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last week's terror bombings in boston reportedly conscious in a hospital now and has been able to make a written statement for the first time the nineteen year old received a throat injury during a fierce standoff with police still unable to speak the charges against the alleged bomber are due to be filed later on monday have more details now from auntie's and us to see a truck. he's currently at a boston hospital being treated for injuries we're hearing that he is awake and answering officials questions sporadically in writing they're asking him about any further possible accomplices in the boston bombings case as well as whether or not any further explosive devices should be of concern to officials but as of yet we're not hearing any details officials are not revealing any details in terms of the answers that i have is giving them of course all of this comes after he was arrested friday night after a mass lockdown took place in boston after unprecedented manhunt that took place here and a several hour shootout between law enforcement and this nineteen year old suspect
we do know that he suffered injuries to his throat and was unable to speak and this is precisely what officials have been waiting for to be able to communicate with him to find out the motives to the boston bombings as well as the participation of any per possible further accomplices apart from the two brothers that have been hunted by a officials here throughout the week nineteen year old dzhokhar and twenty six year old to milan and of course we have to note that the miranda rights have been revoked the rights he has to remain silent as well as the rights to a lawyer are being denied to him because officials are interested in being able to question him without being able to use this right and the fact that his miranda rights have been revoked is receiving major criticism throughout the united states and causing really a lot of debate between certain politicians and civil rights groups also it's important to mention that republican lawmakers in the united states have been suggesting that to be treated as an enemy competent this is also been
a topic of much debate because we are of course talking about a u.s. citizen as we do know back in two thousand and eleven they did receive a request from a foreign government this is russia's government that said that they should look into the identity of the older brother the older suspect to milan back that he was twenty four years. hold and the f.b.i. did receive recommendations that they investigate him they did in fact bring to milan in for questioning the followed his phone calls they intercepted his social relationships as well as his activity online but did come to a conclusion that he is not dangerous and did end up freeing him and of course because the f.b.i. right now is being criticized for this they're going to trace their steps back look into what exactly they could have missed but also try to establish right now with the second suspect being alive whether the two brothers had any kind of connection to extremist groups that they might have overlooked two years ago and in the time in the years and days leading up to the bombings that took place here in boston
also of course they're going to consider and look into the purposes of the trip that the older brother to milan when he went back to the north caucuses for about six months they're going to try to see whether or not this time was used for him to be able to communicate with extremist groups on the ground decisive. boston massachusetts. and i want a former federal agent says the u.s. needs to rethink its policy on terrorism and who deems to be a danger to the country. this idea terrorism is such a confusing concept because we have our terrorists and their terrorists it's that the definition is supposed to be acts of violence against civilians for political purposes but you see this over and over where there the you us considers that there are good rebels and good freedom fighters at the very least the separatists in other countries are not considered as terrorists we have
a whole establishment neoconservative as stablished me in the us now i have only involved in propagandizing that there are good rebel groups for instance in iran is the latest example of the mujahideen call that actually was on the the us terrorist list but now we have been delisted to become the good rebel fighters against iran and. now the revelation that the boston terror suspects are of church and origin has seen an influx of journalists to russia's north caucasus where the brother's family lives while the parents are no longer willing to comment on the issue here at aunty we have been able to speak to another relative who knew the alleged bombers from childhood. really almost anyone who has any links with the family is really in shock after what happened both relatives and friends now the brothers spare and stopped talking to the media assets early saturday but i managed to speak to a close relative of the family now her name is. and he was she was married to the boy's
uncle now she told me how really tragic and difficult the life of the family was and that for years they have been moving from one place to another as the father couldn't find a proper job and they've moved twice from kyrgyzstan's first to than to dagestan were they span just a bit over a year and till they moved to the united states in two thousand to seven showed us some pictures that were taken during that time pictures that captured both brothers in their early tiled women in one picture the older brother is just a bit over a year old now she spent a lot of time with tom avalon when he came here to dagestan last year to visit he is the parents and she describes him as a very family loving and caring young man and when i asked her whether he expressed any x. her interest in this she told me that his interest was never overwhelming political
