't hear their voices but here's what they write i'm doing this because i want to
know my destiny i cannot abide not knowing anymore i just hope that because of the pain we are suffering the eyes of the world will once again look to guantanamo before it is too indefinite detention is the worst form of torture respect us or kill us it's your choice the u.s. must take off its mask and kill us the obama administration doesn't want inmates to die but neither is it in a rush to give the detainees their lives back in washington i'm going to check out so around one hundred forty people from the u.s. navy's medical personnel are performing these procedures on dr frank on old believes these medics are being negligent and abusive towards the detainees only because they're following orders from the military. the regime which the joint task force for one tunnel has written for the cleveland of these people requires truly
abusive care and also is involves the use of medicines which are dangerous they are not allowed to behave like doctors and are compelled by the military hierarchy to behave like jailers in particular several of them have commented to me through their lawyers that when they are asked to doctors for example to stop the environmental manipulation which leaves them freezing. or waking them at night for various disturbances the doctor says they have no power to do anything and as one of them one of the hunger strikers what is the point of a doctor like fact and a moroccan prisoner who has been gone time of a more than a decade has claimed his lawyer hand other inmates being sexually assaulted by god string full body cavity searches and terry holt breaks as a former god of the prison and believes some of his colleagues are taking action
against muslims for the nine eleven terror attacks. should be thrown in the toilet or thrown on the ground or mistreated in some other form cetera that happened often and aggressive searches of the chinese person that happened as well if there are motivation behind it i would say that somewhere in the education of the american society we live the soldiers to believe. in abusing detainees it's going to somehow even the score for nine eleven there are soldiers in the army in the navy air force marines and cetera who think that if they kill an arab that they mistreat a muslim the abuse a detainee it's going to somehow balance the score for nine eleven and. it's really difficult to step back and realize nothing is going to bring those people back to life. and the united states is running up quite a bill by keeping gone time of day open to an otherwise it's very expensive to say
the least so one hundred and fifty million dollars per year that's how much the pentagon is spending on the facility that's roughly a million per person that we've got so compare that to the cost of regular inmates house within the u.s. you are seeing here and to put that into perspective the average american citizen makes nearly a thousand times less that what the government pays for each gun time a president. can i reports president obama still sees seems reluctant to use his authority to and becomes existence as president i have tried to close gitmo i transferred sixty seven detainees to other countries before congress imposed restrictions to effectively prevent us from either transferring detainees to other countries or imprisoning them here in the united states. these restrictions make no sense this statement coming from the person many referred to as the most powerful
man in the world may sound sincerely frustrated but many believe it has little honesty to it president obama has been blogging obvious he's been claiming that he can't do anything and that's simply not true he's operating a droll assassination program claiming he has the power to do that is present the united states and yet somehow he's claiming that he doesn't have the power to close down a military prison and he's the commander in chief of the united states armed forces is not a bit strange they fishel and most often cited reason for not releasing prisoners even the eighty six cleared of all charges they have no place to go especially the so-called indefinite detainees terror suspects considered too dangerous to let go but impossible to try in either civil or military court largely because the evidence supporting claims of their terror activity has allegedly been received through torture and interrogation which cannot be used as evidence in court the very existence of these men was shrouded in secrecy with the u.s.
