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to the place that some gulag of our times. former egyptian leader mohamed morsi goes on trial accused of stirring up bloody younger as during his presidency you're looking at live pictures of general practice on the guts the brotherhood the justice system looking only at the brotherhood members with impunity for security services. once again these are live were scenes outside the chord were increasing numbers of angry morsy and muslim brotherhood supporters are gathering also this hour here on r.t. . don't like the spies it dictates politics those are the words of edward snowden writing in a major german publication as he lays out what he calls his mother truth. the fugitive whistleblower publicly rails against making criminals of those who tell the truth this washington reiterates that he will get no clemency once u.s.
prosecutors get hold of him. and iran's supreme leader or to fans president rouhani on seeking more talks with america despite a growing anger from hardliners who refused to back off from demonizing the usa. this is r.t. coming to you live from the russian capital marina joshing welcome to the program now there is a deep sense of history repeating itself in edge of the country's first democratically elected leader faces the same fate as he's authoritarian predecessor hosni mubarak mohamed morsi is in court along with fourteen others accused of inciting the murder of protesters last december if convicted he could be sentenced to life in prison or even death tensions are rising with some to fan. chanting slogans against egypt's
current rulers as our supporters outside the court well you are looking right now at live pictures from the streets around the building and the judge has decided to adjourn at the session until call is restored. while during last year's unrest in egypt experienced mass public outrage at the government's attempts to push through and islam is leading constitution and give the president's weaving powers policy the 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 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 and this 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 authority of the court and of course the city he refuses to do morsy is standing trial for inciting the murder of opposition protesters last december most people here however believe that this is a political trial more than anything else as my colleague bel truth reports.
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 rami has little hope for egypt's future as morsi goes on trial for incitement to kill protesters are going for the revolutionaries are now in the worst scenario we have been since two thousand and eleven morsi should be tried but it's comic that mubarak trial should be held up every time. well the morsy 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 of remnants of the former e.g. 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 mr brotherhood president mohamed morsy hundreds have been killed and thousands arrested eating some to fear the freedoms and justice will never become
a reality admits this violence rights groups have little faith that the trial of mr morsi and other mr brotherhood leaders will be fair this coming at a time when there is a general crackdown that that's a brotherhood a very selective prosecutions on the part of the justice system looking only at brotherhood members with impunity for security services meanwhile the retrial of egypt's other ousted president hosni mubarak drags on the feeling the security apparatus continues to shape court decisions means egypt's future is hard to predict the military is entrenched in its own influence and so an interest again and again the problem now that we need to sit down and agree on a specific route of transitional justice either we're trying everyone on meaningful we're taking the road to the south africa bureau and many many of them that's too funny or station that seems far away as pro morsi protests and clashes with security forces continue to rock the nation the fear is morsi is trial will not
deliver much needed justice to egypt the brothers set the stage for further instability and turmoil. true. kyra well it's been a point of milestones in post revolution in egypt the ousting of longtime army backed leader hosni mubarak was fall but over a year of political turmoil which finally saw the election of islam its leader mohamed morsi as president in june twenty eighth well as mentioned earlier his push to turn egypt's constitution to muslim code sparked deadly unrest in the samberg this year and although the advice can be compared to the bloodbath of the summer a military coup against morsi in july was foaled by months of vicious crackdowns against its supporters and the muslim brotherhood in which more than a thousand people have been killed gyptian journalist and political analyst while iskandar thinks the trial starts today is more says political assassination.
