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and anti-government protesters violently dispersed by riot police in the stampa was a corruption scandal shakes up turkey's ruling elite. federal judge in new york declares the n.s.a.'s bulk collection of phone data to be lawful directly contradicting a court opinion from washington d.c. that mass surveillance violates the constitution also. the reporter who broke the edward snowden leaks lashes out a fellow journalist at a hackers conference in germany for giving governments an easy ride and failing to put the spotlight on official wrongdoing. plus more than one hundred fifty detainees at guantanamo bay prepare to enter and other year without charge or do you process we bring you our special report from america's notorious military
prison. to the a mosque you're watching our team with welcome to the program a massive anti-government protest has spiraled out of control in central istanbul the rallies erupted over a top level corruption investigation that's forced a major cabinet reshuffle and resulted in the arrest of twenty four people including the sons of two ministers and the head of a state owned bank by minister insists the probe is a smear campaign but that hasn't quell the public anger with crowd shouting catch the sea and demanding that he steps down rival east forces mob back with tear gas producer first was there you go before he says this the way the state being there and the police again trying to push them back he's saying this is the kind of the place the way to be absent this in this place that's tonight and that's coming this
is a it's a tactic that some say that we've been trying to get and trying to say we haven't. thanks that's a good news because to stay put it this way we see because it makes sense we think we can cut it with the climate the inspectors say take a look at risk it was a good time girl to make the precise moment i'm come and fight for the believe the cause here but for the first time we've seen the prime minister facing a challenge not only from the people who would say i'm a little silly come with a new government and start over with it was it was going to be a minute we'll let you vote for you it was really you know they should really really take us it was the phrase that's this was what you think it was even some of the phrases that's exactly barack was good was this was where you could leave because some of the places they said it
was said they got it on taxes because they couldn't get a clue really of the sleaze tilings that space to climate said because they said and experts have been saying the most recent protest bring back to the violent scenes that erupted in turkey the summer over plans to destroy a park the government was widely criticized back down for excessive use of force a situation that's likely to repeat itself this time around jeremy salt an associate professor advil can university in ankara. the fact is the prime minister has a very very strong hard core supporters and they will believe anything he says has become more authoritarian of the last four years as you know and one can trace many kind of milestones in that progress will be the last elections bush won very very comfortably we saw for example the beauty of the arab spring the way that he had of the sunni syrian process was extremely aggressive and confrontational very busey's and that this has been the characters of these men in dealing with
a protest inside his own country he's just gone from kind of middle class people who have a general at a general reason to protest government policies and he doesn't seem to understand that he doesn't seem to think that the protest is genuine they're all part of some kind of plot. we'll continue to follow the unrest in turn came so stay tuned for the latest developments right here and online at dot com. and the york federal judge has declared the mass collection of phone data by the n.s.a. to be lawful just over a week after a judge in washington d.c. ruled a dragnet surveillance would likely be proven. the lawsuit brought by the american civil liberties union was dismissed but the rights group is expected to appeal the motion has the details. a federal judge in new york william of pauli ruled friday that protections under the fourth amendment do not apply to records held by third parties like phone companies the n.s.a.'s indiscriminate and systematic collection
and storage of phone records belonging to all americans while that's lawful this decision came down because the a.c.l.u. was suing to halt the n.s.a.'s bulk metadata collection program but the federal judge granted a motion filed by the obama administration to dismiss the challenge now in his ruling judge pauley said that the n.s.a.'s blunt tool only works because it collects everything during his decision he also raised the nine eleven attacks arguing that if the n.s.a.'s metadata collection program had been in place before september eleventh two thousand and one the hijackers may have been caught now the a.c.l.u. has expressed disappointment and says it plans to appeal that decision two weeks ago federal judge in washington d.c. said the n.s.a.'s meditative program most likely violated the fourth amendment as part of that ruling judge richard leon ordered the government to stop collecting data on two plaintiffs who brought the case against the u.s.
