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freeboard video for your media project free media r t dot com. a morning parent for justice the father of a chechen man killed by the f.b.i. during questioning talks to r.t. about this suspicious circumstances behind his son's death and his plans to hold the agency accountable. the 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 secrets. and russia's interior ministry says these sort she winter olympics will be safe and comfortable for the gay community and everyone else following fury over a new law banning homosexual propaganda.
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hello there it's good to have you company you're watching our take you live from moscow with me and. now the father of a chechen man shot and killed while being questioned by the f.b.i. in his own home is in the u.s. to demand someone be held accountable for his son's death but him family are convinced he was unarmed while being questioned about his links with the men 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 see chalk and met the morning father he wants justice for his son. 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
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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 in brigham's 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 the word 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 nowhere. such violence from law enforcement nowhere have i seen anything like this in 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
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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
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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 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 he 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 i'll do what i can i'm just not able to leave this. field and
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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 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 all 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 veronica velo has this report. it's going to be john kerry's
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first visit to south america seen stake in the secretary of state job but apparently not they used his specter to face up to us a rise of questions raised about the incident involving president gore ollie's from believe us when he's airplane was blocked in europe recently and in the wake of the revelations that washington has been the spying in america. today 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 and 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.
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collecting data on been solved telephone e-mail conversations in the country the foreign minister spread deep concern and asks for a small nations in father bill brazil once the matter addressed at the united nations to find a legal way to protect the rights of citizens and preserve the serving of the country's me why it looks like the most provocative relations are you still to come diem agree world america publishes golden legal documents claimed that what has seen so far he just stays in mali 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 are great. it will solve the
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america's spy world a white in brazil in particular so it looks like washington has some issues too are you an out why the n.s.a. scandal seems to be taking on a broader debate shin's running her fellow to r.t. brazil. geo political analyst eric draitser explained why brazil is among the 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
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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 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. there's plenty more to come over the next few minutes including iraq's wave of death the latest string of attacks leave a three hundred people dead just after the bloodiest july for five years plus we could have china to overtake the u.s. as the world's top oil importer easing concerns over the global effects of its slowing economic growth the stories and more in the company.
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now russia's interior ministry has coal claims of discrimination and bias towards homosexuals in the country far fetched and guaranteed the safety and comfort of anyone competing in the upcoming sochi winter olympics this was in response to global pride test by the gay community he will calling for russia to be stripped of the gangs for introducing what they believe is an anti gay till you see catherine all flukes at what's causing the strong reaction the international reaction has of a. stick 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. law gay sex which was actually legalized in russia back in one thousand nine hundred three it
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also doesn't explicitly ban the participation in gay pride parades the problem however is that the defendant 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 every entry into russia now will most activists believe that this law will not to 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
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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 homosexual propaganda in fact at least the texas 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 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 the box in front of russian embassy as eventually the calls moved on to boycott the twenty fourteen winter olympics. and sochi one of the prominent
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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 us 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 this issue he said that russia will do its best to effectively keep the sochi guests on the participants safe and comfortable that very mixed reaction internationally but russian officials are trying to encourage athletes to to feel comfortable and to of course participate in
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these upcoming sochi winter olympic games well you my colleague and he's guess discuss what's changed off the bill 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 cause this day it causes distress anti gay bullying is terrific but it also is deep in issues because of the huge fines it imposes an organization and individuals who even mention gay rights but i'm going right against you know your icon samantha journalists here in suicides but you know i constantly as a journalist here go on about gay rights in russia and i on this channel i've spoken various networks around the world about this i've not been penalised or find
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out or i'm just trying to get people at home the reality of the situation here i posted on facebook i started out saying no problem but you don't face or obviously the protests. as as basically a scouse 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 around there's a simmering active thriving gay community in russia and indeed in sochi when i was filming the last week there was one that i just wanted to actually get my car on humble mature opinion regarding gay life in russia and i was nothing short of i was assassinated without rain for a for having possibly you know you know pro you know thoughts on russia which is seen as as evil russia want to talk about it's a political commentator. there 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 think first of all i've been asking some
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people here what is it the exactly the british athletes are playing to do and sort your other going to. get lifestyles are they going to compete they're actually in the games themselves look at me tell you something about believe the. the lord be here and the game will be as world which. 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 called before i think it's time for the gay community to realize you cannot prevent the people from having their own views and in london you know of what was there on computers and i think it's total implodes total tolan's by the by the liberal elites that not allow this political correctness has turned into censorship from l.g. bt sports is it right to boycott the olympics no it's not trying to completely
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calls for sochi olympics because lympics plates don't deserve such a treatment in the modern history of the movement to we had to boycotts it must be nine hundred eighty and in the early one nine hundred ninety four and flits couldn't compete in a highly competitive atmosphere for twelve years i always bring up to two comments regarding this entire situation 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 that's one thing the second thing is why does nobody ever mention qatar the world cup coming up is that because two reasons i think that is i spoke to one of our friends in the government the in the u.k. he said that's because it's so suppressed over there it doesn't matter which i think is just ridiculous and the second comment was that because it's football homo sexual interest doesn't go along with our sport which i think is absolutely ridiculous all of the countries and i think this gets forgotten have signed in
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a limb pick charter which states that there is no kind of demonstration or political religious or racial propaganda allowed any olympic sites venues or other areas is the l z b t community going to allow this silly. 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's going to want to have their say here with us here this morning we're going to take a quick break now more news in a couple of minutes. most of these voices the couple of the law violence or thefts. but we drove the window climbed in and tried to start it. we pushed it
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a little way and here we were drunk. and soon you're an alcoholic nearly all of them are homeless orphans no money or relatives. are you going to do without me your school for a moment but there it felt like i was back but there's street to it is you're going to beat me up at any moment. you know that i turned my back i couldn't help wondering about my safety. isn't a warden he's their father you could say that slava races he makes normal people out of ugly duckling.
