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you are going to face big problems. former egyptian leader mohammed morsi goes on trial on allegations of stirring up bloody unrest during his presidency while no one is being made accountable for the mass deaths since his. edward snowden publicly rails against criminalizing telling the truth his washington reiterates that no clemency will be shown to the fugitive once u.s. prosecutors get hold of him. and iran's supreme leader defends president rouhani its policy of more talks with america despite growing anger from anti u.s. hardliners.
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i welcome you watching r.t. with me andrew farm. now there's a deep sense of history repeating itself in egypt where the country's first democratically elected leader faces the same fate as his or for a tear in predecessor hosni mubarak mohamed morsi goes on trial today accused of inciting the murder of protesters last december at the time egypt was experiencing mass public outrage at the government's attempts to push through and islamised leaning constitution and give the president sweeping powers for asli reports from cairo on the landmark court case. for the first time in its history egypt has two former presidents who are on trial at the same time but whereas the trial of hosni mubarak is eagerly anticipated and was so by most egyptians when it comes to that of mohamed morsi is prosecution here egyptians are divided many egyptians feel pity
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for the former engineering professor who was ill equipped to become this country's president and who now very well could have a life sentence imposed on him in some quarters it is believed that this is a trial of the muslim brotherhood as a movement and not morsi as a man egyptian police is in a state of high alert list comes amid the announcement by the supporters of morsi that throughout the day monday they will be holding nationwide protests there are very real fears that this will result in violence and clashes morsi has said that he will be defending himself he is insisting that he is the legal president of this country and as such he says he will not take a lawyer because to do so would be to give recognition to the authorities of the court and of course the secure refuses to do morsy is standing trial for inciting the murder of opposition protesters last december most people here however believe
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that this is a political trial more than anything else as my colleague bell truth reports it was the bridge to the grammy a star is known as the singer of the revolution the popularity of his pro-democracy song saw him badly tortured by the military and now despite fighting to bring down both hosni mubarak and mohamed morsi romney has little hope of egypt's future as mostly goes on trial for incitement to kill protesters are going for the revolutionaries are now in the worst scenario we have ever been since two thousand and eleven morsi should be tried but it's comment that mubarak trial should be held up at every turn. well there was the trial is moving along so fast what shocks me is that the authorities never seem to have the will to push through the court cases . tahrir square once the heartbeat of the revolution has become just another busy roundabout in two thousand and eleven and two thousand and thirteen people came here demanding bread freedom and social justice but after the military ousted
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mr brotherhood president mohamed morsi hundreds have been killed and thousands arrested eating some to fear the freedoms and justice will never become a reality amidst this violence rights groups have little faith that the trial of mr morsi and other listen brotherhood leaders will be fair that's coming at a time when there is a general crackdown against the brotherhood a very selective prosecutions on the part of the justice system looking only at brotherhood members with impunity for security services and so instead of seeing morsi strong. as a trial which will bring accountability for some of the crimes that were committed under his time his trial is ultimately a politicized one meanwhile the retrial of egypt's other ousted president hosni mubarak drags on the feeling that the security apparatus continues to shape court decisions means egypt's future is hard to predict three is entrenched in france and
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so on interest again and again the problem now that we need to sit down and agree on a specific transitional justice even returning everyone on meaningful we're taking the route to the south africa bureau and many many of them that is to financial solutions that seems far away as prone morsi protests and clashes with security forces continue to rock the nation the fear is morsi is trial will not deliver much to do justice to the brothers to this stage for further instability and turmoil. for r t cairo. so let's pinpoint the milestones imposed revolution. in egypt the young sting of long time army barracks leader hosni mubarak was followed by over a year of political turmoil which finally saw the election of islam misleading mohamad morsi as president in july twenty twelve as i mentioned earlier his push to turn egypt's constitution into a muslim sparked deadly unrest in december the same year although that violence
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can't be compared to the bloodbath of the summer a military coup against morsi in july was followed by months of vicious crackdowns against his support is the muslim brotherhood which more than a thousand people have been killed gyptian journalist and political analyst while it scanned the thinks the trial that starts today is more sees political assassination. this is seems a bit like deja vu for egypt another president another trial in less than three years and what we're seeing is a rerun of a politicized trial course there are things that president morsi has done just like us they will work but i don't think that he's on trial. for the for the exact crimes that he's done or the reason he's being put on trial is because of his muslim brotherhood ideology and the way he ran the country with the intent of