well 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 of course there are things that president morsi has done just like hosni mubarak has 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 is muslim brotherhood ideology and the way he ran the country with the intent of trying him is not really to state of law or democratic transition or or you or any of this stuff the same time we're seeing a lot of his. ministers that were part of it the interior ministers that served under him who have actually killed protesters they are not being tried along with morsi and so therefore this is seems very very highly politicized in the hands of the people who want to see a lot of the muslim brotherhood behind bars now just
a day before the trial opened u.s. secretary of state john kerry met a gypsy leaders in cairo urging down to commit to transparent justice but surprisingly kerry didn't mention mohamed morsi by name during a news conference washington's role in shaping events in egypt and around it is thrashed out next hour and crosstalk here on r.t. rejigging in the middle east the united states still maintains a hedge of monica this is what their ultimate goal is we don't really call kerry a care about the coloration of the regime as long as it plays into our security arrangement but washington can feel comfortable with and let's not forget tel aviv and riyadh. you know i think that's true i think ultimately the security having a hedge of money over the region so the instability 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 so 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 this political 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. watching r.t. average snowden has been publicly justifying his security leaks and a german magazine he also launched a broadside at washington spares accused of him and renewed his calls for better global protection for people's rights and privacy more now from our correspondent in berlin peter oliver. the spy can't be allowed to dictate our politics that's
according to whistleblower edward snowden writing in the major german news weekly beagle he's put forward what he calls his manifesto for truth and which he condemns the security agencies around the world that have set out to smear not only him but also those journalists that have published his articles in various publications around the world he also saying that we need to stop this kind of spying culture that is taken over it's all part of a major major set of articles about edward snowden in this in the german paper it comes on the back of support for edward snowden here in germany and in a massive increase we've seen that group of over fifty senior public figures calling for him actually to be to be granted asylum here in germany now the article it does say that something that perhaps the current german government wouldn't support because suggesting that some of the skeletons in their own cause it could
come out if there was any big investigation into just exactly what to go on in terms of the n.s.a. spying program however amongst those fifty that say it snowden should should come to should be allowed to come to germany is one that says one seemly former german politicians say edward snowden has done a great service to the western world and now it's up to us to help him so huge support for snowden and he's laying out his ideas right here in the german press now edward 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 ship pay for violating american laws former british intelligence agent and english on explains why she thinks the scandal has gathered such momentum. who is actually breaking the law or here because all the grounds that the spy agency
say they are legally allowed to smile next decisions appear to be very legally dubious at best but we're seeing in the last decade is the sheer technological scale of the spying its industrial scales by and the new technology has allowed this to happen and the laws which are supposed to oversee and democratically oversee how we are spied on are just not keeping up the twentieth century laws and now we're dealing with twenty first century tech. well e.u. diplomats who travel to washington for explanations about the n.s.a. snooping practices came back was a little arty sophie shevardnadze spoke to the hand of the european mission who says they are american counterparts successfully deflect manny 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 to try and justify what they were doing in fact we had private meetings with the n.s.a. homeland security department national security council and there was some justification given in fact she 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 the mass surveillance activity and you saw that coming from the n.s.c. on capitol hill while we were there. the justification given was public it was about this was done on the basis of you know the necessity of argy 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.
well it seems times are tough for the english aristocracy. truth group on the one who wrote this letter i mean. i'm not a group of new skills that i can throw or our team needs the upper crust who are now down there a lot and living on welfare that story and more is just ahead for you here on r.t. . well the. science technology innovation all the least of elements from around russia we've dumped the future covered. wealthy british style old.
markets. find out what's really happening to the global economy for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines to name two kinds of reports. more news today violence is once again flared up. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. giant corporations are today. welcome back you're watching r.t. now tens of thousands have gathered in front of the former u.s. embassy in iran to protest president rouhani says stuart peace outreach to
washington that's despite the fact that iran supremely interwar in the country's hardliners the day before not to undermine the nuclear negotiations to fanning the chosen course of action the newly elected hasan rouhani is under serious domestic pressure for extending an olive branch to the united states the hope into iran is that america will ease up on sanctions in return for more openness from iran whose nuclear program will again be in the limelight this thursday but with a little enthusiasm at home rouhani may be facing a tough sell as postcard now reports. republic of iran is ready to engage immediately in time bound orientated talks to build mutual confidence and the removal of mutual uncertainties hassen rouhani as 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 now those 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 him and blogs all relating to the slogan down with the usa over three thousand dollars are up for grabs for the winner there will be a prize for the best idea to mark 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. well the slogan first came to prominence during the one nine hundred seventy nine iranian revolution when the u.s. backed government whose idea thrived and since then it's been widely used by
