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remains empowered with this military into what's next for syria. to make an example out of him because he embarrassed hollywood ambushed by success and online activists face is six years behind bars after a series of legal battles started by u.s. movie makers over the earth declining profits. all i've orchard killed or used as human shields. r.t. here is from the syrian city of andro where rebel forces have reportedly carried out one of the most barbaric massacres since the beginning of the conflict. ukraine's multi-billion dollar agreement with russia saved from defaulting on its loans but fails to convert asters in the capital with some opposition leaders branding the deal treason.
watching r.t. international coming to you live from moscow i'm marina welcome to the program hollywood empires don't always go together what started as a legal battle against copyright infringement for the co-founder of the file sharing service the pirate bay has snowballed into a tide of hacking accusations from around the world now. could end up in jail for six more years a spear all over in our 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 now solitary confinement in denmark it's just terrible as this man there 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 due to the intricacies of danish law there's no way you 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 any 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 didn't me as well worse at the worse until now to have his books in his 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 how to worse for everything thing 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 be. persecuted because of his online activism on twitter using the hash tag an account got for its online alias his supporters flooded the social 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 that person's 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 swedish prior party say so is of being set up as an example to scare others away we can observe that throughout this entire ordeal starting with the raid against the pirate bay on may thirty first twenty 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 is to make an example out of him because he embarrassed hollywood. problem for the pirate bay began in two thousand and six as soon as the successful file sharing website started to hit the pocket of the us film industry the swedish government was asked to take measures and a police raid followed which blocked the site for days shortly after the founders were tried for promoting copyright infringement and were sentenced to a year in prison after a final appeal was turned down who was in cambodia at the time was arrested and
deported to serve his time in sweden has now been extradited once more this time denmark wants to try him in a separate investigation into the hacking of a police database. children adults kidnapped tortured and b. had a horrifying reports of atrocities carried out by islamist rebels keep coming to r.t. from the rebel occupied syrian town of drop at least eighty people were massacred there but as the army advances on the rebel held positions the number of civilian casualties could rise the city remains cut off but our crew got to speak to a few survivors who managed to escape. terror still fills the hearts of those who witnessed the militants entering the town of drug they saw panic disoriented people running for 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 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 organon in a sion 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 as well as human rights organizations say they have evidence confirming that massacres have taken place and address the dad taqiyya and many other areas which remain under the control of the armed opposition that the situation in syria has now deteriorated to the point that international norms of combat are no longer being observed if. there is an
industrial town with a lot of these residents working both in the private sector and for government badge and sees horrifying crying as have been committed in this town houses who are set on fire with people trapped inside. the syrian army which is a position just outside the town that 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. . so those reports of the bloodshed in started coming in r.t. contacted the various leading human rights organizations to find out what they knew of events there our middle east correspondent paula slayer describes the response r.t. are a number of human rights organizations about what is happening there and even they do not know what's going on the fact is that syria is so deep in crisis that the international community is essentially unable to do anything it cannot even to
verify various mixed and partial reports 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 what we are being told is that thirteen people have been killed in this . an airstrike on a rebel held position it's the third day of the army assault on the opposition's northern stronghold and 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 now many both inside syria and the international community have 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 even though where it is no longer insisting our side stepping down we saw this recent friends
of syria meeting on december the thirteenth when western supporters of the opposition said that they would want assad to remain in power because of the rising influence of the extremists including. militants among the rebel groups and this is essentially because if assad did have to leave this would lead to syria being turned into a terrorist haven despite a concern over who has joined the rebel forces washington is still trying to forge ties with a newly formed radical group islamic front and its western support for the rebels and whether the village and groups want democracy that's up for debate in crosstalk later today. so a lot of these are fighting assad and they might be religious but they're fighting against assad because they want freedom for their country and the other side is the dictator so they do not a democratic country and he's a dictator let's not pretend that around you know are they interested in democracy
have mentioned this before here they're not interested in democracy at all so they're actually very much you know everybody in. the country together with russia has been. warning their sovereign country they're killing christians they're killing druze they're killing our why. they're killing. you know disagreeable sunni's who are they are killing is the question so i think the idea that they would form a stable government let alone a. secular one is insane. ukraine's newly shrugged deals with moscow may have given some respite to the country's troubled economy but they've also further fuel protests in kiev of the spine of the
issue of ukraine joining a customs union with russia that the opposition feared could be agreed on not even being touched upon during the talks i discussed what exactly the deals mean for ukraine whether it is venture capital host katie philbin the end of the day it 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 toto 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 the moment is that that forms are dwindling and 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 and not they still that russia has now put on the table they may have defaulted in less than six months which is quite telling you also on 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 as in order to receive that money they would also have to him. force harsh spending cause also gas increases as well so at the end of the day it was an economic decision basically i mean people would be of bearing the brunt of it all in case you do struck with which could 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 can tell you that investors are happy about that so 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. and as we mentioned
