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being told good alcoholics just tends to make them more alcohol but going to affect them and improve their leverage condition as we struggle security ailing economy would be allowed cash we try to find out whether the billions of euros have been of any help. around one hundred prisoners who escaped during a prison riot have been recaptured in libya as the son of the ousted leader moammar gadhafi still awaits trial with tripoli refusing to hand him over to the international criminal court. and private companies in the u.k. are accused of hiring a robot that tech tips to steal their clients' private data adding to the blanket surveillance concerns unleashed by recent snooping leaks.
thanks for tuning in this hour one pm here in the russian capital i'm lucy catherine ellis and you're watching r.t. well on to our top story now after having forced through further austerity measures greece is set to receive its next bailout installment now it took the government a lot of effort to please its creditors greece's parliament had approved the cards after european partners threatened to pull out at the last minute now the bailout comes at the expense of thousands of private sector jobs a rescue loan of about four billion euros will come from the eurozone and the european central banks meanwhile the i.m.f. is also expected to stump up a further one point eight billion dollars in order to get these loans athens will have to fire four thousand civil servants by the end of the year well twenty five thousand more will have to be redeployed greece has been relying on these rescue funds for over three years now but as our tea party interviewed
a financial expert by the name of patrick young and he explains it's done little 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 throwing vodka at alcoholics just tends to make them more alcoholic and it doesn't affect them and improve their overall condition really what greece is 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 arkell 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 at the altar 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 bailout they have a fundamental problem they've gone through seven years of recession and effectively all that we're seeing is people starving the poor are getting poorer and ultimately nothing working within the greek economy with greece in the grip of a staring thousands of homeless and unemployed greeks have sought refuge in drugs is the so-called cocaine of the poor it's easy to make and cheap to buy. enough talk to some of those pushed to the brink by that 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. some start using because they are angry at life
no work no money for the same reasons many decide to start selling drugs but end 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 to hear gunfire in the devereux. and as far as i'm concerned is the worst thing 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. very dangerous because they can sleep she's a 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. of the 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 in the pale in many users still haven't taken the first dose of the dea but here the procedure is quite simple the social workers collecting syringes and distribute these alcohol wipes some fresh water and syringes for their users to inject but just as we. being on the streets is as low as a drug addict can get we want to investigate this the greek government is a 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 to 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 had 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. despite fierce criticism from human rights organizations greek officials say the populations of these guantanamo lookalikes me soon double and that they should be viewed as a model for the rest of europe you've got this kind of athens greece. well 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 its independence from the
u.k. next year and as the country's first minister told r.t. it may be much better off without london and you can catch a full interview in about twenty minutes but here is a quick preview. i think independence is about control of your finances control of your resources in the case of oil and sort of nubile 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 of all the population then you are a genuinely independent country with independence in the european union scotland would control one hundred percent all of its revenue base would decide how to spend its finances currently we are loaded. listen paid. well for revenue base in the scottish parliament therefore ten percent is not independence one hundred percent even independence which in europe is independence. more than one thousand inmates are on the run in libya this after
a massive prison break in in the rest of city of benghazi the prime minister of the transitional government said that residents stormed the facility because they didn't want a prison in their neighborhood the country has struggled to return to stability since the twenty eleven nato backed intervention which toppled colonel gadhafi but he was also rocked by two blasts targeting buildings used by the judiciary causing massive damage and injuring thirteen people there's also been a wave of assassinations as well as violent demonstrations against the various political factions in that country. well meanwhile the son of the deposed leader so you fall islam is yet to stand trial for alleged war crimes committed during that twenty eleven uprising he is set for a hearing in libya in august but the international criminal court judges fear that he won't receive a fair trial there libya is meanwhile defying an i.c.c. ruling by refusing to hand him over to the hague insisting on a trial back home so let's examine the man and his story so you follow islam was
