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your dream is called that called for a new more powerful parliament as well as candles president saakashvili is ruling. russian punk band pussy riot to appeal against that so you get prison time after staging a punk rock his main cathedral. the u.k. admits to political benefits to plans to secret courts with avoiding complicity to torture charges the main objective. this is all see coming to you live from moscow hello and welcome to the program
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georgians are heading to the pools and water is billed as a landmark parliamentary vote for the country president bush really is reeling policy faces a tough challenge from the united opposition with his campaign hated by allegations of corruption and a prison abuse scandal all season except he must have secure ports now from tbilisi . running in this election but the main battle is understood to be between the party of the president the ruling party of the united national movement and the businessman whose fortune makes up almost half of the country's budget a mystery ivanishvili has sponsored georgian dream it's actually in fact an alliance of six opposition parties on saturday the country saw the biggest political rally in its more history with two hundred thousand people protesting in the streets and definitely this adds a lot of spice to this election the importance of this election is that. when he steps down next year the parliament of the majority parliament will be able to
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elect the prime minister who according to new amendments in the constitution will have almost the same powers as the president so definitely the party which wins this election will have the future of georgia in its hands right now the surveys suggest that the ruling body is in a slight lead but still the opposition still has a very good chance to be victorious in this election as this election seems to be pretty much unpredictable given the latest twist of events in georgia with the political complained the election campaign ahead of this vote has been very very turbulent first the businessman mr vanished really announces his participation in the election and he has then been stripped of the georgian citizenship fined for about ninety million dollars for as it was alleged using dirty techniques in winning the electorate then in september the reason torture and abuse was released in georgia which caused massive outrage in a country with hundreds of thousands hitting the streets in a thing which troubles the opposition and many in georgia the most is the
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allegations by the opposition that the country is gradually emerging into a police state with the torch in prisons with the ruling party with the government suppressing any kind of opposition on television and the judicial system also being very much under the thumb of the current president and his part of the for. prime minister in fact a former ally of saakashvili. once described saakashvili. or bolshevik rule and that these countries are getting more authoritarian so this definitely promises to be a very tight race we will certainly be bringing all the latest exit poll results as they come out later during the day. after massive protests following georgia's prison abuse scandal many refused to by president saakashvili promises of transparency and democracy. going off reports now on what's behind the country's modern image. friend you will decrease bank restaurants or western style
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face with in general is definitely something georgian authorities can be proud of glass was in police stations and many other new government buildings aimed at creating an image of a completely transparent state system but is it merely an image. recent footage of alleged torture and sexual abuse of inmates in prisons has shocked the georgian public many are comparing it to cases from guantanamo except it contains suspected terrorists and these are ordinary georgian inmates. moreover the former senior staff member of one of the prisons who leaked the footage claims president saakashvili is perfectly aware of the torture. thousands took to the streets in protest demanding the arrest and prosecution of all those responsible while a burning broom has become a symbol of the opposition since this is what the authorities are accused of using for torture in some of the videos this will not be tolerated opposition activists
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dachas i go to your claims over six hundred people have been tortured in prisons in nationwide many died he says are to know our goal is to make sure the election is without provocations and the people who committed these crimes are punished especially mikhail saakashvili duchy was arrested by traffic police the day after we met officially for resisting orders he was given ten days in prison meanwhile to save face president saakashvili was busy sacking the police chief arresting all the officers shown in the video footage and substituting the staff in all prisons with police but both his and the ruling parties readings still dropped my newly twenty percent. allergic portion of the government supporters used to come from several servants now many of them are resigning in a crossing over to the opposition with an average salary around four hundred euros dog. poverty is another issue sparking public disapproval in shiny new buildings
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kind that here in georgia with a population half the size of paris change is going to happen fast the question is how bad the georgians want them to go to school of the. three members of the russian punk band pussy riot pain caught in moscow to appeal against their prison term they were sentenced to two years in jail in august for inciting religious hatred during a political protest at russia's main cathedral there that it sparked controversy in the country and abroad and he's out he's a shuttle as as far. today is a part of the appeals process of specifically for the sentencing and let me go back a little bit give you some of the details of what happened back on february twenty first members of the pussy riot a punk group performed what they called a punk prayer in moscow's christ the savior of the drill which is the russian orthodox as it made a cookie drill and they were then arrested for hooliganism you know during the
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summer there was a trial and a media frenzy that surrounded it and in mid august they were convicted of hooliganism specifically motivated by religious hatred they were sentenced to two years at that time now today it is possible that they could it be acquitted entirely but that is not expected to happen lawyers for the defense are hoping that it there will be a reduction in the sentence maybe that by as much as six months it has been very controversial on an international scale in fact there has been support for the group the media frenzy and calls from different western governments for leading and see major artists like bjork madonna and the red hot chili peppers have called for leniency as well now this is also caused a lot of copycat crimes if you will or incidents in support there is an incident in ukraine where a woman took a chain saw to a crucifix and destroyed it saying that this was in solidarity with pussy riot and also in cologne germany and over the main cathedral there a group of three people got up in the middle of a service and staged a protest there they were arrested their trial is supposed to begin this week as