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trying him is not really to the state of law or a democratic transition or or any of the stuff the same time we're seeing a lot of his. ministers that were part of it the interior ministers that under him have actually the protesters they are not being tried along with morsi and so therefore this is seems very very highly politicized and the man of the people who want to see a lot of the muslim brotherhood behind bars. while u.s. secretary of state john kerry met egyptian leaders in cairo on sunday pressing them to restore democracy in the country and washington's role in shaping events in egypt and across the arab world is fresh doubt in cross talk on air in just over two hours. rejigging the middle east were the united states still maintains a hedge of monica roar this is what their ultimate goal is they don't really cock area care about the coloration of the regime as long as it plays into
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a security arrangement but washington can feel comfortable with and let's not forget tel aviv and riyadh. i think that's true i think ultimately the security having a hedge many over the region so that stability whether that comes through democracy or through with or tearing regimes is ultimately the end game plan because the united states has too many interests in the region to allow it to fundamentally opposed to those interests so when the united states acts it always does is with the view of you know what what how can how does this inform our counterterrorism policy how does its inform our counter-proliferation policy how does this inform our energy policy it's of this police of issues that comes to the fore with the united states there's and ultimately there's a massive conflict of interest problem that the united states has to deal with when it formulates its middle east policy.
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as cross talk coming up in a couple of hours time now edward snowden has been publicly justifying his security leaks in a german magazine he also launched a broadside of washington's persecution of him and his cause for better global protection for people's rights in previously well let's get more on this and go live now to berlin and our correspondent there peter oliver peter were there any surprises in what mr snowden had to say. well i would snowden was right on with his his party line which is that he wants to see an end to the spider masters running the political game in this article in beagle it's the major one of the least one of the major news weeklies here in germany he published what he called his manifesto for truth and which he outlines exactly that saying that the spies shouldn't be in charge of who runs politics also. talking about the the actions of
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those that are being found out by his leaks who he says have tried to smear journalists have tried to help him also of course have tried to smear him saying washington of course saying still that they will continue to to try and make sure he faces trial there now it's all part of a large article a large series of articles into spiegel this week about edward snowden and his situation in the growing support for him here in germany now it features articles by over fifty public figures that want to see it want to see edward snowden allowed to come here to germany to gain full asylum or he has until june of next year on his current deal allows him to stay in in russia right now but they want him to be allowed to come here now it is unlikely that that would be good in the backing of german chancellor angela merkel her christian democrats they're likely partners in the next coalition government here the social democrats have all said they don't
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really they're not really keen on that however the senior figures have written in saying edward snowden has done a great service to the people of the western world and it's up to us now to help him so they want to see him come here and get everything they can offer him ok thank you peter that's our tease peter oliver live from berlin. now why did snowden's plea for clemency is finding no sympathy in washington white house officials along with senior lawmakers stress the former n.s.a. contractor should pay for violating american law former british intelligence agent and he explains why she thinks the scandal has gathered such moments of who is actually breaking the law or here because all the ground that the fire did she say they are legally allowed to smile netizens appear to be very legally dubious at best but we thing in the last decade is the sheer technological scale of
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the spying. and the new technology has allowed that to happen and the laws which are supposed to be democratically and we see how we are spied on are just not keeping up the twentieth century laws so now we're dealing with twenty first century tech. diplomats who travel to washington for explanations about the n.s.a. snooping practices came back with a little arties sophie shevardnadze spoke to the head of the european mission who says their american counterparts successfully deflects many accusations. to be honest we didn't expect one hundred percent answers we went to washington the whole nature of investigating the stored in allegations of mass surveillance of spying meant that we were very realistic we didn't expect to get you know the definitive answers about what was going on we did try and justify what they were doing in fact we had private meetings with the n.s.a.