educated in london he was seen as a crucial figure in building relations between libya and the west but in the early twentieth revolt the protests began against a forty two year rule of moammar gadhafi now amid allegations that saif al islam and his father had committed various crimes against humanity the i.c.c. had issued arrest warrants and just a few months later the libyan leader moammar gadhafi dies in a brutal attack by the rebels the chief i.c.c. prosecutor had confirmed informal talks about the surrender of the younger gadhafi he was eventually captured by a rebel group and apparently had parts of his fingers amputated libyan authorities wanted a trial in tripoli but the i.c.c. demanded that he be handed over to the hague. the request which was rejected now four delegates from the court were detained in libya for a month after attempting to get documents to him now gadhafi son has made two appearances in the libyan court and the i.c.c. had again rejected libya's efforts to hold the trial for themselves who for the
latest on the situation summing up what's going on with saif gadhafi here is our policy or. 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 nick kaufman who is a former israeli lawyer hired by gadhafi is the daughter aisha says he needs to be handed to the i.c.c. on the basis of the u.n. security council decision the security council gave the international criminal court the mandate to investigate crimes are committed in libya after the revolution 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. see 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 the 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 good and how just an objective it will be the question needs to be asked why has safe 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 me that he and his family should be court marshaled. now they are quiet it does seem as if once they got into power they believe that the only ones they need to listen to are them selves pointlessly on t.v. tell of. now if the proceedings do continue in libya so you follow islam will likely be executed that is according to his attorney john jones who earlier spoke to my colleague. he's being held in appalling conditions certainly in terms of his mental state because so much confinement thing and you could tell me for a few weeks has been shown by scientific studies to be extremely damaging and he said in that condition for twenty months impossible for fellows to see him and if they do see him that comes to him in any circumstance where he can speak freely the last time he visited by night you see delegation meeting the cool kids and say he knows he knows that the company claims anyone can visit about these conditions you
can't say in a meaningful but his defense because it's being used against him and not being prosecuted in addition to. being prosecuted for basically saying that he wanted to be tried in the hay and exercise his right to trial but if indeed saif al islam is actually tried back at home and not be what exactly what do you think he's facing. what he's facing in a show trial. entirely on federal trial in which he's not going to be able to get any defense witnesses to testify on his behalf because they'll be too terrified to test an expanded build he's going to be executed because the penalties carry the death penalty and it's quite clear to pronounce by the stations in libya that they want to carry out the death penalty if it's imposed. and still ahead as millions and molly waits for the results of a presidential poll we look at whether the election will bring stability about war and horrible war torn states to stay with us that story is coming right out.
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been seeing from the streets of canada. giant corporations rule the day. welcome back well it's not only government security agencies that have had their eyes on private data if you live in the u.k. many businesses also seem to have access to personal info new revelations in the british press suggest that major companies hired private investigators in order to steal data the country's organized crime agency apparently knew about this but kept the material secret until now but he says our celia 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 have 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 the secret to quote unquote is 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 legal 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 done at 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 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. seems to me to set a dangerous precedent and then from the. the second raised concern would be that we've seen in the newspapers in germany is who did publish investigation. so there seems to be an inconsistency i think m.p.'s want to see
a bit more daylight shed of my own i thank you very much for that well as this is story unfold soviet times had 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 was obtained from a so-called reporting from london m test or cilia meanwhile log on to r.t. dot com to find out just how america's n.s.a. spy scandal is continuing to unravel a new report says that even big brother's little brothers in the house spy on us citizens to send thousands of e-mails and phone. calls online for you on our you tube channel you can check out the footage showing the ruse police drowning out presidential power option charges with tear gas and light sticks for all that and more our team. right to see. her story. and i think that you're.
