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olympic torch relay. are. from jail cells in cambodia and sweden just solitary confinement in denmark a founder of the pirate bay website continued his battle against the authorities in a case with powerful corporate interests at play. western powers signal a rethink in their support for syria's rebel movement apparently acknowledging that the fall of al saud couldn't boost extremists such as those implicated in the recent massacre outside damascus. and ukraine's multi-billion dollar deals with russia drawn accusations of treason from chios most radical opposition leader who accuses president unocal which of pawning national assets for a chance to fix the budget.
plan for moscow you're watching r t international with me and he said now way straight to our top story this hour neither a killer nor a terrorist but an online activists an alleged hacker and yet he's being held in conditions worse than those of some mass murderers one of the founders of pirate bay isn't tangled in a complex legal battle accused by john mark of stealing millions of personal id numbers archies peter all over reports. banged up abroad since he was arrested in august twenty twelve pirate bay found a goat for its walk home vog seen the inside of jail cells in cambodia sweden and now solitary confinement in denmark it's just terrible as his mother to see that he is being treated like in this way like as if he were a terrorist or hard criminal or violent criminal of some kind acquitted on computer
hacking charges by the appeals court in sweden he now has to wait and see what he'll be charged with in denmark juta the intricacies of danish law there's no way forgot for it to know how long he'll have to stay in solitary if it was you know a decision or warrant that was made by a judge i was i was able to tell him you know for two weeks and then we we can go and see the judge but now because it's a decision made by the prison service i'm not able to tell him if there is i can't give him an a deadline whatever case is brought against got fred for now he spends twenty three hours a day locked in a cell by himself and the thing that upset him most didn't me as well was a divorce and now to have his books in this cell even scandinavia is most notorious mass murderer anders breivik has access to reading material as he serves his sentence in norway for the slaying of seventy seven people those involved in online
activism sometimes called hacktivism fear a witch hunt for the treatment of graph. shows that the governments are scared on an act or worse than they do which they've tried to get how to worse for everything they think which might be illegal even if they are revealing crimes support for godfrey it is coming in from all across the world the likes of julian assange the activist collective anonymous of throwing their weight behind the campaign to get better treatment for a man they claim is be. persecuted because of his online activism on twitter using the hash tag an account got for its online alias his supporters flooded the social media site some accusing the danish authorities not knowing what they're doing in the case just see somebody does something online online means birds they agree can't control it but they don't really seem to get what they are actually accusing him of for his family his mother is allowed an hour long visit once
a week for which she has to make a thirteen hundred kilometer round trip it's immoral i would say and i don't think the danish people understand what's going on in that person's saw tom denies the accusations of illegal online activity and the longer he waits for prosecutors to put together their case the more he becomes the face of online activism peter all over r.t. germany well rick wagner and founder of the swedish pirate party thinks the danish authorities are now acting independently in this case we can observe that throughout this entire ordeal starting with the raid against the pirate bay on may thirty first twenty six a number of rights violations some more egregious than others have been committed and it's very hard to escape the feeling that governments
are seeking to make an example out of god for it's far too rogue known as on a carter just to be scare others that might challenge the status quo and be frankly please the united states which kind of disgusts me to be honest i would certainly agree that he is a victim but somebody is to make an example out of him because he embarrassed hollywood. well the pressure first started to mount against pirate bay back in two thousand and six when the file sharing website got on the wrong side of hollywood it was taken down for several days when swedish police raided its headquarters as the government decided it was time to take action two years later the founders of pirate bay were charged and eventually said to a year in prison for encouraging copyright violations so at home lost his appeal and was arrested in cambodia last year then extradited to sweden but finally ended
up in denmark as a suspect in a separate case. the syrian president is the lesser of two evils that seems to be the message from western powers to the rebels that the latest so-called friends of syria meeting well the apparent u. turn it was prompted by the rise of al qaida and other extremist groups there which may gain the upper hand if the government falls in the latest incident dozens of innocent people were reportedly killed and tortured when radicals raided the town of andro outside damascus which is arabic channel brings us this report. terror still fills the hearts of those who witnessed the militants entering the town about they saw panicked disoriented people running for their lives and they ran themselves they will never forget the despair in the eyes of those who were forced to stay behind we have no reliable way to communicate with the people trapped inside address but officials are saying the atrocities against the civilian population are continuing our people are being butchered and even burned alive and