to middle and wasn't a religious fanatic he was curious about religion he started to be really interested in islam about three years ago but he was never a radical we would talk about his commitment to religion but it wasn't extreme it was really hard for her to speak she told me that. the younger brother was planning to come here to dagestan this may and now their father plans a trip to the united states to bury his out of the sun to meddle and so as for many here if she couldn't the woman couldn't really believe that they were involved in the tragedy. it's impossible to believe that they could have carried it out just impossible it's terrible. if you can believe it there are children who respected their parents a lot timberland was very attentive to older people to his family for him have been was of use mother's feet both parents mobile phones are switched off or rarely own
line and it's really impossible to reach them but i have since managed to speak to the mother of the two brothers and those who believe that it's kept repeating their first sons were innocent she also mentioned that her eldest son tamerlan was under constant surveillance for years when both parents before mentioned that the midline told them that the i would be i can talk to him right after the boston bombings and ask him for questioning however the albi or the out later denied that information now as for the father i spoke with him also in a telephone conversation just yesterday and he told me that he doesn't want to talk to any media right now so really dozens of journalists from all over the world is that how descended on this region holds that the man's family will speak and eventually shed some light to how their boys and up the main suspects in the boston terrorist attack. has been a culture of reporting check out all to top called to get the full picture of what the past week meant for the citizens of boston of course our online photo gallery
containing images of the tragic events unfolding at the marathon and of course as well as of the manhunt but for. some of the past the time julian assange is now spend ten months holed up in ecuador's embassy in london and the u.k. has spent millions on watching the door and he faces extradition to sweden for questioning over sexual assault allegations although no charges have been brought against him and he's a pretty boy who spoke to him at the embassy. one thing that's got the man excited is politics as many of you will know he's making a bid for the australian senate there's now a wiki leaks ponty that stands for truthfulness in the free flow of information the free flow of information and when i was still in a song about how we fancied this chances. you know getting into the senate considering that he's holed up in the embassy and campaigning is going to be very difficult he actually mentioned that he's got quite
a considerable interest in both him and the wiki leaks party and in terms of political goals of science is very clear he says he wants to put a stop to the u.s. corruption in north so let's take a listen to him elaborating on that point. was the u.s. embassy the former even back in regard to the seventy's even when he was a member of senior member of the new south wales it's very near term for most of the people. sitting prime minister to rob it happened in part because. the center for its simplicity that's pretty secluded stopped was a constant back and forth in this sort of preparation. for that she was gracious himself with various parties very recently there's been reports that ecuadorian diplomats in the meeting with the labor party in the u.k.
actually raised the issue of julian assange perhaps in an attempt to get a guarantee of safe passage for julian assange in case labor does come to power after the general elections in twenty fifteen but when i asked just knowledge about say he was quite skeptical he told me that he doesn't really think that there is going to be a change in the situation depending on which have the political parties in power in the week a certain let's take a listen to what he meant by that and to his assessment of british politics the united kingdom. i'm asian you're pretty clear institution. it's political it's my car it's my six. this is what. controls. are like to present. your present. they represent forces to
exist on the big institutions when i speak to julian the sarge actually according to him he said that the cost of policing the embassy is tipping four million pounds now and actually while we're filming outside the building i got chatting to some of the officers there in djibouti and they were unusually frank we actually had a bit of a loft with one of the officers because he said that he worries that a songe could be snuck out of the embassy in the wall street suit or some sort of fancy dress outfit but on a more serious note he said that he feels for the guy because he's stuck in a very tiny space you know when you see pictures of the embassy in the newspapers it looks like a big sprawling building in actual fact it takes up just the first two floors of this residential block so this is a very tiny space that he's confined to and when i asked the officer about how he feels about the cost of policing the area you can sense a bit of frustration he said that all this money is going on watching one man when there are very crippling budget cuts taking place to police forces across the u.k.
. now formula one has wrapped up in bahrain with antigovernment protesters clashing with police in a bid to disrupt the controversial event as security officers stormed areas where program form activists gathered suppressing most opposition marches the protesters have been using the formula one race to draw attention to human rights abuses in the country demanding more international pressure on the ruling family saeed from the train freedom movement says the monarchy is trying to distract attention from the level of unrest ongoing in the country. if you wish you could very get out of a hundred. round the country schools have been. done two hundred people have been doing the process. if you want to call the peace if you are trying but. not. quite at
all. and if people are really angry about all the. why the leaders of the pollution behind but. not much better. when it was going to. limit. live from moscow this is r.t. and a state fire sale seized greece but some of its most treasured properties why don't the bahama tearing the car nation between the city and pride report on vast stories just ahead. well. science technology innovation all the developments from around russia we've got the future covered.
