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it's. a russian court opens its doors for a verdict reading in the trial of ali sina volley of leading opposition figure known for his crusade against official corruption but now faces jail time on investment charges. exploiting the chaos of conflict and is said to be drawing up plans for its own islamist state carved out of the ruins of war torn syria's north with control over oil revenue and arms routes. and competition is launched in britain for the bass plan to leave the european union following the government's promise to hold a referendum on whether the u.k. should remain a member. of
the russian council you're watching r t a marina joshie welcome to the program now a cord in the russian city of kirov is about to deliver its verdict in the high profile trial of a volley a leading opposition figure an anti-crime and blogger the man best known for his crusade against corrupt bureaucrats is self accused of taking illegal commissions for contracts with the state timber company watches or english go and joins us now live she is outside the courthouse in kiro of hello there irina so tell us a bit more about it's an evolving his persona and why is this case talked about so much. well the irony is has made a name for himself as a blogger who was exposing various large scale corruption scandals he has actually very active in using social. just on media he's an avid twitter use their live
journal writer and has actually. physically gained more than millions of followers that you can take with you so he's rather popular among those who are using the internet actively also he was quite active in the opposition movement and the opposition media the person they're sort of a figurehead because they have been accused of being disunited so divided house became one of those for at helm of the opposition but is not definitely not the only leader of the opposition also according to various studies. the popularity of course is the rather large in large cities like mosul in st petersburg and of course on the internet but in the in regions for example with here and here of i think virtually unknown people haven't started figuring out who he is until the trial actually got underway and the people became interested. so nobody has become popular through the exposition of these of these says scandals
and sort of became a poster boy for the for the opposition of course there are various the border is up for also here present at his trial he himself has just arrived to rather mild applause from his supporters for camping out in front of the courthouse despite the tour and chilled out for that we seem to be having here at the moment of course everybody's bracing themselves for the verdict which we are about to hear. while nonetheless we see a crowd of people outside the courthouse so this case must've attracted some attention tell us more about that. we do know that finding is being accused of participating in a corruption in an embezzlement scheme involving him. and several other people the entire case concerns and bets on the timber in the amount of almost half a million dollars. has of course as the force insisted that he is in a sense he's looking. at a six year prison term and
a fine of one million rubles that's about three hundred thousand dollars if he is found guilty we do know that the verdict itself is more than a hundred pages long still we're expecting a several hours possibly for the judge that it's going to take the judge to read the of the verdict. of course the fact that nobody is the rather popular figure especially in russia and of course with the various the international media as well because of his prominence in the in the social media sphere there in the journalist literally have been camping out for more than twenty four hours and there's still the people that are still outside the courthouse they're the ones who couldn't even get inside the courtroom and there's a very limited number of seats there so there was even a waiting list organized but again we're still waiting for it we're waiting for the verdict it probably is supposed to be started starting right now and of course
we'll be bringing you all the latest from here of as we get it yes around thanks very much indeed we're keeping our fingers on the paulson as you said wilbur bring our viewers all the very latest in the trial and of course the verdict that's about to come out for now thank you very much for bringing us some data from kiro outside the courthouse. now stephen cohen professor of russian and slavic studies at new york university explained why and of all the case was always bound to be perceived as political. e is popular because he has been for his interview in russia and in the american media as perhaps the major leader. of the street and political opposition to the president. and because the united states or the americans stablished the soul and he. has so demonized. that anyone in the us even if americans don't know anything about it would be
popular in there and ask for politicize the is trial. it was we don't know the answer we don't actually know if move down the road was guilty of a cost if he wasn't it was the prosecutors who politicize the case by putting him on trial but he's a highly visible political figure and any trial in the ground in russia is going to be perceived in the west as a political trial that's a reality. and we're going back now into the courtroom and it's breaking news here on our volley a leading opposition figure and anti kremlin blogger has been found guilty of embezzlement by a court in the city of all the man the best known for his crusade against corruption was himself charged with defrauding a state owned timber company with almost half a million dollars. paid advisor to the governor deval they became well known in
