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it was. a morning parent is out for justice the father of a chechen man killed by the f.b.i. jury questioning talks to r.t. about the suspicious circumstances behind his son's death and his plans to hold the agency accountable. u.s. secretary of state heads to brazil to face demands for an explanation as to why washington is spying on the whole of latin america mostly targeting commercial interests. and china looks set to overtake the u.s. as the world's top boy importer easing concern over the global effects of slowing economic growth for beijing.
a local morning welcome you watching r.t. coming to you live from moscow. now the father of a chechen man shot and killed while being questioned by the f.b.i. in his own home news in the u.s. to demand someone be held accountable for his son's death he brought him todashev his family are convinced he was unarmed while being questioned about his links with the man accused of carrying out the boston marathon bombings there are allegations the man was shot in the back of his head while on the ground artes and says each york and met the morning father he wants justice face. a quaint residential neighborhood in florida and a father who can't hold back his tears. nothing will bring me peace as long as i live from the moment it happened i haven't been able to forget about it even for a second barely containing his grief. takes a moment several times during our interview a few days ago he arrived in the u.s.
from russia to seek answers for his son a brother games tragic death this is the entrance into the condo where twenty seven year old greg lived minutes away from disney world it was here that on may twenty second after reportedly being questioned by officials for hours he was shot and killed by the f.b.i. under circumstances most of which remain murky. from reminiscing about ibrahim as a child who was very much into sports. to looking through graphic images that a parent should never get to see images that will haunt him for the rest of his life which four or five shots right into the heart i've never seen things like this even in the movies not in the u.s. not in russia no where. such violence from law enforcement nowhere have i seen anything like this. the morning father's on a mission to uncover the truth behind the f.b.i.'s killing of his son and he's even willing to say. this but i want justice honestly because an unprecedented
intentional murder of my son took place. ibrahim came to the u.s. in two thousand and eight to study english and ended up staying to pursue a career in martial arts this spring he was questioned in connection with a triple homicide in massachusetts as well as the boston marathon bombings as officials believe the chechen young man had been friends with the deceased suspect a milan sir. the father says the only connection his son had to the tsar knives was a chechen background that had once prompt a. them to exchange phone numbers were given received multiple fatal gunshots to the heart and head during the night of the questioning the f.b.i. claimed a violent confrontation took place but has been blocking autopsy results from going public some reports suggested breggin was armed with a knife others a broomstick but there are also claims that he was not armed at all demands from the american civil liberties union and the council on american islamic relations
for florida authorities to hold an investigation were declined while the f.b.i. claims to be conducting an inquiry of its own as with now they would never be able to prove his guilt in anything but because they killed him if they kept him alive tried him that would be a whole different story. showing us the postcards from american sending condolences to his family by key hopes those behind his son's killing would show some heart as well. maybe the f.b.i. will have some kind of guilt resurface and it meant that they committed this fatal mistake for several years prior to his death ibrahim was not able to leave the u.s. while waiting to be granted a green card he eventually received permanent residence status and had plans to visit home on may twenty fourth but he died two days earlier. i'll never get tired do what i can i'm just not able to leave this.
r.t. orlando florida. the u.s. is striving to play down any rift in relations with latin america caused by the revelations of the n.s.a. spying abroad secretary of state john kerry is on a visit to two of america's chief allies in the region but the surveillance issue is clearly casting a shadow over the talks south america is fuming over edward snowden's revelations that the n.s.a. targeted most of the nations on the continent by monitoring internet traffic brazil colombia mexico and venezuela are apparently of most interest local media suggest the spying goes beyond military affairs to commercial secrets including oral and energy resources john kerry tried to defend the controversial program during talks in colombia but he faces a much more difficult task in brazil which is believed to be the n.s.a.'s prime target in the region. has this report. it's going to be john kerry's first visit to
south america seen stake in the secretary of state job but apparently not they used his specter to face up to a variety of questions raised about the incident involving president is from believe us when his airplane was blocked in europe recently and in the wake of the revelations that washington has been the spying law in america according to the day for mation release by fugitive blow were told and brazil was the top original target for the n.s.a. surveillance program washington was a brinkley's being on b.b. and solved brazilians telephone records as well as private e-mails for about today kate brazil's foreign minister talking about through all that has said this can't be left out of the conversation between two top countries they promised right after the brazilian paper published an article in july you and the n.s.a. collecting data on been solved telephone email conversations in the country the
foreign minister suppressed deep concern and asks for a small nations in father will brazil once the matter addressed at the united nations to find a legal way to protect the rights of citizens and preserve the servant of the countries me why it looks like the most provocative relations are you still to come deem agree world the america who publishes golden legal documents claimed that what has seen so far it just days. of a much bigger case he promised to release thousands of files in the upcoming weeks or so related to what he say is the secret united states surveillance of the global internet. that has reportedly told brazilians sophie shows that the new disclosures we'll unveil more each a gate. it will solve america's
