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you. almost two years since the toppling of his father the son of moammar gadhafi still awaits trial with libya refusing to hand him over to international criminal court amid fears that he's facing a death sentence back at home. private companies in the u.k. are accused of hiring road detectives to steal their client's private data adding more fuel to the blanket surveillance concerns unleashed by recent snooping leaks. and the ill effects of austerity thousands of greeks are getting hooked on a cheap and deadly drug with billions of euros in bailout cash still not enough to cure the country's alien economy.
unless he kept it up and thanks for tuning in to our team well we begin with our top story nearly two years after moammar gadhafi was overthrown and killed in libya his son saif all islam is yet to stand trial for alleged war crimes committed during the twenty eleven uprising now he is set for a hearing in libya in august but international criminal court judges fear that he won't receive. meanwhile defying an i.c.c. ruling by refusing to hand him over to the hague insisting on a trial back home let's take a look at the man as well as his story. in twenty two thousand and eight was in london seen as a crucial
figure in building relations between libya and the west but in early two thousand and eleven revolt the authorising kicks off with the rebels eventually winning nato support now amid allegations that he and his family committed crimes against humanity the i.c.c. issues arrest warrants and just
a few months later the libyan leader moammar gadhafi was killed by the rebels now the chief i.c.c. prosecutor confirmed that informal talks about the surrender of the younger gadhafi he was eventually captured by a rebel group and apparently had parts of his fingers be tainted libyan authorities had wanted a trial in tripoli but the i.c.c. had demanded that he not be handed over to the hague a request which was eventually rejected for delegates from the court or detained in libya for a month after attempting to get documents to him get off the sun has made two appearances in a libyan court and the i.c.c. again rejected libya's efforts to hold that trial by themselves before the latest on the situation here is artie's mostly are. although the international criminal
court has ruled that libya must extradite safe islam to the hague so that he can face charges of crimes against humanity the libyans won't allow it they want to try him at home nicole smith who is a former israeli lawyer hired by gadhafi as daughter aisha says he needs to be
handed to the i.c.c. on the basis of the un security council decision the security council gave the international criminal court the mandate to investigate crimes are committed in libya after the revolution the international criminal court carrying out the will and the wish of the international community investigated the matter and issued two warrants for arrests one for safely islam and one for lucy now if the libyans wish to try these two people that is their right but they have to request. permission to do so from the international criminal court the libyan government has challenged the right of the international criminal court to try safe it argues that the hague based court has no jurisdiction because it only intervenes if the local justice system is not functioning and those ruling libya say that they justice system is operating well but professor who did warn and who is an expert on libya
disagreements he says the country is in a state of collapse. i am not sure that it will be right to assume that there is a government in libya today there is no army no police aren't militants are in control even if they give safe a trial the libyans always surprise us so i can't really see how the trial will go i'm not even sure if it will be and how just an objective it will be the question needs to be asked why has faced trial not here begun he's been held captive since november two thousand and eleven and it's not even clear exactly where he's being held when the libyan rebels who are fighting against gadhafi they proclaimed loudly that he and his family should be marshaled. now they cry and it does seem as if one thing got into power they believe that the only ones they need to listen to them selves point to see on t.v. television. now if those proceedings do continue in that same fall as lama will likely be executed not bad as according to his attorney john jones who had spoken
to my colleague take a look at it he's being held in appalling conditions certainly in terms of his mental state because so much confinement thing any period of time and for a few weeks has been shown by scientific studies to be extremely damaging and he's in that condition for twenty months impossible for families to see him and even if they do see him on the comps damon any circumstances where you can speak freely the last time you visited by night you see delegation the meeting was covertly recorded and so he knows that he knows that he come complained that he would visit about these conditions you can say in effect in meaning for his defense because it's being used against him is now being prosecuted in addition to possible crimes trials are being prosecuted for basically saying that he wanted to be tried in the hay and exercise his rights without a tro but if indeed saif al islam is actually tried back at home may not be what exactly i want what do you think he's facing. what he's facing a show trial. entirely unfair to all kind of trial in which he's not going to be
able to get any defense witnesses to testify on his behalf that is going to be too terrified to testify and then we expanded gold is going to be executed because the penalties carry the death penalty and it's quite clear from pronouncing inspired officials in libya that they want to carry out the death penalty if it's imposed. after having forced through further austerity measures greece is set to receive its next bailout installment now it took the greek government a lot of effort to please its creditors parliament approved the cuts after european partners threatened to pull out at the last minute now the bailout comes at the expense of thousands of public sector jobs a rescue loan of four billion euros will come from the eurozone and european central banks with the i.m.f. also expected to stump up a further one point eight billion to secure the loans athens will fire four thousand civil servants by the end of this year while twenty five thousand more must be redeployed greece has been relying on the rescue funds for over three years now but as financial expert patrick youngest planes the bailout has failed to cure
