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good leverage. was able to build. anything since mission to teach. this is why you should. only. with greece about to get its next bailout tranche at the cost of thousands of more jobs if we report on the deadly addictive nemesis that's driving among those who've suffered years of raging unemployment. explosions jailbreaks and intransigents over justice posted off you leave your injuries more deadly chaos while tripoli refuses to hand over that dad leader's son to the hague for trial.
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and wrigley considers revealing over one hundred companies accused of paying private investigators to legally obtain klein's personal data as pressure from peoria as m.p.'s mounts. this is r.t. coming to you live from the russian capital i'm marina joshie welcome to the program greece has got its next desperately need a bailout installment of proved by the skin of its teeth the money comes at the expense of thousands of public sector jobs even though prime minister some are says he stop objective joining the country's upcoming presidency is an economy free from the scourge of unemployment while the rescue loan of for a 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 well to get the money athens has to fire four
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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 belarus 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 mainly 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 lawyers the political experiment failed and therefore greece has been left just
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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 is coming the government's way is cold comfort for the manny thousands of greeks left sleeping rough having lost their jobs homes and families in the past few years increasing numbers have sought solace in a what's called the cocaine of the poor or does it work is 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. along with some start using because they're angry at life no work no money for the same reasons many decided to start selling drugs but end up using the needle themselves. every day drugs rock the lives of new
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people with just one many thought they'd hit rock bottom it's a very to hear gunfire and the everywhere. 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 it's becoming increasingly widespread in the crisis hit me it's. from or from bacteria for cars. is 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 hiv infections there is a good. percentage. of. more suze every day n.g.o.s go into the field to trying to stop the
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virus spreading so we're at a drug user spots in one of the poorest districts of athens for us not to film outside in order not to frustrate anyone since it's. 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 the users to inject but just as we thought being on the street 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 at one of these camps outside of athens to the amount of security here is
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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 lookalikes me soon double and that they should be viewed as a model for the rest of europe you go to school of athens greece. and 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 later today the country's first minister tells r.t. why he thinks it will be much better off without london. i think
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independence is about control of your finances control of your resources in the case of oil and sort of be able resources in scotland but also control of your revenue if you control your revenue and there. control your spending and how to distribute that revenue moment population then you are a genuinely independent country with independence with in the european union scotland would control one hundred percent all of its revenue base would decide how to spend this finance is currently we have allowed control of less than ten percent well for revenue base in the scottish parliament therefore ten percent is no to independence one hundred percent even independence which in europe is independence . moving on to levy now the city of benghazi which was earlier rocked by two explosions has also been in the group 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 the explosions targeted judiciary buildings
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injuring thirteen people and causing massive damage of this as 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 two thousand and eleven nato backed intervention which toppled colonel gadhafi. meanwhile a son of the deposed leader saif al islam is set to stand trial for war crimes allegedly committed during the two thousand and eleven uprising he set for a hearing in leave in august despite 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 levon when protests broke out against the forty two year rule. saif
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al islam and his father were accused of crimes against humanity and the ensuing crackdown and the i.c.c. issued arrest warrants just a few months later the libyan leader moammar gadhafi was brutally killed by the rebels and the chief i.c.c. prosecutor confirmed informal talks about the surrender of the younger gadhafi he was eventually captured by a rebel group and apparently have parts of his fingers amputated libyan authorities one of the trial in tripoli by the i.c.c. to manage 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 could obvious son has made two appearances in only be in court and the i.c.c. has again ruled against levy as efforts to hold the trial by themselves for the latest on the situation here is artie's polis lier. although the international
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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 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 courts carrying out the will and the wish of the international community investigated the matter and issued two warrants for arrest one for safely. 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
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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 moving libya say that they justice 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 are now 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 begin 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 largely that he and his family should be court marshaled. now they quiet it does
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seem as if one fate got into power they believe that the only ones they need to listen to them selves. tel aviv are john jones the lawyer appointed to assign fall islam by the i.c.c. describe the conditions his client is being held and to my colleague rory says shaikh. he's being held in appalling conditions certainly in terms of his mental state because so much confinement thing any creative talking for a few weeks about has been shown by scientific studies to be extremely damaging and he's been in that condition for twenty months impossible for families to see him and even if they do see him it comes in many circumstances where you can speak freely the last time you visited by not you see delegation meeting this kind of the cool kids and so he knows that he knows that he come complains and what does it say about these conditions you can see in the need for his defense because it's being used against him it's going to be prosecuted in addition to the war crimes trials are being prosecuted so basically saying that he wanted to be tried in the hay and
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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 because of the too terrified to test and expandability 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 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 mission will not trying to move a lot of good reasons for that. so you. could face two different soldiers of 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 and handed over to
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the international criminal court but in addition to that he may well be charged with for example stealing. money very large assets have been frozen by both by the security council and by the libyan authorities i think that 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 in the 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. and still take on the dangers of the morning rush hour and a lot of gallons 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.
