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russia's granting of temporary asylum to edward snowden infuriates washington with the u.s. government threatening to cancel a joint summit as american lawmakers vitriol that moscow. while the whistleblower is gauging potential job offers further revelations go public exposing britain's financial dependence on the u.s. when it comes to spying. and the last british resident in guantanamo bay says he is being sexually assaulted by gods as new figures show the facility has cost u.s. taxpayers almost five billion dollars since it opened our top stories this hour.
international news and comment this is r.t. with twenty four hours a day live from moscow where it's now just turned eight pm a new chapter is beginning for one of america's most wanted men who's finally left a moscow airport transit zone after more than a month in limbo whistleblower edward snowden is temporarily free to live and work in russia and job offers are already coming in as. reports. now that snowden has managed to leave the transit zone of sodomy to the airport this is a whole new chapter in this story but if only we knew at least approximately where he was now his location is even more secret. due to the fact that he's the most wanted person on planet earth to do he'll be concerned about the issue of security that includes questions of sci fi and the police where he is going to live that's all up to him i will consult and advise him but on other issues it's up to him as
we're meeting the press yes he's ready to meet the russian media but you need to understand you still need some time to adapt to russian realities a lawyer and i believe the personally accompanied snowden and we can weeks representatives harrison alex of the airport and put them in a taxi initially it was expected that snowden was supposed to leave the airport last week but had to take time for all the necessary legal procedures in a statement published on thursday snowden outlined how everything was done in full compliance with russian and international legislation the former n.s.a. contractor did agreed to the conditions voiced by president putin under which he could stay in russia and that is to stop harming washington's image and that while concerning his latest revelations he did pass all these documents to journalists before he arrived to show he meets with board from another we know that snowden's looking possibly at finding
a job here in russia nothing concrete at the moment but russia's largest social network has already made an offer to him as an eighty's specialist in charge of the privacy and security of users. russia's decision is made the blood of american politicians boil while the white house signaled it may cancel september's summit between russian and u.s. leaders some congressmen are hurling threats of dark consequences at moscow including possible sanctions are going to check on reports. together with edward snowden russia has now become the object of washington's wrath fiery remarks are coming from congress senator lindsey graham says americans in washington should consider this a game changer in our relationship with russia senator john mccain goes it is a slap in the face of all americans we cannot allow today's action by putin to stand without serious repr cautions the white house touched upon some of those are precautions saying moscow's decision on snowden undermines the growing cooperation
between russian and u.s. security services the white house spokesperson said washington is quoted extremely disappointed with moscow also this mr snowden is not a whistleblower he is accused of leaking classified information and has been charged with three fairly villany counts and he should be returned to the united states polls show the majority of americans actually disagree with the white house on whether or not mr snowden is a whistle blower they think it is but it seems the white house and some lawmakers are only happy to focus on russia because it takes the thunder away from the conversation about the surveillance state but the conversation is happening as much as the government would want to be can't put a lid on it new laws are being proposed to rein in n.s.a. surveillance last week congress killed one such bill by only twelve votes lawmakers have indicated there will be more such proposals in response to snowden's revelations senior intelligence officials have testified in congress releasing
classified documents but they wouldn't be having that conversation if it weren't for snowden from snowden we first learned about the prism program a system the n.s.a. uses to gain access to the private communications of users of nine popular internet services the government said the n.s.a. does that only with a warrant from the feis a court those are secret court orders snowden said the fisa court merely rubber sems such warrants and he revealed one such secret court order for a telecommunications company to hand over its clients data in bulk the government has acknowledged all collection of communication. but said no one can look at the content of those communications without a warrant snowden said yes they can this week the guardian relying on the documents that snowden had earlier provided his release details of a program that makes it possible we learned about x. keyscore which allows to search through vast amounts of data collected by other programs having sekret finest his career and his comfortable lifestyle snowden said
he wanted to expose the government. in washington i'm going to shut down we spoke to political analyst dimitri babbitt she thinks that if the roles were reversed the us would do exactly the same as russia i think that snowden is a very special case because he didn't serve any foreign government what he did you don't his own and he revealed this information to press north to foreign agents i'm pretty sure that the united states would shield such a proceeding if he had been over russian origin and if he had been found in the united states russia i think was a lot of very willing to have him here i think it's clear from mr bush's statements that he was not particularly a bit but the question is so what good would you do if he had delivered mr snowden out of the united states mr snowden would brogan to face life imprisonment in the united states so no civil list country can do it or this country will be respected
while russia says there's no reason why the decision over snowden's asylum should the relations with the u.s. that's a view shared by a london based legal expert and examine the curious. the ball in a sense is in the american court that the russian authorities have been extremely careful to do this by the book they've insisted on mr snowden making a proper application he's done it through a lawyer there is a well founded case here for asylum the u.s. has no legal grounds to object to this now that he is in russia proper i think he the intention will be to apply for full refugee status if the u.s. number less wants to jeopardize its very important relationship with russia because russia has done something which it is legally fully entitle to do that is a decision for the u.s. but many people will i think feel that if the u.s. does that then the u.s.
