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you're watching r t international tonight from jail cells in cambodia in sweden to the solitary confinement in denmark a founder of the pirate bay website continues his battle against the authorities in a case with powerful corporate interests play. western powers signal a rethink in their support for syria's rebel movement apparently knowledge that the fall of assad could boost extremists such as those implicated in a recent massacre outside damascus. so if you are approaching a new start for thousands of russian prisoners will be freed under a game changing amnesty law that's just passed parliament it's good news the two for the public protest band pussy riot as well as the greenpeace activists arrested in an arctic drilling protest. and ukraine's multi-billion dollar deals with russia
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draw cries of treason from kiev's most radical opposition leader president going to coach of poorly national assets for a chance to fix the budget. if you just joined us it's ten pm here in moscow my name's kevin now in our top story neither a killer nor a terrorist but an online activist an alleged attacker and yet he is being held in conditions worse than those of some mass murderers one of the founders of pirate bays and tangled in a complex legal battle accused by denmark of stealing millions of personal id numbers. are all of the reports. abroad since he was arrested in august twenty twelve pirate bay found a ghost for its walk home vog seen the inside of jail cells in cambodia sweden and
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now solitary confinement in denmark it's just terrible as his mother to see that he is being treated like in this way like as if he were a terrorist hard criminal or violent criminal or some kind acquitted on computer hacking charges by the appeals court in sweden he now has to wait and see what he'll be charged with in denmark juta the intricacies of danish law there's no way forgot for it to know how long he'll have to stay in solitary if it was you know a decision or warrant that was made by a judge i was i was able to tell him you know for two weeks and then we we can go and see the judge but now because it's a decision made by the prison service i'm not able to tell him if there is i can't give him an a deadline whatever case is brought against got fred for now he spends twenty three hours a day locked in a cell by himself and the thing that upset him most and me as well was
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a divorce and now to have his books in this cell even scandinavia is most notorious mass murderer anders breivik has access to reading material as he serves his sentence in norway for the slaying of seventy seven people those involved in online activism sometimes called hacktivism fear a witch hunt the treatment of graph. shows that the governments are scared on the act or worse than they do which they've tried to get help to worse for everything they think which might be illegal even if they are revealing crimes support for godfrey it is coming in from all across the world the likes of julian assange the activist collective anonymous of throwing their weight behind the campaign to get better treatment for a man they claim is the. persecuted because of his online activism on twitter using the hash tag an account got for its online alias his supporters flooded the social
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media site some accusing the danish authorities not knowing what they're doing in the case just see somebody does something online online means birds they agree can't control it but they don't really seem to get what they are actually accusing him of for his family his mother is allowed an hour long visit once a week for which she has to make a thirteen hundred kilometer round trip it's immoral i would say and i don't think the danish people understand what's going on in their prisons saw tom denies the accusations of illegal online activity and the longer he waits for prosecutors to put together their case the more he becomes the face of online activism peter all over r.t. germany felt when founder of the swedish pirate party thinks the danish authorities are acting independently in this case we can observe that throughout this entire ordeal starting with the raid against the pirate bay on may thirty first twenty
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zero six a number of rights violations some more egregious than others have been committed and it's very hard to escape the feeling that governments are seeking to make an example out of god for it's far too rogue known as on a carter just to a scare others that might challenge the status quo and be frankly please the united states which kind of disgusts me to be honest i would certainly agree that he is a victim but somebody has to make an example out of him because he embarrassed hollywood. let's refresh our minds of the timeline here the pressure first started amount against pirate bay back in two thousand and six when the file sharing website got the wrong side of hollywood it was taken down indeed for several days when swedish police raided his headquarters as
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a governor decided it was time to take firm action fast forward then two years two years later the founders of pirate bay were charged eventually sentenced to a year in prison for encouraging copyright violations most fought on lost his appeal it was arrested then in cambodia last year then extradited to sweden but finally ended up in denmark as a suspect in a separate case. the syrian president is the lesser of two evils that seems to be the message from western powers to the rebels that the latest so-called friends of syria meeting the apparent u. turn was prompted by the rise of al qaida and other extremist groups there which may gain the upper hand if bashar al assad's government falls in the latest incident dozens of innocent people reportedly killed and tortured when radicals raided the town of address outside damascus r.t. arabic bridges this report. terror still fills the hearts of those who witnessed the militants entering the town of they saw panic disoriented people running for
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their lives and they ran themselves they will never forget the despair in the eyes of those who were forced to stay behind we have no reliable way to communicate with the people trapped inside address but officials are saying the atrocities against the civilian population are continuing people are being butchered and even burned alive and every bit of news coming out of the town is dealing a new blow to those whose families are still being held by the militants everyone working for the local authorities was to be killed regardless of their religion or denomination they were all taken to be killed they took everyone even those who supported neither the government nor the rebels they were all either tortured killed or used as human shields the things being done in a drawer unthinkable they're slaughtering children and throwing them out of windows and no one's doing anything about it the syrian authorities say they have evidence confirming that massacres have taken place and address sadat led taqiyya and many other areas which remain under the control of the armed opposition that the
