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with greece about to get its next bailout at the cost of thousands of more jobs we report on the deadly addictive nemesis that's driving among those who have suffered years of raging unemployment. explosions jailbreaks and in france over just as posted obviously via endures more deadly chaos while tripoli refuses to hand over the dead leader's son to the hague for trial. and britain considers revealing over one hundred companies accused of paying private investigators to legally obtain klein's personal data as pressure from furious m.p.'s mounts.
this is going to live from moscow i'm marina joshie 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 at the expense of thousands of public sector jobs even though prime minister says maurice says he stop objective during the country's upcoming presidency is an economy free from the scourge of unemployment the rescue loan of four billion euros will come from the euro zone and the european central bank the i.m.f. is also expected to hand out a further one point eight billion to get the money athens has to fire four thousand civil servants by the end of the year while twenty five thousands more will 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 and be a lawyer mode because the difficulty is that you know through involved at all the whole it's 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 to see their law you see political experiment failed and therefore greece has been left just like cyprus just like other countries that have received bailouts like ireland they are being sacrificed the altar of a ludicrous national political statement or supra national political statement. now more money coming the government's way is 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 have sought solace in what's called the cocaine of the poor are going up 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 them. and as far as i'm concerned is the worst thing a van so far. 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 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 on the key engines behind the spread of ha been factions there's a good. percentage. of. 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 collect used syringes and distribute these alcohol wipes of fresh water and syringes for their users to inject just. 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 illegal 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 or 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 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 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 them's weeks. and moving on to the 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 the fighting but security forces are now said to be in control an explosion started a judiciary buildings injuring thirteen people and causing a 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 the prison because they didn't want the facility in their neighborhood the country has struggled to return to
stability since the twenty seven nato backed intervention which toppled colonel gadhafi. meanwhile the son of the deposed leader of the slum is set to stand trial for war crimes allegedly committed during the two thousand and eleven uprising he is set for hearing in libya in august despite the international criminal court's demand that he be handed over to the hague now let's take a closer look at the man and his story 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 of law more khadafi say about islam and his father were accused of crimes against humanity in the ensuing correct down and the i.c.c. issued arrest warrants just a few months later in the libyan leader moammar gadhafi was brutally killed by the rebels the chief i.c.c. prosecutor confirmed and formal talks about the surrender of the younger gadhafi he
was eventually captured by a rebel group and apparently had parts of his fingers. leaving 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 media for a month after attempting to get documents to him could have the son has made two appearances in libyan cords and the i.c.c. has again ruled against libya's efforts to hold a trial by themselves for the latest on the situation here is r.t. spotlessly 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 nick kaufman who is a former israeli lawyer hired by gadhafi daughter aisha says he needs to be handed to the i.c.c. on the basis of a real 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 arrest one for safety. 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 just the system is operating well but professor who did warn and who is an expert on the disagreements she 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 loudly that he and his family should be court marshaled. now they quiet it does seem as if one thing got into power they believe that the only ones they need to nest in two of them selves. tel aviv. john jones lawyer appointed to saif al islam by the i.c.c. describe the conditions his client is being held then to my colleague larissa shea but he's being held in appalling conditions certainly in terms of his mental state because of such confinement thing any period of time for
a few leaks has been shown by scientific studies to be extremely damaging and he said in that condition for twenty months impossible for foremost to see him and even if they do see him comes in many circumstances where you can speak freely the last time you visited by not you see delegation making this kind of recorded and so he knows he knows it become a complaint and what does it say about these conditions you can say in the in mean for his defense because it's being used against him is not being prosecuted in addition to the war crimes trials are being prosecuted for basically saying that he wanted to be tried in the hague and exercise his rights without a tro but if indeed saif al islam is actually tried back at home may not be what exactly what do you think he's facing. what he's facing in 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 is going to be too terrified to testify and in which the end of the world is going to be executed because the penalties carry the death penalty and it's quite clear from pronounced
inspired officials in their fear that they want to carry out the death penalty if it's imposed. now despite constant demands from the war crimes tribunal saif al islam is unlikely to ever leave his native country as we've been hearing from a former british ambassador to libya the fact is that the libyan officials were not trying to move a lot of good reasons for that. so it. could face two different sorts of issues he could face charges relating to what happened in the revolution in two thousand and eleven and that's what he would face if he would extradited 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 by the security council and by the libyan authorities i think it's quite possible that will be some some arrangements but he should be tried in libya and those charges which are of interest to the international criminal court the international
criminal court would have some kind of role they would have play some policy look proceedings in libya 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 to come the dangers of the morning rush hour in iraq dozens of commuters never reach their final destinations after a spate of car bombs went off across the country we'll look at why the nation just can't escape the violence. police in full scope becoming independent schools and nation a nation should be self-governing to govern the feels better than someone else for .