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that judges assess on son. killed on the streets. that women kidnapped and converted to islam but. will there be another moses for the coakley christians of egypt to the cross to. its future victims. the way of the cross. there's a leader so we leave that maybe. i can see the ocean see your. play your party there's a good. news that no one is that good with the guess that you deserve answers from
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. politics. welcome back this is r.t. britain is considering exposing the list of a one hundred two major companies and individuals caught paying private investigators to illegally obtain clients personal data although the u.k. serious crime agency knew it was happening and had nothing to stop it and m.p.'s are furious r.t. says are cilia reports. banks the pharmaceutical companies the law firms and other private firms are on a secret list of clients and had hired private investigators or p i's who break the law and 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
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that they submitted their findings to the home office of illegal practices by p.r.'s 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
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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. wilson a senior conservative party member who urged the home secretary to sack the head of the serious crimes agency over the scandal says laws must be applied equally to everyone. there's been a real reluctance of the police to pursue this now we've got to the stage where the home of first select committee in parliament has been given the names very stringent terms they're not allowed to put these names out to the public they have to remain under lock and key so there's a very serious situation whereby the police know about wrongdoing and they're
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protecting the companies rather than letting them defend themselves to the public in the open we had all the phone hacking incident take place in the last two years none of those companies news international for example one newspaper close news the world closed completely ineffective that company in terms of its stock and had many ramifications so we can have one rule for one set of companies them another rule for another. and r.t. dot com we have more indications of how good all data privacy is becoming a thing of the past across the atlantic the journalist who broke the story on america's prism surveillance system once again sounds the alarm over how easily washington can snoop on its citizens. also the bahrain ban on campaigning in the capital online we investigate whether a valid will be enough to stop angry and dissatisfied making
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a stand. where landless 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 assault involved car bombs and there's been a recent spike in activity from terrorist groups including al qaida in the ongoing insurgency against iraq's shia led government july is becoming the deadliest month so far this year with over eight hundred ten fatalities dr curry's who's an international human rights lawyer and peace activist says iraq's u.s. backed government is incapable of restoring stability. i think in iraqi you have a much different phenomena than just al qaeda terrorists i think there i would not deny there are some mixed in who remember there were none in iraq before two
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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 of people who do not reflect the will of the people and 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 you 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 under way in mali after its presidential election the first since a cool last year or saw separatist and jihad as groups take control of the north millions turned out to cast their ballots with the election deemed a promise of stability an assurance of peace parties maria finish and took
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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 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 majority of 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 cheat hardass among them who want to cross the river. how to 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
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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 buy are they three are extremists would impose strict rules of modesty on these women without cross the niger river to go to college or the first to be let in mali's north to openly supports the islamists when they first came and provided them with fighters try to find a family whose children joint. and kind of affiliated group appeared in mali's north last year and began coordinating with the rebellion of the indigenous african tribe 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 for. just the one hundred
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fifteen year old man says one part of the village strongly supports al qaeda and al qaida divisions are very close hold interprete 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 who 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 if they brought weapons and 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 longer they behaved in a dignified manner were never involved in looting they showed respect to the koran
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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'd speeches or would you 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 mugello and. he came from afghanistan algeria mauritania but they spent eleven months here and they recruited a lot of course. this is the conflict now over. the conflict madame has started. but it's far from over. when our way back a sense storm begins clouds of dust cover villages and cities peace in this region
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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. 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 here in r.t. . i've 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
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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.
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be. in the pool chiros the closest. ten year old mina likes to escape from his tiny apartment on the rooftops there you can see the crosses on top of the local church where policemen enjoy the intensive gyptian heat next to the entrance it's unlikely that mina realizes his father knows 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 sectarian violence. we were sitting here all together and 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 or moderate then he went up there twice the third time he lived he didn't come back
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. he was brought back and lie down here. also written here on my arm i have an image of jesus christ i like it a lot i also have one of pope shenouda and the madonna. every single tattoo is really important to me lover. the eldest son crossways short sleeved shirts to show off his tattoos openly displaying your affiliation to the christian minority in an islamic country can be seen as an act of defiance especially now when such tatoos might easily mark someone as a potential victim.

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