russia and in the west during a wave of anti-government protests in a twenty laps and twenty one and he's currently campaigning for office of moscow mayor earlier voices presidential ambitions now let's take a listen to the verdict being read out. colluded to. shift to this crime and together with mr rove decide it soon bears the sixty million route. through a shell company of the. regulation of the. company who was. the. property department. in accordance so we. are. with the two creek. was appointed as director of cuba this according
to the year. of the year according to the charter of the cuter phyllis. was. the director. of works on b. hall for a sense a prize that presents its represents its interests the charity of the russian federation he receives payment and who's responsible for his actions in accordance with the federal law and the bylaws of the russian federation of the region was. i believe that the scene is the focus of this with some solutions to get a school bus to use though it's in accordance with the chartres starting for on the spot in two thousand and nine in the midst of and we're just been listening to some of the verdict that's being read out for alexina volunteer prominent blogger an opposition leader and he's been found guilty of embezzlement we'll be bringing you more opinion and analysis on that have on the case throughout the day of course here in our team as well as live updates from the courthouse also we've got
a live transmission of the verdict available at the announcement being available on our t.v. dot com right now plus don't forget our twitter feed for all the latest on the story. but. right see. first rate. and i think that your. on our reporters with. the. two other stories now here in r.t. syria faces the prospect of terrorist forces gaining overwhelming control over the country's enormous sources in the free syrian army claim the terrorist group al qaida plans to take control over transit routes friends
a border with turkey ousting other rebel troops from the area the relationship between radical groups and the have a say has been rapidly deteriorating with a senior army commander recently killed by the islamist parties gannets to count investigates. you imagine okai hiding in some remote mountains not anymore they want their own country they found the land it's the part of syria which is under the rebels control we're talking about the northern part of the country that borders turkey according to an influential arabic newspaper off charcol outside which cites a source in the free syrian army a kind of feel limited militants intent to accidently assert their control over the territory immediately after ramadan ramadan ends around the ninth of august according to the source of a kind is about to announce an islamic state in syria they were in full control over the weapons coming from turkey and the money coming from oil smuggling in serious eastern province of their olives or for example
a network of tribes and smugglers has exploited the chaos of war to create an illicit oil trade with the reports that the al qaeda link has reached an understanding with the tribes over the division of spoils the all nusra front has of course used this process to buy more weapons and pates fighters now apparently they want more they feel powerful enough to want more it makes some of the rebels nervous of course many rebels ordinated their efforts with the all new threat but those who refused to do that risked their lives recently the all nusra have killed several members of the free syrian army include. supreme military council the territories controlled by the rebels now have all the signs of becoming the old by the land and in this new all you have things like checkpoints where the militants check whether people are fasting more and out local for me or aleppo say they check their songs to see if they're fasting and if they are not the militant. many syrians are of course the police saddened by what's becoming of their country. and
i mean we have a news story of on the leading opposition figure and anti kremlin blogger has been found guilty of investment by a court in the city of care while the man bass known for his crusade against corruption was himself charged with defrauding a state own timber a company of almost half a million dollars when acting as an unpaid adviser to the local governor the prosecutor earlier asked to send us in a volley to six years in prison and a million rubles fine the volley became well known in russia and in the west during a wave of anti-government protests in twenty one in two thousand and twelve he is currently campaigning for office as moscow's mayor and earlier voiced his presidential ambitions. are. still ahead for you here in our civil rights activists are up in arms over the acquittal of a man accused of murdering an unarmed black teenager in
a florida. later this hour we'll take a look at whether the ruling indicates a rise in racial profiling. and this in northern ireland open up old wounds as belfast braces for more violent clashes between catholics and protestants more on that after the break. the answer immediate simple question who is behind nine eleven i give you the courtesy of being on your show you should give me the courtesy of answering one. simple construct the question is whether the death of those people are justified hundreds of thousands of. people were killed after war and i don't think the goals that were set out before the war were actually achieved during that war and that's the biggest problem.