a spy world the white and the brazil in particular so it looks like washington has some he shows too are you an out why the n.s.a. scandal seems to be taking on a broader to make sure it's running her fellow to r t brazil. political analyst eric draitser explained to us why brazil is the monkey top targets of the n.s.a. surveillance program the surveillance was targeting economic interests business interests this adds an entirely new dimension to this story because as we all know brazil is one of the world's leading emerging economies of course it's the united states and the ruling class in the united states that is tremendously fearful of the rising economic power of the brics grouping it is not just a formality that we use this term it represents a shift in the global economic balance of power and the united states knowing that
its economic power is waning is using alternative means to exercise his gemini and project its own power and the surveillance that the n.s.a. operates within other agencies as well that is a fundamental part of that whether it gives the united states an upper hand in negotiations whether it allows them to use blackmail and other forms of leverage all of this is part of the the it tool kit if you will of u.s. imperialism in latin america and around the world. still ahead this hour iraq's wave of death the latest string of attacks leave over three hundred people dead just after the bloodiest july for five years. and parents in greece a left leaning desperate by the country's financial struggle and the consequences for the loved ones they can no longer afford to take carol. russia's interior ministry has called claims of discrimination and bias towards
homosexuals in the country phosphates doesn't guarantee the safety and comfort of anyone competing in the upcoming such winter olympics this was in response to global protests by the gay community who were calling for russia to be stripped of the gangs for introducing what they believe is and let's now cross live to our tease. for north. lucy why was there such a strong reaction to this good morning andrea well the international reaction as well as domestic here reaction here in russia has really been hinged on what this law does and doesn't do and there's been a lot of misconceptions about it so let's really break it down now the bill criminalizes the public expression of support for so-called nontraditional relationships russian lawmakers say that it doesn't outlaw homosexuality it merely discourages the discussion of it among people younger than eighteen now the law doesn't outlaw gay sex which was actually legalized in russia back in one thousand
nine hundred three it also doesn't explicitly ban the participation in gay pride parades the problem however is that the definition of propaganda is rather vague and it's based on intent so anyone who distributes information for example with the intention of persuading minors that nontraditional sexual relationships are attractive could be accused of breaking this law any individuals or organizations who are accused convicted of violating it face fines foreign citizens could potentially face up to fifteen days in prison deportation and denial of the entry into russia now will most activists believe that this law will not be widely enforced there is concern that it effectively gives some local governments carte blanche to say to ban gay pride parades and to discourage people from discussing lesbian gay bisexual issues on the internet so that's the worry the thing to keep in mind however is that russian. society is very traditional and conservative and there is in fact a lot of support for this legislation here domestically the independent center
a polling center here in russia had actually found that seventy three percent of respondents support any government efforts to curb the homosexual propaganda in fact i haven't really changed over the years it also found that four out of five russians say that they don't have a single lesbian or gay acquaintance so that is why there's been such a difference in for example the western and international reaction versus the reaction right here in russia why do you think these these games effects have become hostage to this issue well of course it's a major international event so all eyes are on russia it's a perfect opportunity to sort of make political statements for whatever issue that comes up this is the the main sort of social hot button issue that's been raised internationally originally the law had sparked a boycott of russian vodka and gave bars across north america and elsewhere with people dumping baka in front of russian embassies eventually the calls moved on to
boycott the twenty fourteen winter olympics in sochi one of the prominent british actor stephen fry of course raised intense controversy when he wrote an open letter to the prime minister david cameron as well as the international olympic committee suggesting calling for a boycott suggesting fact that there should be a boycott of the cames even comparing them to the games held in berlin in one thousand and thirty six of course that was in nazi germany but we should also states that most officials including u.s. president barack obama had said that the boycott is unnecessary and that these games should continue to be attended by the athletes now here in russia the russian sports minister said that foreign athletes will be expected to respect the laws of the country but the head of russia's the olympic committee alexander also spoke out on the issue. issue he said that russia will do its best to effectively keep the
guests and the participants safe and comfortable that was a quote by him he also stressed that the law refers to the promotion of so-called nontraditional sexual relationships among minors so if a person who is participating doesn't impose his views in front of children it want to be applied and of course he urged all participants different sexual orientations not to fear for their safety so very mixed reaction internationally but russian officials are trying to encourage athletes to to feel comfortable and to of course participate in these upcoming sochi winter olympic games ok thanks for bringing us up to date lucy. lucy catherine off thank you william my colleague and his guests discuss watch changed after the law was introduced. we are an international community bonded by the homophobia that affects all of us and what we have to do is take a stand against the fact that the government is actually preventing education rather