critics of washington those critics now favor holly's willingness to reengage with the u.s. 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 these 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 verifiable 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 empty 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 large later this week it's not just the international community president rouhani has to convince postcards r.t. . now restrictions against iran have been widespread and impose variously by the united nations the european union the united states and other countries the un security council has ratified four rounds of sanctions since two thousand and six and cooling bans of having arms supplies and nuclear technology the e.u. restrictions range from gold trade to oil imports and the united states impose an almost total economic embargo on iran on energy products financial institutions an aircraft parts all this led to ron enjoying currency riots a shortage of basic medicines and trouble buying anything from abroad a former advisor to iran's nuclear negotiating team says iranians aren't sold on
america's now warmer approach there's a group in iran that is deeply suspicious of the united states based on is his long standing out to do toward iran is the widespread perception in iran that the u.s. is engaged in a double speak toward 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 you know show. any ability 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 opinions for looking
for. concrete kinds of all signs of good faith to r.t. iran by the united states. the worsening economic situation inside iran means the country is 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 and tehran deal in the law and not the dollar so the sanctions don't affect china's business with its third biggest crude oil supplier political analyst mohammad marandi says the u.s. agenda is splintering. this is one of many signs that the 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 make ordinary iranians suffer as much as possible they want to have a state the iranian economy and they've already succeeded in killing people because
for example iran has had great difficulty importing medicines so the americans are definitely upset with this 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. and more news from around the world now international peace talks on syria have stalled after the main western backed opposition group said it won't attend unless president assad agrees to step down the syrian national coalition is also refusing to sit alongside a key regional power player iran which is a strong ally of damascus the united states backs the asin sea while russia has been trying to convince all sides to negotiate at the proposed conference in geneva . violences marta key local election in cost of
a work ethic serbs were encouraged to vote for the first time police fired tear gas to disperse a group of masked man who raided a polling station in the multiethnic city. international observers flat as a clashes broke out the local serbian minority has been under pressure to boycott the poll and to avoid further legitimizing the status of breakaway cost. big homes biggest states but big money troubles england's blue bloods are feeling the economic squeeze even though britain is recovering. one breadline are all when one speaks of the british aristocracy be traditional landed gentry or noble with what would imagine lavish lifestyles and grab the state 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 man's allowance 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 marquise 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 this house there is the whole water with us so when my wife and i want to wash we go down to the public both the mobile the financial times reports high court cases of beneficiaries challenging trusts doubled from two thousand and ten 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 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 sad rich but cash pull something that holds very true for this girl even finding a job it didn't quite work out for him because there is great unemployment because the 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. yes and it seems a total can only mean so much when cash is still king does or so your r.t. . and in a moment we explore siberia and the natural riches like bike for the viewers in the u.k. it's the returns of going underground. remember way back when we first talked about the first downloadable guns that could be printed out on a three d. printer at home while technology moves pretty quickly because british police have already busted in legal armory pretty out firearm parts and special three d.
printers this technology may make gun control literally impossible in the same way that banning and burning books has become futile and the past they used to be able to just burn books or forbid them from being printed but in the age of the internet all you need is a scanner and an internet connection and the information that's found in a book cannot be destroyed because it is out there on the magical ether of the air at so basically the near future any person with even half a brain and some patients can start making guns in their basement which means the gun control laws will basically become pointless because they'll never be able to catch all the people doing it nor will be able to take the guns not even obama or the hardest of hardcore liberals this technology could be the best thing to happen to the second amendment ever but i shust my opinion.
lake baikal is in east siberia people are drawn to it by its beauty its energy and its benevolent spirits. they said there is a place where you should sprinkle water and pray to the spirits. and they will guard you. really get the impression that something supernatural is happening. because. i know it is impossible. a young scientist from switzerland was attracted to this area where religion nature and science intertwine. i tried to see by kal in its entirety i didn't know what to expect from this place. but i have discovered
something new here rather that i absorb everything that this place offers. lake baikal is more than twenty five million years old. is a little over thirty. the swiss scientists travel to the banks of the oldest lake in the world by ultra light. this tiny aircraft weighs less than five hundred killers a speeds of up to one hundred seventy kilometers per hour it can fly up to three thousand meters where from such altitudes you can examine the bottom of the lake because of the clear water.