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with greece about to get its next bailout tranche add the cost of thousands of more jobs we report on the deadly addictive nemesis that's thriving among those who have suffered years of raging unemployment. explosions jailbreaks and intransigence over justice post gadhafi levy a insurers more deadly chaos while tripoli refuses to hand over the dead leaders son to the hague for trial. and britain considers. revealing over one hundred companies accused of paying private investigators to illegally obtain klein's personal data past pressure from furious m.p.'s mounts.
four pm in moscow watching r t with me marina josh welcome to the program now greece has got its next desperately need a bailout installment approved by the skin of its teeth the money comes as the expense of thousands of public sector jobs even though prime ministers tamara says he stop objective during the country's upcoming presidency is an economy free from the scourge of unemployment well the rescue loan of four billion a year as will come from the eurozone and the european central bank the i.m.f. is also expected to hand out a further one point eight billion together money athens has to fire four thousand civil servants by the end of the year while twenty five thousand more must be redeployed rescue funds have been crucial for keeping greece afloat for over three years now but as financial expert patrick young points out it's not curing the
country's flawed economy. 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 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 as the political experiment failed and therefore greece has been left just like cyprus just like other countries that have received bailouts like ireland they've been sacrificed the altar of a ludicrous national political statement or supra national political statement. now more money coming in the government's ways cold comfort for the many thousands of
greeks left sleeping rough having lost their jobs homes and families in the past few years increasing numbers of sod solace in what's called the cocaine of the poor are going off has been finding out more in athens. 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. alone that 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 true he can find the. and as far as i'm concerned is the worse thing than the self. the leaders hit on the greed drug market is making even the most
experienced junkies shiver and with a price tag starting from just two year old produce it's becoming increasingly widespread in the crisis hit me it's. from or from a battery of cars. very dangerous because they can sleep she's a can either be smoked inhaled or injected together with heroin they are now among the key engines behind the spread of hiv infections there is a good. percentage. of their 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 dea but here the procedure is quite simple the social workers collecting used syringes distribute these alcohol wipes of fresh water and syringes for their users to inject but just as. we thought being on the streets is as low as a drug addict can get we want to investigate this the greek 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 you legal immigrants at 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 barbed 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. disappoint a few screws and from human rights organizations greek officials see 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. weeks now the libyan city of benghazi which was earlier rocked by two explosions has also been in the grip of violent clashes between armed rebels and the military at least one soldier has died in a firing but security forces are now said to be in control of the explosions targeted judiciary buildings injuring thirteen people and causing massive damage this is more than a thousand prisoners remain on the run after a massive jailbreak in the same city the prime minister of the transitional government said people living in the area stormed a prison because they didn't want the facility in their neighborhood the country
has struggled to return to stability since the twenty eleven nato backed intervention which toppled colonel gadhafi. meanwhile a son of the deposed leader saif al islam is said to stand for. ryle for war crimes allegedly committed during the two thousand and eleven uprising he set for a hearing in libya in august despite the international criminal court's demand that he be handed over to the hague well let's take a closer look now at the man and his story is educated in london saif al islam was seen as a crucial figure in building relations between libya and the west but that changed in early twenty seven when protests broke out against the forty two year rule khadafi saif al islam and his father were accused of crimes against humanity and suing crackdown on the i.c.c. issued arrest warrants well just a few months later the libyan leader muammar gadhafi was brutally killed by the
