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cycle of violence the riots police in bahrain fired tear gas at a funeral march for an anti regime activist who died in custody after he was allegedly denied medical attention. become true systematic human rights violations are kept out of the international spotlight at least accuse asians mainstream media is acting on behalf of bahrain's readers. and georgian president mikheil saakashvili is urged to step down after a goalie election upset leaves his policy on the margins and to him vulnerable to.
international news life for most criticisms he was mean hello and welcome to the program torture violence and arrests the words used by human rights activists in bahrain to describe the government's attempts to crush until regime support and the latest incident riot police move to disperse a funeral procession for a protester who died behind bars after he was allegedly denied proper medical treatment or she's policy has more for. a twenty two year old political activist has died while in police custody in bahrain mohammed was sentenced to seven years behind bars for participating in pro democracy rallies not that i'm saying pro-democracy rallies his family and his lawyer claimed that he was suffering from sickle cell anaemia and he died while in prison because he did not receive adequate medical treatment now thousands of people gathered on tuesday for his funeral procession but it resulted in clashes between protesters and police as the
protesters were prevented from reaching the pole roundabout which is the epicenter of last year's shiite uprising also on choose date six medics were sent to jail after the bahraini highest court rejected their appeal to overturn the conviction is for they walls in anti regime protests which swept the gulf kingdom last year and human rights groups have condemned this the medics were part of a group of twenty doctors who were charged with inciting violence but in fact were really charged with having been perceived to be on the side of those protesting against the regime what we're hearing from human rights groups is that these are prisoners of conscience they're demanding their release and they have criticized the bahraini government for its dismal human rights record both of these stories have gone launched me and noticed in the mainstream media there hasn't been any discussion at the united nations there hasn't been any statements issued by
washington and they certainly hasn't been any kind of course by amnesty international observers are saying that you need to know the difference in response between what we've seen here and if by comparison this had happened in syria if a twenty two year old political activist died because he did not receive medical treatment while behind bars in syria while he was simply protesting for democracy a protest pro democracy. the would be international condemnation bahrain's crowd down on dissent was explicitly covered in a documentary made by a former c.n.n. journalist amberley on the film one prestigious journalism awards but was only aired domestically in the us the decision of the documentary maker things was motivated by money. we were able to kind of dodge our minders and sneak into some of the villages and actually see these atrocities patients who'd run out of the hospitals that were shot up with birdshot ambulance drivers who were beaten and as
we were heading back out of these villages we were violently detained by security forces and buffering about twenty masked men with machine guns who then try to erase all the video that they found and luckily my female producer and i were able to hide some disks. and we were able to actually get out of the country with this content so you can imagine surprise when we got back to the u.s. and this content was airing on c.n.n. and right after that is when the phone calls started coming into the network complaining about me paying c.n.n. to create content that shows bahrain in a favorable light even though c.n.n. says this content you know is editorially independent it doesn't. affect that well we've seen that with this documentary not airing and also with the constant struggle i had c.n.n. to get bahrain coverage accurate coverage of the human rights abuses on air while i was there what c.n.n. is doing is they're essentially creating what some people have termed infomercials
for dictators and that's this sponsored content that they're airing on c.n.n. international that's actually being paid for by regimes and governments there's every principle of journalistic ethics because we're supposed to be watchdogs on these governments we're not supposed to allow them to be paying customers as journalists. the uprising in bahrain started a year ago unlike many of the international world she was covering the story since the very beginning timeline analysis and reports from the gulf state can be found at. violence still tearing syria part of a ringing for rebel made concerns that the revolution could take another turn so my experts are convinced that the church communities a number two target on the rebel hit list up to president assad. told us that