every bit of news coming out of the town is dealing the new blow to those whose families are still being held by the militants everyone working for the local authorities was to be killed regardless of their religion organon an asian they were all taken to be killed they took everyone even those who supported neither the government nor the rebels they were all either tortured killed or used as human shields the things being done in the drawer unthinkable they're slaughtering children and throwing them out of windows and no one's doing anything about it the syrian authorities say they have evidence confirming that massacres have taken place and address the dad taqiyya and many other areas which remain under the control of the armed opposition that the situation in syria has now deteriorated to the point that international norms of combat are no longer being observed. he's an industrial town with a lot of these residents working both in the private sector and for government
agencies horrifying crime a sort of been committed in this town houses were set on fire with people trapped inside and. the syrian army which is a position just outside the town continues to carry out surgical strikes as part of their effort deliberate address which is now the only hope of the families waiting for news of their loved ones inside the town. r.t. . but there's reports of the massacre started to appear we got in touch with some prominent human rights groups to get details or to his pulse here has more on what they told us the fact is that syria is so deep in crisis that the international community is essentially unable to do anything it cannot even verify various mixed and partial reports that are coming from the war zone and this is what we see happening currently with the reports that we are receiving from both address and aleppo what we are being told is that in aleppo the military launched an air strike
on rebel held positions according to local activists at least one hundred people have been killed including some twenty eight children now the chaos in the country has led to the rise of extremist militant groups among the rebels and it is now essentially the extremists who are leading the way among the anti aside ranks now many both inside syria and the international community have been sounding the alarm bells from the beginning that this is what will happen but only now are others particularly in the international community starting to see what is going on in the ground. it's by concerns over who is joining the rebel forces washington says it may open up talks with the newly formed islamic front which includes some of the more radical elements of the opposition later today crosstalk to bates what these people are up to and whether forging ties with them is a wise move. some a lot of people are fighting gates assad and they might be religious but they're fighting the gates assad because they want freedom for the country and the and
assad is a dictator so he does not a democratic country and he's a dictator let's not pretend the round are they interested in democracy have mentioned this before here they're not interested in democracy at all so they're actually very much you know if they might be able to keep the country together that's that's that's what russia has been. the sovereign country they're killing christians they're killing druze they're killing alawite it's they're killing. you know disagreeable sunni's who are they now are killing is the question so i think the idea that they would form a stable government let alone a. secular one is insane.
the trade deals that ukraine struck during recent talks in moscow may bring some rest bye to the country's economy but not to the anti-government protesters in kiev that's even though the issue that troubles them most a possible customs union with russia was not even touched upon at the meeting my colleague marina joshie discussed the deals and their likely impact with artie's venture capital host katie pilbeam. the end of the day it came down to a practical economic decision crane simply can't afford the e.u. deal at the moment and russia gave a fairly good terms its talk about that then so we've got the bond purchases which are fifteen billion in total added to that is the gas discount as well so in combination that would equal twenty billion dollars it's just that the problem at the moment is that their form reserves are dwindling and that's a real problem because at the moment borrowing costs are really escalating and that's where the risk of defaulting on your debt comes in and it was thought that
they accepted the e.u. deal and not this deal that russia has now put on the table they may have defaulted in less than six months which is quite telling you asked about the e.u. deal so this unique approach we know he famously called it a humiliating and said it was a sum of six hundred ten million euros that were offered in order to receive that money they would also have to enforce harsh spending cars also gas increases as well so at the end of the day it was an economic decision basically i mean people would be of bearing the brunt of it all in case the e.u. . which could marry me if you think about it lead to more protests in the future and that was a concern as well but there are still going on. people are not happy at all but i can tell you that investors are happy about that so i can tell you the overriding fact is short they're going to be getting three billion in three days now the point
is the e.u. deal would have had long term benefits no one's arguing that but what we are saying is the ukraine economy could have defaulted in getting their. despite the economic benefits the agreements with moscow have been branded as treason by one of the most outspoken protesters in kiev the head of the nationalist party football the first president in a call which has pondered countries assets to win concessions from russia or to select players have to take a closer look at who is leading the opposition movement in ukraine. an offer of support for ukraine z u s gratian it was not enough to persuade one of the country's opposition leaders to book drop shoulders with the german foreign minister during his surprise appearance at the protests in kiev mr westerly is openly gay and elected me books parties border has made its position on homosexuals quite clear attacking gay parades the most we want to build a country based on harmony and social justice were being dragged into homo sexual values by the western states and we will not allow that but homosexuals and people