than propaganda that is desperately needed feel people who are growing up lesbian and gay growing up with prejudice this causes death it causes distress anti gay bullying is terrific but it also is deep in issues because of course it is starting to silence the liberals the good people in russia who would normally be allies of lesbian and gay people because of course they don't speak out so it's not just the bigots that homophobes that it's giving more power to sidling think they're good allies so i think we need to take an international stand when it could talk about a political commentator alexander classified there in london as well as the recent levada poll recently saying that more than half of russian support the law and conservative traditions alexander your thoughts on that well i heard that those two thirds are who were supporting the war but that may tell you something about the liberal law be here and the game will be as well we have. none none existing debate about gay marriage same sex marriage the debate was suppressed by the liberal elite
nobody was allowed to say anything the moment you questioned you know whether it's a wise thing to do you were immediately accused of being a comma for i think it's time for the gay community to realize you cannot prevent other people from having their own views and in london you know of what else no one can hear and i think it's total intelligence total intolerance by the good by the liberal elites that not allow this political correctness has turned into censorship brought to you from l.g. bt sport is it right to boycott the olympics now it's not trying to completely control sochi olympics because lympics plates. don't deserve such a treatment in the modern history of the movement we had to boycotts. nine hundred eighty and in the early one nine hundred eighty four so if lives
couldn't compete in a competitive atmosphere for twelve years it's not the food to be having to get legislation in russia my opinion is the limbic must be there is no place for boycotts for lean big some very cool although the friendly countries and national teams to raise their rainbow flags and to march to the opening ceremony parade holding hand by hand meant to be the man and we wouldn't you know that to show they're so we do we do within the l g b t community all of the countries and i think this gets forgotten have signed in a limb pick charter which states that there is no kind of demonstration or political religious or racial propaganda allowed at any olympic sites venues or other areas is the l g b t community going to allow this olympics to become about gay rights and not about the olympics and also what about other minorities that feel like they need to have their say at the olympics how many protests are we going to see or we're going to have a gay pride protest and then
a protest about western countries that want russia to intervene in syria and then another protests from the environmentalists they don't think the olympics should be held there at all everyone is going to want to have their say so for you constantine you're about the sport you represent the l g b t community in russia where is this going to go according to the article. sporty is a human right so and the limbic spirit of peace and friendship going to stand together with any form of discrimination including discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation let's be honest be very clear brother this is being used as a cliche across the world calling this an anti gay law and russia it is actually an amendment prohibiting gay propaganda to my. the way the law is being portrayed in the west i just want to go through some of the things and also the delayed reaction to the law it went into effect june thirtieth the first big headlines we started to
hear was on july twenty first in the new york times putin declares war on homosexuals is that the case know the independent homophobic laws lead to attacks on gay young men russes war on gays and the list goes on it's not being represented for the law as it is whether or not the law is good or bad we can debate out gay man living in russia have been for eight years so i understand the differences between living in london and living in moscow and first of all i think the law is wrong the law is bad and it should be cherry and so i think the timing for the russian government with such coming up is terrible however there's a little thing called section twenty eight which margaret thatcher brought in in one thousand nine hundred which was a similar law for the protection of children which went all the way into two thousand and three so first of all even though that was in place in the u.k. the gay community went along with the lifestyle to the gay marriage that we have today which is a great thing so that if therefore does not prove that even though it was a law that was put in the wrong place actually culture actually nurtured itself as
as a basic journalist here i know the reality of life and i just wanted to put to stop the styria you know it doesn't snow all year round there's a simmering active thriving gay community in russia and indeed in sochi when i was filming there last week and there is one that and why do people know all about dubai want to put people on about singapore. and you can follow the events around the start your lympics online also on our web site at the moment prize for a whistleblower supporters of u.s. army private bradley manning who is facing up to ninety years in prison for leaking secret data one hundred thousand signatures on a petition to get recognition. travelling in a cheese faster than a plane billionaire inventor believes his hyperloop project could revolutionize into city travel around the world just go online to find out more. a suicide bomb in central iraq has killed at least sixteen people just
a day after al qaeda claimed responsibility for a string of attacks that left over ninety dead since the beginning of the month violence is. three hundred people a figure that is fast approaching the total for the entire month of august last year this july was also the deadliest month since two thousand and eight who has investigated the consequences of the u.s. led military campaign in iraq things the war has made the country fertile ground for terrorists kind of ironic that the us now is to chase al qaeda in iraq while before the war al-qaeda was almost totally absent from the country so i do think it says something about the details the military interventions brought about it says something about the fact that when you destroy a country obviously all kinds of terrorist groups armed groups will be free to act in any way they like let's be honest i mean there is no way just a bounty will solve the problem of terrorism in iraq terrorism is not for just by