well. science technology innovation all the latest developments around russia we've got this huge area covered. please be told language. programs are documentaries in arabic it's all here on the. reporting from the world talks about six of the c.r.p. interviews intriguing story to tell you. that trying. to find out more visit or a big. dog called. welcome back you're watching r.t. a british thing tank the a.n.c. out of economic affairs has promised a large cash prize for whoever comes up with a bass roadmap for leaving the european union prime minister david cameron has
pledged to hold a referendum on britain's future in europe if his party is re-elected artie's boyko has a story. picture the scene is the year twenty seventeen and britons have just voted in favor of exiting the beleaguered european union so the government now needs to implement a road map for how to leave that's what the u.k.'s institute for economic affairs think tank is all skin economists who imagine in order to come up with the best blueprint for britain's potential exit from the european union it's a competition and the winner who comes up with the best proposal will be awarded one hundred thousand a year as well to talk about the challenge i'm joined by dr richard wellings from the institute for economic affairs dr weddings why launch the competition now it's four years until the referendum and even so britain's might vote to stay in the european union at that point that's true but i mean it is such an important issue
that is important that economists start thinking about the consequences of britain potentially leaving the given that there is such a large amount of your skepticism in most british have like it is quite plausible that in a few years time britain will be leaving so i mean is absolutely essential that we have some idea of where britain is going to go next with a winning strategy be put forward to the government to use in case of a euro exit yes i mean where we're going to publish the winning strategy along with some of the other better entries as well said to be plenty of ideas there for the government to look at and hopefully come out with a very very sound plan now the price is aimed at looking at the least disruptive way to leave the euro but there are those that say that leaving the euro zone will be detrimental to the case economy no matter how you do it was difficult so obviously i mean there were major upside potentially because the u.k. can then get rid of all this very burdensome e.u. regulation on jobs and climate change and so on all the red tape is suffocating business but obviously a key to this is whether we retain very strong free trade links with the rest of
europe that's absolutely essential they have great free trade links with europe and the rest of the world will be the key to the u.k. success in the future dr welling. thank you very much for telling us about the competition now the prize is going to be judged by a panel that includes former chancellor nigel lawson who recently claimed that the british economy would be better off if britain were outside the european union. london that's not only the exit from european union that may do well for the u.k. economy artie's financial guru max kaiser has been finding out who's fiddling while rome is burning watch for show here at seven thirty g.m.t. so basically the bank of england is loaning itself money that actually is called the asset purchase facility lending it money at point five percent interest and then lending it to the government at a higher interest with their guilt but then capturing that spread and giving it to
the government to reduce their deficit so. you know if you borrow money from one go which is a payday lender shop here in the u.k. they charge annual to five thousand percent if you're one of these bankers dealing with the bank of england mark carney's new shop then the rate of interest is negative another word they pay you to take out a loan at one go they charge me five thousand percent at the bank of england they pay me two percent they pay me to borrow money that's the difference though the only assets of wires are the huge wealth and income gap in the u.k. and around the world well because if you're on the inside you get paid to borrow money if you're on the outside of the interest rate apartheid wall then you get charged five thousand percent to borrow money and then you go on the b.b.c. and say when we haven't had one with me but nick i'm bothered by what the got to look at the value of the back to the dictates of my vision my career you know i'm not backed by
a poster i mean those things and if i can i would. it's fraud f o r a q d.v. fraud. and civil rights leaders have called the acquittal have george zimmerman florida neighborhood watch volunteer who killed black teenager trayvon martin last year a setback for the whole movement his actions were ruled to be fans even though martin was unarmed devore slee director of the world can't wait movements as people are becoming disillusioned with the u.s. justice system which is plagued by racial profiling. people losing hope in the justice and people are having their aleutians first that the government cares anything especially for young black and latino people everything in this country can is about racism a country built on slavery a country where
a little more than one hundred fifty years ago the slave patrols did exactly what george zimmerman did with impunity they had the right to kill on sight and for all intents and purposes now this jury and this decision has given people like george zimmerman the ability to kill on sight you are racial profiling so every twenty eight hours a young black person is killed by the police in this country or someone who wants to be a cop like george zimmerman who by the way now has his gun back so he could do this again. to some other stories now from around the world in greece parliament has narrowly approved a public sector reform bill in order to secure nine billion euros in financial aid from international lenders the ruling which will see thousands lose their jobs comes amid full scale protests throughout the country the german finance minister
is scheduled to visit to visit greece on thursday to discuss a one hundred million euro loan. and egyptian thousands of supporters of the ousted president mohamed morsi have taken to the streets of cairo demonstrators denounce the newly formed cabinet saying it's legitimate as it emerged in the wake of a military coup the new government has entirely excluded members of morsi as muslim brotherhood movement the rally follows a visit of the european union's top foreign policy official who urged both sides to cooperate and a political process in northern islands unionists are planning yet another operate in belfast despite a recent series of street riots the orange order has applied for permission to hold a march this weekend but as artists are a first explains their decision comes when the nationals community is most sensitive. well the full no u.s.