earlier ukraine's deals with russia have failed to placate anti-government protesters and one of the most vocal critics of the lifeline moscow provided is a leader ah the nationalist party who called the country's president a traitor for signing the agreement are just like his have to take a closer look at the rhetoric of one of the most controversial opposition leaders in ukraine. an offer of support for ukraine z u s gratian it 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 western valley is open again and they have to be books parties for border has made its position on homosexuals quite clear attacked and gay parades the most we want to build the country based on harmony and social justice issues were being dragged into homosexual values by the western states and we will not allow them 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. did he looks forward did not make up the core of the protest movement but there are clearly it's just voices and it's actions as well as words and the salt of the city hall and scuffles around it ten days ago they told the london statute t. of an event described as the fall of the tyrant by the guards and reckless vandalism by a man you know there's 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 he says 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 muscovites jews and communists british reporter brian flynn had a first hand glance at the militarized right wing forces in ukraine ahead of the you were twenty twelve football championship you 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 followed live weapons in the presence of such people among the protesting crowd seems to cause no concern among european officials walking on the same square. which is rather extraordinary 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 has 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 not the slogans in this stance so if you create does make it into the view some day 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. watching r.t. international and coming up later this hour high tackett podhoretz see boxes of the world's biggest economies bound together against the n.s.a. spying but mary just don't believe their call is genuine. victims often invisible anime u.k. nuclear veterans claim compensation for their service that was recognized in many
to picture. from a stupid. joke to. welcome back you're watching r t international the military mission in afghanistan is accomplished at least that's what the u.k. prime minister told soldiers there and christmas visit he is it sharing words come as drug trafficking in the country reaches record levels and the afghan national army surrenders key checkpoints in southern afghanistan to taliban in return for an anti-tax we spoke to an iraq war veteran who believes that cameron is trying to put a brave face on a sorry business. 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 die and he was like for over a decade well we messed up and it was all of which they're not going to say mission accomplished by cameron means that we died for years in a colonial exercise that was a total blood soaked disaster due to the arrogance of rich politician who 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. and it's almost you know for cameron to assert that there has been so called progress against the insurgency there is an absolute fantasy and the resistance in afghanistan has forced this more die year withdrawal of u.s. and nato forces so this withdrawal that we're hearing of this is a retreat but a retreat in slow motion because the forces in afghanistan who are fighting the occupation i have been successful marriage militarily. cameron's victory speech
doesn't seem to have changed the situation on the ground a nato base in eastern afghanistan was attacked by taliban gunmen and suicide bombers earlier today three insurgents and want to afghan policemen have reportedly been killed and a firefight it's the second such attack on the base that is a vital checkpoint on the border between afghanistan and pakistan and are tito calm for you right now putting pressure on israel as callers and researchers us call for an academic boycott of is really caught ecologists pushing them to rethink their middle east politics war and out on line. and india removed security very case from the us embassy in delhi in retail for what it calls the humiliation of its consul in new york ally and we've got more on what's driving a wedge between the two states. giants have paid a visit to the white house urging barack obama to overhaul the national security
agency's surveillance program bosses of the world's biggest companies including google yahoo an apple brass their case right after a federal judge ruled that the spying may be unconstitutional former cia officer ray mcgovern thinks the move is simply a p.r. stunt. i think the internet executives are crying crocodile tears they've made a lot of money out of it and sorry for being their their establishment and then a permitting the united states government to 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 a sensible 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. in our brief look at some other stories from around the world
united nations estimated number of dead from two days of fighting in the capital of south sudan has now reached five hundred around eight hundred people have also been reported injured with thousands seeking shelter and you want to compound violence erupted on a monday after a failed cool ad by the former deputy prime minister the country is now facing the largest crisis since its independence from sudan in two thousand and eleven. a demonstration of african migrants in jerusalem has and in scuffles with police it were rallying against a new law allowing authorities to keep them in detention centers indefinitely around one hundred fifty african migrants abandon one such center and walk to jerusalem where they were joined by rights groups police and protesters back to custody after dispersing the rally. at a visible tear and that's taking its toll years later a british veterans of nuclear bomb test in the nine hundred fifty s. attribute most of the or current illnesses to the radiation they were exposed to and are asking the government for compensation u.k.
authorities however have rejected their claim despite other countries recognising their service men are she says are silly or has. just lydia was seventeen when he joined the royal air force and was eventually posted to marling in south australia nuclear tests were carried out there in the fifty's with some publicity but minor try. isles reportedly continued in secrecy until the my nine hundred sixty s. run do you mean. we knew every or for every fortnight aircraft flew in with a nuclear flask. which we unloaded onto a lorry and it was taken away by the scientists who did what they were doing with what he termed fifty illnesses he believes were caused by his exposure to radiation that malinga started manifesting i started off with i had tb i then started having degeneration of my spine my daughter has got
a pancreatic condition which can only be of traced 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. measuring it in a meaningful way very very difficult indeed nevertheless there is undoubtedly i think contrition among the british authorities not to own up to any responsibility 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 actually serve the forgetting is not an option especially for those who feel that of the social they've made decades ago
may have cast a shadow on very laws and those of their loved ones if you look out of the country's nuclear countries a treaty that veterans and compensate them and recognize them and we stand 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 but 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 problems reported was typical of older people in the u.k. in general any 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 and so he found we need cost money money to say thank you we are like
ghosts. we don't exist does or sylvia r.t. london. and other hands will look at it humans have gone as economy and whether it's really broad change to the people there. was. this is street interesting. strategic vision to try. and undercover team of journalists trying to release wiki leaks documents about the how the united states is trying to. be a local media more pro-american they encounter fear ignorance and pressure. the country blocks the way to information freedom. media stocks are
too. serious 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 terrorized meanwhile assad remains in power with this military in town what's next for syria to. choose your language. a holy week over the infidels going to stay still some of us. choose to use the consensus you can. choose to give to us that immigrate to. choose the stories that impact the life choose be access to your often. thank you please move.
proof of this where the dozens of cranes dotting the horizon satisfying the demand for new modern offices for both local companies and banks and multinationals. expensive cars roam the streets. shiny moles for filling the consumer dreams of the capital's affluent people. again as economy is thriving. the country is among the world's fastest growing economies and is africa's number one in growth rates.