rebels and the chief i.c.c. prosecutor confirmed informal talks about the surrender of the younger khadafi he was eventually captured by a rebel group and apparently have parts of his fingers amputated while libyan authorities wanted to trial in tripoli but the i.c.c. demanded he be handed over to the hague a request which was rejected for delegates from the court were detained in libya for a month after attempting to get documents to him cut off his son has made two appearances in leaving court and the i.c.c. has again ruled against levy as efforts to hold a trial by themselves while for the latest on the situation here's artie's policy. 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 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 reach of the international community investigated the matter and issued two warrants for arrest of one for safe. now if the libyans wish to try these two people that is their right but they have to request if they 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. it's one man who is an expert on the disagreements she says the country is in
a state of collapse. i'm 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 were 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 themselves paula c.r.t. television. and let's now bring in all of our miles he's a former british ambassador to libya thank you so much for joining us here in r.t. to discuss this well here's the situation saif al islam says that if i was lawyer
rather sassiest quine faces quote show trial and probable execution why is he saying that. well he wants to get him to the hague no doubt because the remains in libya the outlook is very. well and what can the international criminal court do to prevent an unlawful execution in his home country. i think it's policy actually in the present circumstances i think. the legal situation is quite complicated but i think the the the fact is that the libyans will not hand him over a lot of good reasons for that. so if we. could face two different sort of charges he could face charges relating to what happened in the revolution in two thousand and eleven and that's why. he would face if he would extradited and handed over to the international criminal court but in addition to that he may well be charged
with for example stealing vast amounts of money very large assets have been frozen by both by the security council and by the libyan authorities and what is interesting is that the international criminal court has no mandate to deal with any of those charges so if he were to be handed over to the hague those matters would never be investigated and i don't think the libyans would accept that however the i.c.c. did rule that he must be extradited to the hague. so what is going to be have to tell me i ceased yes good some sort of a compromise be achieved there are between the two sides. yes i think it could i think that it's quite possible it will be some some arrangements but he should be tried in libya and those charges which are of interest to the international criminal court that is to say charges about what happened march two thousand and eleven the international criminal court would have some kind of role they would have played some part in the proceedings in libya oh what i think is politically
most unlikely in fact i would say impossible is that he would actually be handed over to be tried in the hague. so why are libyans i mean why is it that they won't budge on this issue and they want to be charged in leaving so much why won't they wouldn't want to extradite him to have a mess ride to the hague and have a trial there after all. well i think two reasons for that one is the obvious one that they feel that this is a matter of national importance and they don't wish to interested to foreigners they don't see any any reason to hand him over to the hague the more so i don't explain because if he were handed over to the hague there are a lot of possible charges that might be made against him which could never be investigated but there's another reason which is that his case is in some ways parallel to the case one of your interviewees. mentioned just now the case of abdullah senussi who is the former head of libyan intelligence rather in the war of
gadhafi he is regarded both inside and outside libya as being. probably more responsible than anyone else other than gadhafi himself for the crimes committed on the with the libyan regime and when i meant when i say crimes i'm thinking of the abu salim prison massacre in which twelve hundred people were killed but there are also all the international crimes like. of which libya has been accused the the darling of the french with the loss of hundreds of lives. in the british case the murder of a policewoman in london now all those matches the libyans will wish to see. like say for the they were see abdullah senussi face justice but they know that if he were handed over to the i.c.c. and the i.c.c. have all the seals well he could never face trial on those crimes because they could they would if they were committed a total commitment before march two thousand and eleven. all right thank you so
much for sharing your views with us here that was a former british ambassador to libya. thank you now millions in mali a way to find out holby is their next president will be finding out if the ballot has any chance of bringing stability to the war torn west african state the details are just ahead. that judges assess on son. killed on the streets. that women kidnapped and converted to islam. will be. for the coakley christians of egypt to the cross to. its future victims. the way of the cross.