we speak your language as i think about the war not advance the. programs documentaries and spanish what matters to you. but what will turn it into angola stories. you hear. the spanish find out more visit actuality. welcome back this is our team now written is considering exposing a list of a hundred two major companies and individuals cog paying private investigators to
illegally obtain clients personal data although the u.k. serious crime agency knew it was happening and did nothing to stop it and m.p.'s are fewer you are he says are still you know 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.r. who break the law that these companies have not face any consequences or prosecution now the information of this a list have 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 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 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 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 impacts on 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 and so there seems to be an inconsistency. now the united states is hosting
a new round of negotiations between the israelis and palestinians which have stalled since two thousand and ten the palestinians are demanding that israel stop seizing their land through ongoing settlement construction in the west bank which is deemed illegal under international law let's get more now on this from israeli peace activists misha kurtz thank you so much for joining us here on r.t. well after years of failed attempts to reach a peace deal how optimistic are you about these talks now. i couldn't say i'm very optimistic i wouldn't even say there was a peace activist i think that's kind of a word that's for saken by now in our parts the process has been going on for what is now two decades almost all we've seen is a whole lot of settlement expansion of. the camp david talks from what was in one thousand nine hundred nine when back then prime ministers said the same things that
if the now says today all i want to do is hold on to the settlement blocks the rest will give back what the settlement blocks mean actually is that israel controls palestinian water and resources israel controls the international borders of a new palestinian state israel would control the capital jerusalem and the settlement blocks make sure that there's no territorial continuity compromising on seventy eight percent of historic palestine and i don't think palestinian leaders are in a position to compromise that much already i think these peace talks. are not serious i don't think people around here are not feeling out any more at all as i can i can hear you're not feeling so much attention to them actually optimistic about them but you know let's take a look at what's been happening lately as we know the israeli government has approved the release of one hundred palestinians so in a sense how is that effective and will that help find a solution and in a way. it might
be more of a political gesture since last year with the release of the one. soldier from from the hamas. that was a political pandering. and you know us to do it give us a maybe a favor in this case but still i don't think it's something to take very seriously within a large overall solution to the occupation of the west bank and gaza strip. well on wednesday it's not it's not here nor there right now it keeps us busy more than anything ok well it seems like the israeli government is giving with one hand and taking away with the other so to speak but listen on wednesday the israeli parliament is expected to discuss a new bill requiring any peace deal where the palestinians to be put to a national referendum so by doing this has been netanyahu effectively ensured that
a possible agreement can be enforced what's your take. in a way i think it's ironic that we're discussing israel is a democracy and we're going to have a national israeli referendum about palestinian fate the fact that palestinians don't have a say in the matter is astonishing to me friends palestinian friends of mine in jerusalem don't even have the right to vote for a government in this case even though got this government controls their lives from a to z. in fact. they're being pushed out of town to the extent of high unemployment rates poverty almost fifty percent drop out of schools all as a result of israeli policies inside israeli parliament. head of the likud the likud party council netanyahu own party has already declared that the likud will block it and yellow if there is if he pushes
a two state solution the campaigns i wish more people could could read hebrew the campaigns for the last election. were about especially around the study bennett's jewish home party by the u. d. he campaigned on who can an extended day in some area basically area see sixty over sixty two percent of the west bank to israel internally politicians are not discussing a two state solution this is more of. a pose for the rest of the world to continue to support the current status quo the current status quo however isn't a status quo in a sense it is settlement expansion settlements and never stopped growing even under the obama so-called freeze. i think i think most people around here in jerusalem. aren't really paying attention to these talks is all rightly is maybe people from around the world are ok we should thank you so much for giving us