on our reporters were very. instrumental. in the. vote counting is underway in mali this is after the presidential election there the first since a coup last year separatists and harvest groups take control of the country's north now if no outright winner is picked the election will go to a second round in about two weeks time millions of people turned out to cast their ballots but many were unable to find the right polling stations to organizational problems it is hoped that the elections will bring stability and. a fragile peace but molly's future still remains in doubt parties wary of examines the origins of the crisis that almost brought the nation into civil war. here and then over the
country the walls and billboards tell the story of the conflict when i am in no way took over this part of the country on every road sign there wrote welcome to free as i was somewhere you can still read it then the mugello our painted their symbols there is no god except in arabic like letters in a wide circle the mall then flag appeared after the governmental forces together with 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. two ways are also patrolled. we have to verify whether their achievement is among them who want to cross the river. how did decide who is who. jihadists don't have papers and we send to police all those with no 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 laws if
you come to the really like this do you had this bit your basic at least sixty times if you are married they take you to your husband and make him by. 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 there. and all kind of affiliated group appeared in mali's north last year and began college in one thousand with a 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 part of the village
strongly supports al qaeda. al qaida divisions are very close hold interpret qur'an to reach them we cross a dried river the soil in mali is 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 to cover myself we 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 women make it on the other side of the river look we cover as well 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. larry i think if they brought weapons in we didn't have a choice but to the one man confesses his teenage son was inspired by outsiders
before he was brought to molly in jail and they behaved in a dignified manner were never involved in the looting they showed respect to the koran so they had money looks very attractive and poor people like us. if the government provides local people would just be less vulnerable and more immune to the islamists when speeches or your place explaining 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. in. the area and we hear. these spent eleven months and they remove the old a little bit more specific. as is the conflict now over the. historic city but it's far from over and 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 that way tease for some time but you can never be sure. from mali. right folks time for a brief world update and we begin in egypt where two of the most leaders from in the muslim brotherhood allied party have been arrested this comes as the country's prime minister has been allowed to grant soldiers the right to arrest civilians after more than seventy people were killed in cairo clashes it is fear that this could lead to authorities declaring a state of emergency as ousted president hosni mubarak did back in twenty eleven in an almost absolute power in the northern province of sinai the military is conducting a sweeping counter strike against suspected militants. at least forty four people have been killed in a series of car bombs across iraq baghdad took the brunt of the attack with twenty
two people killed in that mainly shiite areas more than one hundred injured a blast near a bus station in the eastern city of cooch killed ten more all four others died from in a town thirty kilometers south of the capital. pope francis has arrived back at the vatican after completing his first official visit a broad the newly elected pontiff spent a week in brazil for annual world youth day he also met with president dilma rousseff before visiting one of the capitals shanty towns finally the pope led prayers on copacabana beach in front of three million worshippers prior to going back to rome. thirty eight people are now reported to have been killed in a boat accident in southern italy a coach carrying pilgrims and their children plunged thirty meters off a motorway fly over into the woods it's not yet known what caused the accident in which several other vehicles may have been involved. rioting has hit the capital over the weekend after the country's monarch demanded
a law that would see protesters prosecuted ass terrorists hundreds have been arrested and jailed since the beginning of the uprising authorities are still struggling to keep control in the face of war anti-government protests planned for the next month. that's it for me today but do stay with us coming up scotland's first minister tells r.t. about the prospects of independence from britain. i've got a big question for you how stupid can stupid terrorist paranoia get according to four progressive stuck on 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 that 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 what 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 but 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.
i don't welcome one survey shevardnadze and today we're away from our usual moscow studio where in a very special setting astonishingly beautiful shetland isles often or scotland for the north sea. you will find the shetland isles and there is a where harris talked to the first scottish minister alexander salmond about the defining point of every land. to see scotland become independent from the united kingdom what are the benefits and the drawbacks. and appealing to at least a third of the country's voters who want the three hundred year old political union . with history to pay less to a foreign pocket retain its share of resource riches hundred it's environment of nuclear friction yes many believe strength. as referendum
can. focus is turning to the key players in the campaign the leaders the media. reach. take the high road and rebuild haiti. we talk to. the first minister of scotland on his personal and political quest for sovereignty. thank you very much for being with us today great pleasure to be to be here. so you have sat recently and this is your quote the political union does not work for scotland anymore it helps scotland back and imperils our future what is so wrong with remaining within the u.k. . democratic. fifty years.