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well now in russia the country itself where this all took place it has been that more deeply divided in fact this is a very religious society there are people who are very offended by this the fact that this took place in one of the main orthodox cathedrals and they even wanted a much more harsh sentences saying that some of the stunts that pussy riot had to perform in the past were very offensive now prime minister medvedev has said that he doesn't see any reason for them to spend any more time in jail saying that the time served is enough and president putin has said that he is staying. completely out of the process not wanting to get involved here of course there is considerably heightened police presence a lot more security than normal also a lot of journalists to cover this particular court case in fact we're told there are supposed to be rallies planned today both for and against the members of pussy riot london's plans to setup a new system of secret cools has been rejected by one policy and become
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a mission of the liberal democrats but it might still see the light of day documents show the government admitting secret hearings would allow the u.k. to easy to defend itself from some sort of geishas as being complicit in torturing detainees abroad. looks at all the emotion and tales. nipping charges of complicity in the bud that's what the u.k. government admits it's trying to do with its plans for secret courts ministers have argued that more secret courts the need is to protect sensitive information and the workings of security agencies but in documents seen by the guardian newspaper the government acknowledges it would benefit politically able to defend itself from allegations like complicity and torture without the details ever becoming public there have been a number of cases where the government has the government's lawyers have tried to shut down court hearings and have things heard in privacy a minute has transpired through the judicial process that what they were really
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trying to cover out was a lot of government embarrassment about wrongdoing our main would be mia agencies these proposals if their past will sweep away hundreds of years of a british legal tradition the proposals follow a law suit brought by binyam mohamed who was held in guantanamo and all good the british government was complicit in his rendition and torture mohammed won the case to the d.p. miliary sion of the government and now they're trying to change the law so the government often a party in these matters would decide if a case should be heard in secret it wouldn't just be kept from the public if the proposals go ahead neither the defendant nor the defendants legal team would be able to hear the evidence against them human rights lawyers are concerned it would trample on the principle of a fair trial in effect a large chunk and presumably a very important chunk of the case that you're trying to run about fewer client
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you're going to be. they're going to be behind closed doors closed sessions you're not allowed access to so if there is an inherent on furnace there is a huge scope for it to be a future miscarriages of justice evidence. m i five and m i six knew that britons were being tortured in guantanamo m i six helping to deliver libyan dissidents into the hands of gadhafi secret police critics say that's the kind of information the bill is designed to suppress so beg who was held and he alleges tortured him by graham and guantanamo has a special interest in making sure there are no more secrets i remember the discussions that were taking place at the time it was very old former guantanamo prisoners on one side sixteen of us and a whole bunch of government officials on the other side having a discussion negotiating a settlement we would have been able to do that basically we would have been able to certainly try to take the government to court but we would have to do it with
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our hands tied behind the back even the government admits that black and asian muslim men will be disproportionately affected as it's they who are most often involved in cases where sensitive information is being considered and still the bill rolls on the plans for so-called secret justice are proven so deeply controversial that they've been delayed but like a bad penny they keep turning up and every time they do it gives human rights groups or not the opportunity to weigh in proposed legislation they say goes against one of the founding principles of the british legal system not only that justice is done but that it seemed to be done laura smith r.t. london. coming up on r.t. calling for an end to the rule of brussels thousands of parents to demand an end to top prosperity that's plaguing the people. of course and much more
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ahead for you after a very short break. as his day starts at five am even earlier in the winter tending to his flock of story hundred sheep in the mountains and plains of t.v. thirty five years old it wasn't the life he dreamt of having studied accounting but you dition and familiar duty dictated that he would take on the care of these animals after his father. has just made camp at their winter found stage setting up his ute judicial to fenian round tent made of diskin. his p.c. back amongst his family as his job is a lonely one and tough going out in all weathers braving extremes of plus to minus forty degrees celcius says there are just them there are certain difficulties there's not enough time for everything i'm almost a lot and my sister works with my mother my mother is seventy five she's very old
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and i miss mountains when i'm in town i spend a lot of time here. so all most of us is simply carrying out the work that his father did and his father before him nothing has changed over many many centuries and that's half the problem it's hard work and many people don't want to come into the industry now and that's where they fit their could die out altogether. it's difficult to manage everything alone i used to have people who helped me but they were no good they didn't take care of the sheep with all their hearts they hurt the cattle. with people leaving them coming to the countryside the region's government is having to act making the life of the herd and more attractive than promising largest subsidies for countryside and livestock and organizing cooperatives for the sale of day products to ensure the herd it gets a high at fair price i asked sympathizes with those youngsters leaving for an easier more profitable life they in their publics capital because ill but he no
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longer wishes to join them he enjoys his pastoral way of life and looking for a helper who shares his enthusiasm but more time on his hands he says matter of fact we can start to look for a new wife you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realize that everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm sorry welcome to the big picture. but it got me.