government will have to wait and see if the supreme court does take up the issue of the n.s.a. very controversial metadata program us president barack obama was asked to identify any specific instance in which analysis of the n.s.a.'s bulk metadata collection actually stopped an imminent attack the u.s. president could not identify one instance or at least he did not give one example to the journalists that were asking him u.s. officials have for many years asked americans to sacrifice some of their privacy in the name of security but so far no top u.s. official can mention any danger imminent danger that's been thwarted through the collection of everyone's personal information. well threats to online of privacy in new ways of protecting data have generated unprecedented global interest in a hackers conference which started out as a small. get together and the chaos communication congress is now underway in
hamburg artie's peter all over is there for us. the main speech on day one was by the journalist and political commentator glenn greenwald he of course worked so closely to with edward snowden to get those leaks that snowden took from the n.s.a. out into the public domain you know during his keynote address which was by videophone to a packed out auditorium he praised the work that edward snowden did he also called on governments around the world to have showed an indignation revelations that they were spied on to not just show indignation but to actually do something to help a man who is sacrificed so much for them now also in his address c.e.o. went on to accuse the the u.s. and british governments of systematically lying to their people and also accusing the press in those countries of being complicit in allowing that lying to take place it was on this program called hard talk and i at one point had made what i thought was the very honor of arc of all in one called the first observation that
the reason why we have a free press is because national security officials pre-teen lee lied to the population and their power and to get their agenda passed when i said that he interrupted me and he said i just cannot hold that he that you would suggest that when your official generals in the united states and the british government are actually making false claims to the public how can you. well it's not just about speeches that's taking place here at the conference is also workshops to try and help people understand how to protect themselves online better with things like encrypted e-mail now to the borderline computer illiterate like myself that can sound quite daunting however so the guys here issued me that just a little bit of knowledge on the subject you can help make sure that you will try but messages remain private we invited interested people to learn about
cryptography since a long wire and we know. since the summer there's a huge through ice and request for those trip to parties that's a party where we meet for like two or three hours and people who know how to encrypt emails how to encrypt your chat how to browse on the misleading the internet teach this to other people who actually asked people when they came why do i why are you here and people told us i learned that if we are spied on and i want to protect myself well the conference here and help go away he's attracts a pretty large crowd however this year following those revelations from edward snowden it's even increases the vulnerable people will have to learn how to protect themselves online and still people like the n.s.a. snooping on them and will be bringing more updates from the conference here on r.t. international and i had to the program toxic imitations experts tell r.t. how britain has become an international online help for selling and consuming the legal equivalent of class a drugs that could actually be just as harmful as you
originals all the details are coming up. and a former russian oligarch know how to cost you may be out of prison but some of those who remember how he's oil company fought its way to the top say it left plenty of victims along the way we talked to the widow of one of them in just a few minutes. straight to stop the strategic leadership. undercover team of journalists trying to release wiki leaks documents about 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 stuff.
amartya. want to know your comment like. the face i think you. should have you with us here on our t.v. today i roll researcher. back to watch international as a world for paris to welcome in the new year we're looking back at our coverage of the top stories of two thousand and thirteen and bringing you a recap of what made them so significant.
