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breaking news on r.t. at least three people are reported to have been killed in a drip in a gunfight between the army and the bikers of the ousted president mohamed morsy who are rallying against what they call a military coup. five months of desperation gone time away the hunger strike dr zon with prisoners failing to win changes to their plight as jail staff press on with force feeding. on south american leaders united support and condemnation lashing out at european countries for granting the believin leaders plane with president more rallies claiming the u.s. pressured them to do so.
this is our she live from moscow and will start with egypt where troops have opened fire as mohammed morsi is bikers marched on the headquarters of the republican guard reports claim at least three people have been killed and several injured the muslim brotherhood supporters are currently staging mass protests over the crew that deposed president paul saved the military house continued arresting is the miss figures while other faction members they had hunted the deposed president is currently believed to be held at the building where the gunfire broke out and of course we'll bring you more in a few minutes when we join our middle east correspondent. who is in cairo right now for us. in a while five months and counting that's how long the inmates have begun tunnel by prison have been refusing food to protest at what they call inhumane treatment
despite international our frazier with the situation the hunger strike is showing no signs of ending and today we're taking a closer look at why. so nearly two thirds of the inmates have now joined the protest against their indefinite detection detention without trial forty five of those prisoners are being strapped to a chair and having new trends falls down their nose twice a day the government says the procedure is done in the most humane way possible and it's trying to prevent death by giving it all he's going there to check on looks at how the controversial practice is actually carried out and all the prisoners say about it. the u. one calls 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 thing 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 a nasal cavity the fitting tube which is roughly the size of a pens incorporates or this all 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 wrote 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 for szell's are trying to make it sound like it's not as bad but here's how one of the detainees a yemeni man somewhere nadji 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 wanted to vomit but i couldn't there was getting in my chest throat stomach i had never experienced such pain before i would not wish this cruel punishment upon anyone we also asked the kuantan officials how many detainees resist the procedure and how many give their consent to it and he won't be. 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 and troll fed taney 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 painful 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 on. the united states is running up quite a bell by keeping gone ton of obey open to 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 prisoner annually and you can compare that to the costs of regular inmates housed within the u.s. you're seeing here and to put that into perspective the average american citizen makes nearly eighteen times less than will the government pays on each gun time a prisoner and let's not talk more about it will be gone time about prisoners actually goes through when i joined live but clinical psychologist stephen souls missiles thank you very much for joining us here. you have accused military psychologist said gone for torturing of torturing detainees what are they doing actually. i have not accused them research it will be psychologists or
your recent way of torturing in the early years they clearly were false some of them were in abuses there were change amount you torture these days you know interrogation going on there no one had any intelligence value they've all been there just to hold anything year so there are no interrogation of any going on so there is no call for. the type of torture that was going on in the early years one prisoner claimed he and others had been sexually abused as well during searches all of these types of allegations investigated as holder. sometimes they're investigated but they're going to get it by the military. and the gators and the quality of those investigations do deeply suspect. i mean again one.
credible claims are dismissed when the investigations are held. that we know the full seating is described as physically painful of course but what kind of long term psychological effect kind it has well i don't know specifically by for speeding but yes and yes but in the context we're not just talking about force feeding what we're talking about is people who have been in prison for a decade most of whom have been cleared for at least three years which the u.s. that not see them as an arrest and yet they're held all we know i when they're going to ever be out if they're going to be there. year after year and this is the one form of protest that they have available to them and the government is trying to crush it governments don't like any people being able to protest and so the u.s.