thanks for joining us here on r t the u.s. military has acknowledged that overhaul of the guantanamo bay prisoners are now on hunger strike among the eighty four protesters five of whom put in a hospital with life threatening conditions sixteen and being force fed ati's guy nature can explain why the inmates have resorted to such desperate measures. here's a breakdown of who's currently held captive at the u.s. prison in guantanamo fifty four percent are yemeni nationals that is ninety five captives out of one hundred sixty six just a few more figures a total of eighty six prisoners there have been cleared for release fifty six of them yemeni nationals three years ago the u.s. suspended all transfers of detainees to yemen what seems to aggravate the psychological torture of indefinite detention is knowing that your nationality is something that you cannot control is the sole basis of that ordeal defense lawyers
say what they deal with now is collective punishment by the u.s. government based on nationality which is a clear violation of international law when pressed for answers the administration the state department specifically which was in charge of those transfers they point the finger at congress at the moratorium that the lawmakers put in place that the defense authorization act that they passed but lawyers say those are just excuses our clients are coming to grips with cold the me will die is gone time or not because the state is unable to transfer them but because unwilling to do so the transfer of structures are difficult for example they would require the secretary of defense to personally certify that a receiving state has taken steps to ensure that a prisoner can ever threaten the united states in the future whatever threaten might mean in that context. and obviously no state can guarantee that a future event will or will not occur but that was the point the point was to discourage transfers from guantanamo citizens of forty eight countries in total
have been held in guantanamo since the opening of the prison in two thousand and two the majority of them were from afghanistan and over the years most of them have been transferred back to afghanistan the second largest group of captives were from saudi arabia then yemen then pakistan but you see the scope of the manhunt it included forty eight countries as of now it's not just the yemeni nationals who are stuck in this legal limbo but the rest as well michael williams. senior advisor for guantanamo policy in the office of the legal advisor for the u.s. department of state testified before a human rights commission and here's what he said we will continue to work through the secretary of state and the other arm says the u.s. government to accomplish transfers first of all mr williams of the state department gave this testimony in the middle of march that is three months after the state department shut down the office that was working on those transfers so it is not clear how they continue to work on it if they shut down the office that was doing that also defense lawyers present at this commission hearing saw the response was
an attempt to water down the core issue to walk it down in legal details which seem to have no effect on the outcome of the indefinite detention that they're asking for or justifying is under the laws of war and in the states united states mind that that. that war ends at the end of hostilities against two al qaeda and associated forces well what does that mean that's indefinite that is the epitome of indefinite some here have voiced the idea that whatever is keeping most of those people there has nothing to do with the law but more with the fear that even those who had been wrongfully captured and held there for years for no reason have witnessed so much at that prison including torture and other forms of humiliation the fear that the u.s. may have created its own enemies there you have dozens of people cleared for release and still languishing in prison so they may have fallen victim not just to
their wrongful capture but now to do worse politicians assumptions of what they may or may not do in the future in washington i'm going to check on. you can find out many more stories on our website dot com including for example activists from anonymous calling for a web blackout in protest over an infamous intelligence bill basically allows with authorities to harvest private information without a warrant. telescope spots three planets where human life could be sustainable still scanning the skies for an earth like home with a star like our sun details on the website. shakes and a billion flocking to greece as it options off seventy thousand prime state properties national landmarks historic palaces and even entire islands are going on about how
frantic pace athens though has little to say on the matter with a fire sale demanded by the e.u. and the i.m.f. greece's chief paymasters it's a fact that for one filmmaker shows how far greece has fought. we have a soaring unemployment that in a few months we reach thirty bursts and we have people committing suicide it in the streets we have homeless all around campus so we're living in a humanitarian crisis that we haven't seen since the second world war the economic elites that actually control the greek government at least some point to what i imagine the c b troika wanted to do now that the real now is that there is a problem that we cannot continue with this just there in the policy unfortunately to sci fi doesn't happen for the greek government that the us will be on there is coming from brussels or are or believe. the cedar revolution that you don't
accept these are staring people you see. everything we collapse in a few days or a few hours the country should default and probably even exit the euro zone drawing doesn't understand that his biggest struggle and especially math and europeans are not about the just here to save big financial institutions and be banks don't pay attention to the illusion. and greece is not stopping at selling off what's above ground but the country's minerals also open to the highest bidder about her has divided even the ranks of austerity wary greeks on the one hand it could spell ruin for the environment and local businesses on the other though it's jobs for a country racked with unemployment he has to walk and find himself right in the thick of it. protest in paradise the cause proposals to expand gold mines he went to mountain road near the village of strat-o.