investigators to illegally obtain clients personal data although the u.k. serious crime agency knew it was happening it did nothing to stop it and m.p.'s are a few worry as are just as are silly in our reports. banks the pharmaceutical companies the law firms and other private firms are on a secret list of clients that have hired private investigators or p i's who break the law that these companies have not face any consequences or prosecution now the information of this illicit been passed on to a parliamentary committee by the serious organized crime agency or so they said that they submitted their findings to the home office of illegal practices by p.r. in two thousand and eight and they had called for government regulation of such practices having said that though there are three successive home secretaries with 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 why. these companies have been part of a criminal investigation if the reason is simply because it might impact you know the share price that seems to me to set a rather dangerous precedent and then from the second concern would be that we've seen in the newspapers in germany. investigation have been so there seems to be an inconsistency. and we've more indications of how good old data
privacy is becoming a thing of the past across the atlantic the journalist who broke the story on america's prisms will be on system once again sound the alarm over how easily washington can snoop on its citizens. also the bahrain ban on campaigning in the capital online we investigate whether that will be enough to stop the angry and dissatisfied making a stand. the vote count is underway in mali after its presidential election the first since a coup last years saw separatist and jihad as groups take control of the north millions turn out to cast their ballots whether you action deemed a promise of stability an assurance of peace. took a tour of the war torn country. here and then over the country the walls and billboards tell the story of the conflict when m.l.a. took over they spot 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 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 to cross the river. how to decide who is who wanted to. do in paper music and listen 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 course in your market if you don't do the really like this do you had this bitching at the instant at
least sixty times if you are married they take you to your husband and make him buy and. extremists would impose strict rules of modesty on these women without cross the niger river to go to college or the first to be large and mollie's north to openly supports the islamists when they first came and provided them with fighters try to find a family whose children joined. and unkind or 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 rediculus 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 for. the one hundred fifteen year old man says one part of the religion strongly supports al qaida and
al qaida divisions are very close quote interpret qur'an to reach them we cross a dried river the soil in mali's north is far from fertile the land is not generous to people farming here we get to a female part of the village and 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 front 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 and i think if they brought weapons in we didn't have a choice but to be one man confesses his teenage son was inspired by outsiders before he was brought to mali in jail they behaved in a dignified manner and were never involved in the looting getting when they showed the respect to the koran that ability but also they had money without looks very attractive and poor people like us. if the government provides local people would
just be less vulnerable merely and more immune to the islamists want 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 again if the area mauritania but they spent eleven months here and they reported all the little more suspicious. is the conflict now over the conflict madam has started. but it's far from over when i when way back a sense storm begins clouds of dust covered villages and cities peace in this region seems to be as trends in 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. now is
a look at some other stories from around the world and first to iraq where relend was terrorist violence continues to plague towns and cities a wave of over a dozen bombings across the country has left at least sixty people dead and scores more injured baghdad took the brunt of the violence with over twenty people killed in mainly shia areas most of the assaults were carried out with car bombs and there's been a recent spike in activity from terrorist groups including al qaida in the i'm going insurgency against iraq's shia led government has become the deadliest month this year with over eight hundred ten fatalities. it is shipped to muslim brotherhood leaders have been arrested this follows the interim president's decision to grant soldiers the right to arrest civilians after more than eighty people died in clashes over the weekend in cairo it's fear of the authorities could declare a state of emergency giving the army almost absolute power more than two hundred
sixty people have been killed in violent street riots since the july third military coup that forced islam as president mohamed morsy from power. the syrian army has seized control over a key rebel held district in the city of homes after a month long a fancy lebanese t.v. channel has released food showing the area lying in ruins after fierce clashes between insurgents and government forces backed by as block militants homes have been dubbed the capital of the revolution against president bashar asad the recapture of the district represents a landmark victory for us its forces and the civil war that's been raging for over two years and has claimed over one hundred thousand lives. well ukraine is mulling whether to align itself with russia's regional trade block or push for closer ties with the e.u. the former soviet republic wants cheaper russian gas but also craves greater
cooperation with its western partners artie's business presenter katie pilgrim weighs up the options as you can see just here it really is stuck in the middle ukraine faces a choice either go for the option of a customs union with russia or go for the european free trade zone now if you crane chooses to go west woods it will become part of the world's biggest trading block but the question is whether it will be what the country would be expected to spend money in order to meet european standards for infrastructure the environment and the quality of their good past ukraine enjoys oil and gas discounts due to their close relationship with russia if the country enters the e.u. then they would be expected to pay the same price as the rest of the e.u. countries now trade with russia is expected to decrease by up to two billion dollars annually as a result on the other hand is the option of joining the customs union now this will
leave trade with the e.u. at the same level that it is now at the same time boosting exports to russia up to an estimated ten billion dollars annually so economically the situation seems pretty clear however on the political side of things if ukraine is ready to pay the price they get the e.u. stamp of approval for better or for worse. churches ransacked worshippers slaughtered and women forced to change religion today's problems faced by the middle east biggest christian group find out more in just a few minutes. i
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 weight 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.
the. in the. ten year old likes to escape from his tiny apartment on the rooftops there he 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 . a humble government employee was killed on this very roof. coat in the chest.