of different races are clearly not only books biggest foes. any treaty with russia is not worth the paper it was signed oh. dirty books forwards good luck make up the core of the protest movement but there are clearly it's loudest voices and it's actions as well as words and assault of the city hall and scuffles around it ten days ago they took all the lenin statue in kiev and event described as the fall of the tyrant by the party and reckless vandalism by many others this is a crack in the pavement where the toppled lenin monument literally lost its head and if walk around the pedestal of what used to be the monument to the former soviet leader we can see some graffiti over here first one here says yellow card which you're next and the one at the bottom says glory to the insurgent army of the 1940's in ukraine which some in this country believe to be freedom fighters who fought for independence while many others described as nazi collaborators on top of
that and no militant field commander such called believe was spotted at my a man who fought as a mercenary in creation and south of setia in all cases against the russians. until the end of my days i will kill russians jews that got me this british reporter brian flynn had a first hand glance at the militarized right wing forces in ukraine and of the you were twenty twelve football championships he went undercover into their training camp these are people very serious about what they do they train physically to back it up with violence and i watched while they they followed live weapons in the presence of such people among the protesting crowd seems to cause no concern among european officials walking on the same square. which is rather extraordinary isn't it to see somebody that the united states has banned from entering the country on the same platform as senator mccain to see somebody who's been abandoned by the i say frances mistake statements for denying the holocaust who supporters actually in
the streets of kiev still do make anti-semitic as well as anti russian. gestures and slogans it does signify that the west and politicians are quite happy to use nationalist forces when it suits them that lack of reaction is particularly bewildering given many european statements about ukraine's right wing factions in the past and the burning over ukrainian football ground for not slogans in this stance so if you create does make it into the e.u. someday it will be interesting to see how people with such different values sit at the same negotiating table. let's see reporting from key of ukraine. washington that type or surveillance has gone too far according to the bosses of america's tech giant but our google and our really rooting for change are just desperate to pay thank we all start we hear more and if you meant. also nuclear
fallout secret tests carried out in the one nine hundred sixty s. are coming back to haunt the u.k. as six service men say their plight is being ignored by the government. well. technology innovation all the developments around russia we've got the future of coverage i wonder if we can add democracy at least expansion is democracy of the kindest dollars by george w. bush to that at least a few tolkien ideologies on par with communism on par with nazis long par with militant really gents you know the ideologies that can ultimately lead to an increase in violence i think the problem is the idea that by military force the property the government create a state of anarchy and hope that democracy would spontaneously would also.
welcome back to our to international live from moscow. mission accomplished that's how british prime minister described the work of his country's troops during a trip to afghanistan a year before they're taken out of the country but his comments have been ridiculed by critics who point to continuous terror attacks drug cultivation and human rights abuses in iraq war veteran michael prysner says the phrase hides a decade of pointless conflict. mission accomplished was used by
cameron because you know politicians don't really say hey you know that wildly unpopular war is that we sent you and your children to die and it was like for over a decade well we messed up and it was all the wins they're not going to say mission accomplished like cameron needs that we died for years in a colonial exercise that was a total blood soaked disaster due to the arrogance of rich politicians we thought they could dominate the landed resources of poor people in afghanistan using the blood of working class people from the united states and from the u.k. for chairman to assert that there has been so called progress against the insurgency there is an absolute fantasy and yet another indication that cameron's victory speech was premature a taliban attack on a nato base in eastern afghanistan has left three insurgents and one afghan policeman that it's the second fletch attack on the base which is
a vital checkpoint on the border between afghanistan and pakistan. the authors of the world's top tech firms have descended on the white house urging president obama to rein in washington's global surveillance program google yahoo our poll and many others have suffered severe reputational damage since it emerged they were all in one way or another complicit and say spying but former cia officer ray mcgovern thinks this is all just a p.r. stunt. i think the internet executives are crying crocodile tears they've made a lot of money at the encipher in their their establishment and then a permitting the united states government to get trapdoors behind it they're losing business that's the name of the game for them and so yes states like to have a sensible rules that make it easier for them to do business particularly overseas but it's long since time for them to speak out about violations of the fourth
amendment. as we bring out in the sea bill that could pardon up to twenty five thousand people has just been passed in the lower house of russia's parliament not only would the measure clear those convicted charged or suspected of various crimes but he could also put in and some of russia's most controversial criminal cases artie's europe is kind of has been following the bill's passage and now joins us live hugh gore i assume this has something to do with pussy riot as well which of course has become world famous well that's right absolutely up to twenty five thousand people means the charges dropped against them before the end of this week as the lower house of parliament has of the past passed the amnesty draft in the third reading and while this does include members of the pussy riot group who are currently serving time in jail according to their lawyer the two girls could greet the new year's with their families since one of the things that they were found guilty of was hooliganism and that does for under the. also.