officially revealing their identities only several weeks back after they'd been entertainment for years there are still those who believe being held in guantanamo is tantamount to staying at a luxury resort in tropical paradise i don't know that there's a terrorist treated better anywhere in the world than what's happened at one town and we've spent hundreds of millions of dollars to build a facility that has more comforts than a lot of americans get. but those who know we're always like to differ well maybe they should go and try it you know they think it's such a fantastic place they should try twelve years of indefinite detention and see how much they enjoy it and perhaps force feeding and confinement i mean we know that prison conditions in the united states which has the largest prison population in the whole world are far from ideal we see the force feeding going on at guantanamo bay the solitary confinement the invasive physical searches of prisoners we have these journalists you have various other people who are allowed to visit
guantanamo bay but they never meet the prisoners they never see the actual conditions that these people are being held and what the prisoners say about what actually happens is probably a lot more accurate since they've been subject to this but this white claims that is just sort of a vacation camp perhaps of exotic location it remains one of the world's most notorious prisons where people are held without trial for years and the conditions are such that in may of two or three go without food for five months rather than accept the conditions they're being held in in cuba r t the us government meanwhile wants a legal challenge to the force feeding of inmates have gone time of day to be thrown out that matter was filed by the noise of detainees and drawn eisenberg is an attorney for one of the inmates being force fed he says the protesters don't want to die by their actions but rather be heard by president obama so they can either be tried already exist. they find a very painful they find it very degrading they find it humiliating. they are on
hunger strike in order to express themselves in the only way available to them to speak out against certain definite detention many of them are being held in solitary confinement is it becoming increasingly difficult for them to communicate with their lawyers they do not want to die that's not the reason why there are now under strikers they want to be heard they want to speak out against air force feeding and they want to be either tries or released president obama himself as a commander in chief of the united states he has the power to stop it we're hoping that he does very soon. because that will be covering all things gone time and throughout the day and will be talking to former prisoners the lawyers and ex military personnel of this iteration of the facility. this is not a surprise to me that we've got problems and one time during
a time of budget cuts we spend a hundred and fifty billion dollars each year to imprison one hundred sixty six people good more is becoming a symbol around the world for an america that believe all. the muslim brotherhood supporters and a drip down promising mosque so are they true that deposed president morsi the military has been arresting top islamist figures and other function members claim that being head hunted the country's authorities have stated the most is ousting was the will of the egyptian people while the army says it won't take any action against peaceful protests but as are true polls there are fears of more so you have the interim president adly mansour who is the head of the constitutional court sworn in yesterday he made some reassuring sounds the nation that he would have been as a technocratic. council to be the country he even extended a hand out to mr brotherhood saying they would be included in the map the road map
of the future however really we are seeing a seriously divided country with the supporters of the president to a largely spearheaded by his islamist group that mr brotherhood and their political parties are saying that he is the legitimate president he must be reinstated and they will not move from that position they are still holding a sittin in a mosque in the center of the capital that's currently surrounded by the military because the main stage of this is and yesterday one of the speakers announced a march from the mosque to the defense ministry and this is where people fearing there's going to be violence because the supporters of the now ousted president will have to buy. through several lines all of soldiers passed armored vehicles including tanks and then marched to the main headquarters of the army which is a very difficult place to protest in front of and i've seen you know several clashes and deaths in the past clashes still continuing between supporters and
opponents of the former president's we don't know where the president is we've got all these arrests happening every day with t.v. channels being shut down the being pro brotherhood so really we're seeing it quite a lot of tension here in egypt with expected clashes today. egypt's army is on the state of alert in the south so now i have to islamist gunmen atomics and apple that the country since closed its borders the gaza on its predicts egypt could now face a rising violence bill source has still claim most say and has not once not ousted in a military coup but simply by the will of the people how a war correspondent eric margolis costs doubt on that it is nothing to do with democracy you've seen the legitimately elected critical overthrow. is i think shameful that the western leaders are pussyfooting around call it a coup. it is not this is an old sanction military coup the army
four hundred forty thousand. has been equipped and trained were a domestic control. and the egypt's police forces who are. directly. are in the tories for being here to crush this sense street demonstrations so. it's very difficult for the brotherhood to assert its. more stories ahead for you this hour including outrageous south america triggered by the grounding old they believe in president's plane with president moron is saying he's ready to close the u.s. embassy in his country blaming washington folks pressuring europe to block his jet . and also ahead for you restore the bulls ronnie's cry out across the u.s.
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a report on our. this is the welcome back latin american leaders have been infuriated by the recent grounding of the bill even present plane condemning it as a slap in the phrase for the region they've been rallying in support of their colleague ever morale is this plane was rerouted over suspicions the n.s.a. leaker leaker edward snowden was on board and now demanding an apology from france italy portugal and spain a europe wide actions as political terrorism to the international right of asylum
comment from venezuela here the u.s. in lead roles europe and president of argentina said it was curious that morale it's plain was grounded by those who used to talk about protecting international rights while they deeply offended ecuador and president said it felt actually at those they were they're being treated like a colony and he's even ready to shut the american mission to his country. but. we will clearly examine it and if it's necessary we will close the u.s. embassy in bolivia we do not need the american embassy we don't need their cooperation or diplomatic relations with them while they conspire against us from within our country and from the outside my hand won't shake to close the u.s. embassy we've got dignity we've got sovereignty without the us we're better politically and democratically without the i.m.f.