frankly is behaving in a very strange and self destructive way. and while snowden vowed to keep his mouth shut to enjoy russia's asylum his earlier revelations continue to shake the world the guardian newspaper has published a report suggesting that britain's government communications headquarters not only spoiled on its citizens but was funded by the us well let's check out how the tit for tat spying chain works the u.k.'s g c h q public law amounts of money into efforts together personal data for mobile phones and applications saying it wanted to be able to exploit any phone anywhere any time well in the past five years alone the amount of data gathered from the internet and mobile traffic by the intelligence agency has increased by more than seventy times already putting boyko takes a closer look at the role washington has been playing in all of this the us government
has paid at least one hundred million pounds to the u.k. spy agency over the past three years now in return for this money they've got access to and influence over britain's intelligence gathering programs now these were allegedly top secret payments the americans expect a return on their investments in g c h q so g.h.q. has got to work very hard to meet the n.s.a.'s demands which almost makes it sound as though the u.k. intelligence agency is working for the n.s.a. i mean for such a prestigious agency these revelations are likely to be extremely damaging one g c h q strategy briefing that the guardian has seen says to quote g c h q must pull its weight and be seen to pull its weight which gives you an impression of sort of
the work ethic in g c h q and the how hard they're trying to please the americans very. only the guardian seen other documents that reveal that g c h q is actively pouring money into spying on personal mobile phones and applications and according to the guardian some stuff that works for g c h q have expressed concern about the morales sea and about the ethics behind what it is they do they are given the level of deception in their work as well apparently a number of employees have been concerned about that now the leaked papers also show that the u.k.'s biggest fear is that the us becomes dissatisfied with the work that g c h q is doing and as a result will invest less money into the u.k. spy agency which brings us to watch a number of observers are concerned most about in this story which is just how close the relationship between g c h q and the n.s.a. really is so actually considering the amount of money that's been poured in and
just to remind you that it's over one hundred million pounds over the past three years it would seem as though the british side is almost dependent on that american counterparts or he's put a book or there in london there's now no legal restriction stopping the e.u. from people involvement in the syrian conflict as an arms embargo in the country expire we report on how schools of european families have been damaged by the conflict raging of miles away. and still to come a move towards more secular laws and from sparks a debate of multiculturalism as some french citizens claim they don't recognise their own country anymore that and other stories coming up here on r.t. . as the media we go so we need to be. part of the bush and you're with. your party is it the. shoes that no one is there with to get that you deserve answers from.