government is crushing it and then that sense of force feeding as part of this larger way of completely destroying the will of these prisoners but i guess the don't you think that force feeding is the only way to basically prevent the prisoners from dying. well the medical aspect of the world medical association the american medical association taking the position that the prisoner is competent and is expressing their their well they have a right to refuse to we generally do cease the criteria we use we don't generally force the competent people in hospitals in the united states. and this is the standard around the world so in some sense yes but not so much you're going to live it's hard to get well you know there is going to be governments and partly to crush their will and to make sure that they have no way
of expressing themselves so they hunger strike has been going on since that february from your point of view so i would take it for the u.s. for the u.s. military rather to find a need that you say need to monitor and use it. probably to release or try to. i mean it seems at this point that it's going to be on the original complaints or on mistreat mr carranza cetera and as you had on a moment ago people are saying. we can no longer tolerate this indefinite having go idea what our fate will be and they want to be released or tried all right clinical psychologist stephen sold thank you very much indeed for sharing your views with us thank you. i'm the rock and prison that has been and gone tunnel for more than a decade has claimed to his lawyer hey and other inmates sobbing sexually assaulted
by guys during full body cavity searches and that terry holt perks as a form of god at the prison and believe some of his clinic is not taking revenge against muslims for the nine eleven terror attacks. would be thrown out of toilet or thrown on the ground or mistreated in some other form cetera that happened often and aggressive searches of detainees person that happened as well if there are motivation behind it i would say that somewhere in the british occasion of the american society we led 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 they mistreat a muslim if they abuse a detainee it's going to somehow balance the score for nine eleven. it really difficult to step back and realize nothing is going to bring those people back to
life. stay chain telsey because we'll be covering all things gone tama throughout the day and we will be talking to former prisoners that noise and sex nutria personnel about the station at 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 morals become a symbol around the world for america the for the evil. and now we go back to the top story in the age of troops have open silos non the most is baucus marched on the headquarters of the republican guard was several reported killed and let's get the latest from our middle east correspondent paula said she was in the capital for hours that porter please give us the details of what's happened at. what at least three people have been killed and several
more injured when the gyptian troops fired on problem ahmed morsy supporters as they may fade away towards the headquarters of the republican guard it is believed that in this building be deposed egyptian president is being held along with some fifty five other members of his former parliament we are receiving reports that some of the protesters are fired back at the gypsum police now there are mass protests throughout egypt today in want morsy supporters are calling a friday off rejection and they are rejecting the fact that he has been overthrown they calling this a military coup many of them vowing that they will fight this to the end the country is in a state of high alert at the same time we do not have the egyptian army continues with that crap down of the muslim brotherhood top islamist figures have been arrested we know that the military is rounding up those who have not yet been yeah unfortunately critics especially as predicted that but is that fitting that history
is repeating itself that. well basically is the feeling that history is repeating itself you need to remember that it was just two years ago that the film egypt and president hosni mubarak was overthrown what people here on this to. saying is we're witnessing a not overthrow when the point is being made that this was a democratically elected president and that is what is different about morsi as opposed to mubarak although he did not win by a large majority he did when at the polls and many analysts saying and certainly his supporters are pushing this point that the only way to get rid of a democratically elected president is to vote him out of power at the same time there is a tense situation along the borders of egypt the north and the south of sinai as well as the su is is in a state of high alert there the police are receiving reinforcements only ever in the day as long as they're attacked a local airport we're also hearing reports that egypt has closed its border with
gaza now there have been a number of incidents recently in that vicinity so what we're witnessing is not only an internal division what we witnessing is not only internal rate of also witnessing rates coming from the borders. right paula see a line from cairo paula thank you very much indeed for that update thank you and let's not get more on the situation in egypt from daniel pipes president of the middle east forum saying tongue mr pipes thank you very much indeed for joining us here finally we have here or not see of course will already had gunfire and we had doubts unfortunately and the muslim brotherhood is promising a rally is tonight so could too i'd become a flashpoint i don't think so i don't think. and do what they. want to show nor probably the largest demonstration.
so close that door. of course officer islam is the tocsin sinai so could the country not become an easy target of extremists revenge. well there are plenty of arms and chips especially in the sinai peninsula but again given that the some of the most extreme on the business are with the military and indorsed you noting that morsi. and their grip on the system over the most well armed well i don't know that they see much prospect of why once i think there is a great deal between the muslim brotherhood and others. i think that most of it is probably going to try and use non no one needs to regain its position where they would like to disagree because one i don't think that morsi was properly like the republican one i think there's a great deal of manipulation phone and there's no reason to think that the us
fairly elected or. the country's authorities are saying the crew was the will of the people through the age of descend into civil war now as many in the country do not share this. civil war it doesn't seem like. a c.e.o. violence among egyptians yes there was just the murder example for shiites a few days ago even murders of christians all built on this is going on there are fights between the soccer the football hooligans and the other is so yes that is one of violence already and is often more. double action yes. does washington have reason to cheer the military's return to power in egypt. well they bomb the ministrations very few times to did know what it thought in two thousand and eleven and doesn't want to think in two thousand and thirteen but it's
it's moving very cautiously and not not committing to anything at the moment overall i think it's likely that once all as things are so much in flux in the moment that changes from day to day. could this revolt fever spread to other arab spring countries like tunisia for instance. well this is one of the interesting implications of what's just happened in egypt what does it mean for others it is a new tunisia syria turkey iraq one simple jordan it's an alert early to predict but what's the strength it is within except actions of the turkish tunisian government it's all the governments of the region have been quite welcome and wants us to include soviets and the syrian government
so that so it's a little on. everybody's problems but look at what the syrian ruler of course are also said yesterday he said we are against this shows that political islam is dead and we're against any kind of religious is the most involved in the government but you supported primarily by the one of your government it's a law which of islamists or. indeed it's a state of confusion right daniel pipes from the middle east forum think tank mr pies thank you very much indeed for all time thank you thank you for being with us . all stories ahead for you including outrage in south america triggered by the grounding all the believe in presidential playing with the president more on its side and he's ready to close the u.s. embassy in his country blaming washington for pressuring europe to block his travel and all that coming up after the break.