and world bank we're better economically so we do not need them. france did send an apology they believe in government morale is said sorry is not enough despite south american leaders claiming washington's hand was behind the diversion of the president this is plain the you ass has refused to comment policy and development specialist poller a phony so as they go out has built a global power system where sovereignty is in question. the rules of international law have been totally. shaken. i would say since nine hundred eighty nine on. a level that even among the western powers now there is a situation where someone is more equal than others the possibility of a sovereign state to adopt decisions regarding. or protection of a certain individual. completely. to favor the major interests of the center of the imperial system which is washington in this
case. the grounding of the believe in presidential plane in europe comes hot on the heels of revelations about the past snooping activities of the us which targeted the e.u. officials and citizens then moved by europe's authorities there for has certainly raised eyebrows according to investigative reporter dave lindorff. it's quite astonishing to me to see how the leaders in europe germany and france and several other countries spoke out angrily at finding out that they were being spied on that their embassies were being spied on in washington that the e.u. offices themselves in europe were being spied on and then all of a sudden they all flat out said first of all they would not grant asylum to snowden who led them to know all that and then they caved in on this flight that they thought was carrying snowden i think what was happening was the u.s. probably told them about
a plane that had snowden on it and didn't bother to tell them that it was a presidential flight. meanwhile the man who blew the whistle on sweeping global blogging topping and intercepting is still stranded animals had to calm to follow the unfolding snowden saga. pirate past when trying to whistleblower to be given safe haven and citizenship saved him from living in legal limbo at a transit lounge. and another click away on aussie dot com california police arrest a month for playing loud music and videotape topping them as they show dad and his dog after the bad jump from an open car window. scientists get excited about a new out of this world discovery the existence of space wind had to r.t. dot com to learn more about this phenomenon.
the code discontent over the and the essays sweeping surveillance program is now rocking the us itself as more than one hundred cities across america marks independence day with a mass rally against spying the restorer fourth compay an initial it kicks off on social networks and has rapidly gained support calling for respect for the false amendment of the bill of rights which protects citizens against illegal searches seizures. shop with a protest in new york on the fourth day of america's independence hundreds are taking to the streets in new york city and throughout the country to take part in the restore the fourth rally this is a campaign that watched last month in the aftermath of edward snowden's revelations about america's spying program that is shocked those living in the united states and those around the world know they were struck
a chord in to restore the worth bill of rights which protects us the sense that. on the search and seizures the purpose of this rally organizers say is to spread awareness and spur political action against unconstitutional spying by the us government press freedom advocates that we spoke with say that these protests are crucial because mainstream media is not adequately covering the n.s.a. leaks and their importance to everyday citizens i believe that the fourth amendment is being breached by only the government but by the police with search and seizure with the n.s.a. leaks and everything that's been coming out even though they say that there's laws that make everything they do legal it seems like legal gymnastics to me i voted for obama twice i donated twice but i'm tired of the expansion of these programs that seem to violate our rights it really frightens me that the director of national intelligence lied to congress and i haven't really been any repercussions we're
living in the midst of the of the largest. you know on unreasonable search and seizure system we've ever seen in the history of mankind is completely suspicious list search and seizure of our information and that people should be infuriated that this crowd has marched more than kilometers down manhattan with andy here at federal hall where the first congress cost the bill of rights in addition to this event more than five hundred thousand people have signed an online petition stop watching daughter demanding full disclosure of all and i say programs now although this rally may be over those participating in it say that their campaign is just to get forty from new york growing up or not artsy. and not just some more news miking the headlines across the walled police and pair were clashes with protesting civil servants lead by using water cannons and tear gas to break up the crowds as they rant against new laws forcing i know assessments on government why because this is
the most recent of a string of preciousness it is nationwide against multiple. cross the border forms a critic say job losses are on the horizon on thursday students demonstrate against changes to education. pakistan's new government has led the country's ban on the death penalty expired london's honest international has been done decision as shocking a moratorium was introduced by the government in two thousand and eight about expired last month around four hundred fifty people are on death row in prisons across the country. archbishop desmond tutu has interviewed to ask nelson mandela's feuding relatives to stop fighting his family is currently embroiled in a very public dispute over the political drama its final place arresting the ninety four year old is in a critical but stable condition and in pretoria hospital and masses
a well wishers have gathered outside as his treatment team it's. russia and china are beginning joint naval drills in the sea of japan beijing says the exercises which will run for a week are the largest it has ever held with a foreign partner destroyers warships airplanes helicopters and submarines are all taking part in china as a major customer of all russian arms and wants closer ties beijing has territorial disputes with several neighbors and a concerned is concerned about washington's in in the region. up next it's our documentary revealing the roots of the wall street crash and the great depression that's the highest honors.
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