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homeland security department national security council and there was some justification given in fact you would have seen that. we had we had private meetings and then you saw a public statement coming out while we were there for the national security agency is explicitly about mass surveillance activity and you saw that coming from the n.s.c. on capitol hill while we were there and the justification given was public it was about this was done on the basis of you know the necessity of i.d. terror activity it was done in partnership with the government so they were they were in fact while we were there starting to rebut many of the allegations. you with r.t. this morning coming up later in the program it seems times are tough for the
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english aristocracy. group on the road was that i mean. i'm not i don't have many skills for a console or party meets the upper crust who are now down on their luck and living on welfare that story and more just ahead. wanting. to get something that is whites only. this. place was no way oh. clearly they were just at the wrong place at the wrong time. and sold to the us and turned over to the us for about the soul that could be buried alive. was saved with great ever. going to they wanted to turn me into
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a terrorist so it was with them they wanted me to admit that i was a member of al qaeda or taliban or that i fought with them. was not about time i didn't even know what al-qaeda is nevertheless there are people. brave enough to start a fight. something is going to be done that's going to be done by me in the span of a short amount of time to do it but it's going to impact me i'd be prosecuted but it's not going to impact. the wife my daughter. the one time a trap. monarchy. will thirty cut its technology innovation all these developments from around russia we've got the future covered. welcome back now iran's supreme leader is warning the country's hardliners against undermining the nuclear negotiations defending the president's course of action the newly elected has and
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rouhani is under serious domestic pressure for extending an olive branch to the united states the hope interaction is that america will ease up on sanctions in return for more openness from iran has nuclear program but again being in the limelight this day but with a little enthusiasm at home harney may be facing a tough sell as paul scott reports. republic of iran is ready to engage immediately in time bound talks to build mutual confidence and the removal of mutual uncertainties housen rouhani his recent speech at the u.n. general assembly was said by many to represent a thorin in relations between tehran and washington a sign that the iranian leadership is king to initiate warmer ties with the global community but not everyone is king for this to happen. hard line conservative protesters threw eggs at the president upon his return to tehran and malveaux was
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uncomfortable with the idea of increased diplomacy with washington have launched the first ever down with the usa contest the idea is to find the most creative anti us propaganda contestants are invited to submit photographs posters caricature poems hymns and blogs all relating to the slogan down with the usa over three thousand dollars up for grabs for the winner there will be a prize for the best idea to mark the death of america which will renew the concept of death to america because of the arrogance of america the message is clear for as long as the us policies are hostile to us we will continue to use the slogan. while the slogan first came to prominence during the one nine hundred seventy nine iranian revolution the u.s. backed government was overthrown. and since then it's been widely used by critics of washington those critics now favor hollies willingness to reengage with the u.s.
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could undermine the revolution they also see no reason to start diplomacy with a country that for years has portrayed iran as the enemy and subject of the country to harsh economic sanctions over its nuclear program states like the and their terrorist allies constitute an axis of evil this administration has systematically imposed the toughest sanctions on iraq on iran ever the united states is not going to lift the sanctions until it is clear that a very very file ball accountable transparent process is in place despite efforts by the us government to suggest the sanctions aren't affecting the general population food clothes and even basic medicines have rocketed in price in recent days on the leadership's attempt to engage with washington has led to the american slogans and banners appearing all over tehran in recent weeks with rouhani demanding many be taken down and with talks over iran's nuclear program looming
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large later this week it's not just the international community president rouhani has to convince police got r.t. . and within iran this deep skepticism of any good intentions from washington when it comes to the country asserting its right to atomic energy one former advisor to iran's nuclear negotiating team told us that's because people say the u.s. is engaged in constant doublespeak. there's a group in iran that is deeply suspicious of the united states based on history of longstanding animosity toward iran is the widespread perception in iran that the u.s. is engaged in a double speak to r.t. iran on the one hand talking about engagement and respecting iran's rights and on the other hand adopting a very inflexible and hard line negotiation a strategy that demands much concession from iran without expressing willingness to
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you know show. in the flexibility on the issue of sanctions relief we have seen a statement by the top u.s. negotiator wendy sherman that the u.s. has not offered any tangible sanctions relief to iran last negotiation round in geneva and that should be very disheartening to many iranians who are looking for. concrete tangible signs of good faith to our iran by the united states the worsening economic situation inside iran means the countries finding other ways to make ends meet china has reportedly agreed to finance various projects by blocking twenty two billion euros of oil assets beijing in toronto in the un not the dollar so the sanctions don't affect china's business with its biggest crude oil supply or political analysts aid mohammad marandi says the u.s. agenda is splintering. this is one of many signs the
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u.s. imposed sanctions is not working and it's beginning. to fall apart not that the united states wants this to happen the united states wants to me horrid mary iranians suffer as much as possible they want to have a state the iranian economy they've already succeeded in killing people because for example iran has had great difficulty importing medicines so the americans are definitely upset with us but as time goes on we are seeing increasingly countries moving away from the united states companies in nor in the united states and even individuals who are investing in iran without taking the sanctions regime into consideration a quick look now at some other news from around the world international peace talks on syria have stalled after the main western backed opposition group said it won't
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attend unless president assad agrees to step down the syrian national coalition is also refusing to sit alongside key regional power players iran which is a strong ally of damascus the united states banks the s.n.c. while russia has been trying to convince all sides negotiate at the proposed conference in geneva. violence is moderate the local election in kosovo where ethnic serbs were encouraged to vote for the first time police fired tear gas to disperse a group of masked men who raided a polling station in the multiethnic city of. international observers fled is the clashes broke the local serbian minority has been under pressure to boycott the poll and to avoid further legitimizing the status of breakaway course of. becomes biggest big money troubles england's blue bloods are feeling the economic squeeze even though britain is recovering artie's cilia met one bread line.