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situation in syria has now deteriorated to the point that international norms of combat are no longer being observed it. is an industrial town with a lot of these residents working both in the private sector and for government agencies horrifying crying's have been committed in this town houses who are set on fire with people trapped inside and. the syrian army which is positioned just don't side the town continues to carry out surgical strikes as part of their effort to liberate address which is now the only hope of the families waiting for news of their loved ones inside the town. r.t. . and as soon as the massacres tell it to appear we got in touch with some problem here and write scripts to get some more details on to more what they told us. the fact is that syria is so deep in crisis that the international community is essentially unable to do anything it cannot even verify various mixed and parcel of
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ports that are coming from the war zone and this is what we see happening currently with the reports that we are receiving from both address and aleppo what we are being told is that in the military launched an air strike on where both held positions according to local activists at least one hundred people have been killed including some twenty eight children now the chaos in the country has led to the rise of extremist militant groups among the rebels and it is now essentially the extremists who are leading the way among the anti assad ranks now many folks inside syria and the international community has been sounding the alarm bells from the beginning that this is what will happen but only now are others particularly in the international community starting to see what is going on in the ground. just a bit earlier i spoke to british m.p. khaled mahmood too said syria's become a magnet for foreign extremists. right from the very start there was the
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infiltration of the extremists coming into syria because that was the next to remove play once iraq could quite. understand is quite so this sort of drug from the start and i've been saying this certainly to our government in the u.k. that there were people starting to drift from the u.k. to syria to fight six weeks ago i've had two young men from my constituency who went to join our lootera i have a very distraught family mother particularly who wants a son to come back twenty year old son who was recruited in birmingham to go out there and fight so far that lost contact with him and they don't know what exactly is happening out there with. washington's appetite for surveillance has gone too far according to the bosses of america's tech giants but are google and apple really rooting for change which is desperate to appease angry customers we try and gauge what the real picture is in
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a few minutes from now and the british prime minister hails the u.k.'s afghanistan mission as a success even as violent attacks continue in opium farming booms across the country. the trade deals that ukraine structure in recent talks here in moscow may bring some rest to the country's economy but not to the anti-government protesters in kiev let's see even though the issue that troubles then the most possible customs union with russia wasn't even touched upon apparently at that meeting yesterday but calibrated joshie discussed the deals and the likely impact with venture capital host katie pillbug. the end of the day came down to a practical economic decision ukraine simply can't afford the e.u. deal at the moment and russia gave a fairly good terms it's talk about that then so we've got the bond purchases which are fifteen billion in total added to that is the gas discount as well so in combination that would equal twenty billion dollars it's just that the problem at
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the moment is that their form of wind that's a real problem because at the moment borrowing costs are really escalating and that's where the risk of defaulting on your debt comes in and it was thought that they accepted the e.u. deal not this deal that russia has now put on the table they may have defaulted in less than six months which is quite telling you asked about the e.u. deal so this unique approach we know he famously called it a humiliating and said it was a sum of six hundred ten million euros that were also in order to receive that money they would also have to enforce harsh spending cars also gas increases as well so at the end of the day it was an economic decision basically i mean people would be bearing the brunt of it all in case the. strike would which could marina if you think about it lead to more protests in the future and that was a concern as well but there are still going on. people are not happy at all but i
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can tell you that investors are happy about that so what i can tell you the overriding fact is short they're going to be getting three billion in three days now the point is the e.u. deal would have had long term benefits no one's arguing that but what we are saying is the ukraine economy could have defaulted in getting their. if you'll be with us by the iranians studio well despite the economic benefits the agreements of moscow brother this treason by one of the most outspoken protesters in kiev the head of the nationalist parties for border says present at a code which is poor in the country's assets here to win concessions in russia jet ski takes a closer look at who is leading the opposition movement in ukraine. an offer of support for ukraine z. u.s. durations was not enough to persuade one of the country's opposition leaders to book drop shoulders with the german foreign minister during his surprise appearance at the protests in kiev mr westerly is openly gay and they have to book sponsors
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for border has made its position on homosexuals quite clear tact and gay parades the most we want to build the country based on harmony and social justice we're being dragged into homosexual values by the western states and we will not allow that but homosexuals and people of different races are clearly not books biggest foes. any treaty with russia is not worth the paper it was signed oh. dear he looks forward to not make up the core of the protest movement but there are clearly it's loudest voices and it's actions as well as words and assault of the city hall and scuffles around it ten days ago they toppled the lenin statue in kiev and event described as the fall of the tyrant by the party and reckless vandalism by many others this is a crack in the pavement where the toppled lenin monument literally lost its head and if you walk around the pedestal of what used to be the monument to the former soviet leader we can see some graffiti over here first one here says yellow card