government peace envoy to northern ireland richard haas bank installment yesterday party move in ireland tools now first minister peter robinson has said that all party group has been set up with the purpose of seeking an alternative to the parades commission the other group for also going to be looking to bring forward a set of recommendations by the end of the year on parades and protests flags and symbols a hugely important issue in northern ireland blackpool with and really seen by many as the only result parts of the peace process now all too often we see days cultural elements really a motivator for the sectarian flare up over the sort that we've seen following on from last friday's july twelfth parade now after that we saw the parade commission's controversial ruling in full by police that then led to very serious
rioting by the loyalist marches in moved belfast and there's been really a period of sustained well i think i know the orange order had yesterday applied to the parades commission to have another parade on saturday this coming saturday very near to that contested area now that's been seen by many to be quite a provocative move move some people speaking out say to the orange order haven't learned any lessons from the violence he's seen of recent days already moving seventy police officers injured more than sixty people arrested more than one hundred petrol bombs thrown and everyone paying that which it has been here that these all party talks now getting underway can bring an end to the violence. and going back now to our breaking news story here in r.t. accords in the russian city of cure of has found only seen a volley leading opposition figure into it from. blogger guilty on investment
charges art is going to go outside the courthouse and joins us now for more on it so what is the latest from the courthouse with more can you tell us about the verdict. well the valley along with his former boss but if it's out of have been found guilty but now we have to wait for the judge to read the sentence and that could take up to several hours hopefully of course it will not take long there have been found guilty of embezzling of the of the bezel meant with timber and the amount of almost half a million dollars. now on the value of course is a sort of a poster boy for the russian opposition a figurehead for the opposition movement you can say i externally popular in large cities like st petersburg and moscow and especially online he's extremely adept at using social media to he's advantage he has millions of followers he's also running for the post of russia of moscow mayor and there has been that there and there's there are some who believe that if he's found guilty and has
a prison sentence and he is looking at a six year prison sentence and a fine of roughly three hundred thousand dollars if he's found guilty with the following sentence then perhaps he will not be able to run for the mayor a law face but according to russian law even if he is found guilty he still has a right for the appeals process and until they have appeals process the reversed or is actually is actually approved by the judge he still has a pretty good opportunity to a run in the moscow mayoral elections which are to take place in september and of course like i said the verdict hasn't been completed completely read yet so we're still waiting for the end of the verdict and of course once we get it we'll be bringing you all all the live updates. on on on your t.v. screens as well as you can read the live updates in our twitter feed as well as on line absolutely rina a good thing you mentioned that and our viewers can to follow what's happening and listen to the sounds being read out on our website as we have
a while. live transmission there for now though thank you very much for bringing us this update from outside the courthouse in here of where the sentence is being read out for all the scene evolving and coming up next worlds apart with us on a boy go here on our team and away. if you want to hear something truly baffling the u.s. supreme court has ruled that generic drug makers cannot be sued for bad reactions to their products only the original branded creators of the drugs can the court's decision was five to four overturning a multimillion dollar award for a woman who was horribly wounded by taking a medication which gave her toxic epidermal necrosis which is basically the equivalent of getting third degree burns all over her body and of course after winning the case mutual pharmaceutical company is demanding their millions of
dollars back from the woman who they naturally blame for having side effects from the medicine they made themselves remember this is not just a ruling about one drug but a ruling about all generic drugs which are eighty percent of the u.s. market all of them will not have any accountability i cannot wrap my head around the logic of only punishing the creator of a product and granting immunity to anyone that later reproduces said product i mean would any sane person say that if you shoot a person with a colt forty five pistol that is a crime but if you use a copycat call made in mexico to blow your neighbors off well that's ok because it's a generic copy no no sane person would allow generic drug producers to have no liability for their product but that's just my opinion.
hello and welcome to the world the part you're working taliban from english has increasingly that is very telling meaning and i was trained capacity for learning which is supposed to bring a man. the freedom and empowerment and secret it in for gathering has altered the call to command and control what kind of intelligence will shape our future and how can science unable both digital freedoms and digital to arrange well to discuss that i'm now joined by mitchell cockles world renowned physicist and popularizer of science mr cock of this is a great honor for me you and many other visionaries have long spoken about the internet becoming the new equalizer connecting to walt. bringing equality intellectual equality to humanity and i think. many of the. really see that happening around around us in our daily lives we can communicate
people from other parts of the world we can do business we can get education and until a couple of weeks ago i think many of us thought that we were protected by our own privacy settings but with this recent intelligence scandal. some have doubts about that i wonder if you would agree that the more knowledge humanity acquires the more intelligence and snooping it produces i think every revolution has winners and losers take a look at the winners take a look at the life of our grandparents in one thousand nine hundred long distance communication in one thousand nine hundred was yelling out the window high speed travel was getting stuck in the mud with your way people only lived to be the age of forty nine in the year one thousand nine hundred and who are the losers in this great revolution called the information revolution dictatorships dictatorships fear the internet.