the u.s. president has approved a law easing the transfer of guantanamo bay detainees to their home countries but it's still a far cry from actually closing the tories prison which barack obama has been promising to do for years in the wake of a mass hunger strike that dragged on through most of two thousand and thirteen r t one behind the barbed wire of. every morning at eight am the u.s. national anthem erupts across the beast that holds america's most scandalous prison no one likes to be spit on no one wants to have their own on torture hunger strikes and suicides have marred this place since two thousand and two and they're human beings after all they're there's no reason to expect that they enjoy being here you know we pretend otherwise prisoners held indefinitely in the name of the never ending war on terror whether they're innocent or guilty is not our job right here to t.f. you know we have the court system determined that in just over a decade
a total of seven hundred seventy nine prisoners the majority released without charges on the other side of the barbed wire. life is a blast. furnace and water and it's nice there's nothing really bad about here just like any common american town now is awfully scared to come here but i mean it's absolutely beautiful place and you get around all the other stuff getting around the other stuff is not hard a lot of what goes on here is kept under a thick veil of denial and secrecy camp delta house as a hospital and library and this is also the place where patients are force fed and even though the hunger strike is largely and officially said to be over we know that at least fifteen people are continually being force fed here today a tube is passed down through a person's nostril and pushed all the way down to their stomach before it's passed down the nose we lubricate it in we give the patient a choice do they want to have the key which is an agent who will
numb the area or if they want olive oil to lubricate the tube. most of our patients have been using all of the will like it in fact some of our patients are so used to this they will. describe which nostril they want this while major world medical bodies are in ago. three meant that force feeding is not ethical and should not be practiced the force feeding them i've got my clients of experience to guantanamo they've certainly described it as torture the restraint chair that they're strapped into they actually call the torture chair an arabic force feeding takes up to forty five minutes and is performed twice a day the patients that had the civilian world have said it feel strange i've never heard insisting on. i have not heard that good move fishes are beyond nonchalant about the highly criticized practice you might feel differently from the way i might feel uncomfortable has been the most of it i have heard but they don't even
believe in what they're saying anyway because they know it sounds stupid i volunteer that the procedure be demonstrated on me request declined the prisoners who've not met one another and speak different languages keep saying the same thing that we were tortured used. tied. to the chair they shackled our legs to the ground they. struck across and they forced in a tube into our noses never in thirteen years have detainees been allowed to speak directly to a journalist while remaining at get most only leaking statements through lawyers they would love nothing more than to sit down with journalists and just tell them you know about their lives but communicating seems to only occur here if someone was it a point where maybe they had been verbalizing a lot of hopelessness we were immediately intervening and trying to assist that person to make sure that there wasn't any thoughts of maybe wanting to harm themselves or in their lives with charts like these often used to pinpoint
patients despair you asked them how do you feel right now and they'll be able to point to it we have not had a patient in this area. thank heavens meanwhile six suicides and dozens of suicide attempts have taken place at the detention facility we haven't seen any autopsies the u.s. government hasn't released any formal reports or findings we're now inside two active camps at guantanamo camp five fold single cells where the so-called less compliant detainees are held camp number six is one filled with communal cells when officials deem that detainees have behaved better there will be boarded by being allowed to live in groups while detainees are kept away from us what we witness are clean empty prison cells with cozy pajamas colgate toothpaste and maximum security shampoos paraded in front of journalists as proof everything is so much better here than any silly horror stories we all have heard. r.t. . cuba earlier we spoke with a former chief prosecutor i want tom
a big hurdle morris davis stepped down after refusing to accept the waterboarding of detainees there and he says the u.s. military will be hard pressed to find an excuse to keep the prison open beyond twenty four team closing down the facility at guantanamo is going to be a you know a slow process but i think the detainees will pay attention and watch and if they continue to see progress and i think they'll kind of let it run its course but i think if they feel like they're forgotten again then you're likely to see another hunger strike lately the department offensive so they're just not going to tell anyone what the numbers are on how many people are participating in the argument that we have made over the last twelve years on our authority to detain. people at guantanamo or other facilities is that we're at war war in afghanistan comes to a close in twenty fourteen so we're about twelve months out. from the war