ne in northern greece there were the protesters lodging their position against the mine here further on the mountain road the riot police blocking them from getting to the village this process is just one of those showing the intensity of feeling surrounding the subject here greece's kalki dickie peninsula is renowned by forests for its teeth but it also contains precious metals which canada's eldorado gold corporation wants to extract that split the region in yet its source locals want to protect their traditional trades. mining activity is the worst that could happen to this area mining and beekeeping cannot co-exist. and protect the health and byron that's i'm in panic because the mining will destroy our clean air and clean water part of the problem is the process used to extract and purify gold and other metals which critics say will lead contamination by cyanide and other chemicals
this method. results in getting the metals from the office all of the metals the majority of them and live in there with a lot of residuals as we travel up into the hills where forest has already been cleared the mining company security trails us and if this way to look them up and stop us out you do that with their security and locals are going extinct this is expected point they don't want us to film we want to pass honest public roads but i don't this shows some tension between the locals and mining goods but yeah but the good. intentions indeed the locals have destroyed some of the company's heavy machinery and ransacked the police station police have raided homes in the middle of the night to arrest suspects and fired tear gas at protesters butt. there is much support for eldorado here is criticism both from the government and other villages whose mining populations welcome the possibility of thousands of extra
jobs at a time of deep recession around half of the nearby villages approach mine and deeply critical of anti mining protesters. you these people who are unemployed cause many problems by telling lies the only purpose is to shut the mines down in fact they want nothing they don't want any development. eldorado gold refused to talk to but they say they will be leaving the area. locals in a year a source say they won't let mining go ahead without a fight but that if they do lose they will be leaving this corner of greece that they love so much tom bottom r.t. . and into the r.t. world update now starting with the european commission that talks must begin on serbia's possible membership of the e.u. and comes after belgrade approved the european union brokered agreement with its breakaway territory because of o. and the deal grants cause of us ethnic albanian leadership control over the area
while serbian minorities will receive autonomy is within cause of a region declared independence from serbia five years ago and although widely recognised it was formally rejected by belgrade. and you are a man of rock it has successfully launched from nasa spaceport and america's eastern seaboard and the un tyra's rocket is a key milestone for the private u.s. company behind the launch of the plans to begin regular cargo deliveries to the i.s.f. . the u.s. and south korea have decided to push ahead with joint military drills despite warnings from north korea a joint at ten thousand strong forces engaged in exercises on south korea's east coast and tensions have been high in the peninsula since the north carried out its third nuclear test in february but while the many fear that further war games could provoke the ongoing the pentagon insists they're absolutely necessary. to come here and look at a part of the u.s.
to tubman to live by its own rules the republic of texas is next. the movie world war z z being for zombie which stars brad pitt as one hundred seventy five million dollar budget has been recalled by paramount executives not because this is probably yet another stupid violent zombie movie but because the chinese might get offended according to the wrap dot com china was supposed to take the blame for starting the evil zombie apocalypse this time but china becoming the largest foreign market for american movies made artistic integrity fly out the window to protect the bottom dollar as is tradition and hollywood this is not the
first time that there has been pro-choice and he censorship in hollywood the remake of red dawn which was originally a cold war era minstrel show against russians was supposed to show a chinese invasion of america this time however they have changed it to north koreans who can't even defeat the us military in south korea let alone at an away game in the usa the thing that is interesting is not the censorship is the fact that they will censor movies for whoever's got a lot of cash coaches the big markets won't be offended. countries with small markets well this is a complete prostitute mentality show that love to any guy who's got bills in his palm you know i was always pretty sure there were a lot of prostitutes working in hollywood i didn't know they actually started making the movies but that's just my opinion.
more news today violence is once again flared up. and these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. giant corporations rule the day. bribes them to. see them. regarding what the republic of texas was in a team thirty six a number of people who had moved here from north america. at the invitation of the mexican government to settle here they were being chased out by the new president of mexico was also a general of the army's there. and they had to defend.