repression it's forged by giving basic services by giving health care to the iraqis by giving a decent education system those things should be guaranteed the destruction brought about by war has. totally destroyed any form of health care i mean at a decent level at least. some other world news reports from egypt suggest police have asked people living close to major city in protests in cairo to leave their homes thousands of protesters who support ousted president mohamed morsi are still waiting for the police to carry out a threat to remove them but authorities have respond storming two major cities apparently to avoid bloodshed protestors have already spent more than a month in the camps demanding morsy be reinstated to office. next door israel's iron dome missile defense system has intercepted a rocket fired from egyptian territory on to the city of. militants from the sure i
can still took responsibility for the attack saying it was in response for the killing of four members of the sinai based group last friday israel boosted its rocket defense in the. area last month after egypt's military coup generated feed to be increased violence in the region. now china is likely to outpace the u.s. as the world's largest crude oil importer this year according to report by the energy information association with millions of drivers for petrol and growing industrial production beijing's liquid fuel imports are forecast to rise to over six million barrels per day while for more on this i'm joined by our business correspondent katie pilbeam good morning to you what's been the market reaction to this well a sigh of relief really there's been a lot of fuss about the fact that the chinese economy has been slowing down but this demonstrates that divide is indeed healthy without growth estimated at seven point five percent china now imports sixty percent of that oil it's not just oil
that they've been importing in record amounts but also so we have been i and two we have a metals rally going on really is all that demonstrates the global shift because the us has been the biggest consumer of all since the early one nine hundred ninety s. so it is a big change but what you teach why are we seeing this yet with the father china's growing for a start they need it for their cars their factories for the ngos lying to this is the shale gas revolution that's been going on in the us and the us is becoming more self-sufficient and less reliant on imports and so what's the picture then global oil market well for the global market i would say iraq should be happy right now because that's where china gets most of its oil from the middle east in general but also russia is going to want to listen to this too they want to tap into china more so now that demolish do intellect from europe to. we thought politics at play as well because a lot of responsibility comes with being the biggest consumer of oil china is going to have some pressure to be more vocal in terms of the situation in the middle east
the oil producing countries because as an economy they will be more vulnerable to the changes in the oil. price says the u.s. may be more less motivated to be vocal in terms of what's going on in the oil while from now on so watching that situation do as well is that china is not exactly admired for their eco ethos are they and if we interesting to see if they follow in the footsteps of europe and japan as well who are more contests or go for the u.s. gas guzzling our predecessor ok well interesting stuff thank you k.c. that katie building thank you. or stare at the measures introduced to tackle the economic turmoil in greece are taking a toll on the nation's children more than one hundred state funded elementary schools and kindergartens are due to close this summer bringing the total number of education facilities shirt since twenty eleven to more than a phones and our digital peace cannot report on how to measure aimed at making the
economy better is also making people's lives harder. another employed single mother agree saw has been dealing with what any loving parent would class as a nightmare for five days of the week her child has to live elsewhere because she can't afford to look after her i didn't have anything. to feed my child. only god knows how. sorry. she says she's been working for a job for three years but now aged forty knows the chances of her succeeding are slim tries to shield her four year old daughter as much as she can from the grim reality until she's old enough to understand and in the meanwhile the girl lives in this kindergarten along with other children from needy and problem families how do you explain to your child you're not able to take care of them full time because of problems with the economy and perhaps to completely understand what these people go
through every day you have to be in their shoes but what's clear for many kindergartens like this one are the only chance for their children to have more or less decent lives but since they're financed by the greek state they're now under threat of being shut down. in that open since one thousand one hundred this garden has helped thousands of families throughout the years but because of a lack of financing for the past twelve months its staff have been working for free and it won't be long before what little funds they have dry up completely. we're facing severe and multiple problems and i now and then you've been closed down we're using every means possible to continue working and are open to any help when i'm sure how long we could last due to various austerity measures by greece's creditors the government has been cutting jobs and reducing financing in the public sector teachers and schools included the situation is terrible is getting
was. nothing gives us an. i hope this will change soon the next. two three four use the seams of this economy our economy and growth in general is going. to help. despite grim forecasts from economists and a downgrade of the greek economy from developed to emerging markets officials are promising an economic miracle promises which few were greeks are finding the strength to believe in with each passing day it's going off athens i'll be back in half an hour's time with more news for you next prime interest. wealthy british style it's not. the time to let things go right out of.
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