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which you're next and the one at the bottom says glory to the insurgent army of the 1940's in ukraine which some in this country believe to be freedom fighters who fought for independence while many others described as nazi collaborators on top of that and no militant field commanders believe were spotted at my down a man who fought as a mercenary in creation and south of setia in all cases against the russians. until the end of my days i will kill russians jews that got me this british reporter brian flynn had a first hand glance at the militarized right wing forces in ukraine and of the euro twenty twelve football championships he went undercover into their training camp these are people very serious about what they do they train physically to back it up with violence and i watched while they they followed live weapons and the presence of such people among the broadcasting crowd seems to cause no concern among european officials walking on the same square. which is rather extraordinary
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isn't it to see somebody that the united states has banned from entering the country on the same platform as senator mccain to see somebody who's been by and by that i say francis mistake statements for denying the holocaust who supporters actually in the streets of kiev still do make anti semitic as well as anti russian . gestures and slogans it does signify that the west and politicians are quite happy to use nationalist forces when it suits them that lack of reaction is particularly bewildering given many european statements about ukraine's right wing factions in the past and the burning over ukrainian football ground for now slogans in this stance so if you create does make it into the e.u. someday it will be interesting to see how people with such different values sit at the same negotiating table. let's see reporting from key of ukraine.
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and just ahead in the program arrested strip searched and thrown in a cell with drug addicts india said it's a poll of the treatment of one of its senior diplomats coming up that we discussed so war of words right now between new delhi washington and white envoys immunity was seemingly trampled on. i wonder if we can add democracy at least be expansion. democracy of the kind us dollars by george w. bush to that at least a few utopian ideologies on par with communism on par with not says a long par with militant relaid gentz you know the ideologies that can ultimately lead to an increase in violence i think the problem is the idea that by military force is the property of the government create a state of anarchy and hope that democracy would spontaneously but also.
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the. economic down in the final. days that sank i and the rest because i. believe if we. leave. india sailing some other warning of reprisals over the arrest of one of his top diplomats of the united states khobragade he was strip searched and kept in a cell with drug addicts she was detained for allegedly incorrectly filling in the housekeeper's immigration papers a. professor of strategic studies abramoff told me there's no underlying hypocrisy
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though here in the rest. the diplomat to know was actually humiliated she was strip searched and handed and handcuffed and this was you know i mean this is this this was where we are and usually incident and there has been pouring of anger in india and the marines have retaliated against the american diplomats in new delhi by would drawing some of the religious right or moving the security barricades around the u.s. embassy in new delhi and warning of further actions against u.s. diplomatic spaced in india this is the kind of hypocrisy that we see in the united states that they apply one standard for their own diplomats were posted overseas and apply a different standard for foreign diplomats who are based in the united states the ultimate india has been such that a lot of members of parliament i did mining action reciprocal action by in other words the asking for a presence and the big story tonight a far reaching out misty bill that could pardon tens of thousands of people's being
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passed in russia's parliament that only with a measure give a friend is a clean start but it would also put an end to some of the country's most controversial criminal cases what he called her skin off report. it's the twentieth anniversary of russia's constitution and this is a good way to celebrate this amnesty as plans to in fact up to twenty five thousand people including goals have already been convicted of crimes charged and only under investigation which means members of the punk band which currently are serving time in jail but they're always say that they could be freed before the end of this year so they could get to greet the new year's with their families since one of the crimes that they were found guilty of was hooliganism and that does fall under this amnesty also the so-called arctic thirty the group of greenpeace activists who were arrested in the russian north and are charged with hooliganism they were released from jail on bail but should see under this amnesty all charges dropped against them as well and also is expected to affect some of the protesters were arrested
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during a mass protest rally in moscow on by witnessed where it was handed with clashes with stories however we do know that this draft is not a fact indorse found guilty of serious crimes because of that of course is very likely to be released from jail sooner then his sentence will end now the state do more of the lower house of parliament has passed that and the amnesty should come into force before the end of this week while the scope of the amnesty sweeping is eagle mentioned there no lonely nonviolent crimes with a relatively short sentences can be pardoned they can't be pardoned it aims to provide relief for the more vulnerable members of society who talk about pregnant women pensioners disabled most others the bill could become law as early as tomorrow but the point of it is to strengthen trust between the state and its people. next. mission accomplished and so the british prime minister described the work his country's troops during a trip to afghanistan