matter how would your mobile device so you can watch your t.v. anytime anywhere. still watching also you live from moscow welcome back last american leaders have been infuriated by the recent grounding of they believe in presidential plane condemning it as a slap in the face for the region they've been riding in support of that colleague evel miranda's his plane was rated. suspicions the n.s.a. leaker edward snowden was on board demanding an apology from france italy portugal and spain euro why their actions as political terrorism to the international right of asylum comment from that is well it hears well it says the u.s.
elite rules europe the president of argentina says it was curious morales his plane was grounded by those who used to talk about protecting international rights while the ecuadorian president said it felt as if they're being treated like a colony so i believe in president himself so he's even ready to shove their merican 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 with the u.s. we're better politically and democratically without the i.m.f. and world bank we're better economically so we do not need them. spain says it and
other countries were told not and also on boards they believe in play but it's refused to say what information came from despite south american leaders claiming washington's hand was behind the diversion of presidential plane the u.s. has remained quiet so policy and development specialist power a foreigner says the last has built a global power system where sovereignty is in question. these rules of international law have been told to be. shaken. i would say since one thousand nine hundred nine on to a level that even among the western powers knol there is a situation where someone is more equal than nanda has the possibility of a sovereign state to adopt decisions regarding the side or protection of a certain individual. completely. to favor the major interest of the center of the imperial system which is washington in this
case. they grounding of they believe in presidential planing europe comes hot on the heels of revelations about be biased snooping activities of the us which targeted easier officials and citizens to move by europe's authorities that four has suddenly raised eyebrows according to investigative reporter david. 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. off system cells in europe were being spied on and then all of a sudden meet with a wall flat out said first of all they would not grant asylum to snowden who led them to know all that and then they keep dinner on this flight that the 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 banking topping and deception is still stranded. had to answer dot com to follow the unfolding snowden saga iceland's pirate party pulls the whistleblower to be given citizenship to save him from legal limbo and a transit lounge. and another click away on aussie dot com california police arrest a man for playing loud music and video taping them before they don't show that he's done after they had jumped as an officer. and also online scientists get excited about a new out of this world discovery the existence of space when. it's to learn more about the phenomenon.
and right now these are live pictures from egypt's presidential palace where it turns the standoff is developing between the army and pro morsy groups where troops have opened fire as a hama norse's bikers march on the headquarters of the republican guard reports claim at least three people have been killed and several injured the muslim brotherhood supporters are currently staging mass protests over the crew that deposed president morsi and the military has continued arresting top islamist figures while other function members claim they're being had hunted the deposit president's currently believed to be held at the building where the gunfire broke out and of course we'll bring you more in just a few moments when we join our middle east correspondent paula cairo for us. now to some more news making the headlines across the world this hour police in piru clashed with protesting civil servants and lima using water cannons and tear gas to break up the crowds as they ranted against new laws forcing annual
assessments on government workers this is the most recent of a string of protests against multiple reforms that have been taking part in this it is a nationwide critics say job losses on the horizon on thursday students demonstrated against changes to education. pakistan's new government has let the country's bond on the death penalty expire london's honesty international has gone down as the decision as shocking and retrograde and moratoria was introduced by the government in two thousand and eight that expired last month around four hundred fifty people are currently on death row in prisons across the country. archbishop desmond tutu has intervened to ask nelson mandela's using relatives to stop fighting his family is currently embroiled in a very public dispute over the political giant's final place of resting the ninety four year old is in a critical but stable condition in
a bridge or hospital where mass is a well wishers gathered outside. russia and china are beginning joint naval drills in the sea of japan beijing this as the exercises which will run for a week are the largest it has ever held with a foreign partner destroyers planes helicopters and submarines are all taking part china's major customer china is a major constable for russian arms and wants closer ties beijing has territorial disputes with several neighbors and a concern is concerned about washington's influence in the region. and up next after this short break r.t. so fishy about nods it discusses tyranny and the global quest for power with a member of saudi royalty.
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