sentiment is on the rise in syria. the irony of supporting the rebels who may eventually become great enemies of the west is something that's lost in the into the very eager interventionists who are pushing the west to intervene in syria to arm the opposition i interviewed a group of rebels in damascus who were holed up in various parts of damascus and very suburban i interviewed some of them a few of them who traveled from afghanistan said that they had a big fight against the jews ahead of them and this is a million to me because i've met people elsewhere particularly in pakistan who say that they have a fight with the jews ahead of them so they see that as the ultimate. one of the things that was particularly disturbing to me is how close is being groomed as a possible replacement for assad not a lot of people know that monopolizes father. lasse is a first rate he's written
a book called the marts of design which talks about the blood libel and he was smuggled out class was smuggled out of the country by french spies he is he keeps making trips to saudi arabia but not a lot of people know this history behind people should be wary of. close being groomed as a as a possible replacement. and series in the only place where there seems no end in sight for violence with the afghan conflict telling eleven soon even washington is giving up our website state of the taliban peace talks. also that another blow to weaken leaks swedish police to raid the offices of the white house for the whistle blowing organization seizing servers and sending an array of websites offline. a decade of unchallenged rule has come to an end where they now know now a former ruling party of georgia with its head president saakashvili now under
pressure to resign and taking out the mantle. they opposition block georgian training promising to do suck a sureness policy and even hinting at legal action against the need to. airports now front. it felt as if georgia had won the football world cup thousands in the streets celebrated the surprising win by the opposition and despite fears the ruling regime may somehow hamper this triumph soon their worries were swept aside by the president himself. it is evident that the georgian dream coalition has secured a majority this means this parliamentary majority has to form the next government for us at least for me views of this coalition were fundamentally unacceptable and still remain so. just six months ago an opposition win was deemed impossible the ruling parties rating was at seventy percent and nobody could challenge that confidence saakashvili was that he amended the constitution granting more powers to
the prime minister a position many predicted he would eventually fill himself little did he know he was digging his own hole when he made this changes to the constitution again i would say. it is it time it was a dream that i never see the parliament these are the majority of his party we knew that one day each day but he didn't seem to he could come so probably he. just tailing the constitution on his own shape and then his own he could survive this let's see if ordinary last think of lincoln georgia but that's egoless for. however this situation did not come out of nowhere prison torture tapes released in september he'd saakashvili the hardest chosen stick to the streets as allegations emerged that he personally ordered the torture and filming of these
atrocities and now. the president could face more than simply losing his grip on power if there is a big enough majority perhaps to impeach him maybe his term to october next year remember the changing point in this election was the allegations of brutality in prisons and torture and the allegation behind that was of course that saakashvili and his prime minister merabishvili had ordered this abuse so if you have a situation where the new parliamentary majority wants to investigate. it could well produce a crisis full of his close associates so they could not only have lost the election but they could face serious legal complications the georgia dream bardsley leader and possibly the next prime minister really has already made his position clear. this man's ideology has established a climate of lines of violence and torture the food you've seen of the things happening in the georgian prison is the result of his ideology because he brought
together the group that carried it out it would be good if he submits his resignation rather than starting various procedures to force him to resign. it was not only the prison tapes scandal which brought soccer serious fortress of power down say experts corruption among elites daunting poverty and playing hardball with russia all contributed but for now george is welcoming any new era hoping for a fresh start georgia's history is rich with different sorts of bloody cold it does and forceful change of governments in the outgoing president mikheil saakashvili came to power as a result of the revolution so this may well become the first days in its country's history of a peaceful transition of power. a look serious f.c. r.t. reporting from belief in georgia. party politics and they can headlines in the u.k.