the country's financial woes. well unfortunately i've always argued that greece was never going to survive as long as it was in mode because the difficulty is that you know through involved at alcoholics just tends to make them more alcoholic and it doesn't affect them and improve their overall condition really what greece has always needed to do was to leave the euro and declare bankruptcy it's the only way that it can feasibly restructure what's going on instead what we have is this absolutely maybe awkward situation where in order to manage to stay in the euro we have a series of political forces in western europe who are desperate not to see their law you see political experiment fail and therefore greece has been left just like cyprus just like other countries that have received bailouts like ireland they have been sacrificed the alter of a ludicrous national political statement or supra national political statement whether you're looking at germany or whether you're looking at the european union
as a whole there are lots of things greece can do but ultimately in terms of dealing with the bail right they have a fundamental problem they've gone through seven years of switching recession and effectively all that we're seeing is people starving the poor are getting poorer and ultimately nothing working within the greek economy but greece in the grip of austerity thousands of homeless and unemployed have sought refuge in drugs he shot is the so-called cocaine of the poor easy to make and cheap to buy or to talk to some of those pushed to the brink by the recession. used to be out of work now he's still unemployed but also on heroin is homeless and has aids he's already tiny chances of getting a job have vanished completely. on the show some start using because they're angry at life no work no money for the same reasons many decide to start selling drugs and up using the needle themselves. every day drugs rock the lives of new people
with just one many thought they'd hit rock bottom it's very true he can find the. and as far as i'm concerned is the worst thing of than. the leaders hit on the greek drug market is making even the most experienced junkies shiver and with a price tag starting from just two year old produce is becoming increasingly widespread in the crisis hit me it's. from or from bacteria of cars chemicals very dangerous because they can sleep these are can either be smoked inhaled or injected together with heroin they are now on the key engines behind the spread of ha been factions there's a good. percentage. and.
very very health issues. more suze every day n.g.o.s go into the field to trying to stop the virus spreading so we're at a drug user spots in one of the poorest districts of athens were asked not to film outside in order not to frustrate anyone since it's morning now and apparently many users still haven't taken the first dose of the day but here the procedure is quite simple the social workers collecting syringes and distribute these alcohol wipes of fresh water and syringes for their users to inject just as. thought being on the street is as low as a drug addict can get we want to investigate this the greed government's radical approach to tackle what's seen as a scourge on society by forcing addicts off the streets and holding them along with prostitutes and illegal immigrants and special detention centers like this facility where up to five thousand people are believed to be kept hidden from the eyes of the public or at one of these camps outside of athens to the amount of security
here is a really impressive several lines of gates the wire and lots of security guards in fact one of them has already asked us to leave so we don't we have that much time to film not much time at all we have to stop filming since our local producer told us we were risking our documents and footage to be taken away i did manage to grab a couple of more shots from my phone looks familiar. disappoint fierce criticism from human rights organizations greek officials say the populations of these guantanamo. double and that they should be viewed as a model for the rest of europe you go to school of athens greece. as europe struggles to dig itself out of recession britain is now also in danger of losing some of its key assets scotland will decide on as independence from the u.k. next year and the country's first minister alex salmond told our team better off
without london if you had just full interview here at nine thirty g.m.t. and. i think independence is about control of your finances control fewer resources in the case of oil and reviewable resources in scotland but also control of your revenue if you control your revenue and therefore control your spending and how to distribute that revenue move the population then you are a genuinely independent country with independence which in the european union scotland would control one hundred percent all of its revenue base would decide how to spend its finances currently we have allowed control of less than ten percent of our revenue base in the scottish parliament there for ten percent is not independence one hundred percent even independence within europe is independence. it's not only government security agencies that have had their eyes on private data if you're in the u.k. many businesses also have access to your personal info now new revelations in the
british press suggest that major companies have hired private investigators to steal data the country's organized crime agency apparently knew about this but kept the material secret until now are just us are still your has more. in another instance of unlawful gathering of private information it's been reported by the independent newspaper that banks of pharmaceutical companies the law firms and other private firms are on a secret list of clients and had hired private investigators or p.r. who break the law that these companies had not face any consequences or prosecution now the information of this a list had been passed on to a parliamentary committee by the serious organized crime agency or so so this materials a secret to quote unquote safeguard individual human rights as well as protect the financial viability of major organizations as it may have a negative impact on these companies being publicly associated with criminality now so could also said that they refute any allegations that they had sat on this
information they said that they submitted their findings to the home office of illegal practices by two thousand and eight and they had called for government regulation of such practices having said that though there are three successive home secretaries who had access to this information and it's been reported that they had failed to act on this now this is caused outrage among m.p.'s in particular who question first of all why this list is being kept secret and second of all why nothing has been donna to stop the practice some of the information that the p.r. had managed to get their hands on include mobile phone records bank statements and details of witnesses under police protection let's get more insight on this from professor charlie beckett thank you very much for joining us today so the biggest problem that you see in this issue what would be well i think there are two main problems around transparency. these companies have been part of