continues here in a very nice for just turning fourteen minutes past the hour on the russian capital the last british resident at the guantanamo bay detention camp shocker claims that god sexually assaulted him during prison searches revelations come as new figures show the facility cost nearly three million dollars per prisoner each year to keep open a syria has more shock or armor the alas a british detainee at the guantanamo bay prison who's been on hunger strike since january against his unlawful detention claims that he's being assaulted sometimes sexually during person searchers however was arrested in afghanistan in two thousand and one he's been at the prison for eleven years without having been charged with any offense and he says he that he still faces
a daily quote unquote of course cell extractions they flipped me over for the search mostly that's just an assault sometimes a sexual assault we call it the get my message they carry me like a sack of potatoes which is really painful for me. this information was revealed in a declassified conversation between elmer and his lawyer in the united states this news comes just weeks after u.k. prime minister david cameron had said that he had raised the case of amr with the u.s. president barack obama at the g eight summit over concerns that the u.s. was trying to render armor to saudi arabia we contacted the british foreign office and this is what they said. we take any and the geishas of mr mistreatment seriously mr ramos case remains a high priority for the u.k. government and we continue to make clear to the u.s. that we want him released and returned to the u.k. as a matter of urgency stories of inmates at guantanamo have been coming to light especially
with attention on the hunger strike that's been going on inside most of this information revealed through lawyers of the detainees a one other example for instance is more or not have described the prison as a quote unquote place without walls he said that he had suffered repeated abuse said terry geisha techniques including sexual humiliation of water torture as well as sleep deprivation in response to artie's queries if the deputy joint task force public affairs officer at one tunnel sent us this reply we don't comment on the need to take any allegations made through the defense attorneys regardless of how ridiculous and absurd to the allegations might be we also contacted the u.s. state department for their comments on a shocker on my space but we have yet to hear a reply reporting from london i'm tess are cilia. and the snake from the london guantanamo campaign says the strong tics are used to unsettle detainees. all of
what's going on with the with the searches making noise during the night time these sexual abuse it's all part of seems to be part of a pattern of intimidation of the person of the detainees and part of a ploy to try and break the hunger strike that the detainees are carrying on with their hunger strike most of them in spite of all the abuses it is clearly a sign of weakness on the part of the u.s. administration and the military guantanamo that they're having to resort to these measures to try and break the hunger strike so clearly they're feeling the heat and you know the detainees they you know they have to decide what to do with their bodies if they want to carry on with this or not but obviously this is an act of desperation on their part to be on a hunger strike for six months in some cases and that they've got nothing to lose they've been there for eleven and a half years most of them without charge or trial and this is a desperate act on their part. or has been incarcerated for eleven years without
charge and his lawyer claims stafford smith says the invasive searches a being done to intimidate prisoners. we have now raised it with the american courts that they shouldn't be doing this they shouldn't effectively be sexually assaulting the prisoners and it was the government i believe who first started using the term scruton if you will believe it the they actually admitted this sort of thing and it's been done to try to intimidate prisoners out of talking to their lawyers so that unfortunately the truth would not come out of crown tonneau bay and i don't doubt that most of them are resisting jack has been going through this for months and months and months now and i've got a proud moment away and his response to that is when they leave him in his cell he starts singing you know both mali songs new get up stand up for the year rhythmix and the guards to show that he's not to be cowed persons i think that shaq is
standing up for his rights and the rights of other prisoners prisoners has motivated the guards under orders from the more senior offices to treat very bad but actually it's not had the effect the desired effect on us and it's may shock a stronger mentally because he recognizes that he is now at least in some parts in control of his life so i dove actually been impressed by the psychological improvements and even though physically isn't very tough straits. just a reminder we have more stories for you at the moment on our website head there now to find out how the olympics in sochi will bring reprieve for gay rights activists here in russia and peace in moscow say the new law against from a sexual propaganda will not be in force majeure in the games log on to r.t. dot com to find out activists reaction to this development. i'm a careful what you google find out how an anti-terrorist squad knocked on the door of a new yorker who randomly search pressure cookers. bombing on the internet all at all
to you don't call right now. to see. first street. and i would think that your. orders would. be. with an embargo on syria having officially expired there are concerns the block could become further embroiled in the conflict the deadline passes figures reveal up to six hundred europeans have already left their homes to fight alongside government troops dimitri bunting he's the father of one of those who joined jihadist forces in syria claims his son is being forced to fight against his will.