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more news today violence is once again flared up please. these are the images cold world has been seeing from the streets of canada. the giant corporations are old today. you're watching us he's great to have you with us let's continue now the u.k. labor party annual conference is in full swing and is casting himself as a walking class hero promising a bright future for great britain while relentlessly criticizing the country's current leadership but as all she's laura smith reports there was plenty of politics but few policies and the name was indeed his address ed miliband told the
labor party conference about his childhood as the son of jewish refugees who had fled the nazis and his school days at a london comprehensive which he says enabled him to get on with people from all walks of life his ultimate goal though to differentiate himself from david cameron and his chancellor george osborne who'd been branded from within their own party to push boys who don't know the price of milk but in reality just how different is miliband his father was a socialist intellectual and his upbringing in highbrow north london is worlds away from the lives of most british workers he went to oxford and has never had a proper job outside politics apart from a teaching post at harvard's this speech was full of bluster about the old me the believe the wonder of the lympics an ephemeral vision for britain some might say
that's because policies are few and far between he says he'll sort out the banks make sure companies pay a fair wage and support the national health service but the main announcement to the speech was a promise that if elected labor will instigate a massive increase in food cation education focusing on the fifty percent of young people who don't go to university a great idea youth unemployment is around twenty percent at the moment but there was no mention of the all important. and how it would be miliband has admitted that if maybe with the power they'd be making austerity cuts too but he's refused to give any detail until after elected more than anything miliband has tried again to cast himself as a man of the people but many are saying that if he wants people to listen what he really needs to do it's not talk about himself the seemingly endless anecdotes
about his childhood and his family seriously and in detail about the country and its problems. at a time when much of europe is catching water on the way it can brussels has proposed a massive increase to its own budget the plan to be voted on this week said brussels on a collision course with the states it represents many of which staunchly opposed any riots if you unveils a war in a prominent data the highest and history of that block and your own research research at the european university institute says the numbers speak for themselves well it's out of that the state of the economy is absolutely dire and it actually tells us that what these leaders are trying to do through all these meetings in these summits is actually aggravating the situation very measures that are being imposed to radical structural reforms each of these things is actually aggravating the situation by undermining grow undermining investor confidence and by omission the humanitarian tragedy i mean there is an enormous public outrage right now in spain is there is in greece as there is in portugal and if these people were
allowed to decide on their own future they would not choose the path of the u.s. forcing them down right now so what you're seeing is a repetition of what we've seen for the past twenty or thirty years what's happened in the developing world is that international lenders through international institutions actually cancel the sovereignty of nations states in order to ensure full repayment of the debt i think everything that they're trying to do ultimately is made by by by financial market panic and what they're not seeing is that you cannot beat the financial markets unless you're willing to take a stand and says. we repudiate part of that and we move on we set our own priorities and also focusing on austerity cross talk coming up at seven thirty g.m.t. piece of our he's got a question just two of the very well. it's funny you know that whole term austerity is not one i like very much because it has all these punitive connotations as opposed to what it really means which is that we need fiscal
policies that make sense and by making sense you can't spend more than you take in for very long everybody with common sense knows this now they're calling it austerity like like all of us have done something wrong and well now you're going to get it and so either you either want austerity or you want the other thing which is to continue the impossible for us austerity it's terribly austere people are suffering terribly there was you know peter at the stockholm school of economics and some time with my visiting appointment there and in that country we've seen upwards of ten percent of the people have to leave in this massive biblical like exodus i mean it's just absolutely terrible crushing and regarding the unsustainability of the system well yes true it is unsustainable but not for the reasons i think that iraq has suggested. i. research is that columbia university have released a fresh report on the dangers of drone war for the us the paper says not even top
military stuff know the exotic death toll of these unmanned strikes hailed by officials as surgically precise and if there have long running consequences for america's diplomatic relations so has no reason shah one of the authors of the paper. whenever the u.s. is going into a country and exerting its force they're going to polarize public debate in those countries so the us and tell us sentiment it's not that's the beginning of the iceberg the tip of the iceberg really because we're also talking about governments in those countries they're seen as cooperating with the united states they lose their legitimacy in their own publics views that can have a destabilizing effect on democracies and governments all across the world where we're conducting drone strikes we're talking not just about the number of civilians killed or the number of militants killed but the toll on these communities in parts of pakistan somalia and yemen we're talking about regions where there's already a problem of war but this is really adding to the problem as we have civilians who are really caught in the crossfire between milligan militant groups on the one hand and u.s.