a criminal investigation if the reason is simply because it impacts on the. rather dangerous precedent and then from the. the second raised concern would be that we've seen in the newspapers in germany is who can publish investigation have been indicted and so this seems to be an inconsistency i think want to see a bit more shed on all right thank you very much for that well as this is story unfolds times have reported that the home affairs committee is now considers that considering publishing about lists of more than one hundred clients of these rogue investigators that it has obtained from a so-called reporting from london. go ahead the ukraine is walking a tightrope between moscow and the e.u. deciding on whether to align itself with russia's regional trade or to push for integration with that story after the break.
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welcome back well vote counting is underway in mali after its presidential election citizens headed to the polls on sunday in the country's first election since a coup last year saw separatists and your hottest groups take control of the north of the country now if no outright winner is picked the vote will go to a second round in two weeks time millions have turned out to cast their ballots but somewhere on able to find the right polling stations due to organizational problems a story on gerald horn says that mali was simply not prepared the country is not ready at all for example take the electoral role for example the list of the words
it's unclear why does the fact that there are so many refugees and internally displaced persons put it this way if i were in northern mali i would be hesitant to go to a polling station it was not so long ago that these militant so-called islamicist were actually ruling that part of the country we were called the devastation they could wreak havoc the reef in terms of beating women in the streets in terms of destroying valuable manuscripts stretching back centuries that basically reveal the intellectual firepower that then existed in that part of africa it seems to me that it's election in many ways is going to be an uncertain in to an uncertain enterprise. well the interim leader of the west african nation insisted prior to the vote that the election would be the only way to secure the fragile peace many however still doubt that mali will actually be able to sustain stability in our desire for national exam but examines the origins of the crisis that had brought the nation close to civil war. here and then all over the country the walls and
billboards tell the story of the conflict when m.l.a. took over this part of the country on every road sign they wrote welcome to free as i was somewhere you can still read it then the mugello painted their symbols there is no god except in arabic like letters in a white circle the modern flag appeared after the governmental forces together with the french army liberated this area the fragile peace is now being carefully protected checkpoints cover the region's main routes to filter all those passing through waterways are also patrolled. we have to verify whether there are jihadists among them i want to cross the river. how did decide who is who. paper music and listening to police documents. the stakes are high memories are still fresh in people's minds from the days when religious radicals took over the country's north spreading the extremist lord's it's
a new market if you don't do the really like this do you had this bet your best and at least sixty times if you are married they take you to your house of it and make him buy and these three are extremists would impose strict rules of modesty on these women without cross the niger river to go to college or that for us to be let in mali's north to openly supports the islamists when they first came and provided them with fighters tried to find a family whose children joint. and al qaeda affiliated group appeared in mali's north last year and began coordinating with the rebellion of the indigenous african tribal to our regs who sought independence but they soon began infighting after ready cause started imposing sharia law why did they come here in the first place people in this area are very poor this is why we bring in some serve for women and some sweets for kids we visited the chief of the village first the one hundred fifteen year old man says one religion strongly supports al qaeda and al qaida
divisions are very. qur'an to reach them would cross a dried river the soil in mali's north is far from fertile the land is not generous to people farming here this part of kaja village is very conservative so for a woman it's better to be covered so a couple of myself will get to a female part of the village in the first house we come across what looks like a women's club the ladies here differ from those who make it on the other side of the river from what we cover ourselves because this is our tradition our religious tradition we protect our whole bodies to talk with men we go to a male part of the village we see to the most influential of them to hear their story if they brought weapons and we didn't have a choice but to a big one man confesses his teenage son was inspired by outsiders before he was
brought to mali in jail longer they behaved in a dignified manner and were never involved in looting but they showed respect to the corner but also they had money that looks very attractive to poor people like us. if the government provides local people with jobs are they less vulnerable and more immune to the islamists we speeches or. please explain who are these people and from where they come they're not from here but we don't know their nationalities we repeat the question to the mayor of gal one of the biggest cities in mali is north and the percent of deadly clashes during the crisis who are now. from ghana of the area we're mauritania but they spent eleven months here and they reported all the little more suspicious. this is the conflict now over the. historic city but it's far from over when i wave back
a sense storm begins clouds of dust cover villages and cities peace in this region seems to be as trendy and as blue skies on a sunny day you may think it will remain the way tease for some time but you can never be sure. refn ocean r.t. from mali. meanwhile log on to r.t. dot com to find out how america's n.s.a. spy scandal is continuing to on ravel a new report says that even others little brothers in el spy on u.s. citizens assisting accessing part of the thousands of e-mails and phone calls. meanwhile on our you tube channel you can see how bruce police drown out presidential corruption charges with tear gas and riot sticks for all that and more party dot com. right to see. her story. and i think you're.