they want to hold on to it friends with muslim brothers when they become eighty and there's nothing wrong with that to go holiday discover the walls you know and after . that they may send those much of theirs in cairo that they give him money that they give him a scholarship that pay money to study to continue the study of this muslim religion and salafi. you know but i didn't trust it i had the feeling that something was going wrong i start to discover every day thousand pictures and videos of syria and one day i recognize my also in the video with other belgian guys so i moved to see that i was in the way of seeing so many cruel things even one in the fighting group and got people like you got me that put the cuffs on me i was almost dead and at least i came back to the bottom but then the hands because these radical people these leaders this show you know they don't give me the opportunity to see my old son this emmis we're standing above all these children from the west not only from
the west but many of the young guys from all over the walls they are using this young children. and some other world news in brief now this hour in our world update the military government in egypt has announced it will lay siege to the pro morsi protest camps that have been set up in the capital now these are live pictures coming to you from car at the moment where the police are planning or not allowing anyone in while promising safe passage for those who decide to leave the city and this comes after thousands marched on the country's military intelligence headquarters overnight right authorities claims that any further demonstrations would be about exactly what's happening there at the moment in current. clashes between separate factions of yemen's deeply divided army have killed at least two people and wounded five troops loyal to the former president state a demonstration demanding they receive a bonus for working the holy month of ramadan shots were fired between the protesters and soldiers loyal to the current president clashes and it went heavily
armed riot a military police arrived on the scene. official results of the parliamentary vote in zimbabwe have given the incumbent president's party a two thirds majority robert mugabe supporters say they are sure of a landslide victory elections have been called free and peaceful by international bodies however the opposition candidate has called the vote a farce declaring it void. the tunisian army has launched a massive air and ground offensive against islamist militants near the border with algeria the operation targets a region that saw overnight clashes between government forces and armed groups this week eight june is in soldiers were killed by militants in the area. multiculturalism is under the spotlight in france with an increasing number of people saying a lack of integration is causing a growing divide in french society it comes with the government looking to introduce more secular laws which have been greeted by riots and protests. explains
. vincent born in france from french parents has been teaching philosophy and run a miguel or in paris where he has spent his whole life now he's getting ready to emigrate he says he no longer feels at home here. of the graph there are zillions around paris and around other big cities where even the police don't dare to enter we call these places could gorge cutthroats they're ruled by a parallel economy of drugs and remain hermetic to ordinary french people these areas are dominated by immigrants from france's former african colonies and are often the scene of violent confrontations. just last month five were injured during protests over the enforcement of france's ban on full face religious veils we go to one such place. twenty kilometers from paris and indeed it has a flavor of the country's its residents came from but what native to reasons
complain about most echoes what locals here denounce welcome they get we feel like we live in ghettos our kids are born here they're french citizens but they're treated like aliens the authorities have to do something if they want europe to resemble what they claim it to be french politicians frequently send mixed messages in these two thousand and eight speech french president at the time nicolas sarkozy exulted nixon ethnicities warning that racial purity could lead to the end of civilization for the citizens sure the so shitty that's just a year after he promised to wipe the suburban streets clean and two years before a controversial law that prohibited islamic veils. they come here to get our votes they come they lie and they leave they simply use us the next french leader was a bit more consistent when running for president as well and promised more respect for these distressed areas and after becoming president he votes to improve
education and create jobs there but locals complain they were just empty promises and the figures seem to back that up unemployment here averages twenty two percent . average. if you look for an apartment or a job they see that you are not of french origin and put your c.v. to one side would you like to live in the times of slavery this feeling many faceted south in behavior like this or open violence this teenage boy of african origin is accused of raping fifteen women. on the field in africa i saw that little kids who were raped and abused by white people when i came here i was full of anger . or why did you respond to this by doing bad things to others. i just imitated what i saw in a vicious circle violence causes more violence a month ago a pregnant muslim woman lost her baby after she was attacked for wearing the he job
experts say politicians could help overcome mutual hatred and intolerance but they seem uninterested in even trying. there is racism in how they treat people when a white man is abused the president denounced it but in the case of that pregnant woman we only heard from the local prefect and they even say maybe she lied the mere fact that we are from here allow them to doubt our words without a right idea is gaining more and more popularity now here as well as in the rest of europe such concerns are becoming more and more serious the french war gallio outskirts comes from two words leo and old unit of the sons and long feudal lords plight in certain areas outside large cities people who live here a few dozen corners from the heart of paris say they still feel like they're living under pujol rule under an entirely different system to the city dwellers the feeling is mutual on the other side and this difference in the mindset makes the
gap between these two worlds to extreme. revolution an odd thing from france. twenty eight minutes past the hour now more news in just a half an hour with me in the team in the mean time the legendary host larry king speaks to one of america's best known. history that's self to the brain. remember we talked about calling for regular folks like you and me that can make you invisible to drones well freedom fashions as i like to call them are continuing to expand although the fact that our drones infrared eyes are very scary the more common street cameras are way more likely to on average day violate your privacy
and thus they invented the justice cap this hat blocks your face with the lights from face recognition software all the camera will see is an anonymous glowing ghost i personally haven't tested this thing out nor have i seen it with my own eyes and wearing three aaa batteries on your head at all times does seem like a bit of a bother but hey if you really want to be left alone and you're willing to throw down a few dollars this looks like a pretty good fashion statement to me the sad thing is that this sort of invention shouldn't need to exist people should have to live with the constant fear of unlawful consent less observation but sadly they do so inventors keep the freedom fashions coming but that's just my opinion. the show every the groundbreaking education reformer fighting for america's students her latest book is called radical but is she too radical over the american educational system which shows.