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with r.t. coming to live from moscow thousands have swarmed the streets of pirates to call for an end to topple steverson measures and take decision making back from the hands of brussels president all along has unveiled thirty seven billion euros worth of cuts and tax hikes but people are most angry at the proposed fiscal parks which would see over spending nations penalized by the. maria explains now why the treaty is so unpopular. it was prepared earlier this march by e.u.
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leaders including the president of france nicolas sarkozy and and german chancellor angela merkel and and forces stricter fiscal discipline from the u. members and it requires them to slash the public deficit oh to be punished to be fined critics and people who've come here say these pact is all about control the brussels want to have over the european union members if they streety is ratified that means france will have to will be obliged to reduce its budget by thirteen billion euros and of course it will affect life in france dramatically go life of ordinary people i mean this budget document says it was already ready it's been reviewed recently and it says that it proposes to save thirty billion euros by cutting public spending and by increasing taxes and of course this is something it's not going to help economy growth but instead may lead to stick nation this is
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what people of color hit are protesting against. we don't want. because europe wants to pressure us to stop our country from investing in public sectors like education don't with this we are protesting against the stereotype in europe and everybody knows that hysterically leads to recession will have from the cities we are against the imposition of the austerity plan will be very difficult for us of course we don't want that part but austerity measures have led to national wide protests in many countries and the protesters have been clashing with police ols road to europe and many here fear that france could be the next country to face this reality was dramatic reality and they say they've come here to protest to a void these negative consequences and not to repeat the mistakes of other e.u. members. team kerry. and don't forget you can always log on to our
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website if you missed any of our stories and here's a little wants lined up for you the my. old nature in full view now as a force full time through blasts its way towards talking portion for an on you tube channel. and last word log around the clock couples in the u.k. can now anytime more details for you on. news and brief from around the world this hour bangladesh and muslims in fuelling by a photo of the burnt koran on a facebook account have torched term buddhist temples the picture was allegedly posted by a buddhist teenager on. the times of buddhist community is injuring dozens of people the boy however said the photo appeared on his account by mistake his parents have been detained and an investigation into. terms. of an easily it's also
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believed removed protesters dismantled barricades from around a u.s. marine base in the city of baghdad on local residents protested against the deployment of american osprey planes at a stage just sitting in front of the entrance to the base the demonstrators say their safety record is not up to standard following a series of clashes crushers in the parts of. the newly released media report claims full libyan leader law my kids i think might have been killed by a french assassin or mixed with a revolutionary brigades this challenge is that the short version that he was murdered by a rebel fighter after being cornered in a drainage pipe sources claim paris wanted to silence gaddafi over his alleged links with the french government and election campaign financing. the business with natasha good morning and spain's troubles seem to be mounting done by absolutely. melting debt all the details in just
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a moment but first let's check out the equity markets and we'll start with russia markets on the opening are you bracing friday's gains as you can see and one of the main gainers last week was very back on the news that it has finalized its takeover of turkey's debt his bank that his bank ranks among the top ten banks in turkey videos worth three billion euros cash will help down its banks parent company dixie a lower debt first bear banks the second largest due of the year a few months ago austria's the bank international and back to the markets now on to asia japan's nikkei shedding value in the first trading session of the world war and that's after the bank of japan survey that showed the mood among manufacturers is worsening chinese manufacturing tiffany's also did teary rating hong kong's hang seng would have reacted to that no doubt if it had not been closed for a holiday this monday u.s.
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stocks ended friday's session in the red box for the year so far the dow jones is up ten percent the nasdaq is nineteen point six percent above the line not bad at all on the currency market the euro opened the ruble opened a lower to the currency basket and the euro this hour is the shedding value to the u.s. dollar. of course on continued to troubles in the euro zone such as spain's debt it will continue to rise next year piling pressure on the state it has been struggling to cut spending the nation's debt will reach eighty five percent of the g.d.p. this year and as much as ninety one percent to twenty thirteen and that's almost three times more three times than before the property bubble burst in two thousand and eight analysts believe it's only a matter of time before spain requests a bailout and that's all the latest from us here so you're back fifty minutes. thanks us have they will see you later about the shortly we'll look at why some
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i have who is the former head of the world zionist organization and also the former head of the israeli parliament so i thank you very much for joining us here on r.t. israel defines itself as a jewish and democratic state does this definition hold or is there a contradiction between the two marketing wise sounds from plastic to the price of one i mean not only it's a democracy it's a jewish democracy and many people maybe most of the people are very satisfied with it because they don't truly think about the built in oxymoron or paradox which
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means the source of authority of the democratic components is the human being it's you and me and him and her we are the source of authority of ourselves the eventually the source or thirty of the jewish component of the equation is the god in heaven so it's actually a state which was but two. sources of authority democracy and theocracy this is impossible this is a coup luzhin ways for its appearance many times when you see into conflicts within israel between church and state between knesset and bade the knesset which is the synagogue and the parliament it's along this line is are a democracy or a potential jewish to ocracy so i think that this is the finish will not hold water for long recent article israel's fading democracy you name it.

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