drone strikes on the other they're afraid of being being targeted merely because they're associating with individuals because they're outside they don't know what will let them be targeted and that's creating for them environment of hysteria and psychological torment when they just don't know when a drone will strike. in somalia drone strikes are only to the attention created by years of ongoing. joint african forces have taken control of the lucrative somalia poor tired of smile so it was long used as a stronghold by al qaeda linked to islamist fighters of the al-shabaab group it took five days of fierce street by street battles to reclaim key facilities in the city militants have now been forced from all of somalis in major cities. at least fifteen people have been injured in the bangladesh capital darker in clashes between riot police and opposition protesters police fired tear gas shells and used barton's against the demonstrators that if it came to the streets to protest last year's elektro reform and to wish to pull those are no longer
controlled by a nonpartisan caretaker government. martyrs marina is that a good morning so how are the markets doing today good morning well as usual at this time of the day asia is the only. in trading on there we're seeing a little bit over turn around the u. turn i would say and sharp and we'll get to that in a psych and but we know that european markets will open in less than two hours from now and of course as always has a major effect on how other markets perform so i want to talk about spain because after days of speculations the prime minister there has the ninety's ready to request a bailout for the troubled country the move would help madrid but would also bring along spending conditions which are hard to bear spain is in that second recession in three years with unemployment topping twenty five percent but as we saw yesterday this didn't have much of an effect on the european markets look at the asian markets now said we saw a sharp u. turn and there it's
a sea of red right now even though the hang sign is flat that it's come back after a four day break carmakers are among the ones suffering the most right now in the session and investors are really looking forward to friday see you as jobs reports and also known form payrolls report coming out later in the week now from milan and take a look at the russian markets they are closed but will open in last an hour right now and basically what we're seeing is that these trade in session there was a sea of red there as well the r.t.s. and the my six shot in over a third of a percent and one of the low points was for mining company machel which lost three and a half percent after its net profit came in that loss i should say came in at eight hundred million dollars and that's on falling commodity prices so not very impressive specially for investors in that company now if you will and take a look at currency rates and see where the euro is still shedding against the u.s. dollar weakening when it comes to the ruble it lost against the currency basket on
tuesday but of that it figures of course a common up in about an hour's time from now and that's what i have time for in this edition more stories of course on our to dot com slash business. thanks for that marina and in a few minutes three minutes special report was called on top of the world that's coming your way in a couple of. if you're passing through rushes to be a region you really can walk on the wild side. thousands of kilometers of unspoiled countryside make up an area where it's still possible to live off the land and enterprising locals so the fruits of the forest by the side of nearly every road such spectacular scenery makes it a paradise for fisherman and provides a business opportunity for hunters going on he has been hunting for more than thirty years and works for a company providing expeditions for tourists this season ducks are on the menu.
for two things a successful duck under a blanket and a bottle silence which means that i need to be very quiet i'm not going to frighten the. office. but when you've been in the business as long as he has the birds don't stand much chance. there are defined hunting seasons in russia but lax enforcement means many animals are killed out of the a lot of times which can leave young animals orphaned and unable to survive but environmentalists are fighting back the heart of just us forest provides a sanctuary for the most famous beast in russia it's home to a group who rescue often bear cubs and raise them when they're old enough to fend for themselves the cubs a target taken to a remote location and released back into the wild but it's not just bears who find a haven here this is wolf island. here wolf pups who've been captured by
hunters or bought from zoos have a second chance at life and conservationists have a unique opportunity to observe them these walls are all around four months old and they'll stay in this area for up to three years then most will go back to the wild for good just viewing them from the car was an experience in itself but then after a bit of a bumpy ride came an opportunity i just couldn't pass up. and this is what i was hoping for was coming to a place called. a chance to get close and personal with the locals and it's these guys are going to act as foster parents for the next generation will come here using the older wolves as surrogate parents has already proved a successful technique. every place infant wolves with one year old wolf cubs his parental instinct is totally shaped and they take them as their own cubs it's an
important part of the world's development and a major factor in the success of a project which has seen more than twenty generations of cubs grow up here it's going to continue to take time and money to rehabilitate the reputation in russia. but the keepers here hope their research and dedication mean that wolf island remains a place where visitors can truly understand of the wild. only twenty minutes to cover two hundred twenty meters with no safety ropes. known as dexter on the internet storms a radio station in electra's a city not far from moscow ok here we go. he is most likely to establish a new record. to friends of our legs follow him with no safety rope see. if
his online name is. the youngest of the three. because the summit even quicker than expects it in just fifteen minutes. and. they've never trained as professional rescuers they've never even completed a course for climbers. extreme sportsman explorers of urban roofs this is their third ascent of the top they took the footage which made the british daily mail call them crazy russians a five minute video made them true internet celebrities they received more than one million viewers in the first week alone.