on our reporters with. some more international news in brief for you now we begin in egypt where the interim government had issued a decree allowing the army to arrest civilians according to state media now it's feared this may be the first step towards declaring a state of emergency in the country after these seventy people were killed in clashes this weekend this comes as the military conducts a sweeping counter extremist mission in the sinai where at least one soldier has died in that town on the output of. the thirty seven people have been killed in a boat accident in southern italy a coach carrying catholic pilgrims and their children plunged thirty meters off a motorway fly over into the woods rescuers are still shifting through the wreckage and say they expect to find more bodies it's not yet known what caused the accident
in which up to ten other vehicles moved and involved. rioting has hit maine's capitol over the weekend after the country's monarch demanded a law that would see protesters prosecuted as terrorists hundreds have been arrested and jailed since the beginning. uprising authorities are still struggling to keep control in the face of more mass anti-government protests planned for next month. two bombs have gone off in libya's city of benghazi the blasts the justice ministry destroyed vehicles and injured thirteen people follow the escape of more than one thousand prison inmates on saturday night only around one hundred have been recaptured thus far. ukraine is still deciding on whether it wants to align itself with russia's regional trade bloc or to push for e.u. integration the former soviet state has close ties with moscow but it is lying greater cooperation with its western partners. looks at what is driving ukraine. a
lot of people of course want to be closer to europe but the european union is reluctant to rectify ukraine's integration into its free trade zone claiming that the country is simply not up to the european standards yet of course there are many who believe that the motivation behind them is not of the economic but rather of the political nature there are some who believe that could find its place on the european markets but if you compare the products that are made manufactured in ukraine to those that already made in europe products that already being made in europe are cheaper and of course are of better quality or bold and if you criticize to remedy that by improving its infrastructure there is a lot of opinion out there with which says in fact it would come to coffee with peach or ukrainians and that crane would end up losing a lot more than it stands to gain so so far ukraine's biggest export to europe has been cheap labor force and it doesn't seem like that's going to change any time
soon even if ukraine does gain access to european markets. hi in just a few minutes our new brown band new documentary the way of the cross to stay with us. i got a big question for you how stupid can stupid terrorist paranoia get according to four progressive dot com the texas department of public safety demanded that any women entering the state senate hand over any tampons or pads before entering wow so why would they do this are they really that scared that some terrorists are playing a sneak a bomb into the place at any cost according to news at yahoo dot com the official reason is that they're afraid of people using projectiles as a form of protest against
a law that would really restrict abortions oh well no i kind of see where you abortion is an issue that people really get furious over now it kind of all makes sense but wait wait wait wait what's that they're afraid of projectiles but people with guns were allowed to take them into the senate are you kidding me i think the second amendment does a lot more good than harm by i think it goes without saying that for women to concealed carry their hygiene items they should need a permit or permission from anyone but that's just my opinion.
in the congress. new year old mina likes to escape from his tiny apartment onto the rooftops there you can see the crosses on top of the local church where policemen enjoy the intensity and heat next to the entrance it's unlikely that mina realizes his father was like a tia humble government employee was killed on this very roof. a sniper's bullet caught him in the chest on that april night of twenty thirty meters father was one of six christians who died in sectarian violence. we were sitting here all together when dad went up to the roof to check on the church he wanted to know what was going on there and if he had to go and defend it in a moment then he went up there twice the third time he left he didn't come back. he was brought back and lie down he.