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again welcome back 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 david ninety dead since the beginning of the month violence has claimed the lives of more than three hundred people a figure that is rising 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 thinks the war has made the country fertile ground for terrorists kind of ironic that the us now have 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 intervention has brought about it says something about the fact that when you destroy
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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's no way just a bounty will solve the problem of terrorism in iraq terrorism is not fall just by repression it's followed 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. from other world news now reports from egypt suggest police have asked people living in close to major city in protests in cairo to leave their homes thousands of protesters who support president mohamed morsi is still waiting for the police to carry out a threat to remove them but authorities have perspire on 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
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missile defense system has intercepted rockets fired from egypt's sinai on the. on the city of the latter salafist group took responsibility for the attack saying it was in response for the killing of four suspected militants last friday a state of alert was issued in the region with egypt's military coup generated fears of increased violence in the region. i'm fifty six people have been killed by suspected islamic militants in northeast nigeria in two separate incidents one attack left forty four worshipers dead in a mosque during morning prayers while another twelve civilians were killed in a mash u.t. it's the latest in a slew of violence blamed on religious extremists in may the government declared a state of emergency in the northeast in the tent to combat the rising violence. shiner is likely to outpace the u.s. is the world's largest crude oil importer this year according to
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a report by the energy information association with millions of drivers thirsty 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 people be good morning to you katie so what's been the market reaction to this well investors really it's a sigh of relief that we've seen we had a a metal his rally on our hands at one point and it's not just oil that's making its way to china at record amounts but soybeans iron as well but the oil really demonstrates a change in dynamics is a global shift the us has been the top or consumers it's the early ninety's so why are we seeing this shift with the father china's growing they need the oil for that they need it for their cars for their factories for the infrastructure but really aligned with this is what's going on in the us domestically the shale gas boom they're far more self-sufficient than ever before so this could have
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a big impact you think on the global it was mostly yeah i think the people that are set to benefit of iraq especially that's where the most oil goes to more than half actually comes from iraq and the middle east in general but russia is also going to want to listen into this we know that russia wants to tap in being neighbors into this market just make china more attractive this data really but as well as that it's not just about economics it's about politics as well with the oil market because it is such a to mulches region the oil producing countries and the maybe pressure on china now to be more vocal in what's going on there the u.s. perhaps more less inclined less motivated to be so going forward talking about responsibility also the emissions carbon emissions we know china isn't exactly admired for their eco ethe also be interesting to see if they follow in the footsteps of the likes of europe japan who are more conscious in this department will follow in their predecessor the u.s.
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and gas girls a lot ok thank you casey interesting stuff business correspondent katie peeping thank you. now you can follow the events around the lympics online also on our website nobel prize for whistle blowers supporters of u.s. army private bradley manning who is facing up to ninety years in prison for leaking secret data put one hundred thousand signatures on a petition to get their hero recognition and traveling in a cheap faster than a plane billionaire inventor elon musk believes his hyperloop project could revolutionize intercity travel around the world you can go online to find out more . coming up next it's breaking the sets.
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the u.s. government project arrow marty has been in place for twenty years this project was designed to break the media monopoly on cuban television by putting u.s. government propaganda up to t.v. screens this injection of american t.v. works with a blimp and a c one thirty military plane working in tandem you know this would actually be a major achievement in the history of technology if it actually worked this program which over the years has built up a billion taxpayer dollars simply does not work but continues to exist despite the cuban government completely blocking the transmission the official logic of continuing the program is that it would send a bad message to the cuban government if they stopped brilliance and action but the big question is who gives the u.s. government the right to propagandize cuba is just because they have a different lifestyle doesn't mean it is wrong and the u.s. government does has the right to destroy it and even if cubans on mass actually do hate their system then it is their job to change cuba not the military industrial complex and its cronies in washington but that's just my opinion.
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he. was party to some degree or he would you tell to bring everyone together here everyone's here. you can you see everyone fifteen people really pleasantry i was wondering what fishing with you all to my eyes deceive me then yes i would but of course when it comes to fishing he can do without for now as i ask him to call everyone together and nobody's here will remember why you are late what's the problem you want to go slow you always mess everything up with your is that you. what am i doing film i cloud what to do. most of these fifteen boys have been in trouble with the law for violence or whatever. of them are homeless orphans with no money or relatives.
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or uncles. as he's known isn't a supervisor he's their adoptive father. you really are right here this is really what i've been slaving for for all these years with you just this absolutely nobody here by ten o'clock in the evening. did i give everything up of that's what you want to do. i should scream at you now and everyone has to say thank you uncle sam of your wisdom or truth. for a moment back there it felt like i was back in those street hooligans are going to beat me up at any moment as i turned my back i couldn't help wondering you know am i safe.
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with. my. blood i almost twins in fate they never knew their fathers their alcoholic mothers was stripped of parental rights the boys were sent to an orphanage and repeatedly state they showed no interest in studies and by the age of eighteen had frequently been convicted of theft or assault. nietzsche's and that's when shit there's nothing to do here at all you just drift from one.

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