members of the sort of old arctic thirty the green peace protesters who were arrested in the russian north are currently most of them were released on bail but they are still being charged with hooliganism so that means they should see charges dropped against them as well and also most of the protesters who were arrested during. mass clashes with your thirties during a massive protest rally in moscow they should see charges dropped against them as well we do know however that this amnesty will not affect the dollars found guilty of serious crimes so only call for that of course should not be affected by this draft is still has to be approved by the upper house of of quality federation council and then signed by the president but it is widely expected that the draft or the amnesty rather should come into force before the end of the summer still
some work to be done before the holidays here in moscow are you going to scan all thanks so much for that live update. they did their duty and were repaid with sickness servicemen with the royal air force were tasked with carrying out nuclear tests in south australia at the height of the cold war and artie's tests are sillier reports calls for the u.k. government to compensate them are getting louder jeff lydiard was seventeen when he joined the royal air force and was eventually posted to marling in south australia nuclear tests were carried out there in the fifty's with some publicity but minor trials reportedly continued in secrecy until the my nine hundred sixty s. run through being. we knew every or for every fortnight flew in with a nuclear fly in which we unloaded onto a lorry and it was taken away by the scientists we did what we were doing with what
he termed fifty illnesses he believes were caused by his exposure to radiation that matter linga started manifesting i started off with i had tb i then started having degeneration of my spine my daughter has gone pancreatic condition which can only be of traced back to genetic source so i have the question in my mind. was it may was it because i was there and many others are asking the same questions even before world war two radiation was a hazard the problem is measuring it in a meaningful way very very difficult indeed nevertheless there is undoubtedly i think tradition among the british authorities not to own up to any responsibility these people were experimented on quite honestly i was disgraceful how those
soldiers were created and they've long been asking the government for recognition and compensation their service is part of history and war you allies of future generations will not forget but for those who would actually serve the forgetting is not an option especially for those who feel that a decision they made decades ago may have cast a shadow on their lives and those of their loved ones if you look out of the country's nuclear countries a treaty that veterans and compensate them and recognize them and we stand right at the bottom of the table that is wrong france the united states and even the tiny aisle of men have already done so but the ministry of defense maintains that while there is a quote huge debt of gratitude owed to the veterans the government rejects any link between veterans health problems and their military service citing a two thousand and ten health needs audit overall the range and severity of problems reported was typical of older people in the u.k. in general and
a veteran who believes they have suffered ill health service has the right to apply for a no fault compensation jeff knows the clock is ticking and while he's hopeful he has no illusions about how difficult the fight will be at the very least what he wants is this it's a firm cue that we need cost money money to say thank you we are like ghosts. we don't exist does or sylvia r.t. london. next is breaking the site with host abby barnes here on r t internets. what defines a country's success. faceless figures of economic growth. for a factual standard of living.
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wealthy british style it's time to. find. markets why not. find out what's really happening to the global economy in the kinds of reports on r g. hello people of earth i might be martin this is breaking the set well after publicly opposing government surveillance last week internet search giant google has enjoyed a wave of good press before we all decide to instill our full faith and trust the benevolent an almighty google we might just want to use their search bar to google boston dynamics is that yesterday sergey brin the little company purchased boston dynamics an engineering firm with strong ties the military's defense advanced research projects agency or darpa so what is boston dynamics all about this
terrifying and shah dropping robot such as big dog four legged robot that can climb hills or cheetah a robot that can run at twenty nine miles an hour and most lifelike that man humanoid robot that can move around like a human and detect chemical leaks so what the hell is one of the biggest internet companies in the world doing purchasing these spooky cyborgs all tellingly in google's keeping tight lipped about its intentions but keep in mind the corporation has a newly created secretive robot division and it's that will honor the contracts that boston and previously had with the u.s. military great so i guess the real question here is why should we trust a corporation that holds so much of our personal information to develop absurd war machines for ethical purposes after all we really want private companies and in up with robots that can do this.
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