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with one speaks of the british aristocracy be traditional or landed gentry or noble with what would imagine lavish lifestyles and grand estates as it would have been centuries ago but the reality today is not quite up to par as it would have been in the past. i'm on what we called the job seeker's allowance so i have to support this markup all on a single month alone so each of us gets five pounds a day my wife and i this isn't what one would expect to hear from an earl heir apparent to the market side of aylesbury the estate has been in the family for a thousand years but he's now in a fierce legal battle with the state's trustees with no access to his money i have no money to heat the house there is the horten with us so when my wife and i want to wash we good on the public both of them over the financial times reports high court cases of beneficiaries challenging trusts doubled from two thousand and ten
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to two thousand and twelve coinciding with the financial crisis the cost of looking after a large house is staggering on a yearly basis this stately home in norfolk was built in the late nineteenth century and while much of the state remains intact parts of it have been left to wreck and ruin and restoring it to its full glory could cost up to three million pounds add to that gas electricity water maintenance the list goes on around sixty percent of british historic homes are now open to the public and use for various purposes such as weddings conferences and tours and this one in particular used to be used as a wedding of venue and the reason for such diversification is to be able to generate some income for properties that are very expensive to keep them going the reality is that the cost of maintaining these houses is so great now their stock received tend to be a very i said rich but cash pool something that holds very true for this girl even
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finding a job that didn't quite work out for him because through great unemployment because of the great recession. i'm not i don't have many skills that i can so i come across drives so i've had a few part time jobs as a driver. delivery driver van driver lorry driver i don't know what my peers think they must think. i shudder to think what they must think of what's going on you. know and it seems a title can only mean so much when cash is still king just. for on the other side of the coin rush is breaking new records online we report on how the country says an all time high oil production arrested simply driving a car a woman desperately trying to get sick father to hospital feels the full force of saudi arabia's ban on women behind the wheel these stories and more on our website
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. sophie is here next on how europe's efforts to find out why america's spied on its leaders and citizens are getting nowhere. the deepest lake in the world. usually then no more than fifteen thousand years old this one dates back twenty five min. the. spirits and buddhist gods live in.
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the pure clear water in the lake is helping scientists unravel the mysteries of the universe. i tried to see by kal in its entirety. it's not that i have discovered something new here rather that i absorb everything that this place offers. the spirit of. the olympic torch is on its epic journey to such. a one hundred twenty three days. through two thousand nine hundred towns and cities of russia. relayed by fourteen thousand people for sixty five thousand killings. in a record setting trip by land air sea and others face.
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a limp torch relay. m r t r c dot com. right from the sea. first pretty easily. and i think the jury. on our reporters were very. instrumental. in the. goal i will come to sophia and komi sophie shevardnadze now as international
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diplomatic crisis over n.s.a. surveillance is gaining in scale the u.s. is scrambling to justify its actions and while we're waiting to learn what exactly obama wanted to hear in angola merkel's conversations the question remains will the west manage to roll back the mass surveillance or will it submit to the reality of this one particular big brother presence. when spying on friends and trust has been undermined what can stop the relationship from crumbling europe forgive us for sneaking in snooping a little a hang up on the curious ally. how much longer will snowden's revelations keep the flames of the rally and our guest today is to british labor i mean. well it's a really interesting visit and to.


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