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a year before the taken out of the country but his comments have been ridiculed by critics who point to rampant terrorist violence drug cultivation and human rights abuses iraq war veteran michael prison says the phrase hides a decade of futile conflict mission accomplished was used by cameron because you know politicians don't really say hey you know that wildly unpopular war that we sent you and your children to. slake for over a decade well we messed up and it was all of which they're not going to say mission accomplished like cameron needs that we died for years a colonial exercise that was a total bloodsoaked disaster due to the arrogance of rich politicians we thought they could dominate the land and resources of poor people in afghanistan using the blood of working class people from the united states and from the u.k. for chairman to assert that there has been so called progress against the insurgency there is an absolute fantasy and yet another indication may be that
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cameron's victory speech is premature a taliban attack on a nato base in eastern afghanistan for three insurgents one afghan policeman dead it's the second such assault on the base which is a vital checkpoint on the border with pakistan. both says the world's top tech firms have descended on the white house surging president obama to rein in washington's global surveillance program google yahoo are pulling many others have suffered severe reputational damage since the burj that they were all in one way or another complicit in n.s.a. spying but former cia officer or government spokes was thinks it's all just a p.r. stunt this i think the internet executives are crying crocodile tears they've made a lot of money out of it and so freeing their their establishment and then a permitting the united states. get trapdoors behind it they're losing business that's the name of the game for them and so yes they'd like to have
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a stance of all rules that make it easier for them to do business particularly overseas but it's long since time for them to speak out about violations of the fourth amendment. they did the jew cheat and they were repaid with sickness servicemen with the royal air force were tasked with carrying out nuclear tests in south australia at the height of the cold war as artie's test for said reports next calls for the u.k. government to compensate them for getting louder jeff lity out was seventeen when he joined the royal air force and was eventually posted to mary lincoln in south australia nuclear tests were carried out there in the fifty's with some publicity but minor trials reportedly continued in secrecy until the my nine hundred sixty s. run do. we knew every or for every fortnight aircraft flew in with a nuclear flask in which we unloaded onto
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a lorry and it was taken away by the scientists we didn't know what they were doing with what he turned fifty illnesses he believes were caused by his exposure to radiation that matter linga started manifesting i started off with i had tb i then started having degeneration of my spawning my daughter has gone pancreatic condition which can only be of trace back to genetic source so i have the question in my mind. was it many was it because i was there and many others are asking the same questions even before world war two radiation was a hazard the problem is measuring it in a meaningful way very very difficult indeed nevertheless there is undoubtedly i think integration among the british authorities not to own up to any responsibility
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these people were experimented on quite honestly i was disgraceful how those soldiers were created and they've long been asking the government for recognition and compensation their service is part of history and war you allies of future generations will not forget but for those who would actually serve the forgetting is not an option especially for those who feel that if this issue they've made decades ago may have cast a shadow on dillard's and those of their loved ones if you look out of the country's nuclear countries are treated better veterans and compensate them and recognise them and we are standing right at the bottom of the table that is wrong france the united states and even the tiny aisle of men have already done so with the ministry of defense maintains that while there is a quote huge debt of gratitude owed to the veterans the government rejects any link between veterans' health problems and their military service citing a two thousand and ten health needs audit overall the range and severity of
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problems reported was typical of older people in the u.k. in general and a veteran who believes they have suffered ill health service has the right to apply for a no fault compensation jeff knows the clock is ticking and while he's hopeful he has no illusions about how difficult the fight will be at the very least what he wants is this is this a firm cue that we need cost money money to say thank you we are like ghosts we don't exist does or sylvia r.t. london. thanks for being with all th number of you watching around the world up ahead after the break the second part of our report on economic research and so why everyone's cheering it on. syria in collapse western backed rebels have either been routed or on the run saudi supported jihad it's now prevailed in rebel held territories civilian populations
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terrorized meanwhile assad remains in power with this military intact what's next for syria. millions around the globe struggle with hunger each day. what if someone offers a lifetime food supply no charge. they can the very strong push against g.m.o. and we think that. the genetic anymore the right products are pretty cool. there is no. evidence for this any problem with genetic engineering when you make a deal. or is free cheese always in the most crap i don't believe that. and the free. enterprise is profit.
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these golden rice. like lazy i'm going to go through no other jobs so that i could money to buy seeds much wonder does your demand of the money i have for seeds and i spend it for books . be open and school uniform as much my kids need for school. sick i'm going to be about them will so i have no money left to see when the day no matter how cheap i might be. demoted you know too much money to do much. at one. time. you can lead a community has a borehole that isn't easily accessible by all. the damn dries out during the
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dry season and there isn't enough water for the animals. didn't know you're not going that the british government doesn't do anything about our situation when they're done it i mean i could have provided the commanders say with enough water what it would do. the other refused to do anything like that for us a lot of money almost every government comes in so we have a quarter of us know what's in our courts and by the time i get. funded that i can who need to support most most is the deal who can i get big. bum what did you fly from this mosque if i miss. it would you.

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