your insight on the upcoming talks between israel and palestinians mr courts there . and relentless terrorist violence continues to plague towns and cities across iraq a wave of over a dozen bombing says 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 involve car bombs and there's been a recent spike in activity from terrorist groups including al qaida in the ingoing insurgency against iraq's shia led government july is becoming the deadliest month so far this year with over eight hundred in hand fatalities dr curry's who's interested in a national human rights lawyer and peace activist says watch a western backed government is incapable of restoring stability. taking iraq you have a much different phenomena than just terrorists i think there i would not deny there
are some mixed in who remember there were none in iraq before two thousand and three when the united states and its elvises invaded iraq so we brought them there even as the united states government but nevertheless when people turn to that type of a situation when you have a situation of a proxy occupier people who do not reflect the will of the people the government they were not put there by the people that whose government was changed by an outside foreign force then very often you have this type of violence and they look for friends wherever they can get assistance and i think whenever we have such a situation it is unfortunately very difficult for the government to get to trust or control over its population. now the vote count is underway in mali after its presidential election the first since a cool last year saw separatists and geodes groups take control of the north millions turned out to cast their ballots where the election deemed a promise of stability and assurance of peace let's bring in our lawsky every poor
who's covered the region extensively well you know this region very well so how it divided it is it really. hello good afternoon as a country is very true. for a long time been left. to fend for itself. most of that as not invested in those regions saw. already as a case back in the day when many was a french could any but i think that the movement ins are no more divided. as the south in this war so we could be creating about division. divisions. between difference movement. of a different part of the day i understand well given the volatility of the situation both in the country and in you know around mali in the neighboring countries
how what can we say about the security situation there i mean is there enough security in the country to make sure that the islamists don't come back. islamists. links with al qaeda are still present but french troops are. good. enough for money but we need. all the african. states around and we have an international. project in this region we have to invest not only make war but doing corporations on the clinical development in. the only way to.
be in the same situation that i said before before now what about the you know huge numbers of people who are displaced and their chance to vote which at the moment they are deprived of yes that's. that's that's a problem but you know i think that democracy is imperfect so. there is a critique about the fact that the displaced people cannot vote today that's true but the majority of. the first tape long long path. and we have to understand that everything cannot be perfect today the majority of million people seems to have voted for. a new president. and that's a good thing to me. but how willing. that democratically elected
person how will he be willing to i mean will he be willing to really continue the dialogue with all the parties involved there very briefly if. you mean the trade people yes. people we have to know is that enough of the money is there is not only two eggs or is a lot of people not to need is a movement. represent just a part of the trade people that want to earn independent peyton's enough money but their opinions are changing in this people who can look and listen but the opinions of the leader of this movement is standing there is not. asking for today not is not all of them but part of them is saying ok we don't want. independence today or a one to one unfortunately they have to personally want to marry yes i'm really
sorry for interrupting you we have to leave it there for the moment that was. explaining the situation to us in mali while you're watching r.t. live from moscow. 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 to sneak a bomb into the place at any cost according to news to 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 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 mom says a shevardnadze and today we're away from our usual moscow studio where it is very special setting astonishingly beautiful châtelet isles off interest east coast of scotland where the north sea lion take you will find the shetland isles and there is a way harris a top to that for.