officially ending which also ends our legal authority to detain the enemy for the duration of the conflict when the conflict is over. and been keeping track of this year's hunger strike and going to animals since it began in february and you can head to our tea dot com for a comprehensive timeline of events that infamous detention center also on our website today. from anonymous just sounded most sounder to manning check out our team's top thirteen of the year our web team aspect out the biggest stories to fly under the mainstream media radar during two thousand and thirteen. you would normally expect the princess to serve as a police officer especially in a conservative muslim nation but that's just what happened in bahrain find out how her background allegedly helped her get away with torture allegations on artie's website. with me. of prison some of those whose
lives were crushed by his company back in the nine hundred ninety s. still bear the scars one of them is the widow of an official who was murdered in mysterious circumstances fifteen years ago are just waiting to go investigate. because this point the fact that her cough he has escaped responsibility on those counts i'm convinced he's behind my husband's murder. was you through who was shot dead on his way to work. for your fall that he walked to work as he usually did and was shot he died from the last shot in the temple. it just husband was the mayor if you got his mind every game tightly wound with one of the most notorious legal sagas of the twentieth century russia you could skate from one thousand nine hundred five the world giantess place to you cue guns and paid taxes to the city and the region and they're combining you guys was registered
there so when it came to tax revenues it was answering to the mayor of newark to your guns can be met with the hope they depended on him and that was the only reason why he even mattered why did they insist her late husband as a mayor of the town were you because he was registered was approached by top managers of the company doesn't look we've offered. at first offered to reach an agreement they called it optimization of taxes back then production reached about seventy million tons of oil a year they said there was too much and seven eight million tonnes would be more than enough but was it the hoff refused to strike a deal moreover he went on hunger strike demanding an investigation into ucas alleging their corruption scheme involved many regional officials several days later he was found murdered an investigation found his killing was ordered by the co owner of ucas but many don't agree with that finding they believe that the two halves murder wasn't connected to you chris and they allege
a tax fraud scheme that of course he himself said if there was the need to avoid taxes then there were many other ways it could have been done the former head of security at the company received a life sentence for organizing from a. divorced wife is sure that the real mastermind has never been held to account. only time will solve the mystery surrounding my husband's murder but i'd just like a copy to confess and clear his conscience. in those are. some more international news in brief now in egyptian state media say student supporters of the ousted president mohamed morsi have set fire to two university campus buildings that's after at least five people were killed in clashes between police and rock throwing protesters a day earlier security forces used water cannon and tear gas to break up the crowd and arrested over two hundred people the government's been cracking down on the muslim brotherhood since july with the movement being declared
a terrorist organization earlier this week. in southern india fire on an express train has killed at least twenty three passengers including two children over sixty people were on board when the blaze in gulf carriage early on saturday it's believed most of the victims suffocated and officials say the thick smoke has been hampering rescue efforts because of the fire is still on the. south sudanese government has agreed to starting your sheeting with rebel forces in a bid to hold the violence plaguing the newly formed nation recent fighting is estimated to have left at least a thousand people dead on tuesday the united nations approved plans to almost double its peacekeeping presence there or oil rich south sudan has been in the grip of a power struggle between rival armed groups since again independence in two thousand and eleven. a russian ship that's now stuck in the arctic with an international group of scientists and tourists on board may have to wait until sunday for help
the chinese icebreaker that was expected to rescue it today was forced to turn back after being unable to push its way through thick ice the vessel academic was on a research expedition and got stuck on tuesday after a blizzard and powerful winds prevented it from advancing to eyes breakers the chinese ship and french vessel before it happened forced to retreat now all hopes are being pinned on an australian ship which has the best chance of cutting through the ice but the passengers and crew are keeping their spirits high they have enough supplies and are in no danger of sinking and the scientists on board are continuing their research despite the setback. the addicted man of europe that's the reputation the u.k. has earned itself in recent years according to a leading social policy think tank there are reports of just one in twelve young brits have tried so-called legal highs these drugs won't land you in jail bought as bully boy the reports may well be as dangerous as their ban equivalents. pink
panther bubble or the magic dragon they may sound harmless to anything but these a mind altering substances that mimic the effects of drugs but they're legal and britain is consuming more of them than any other country we currently know that hundreds of websites are selling drugs online it does bring us to maybe there is at least one new product on the drug market each week two substances are advertised on line as a legal and save for a turn or two to illegal drugs then not fifty two people died from using psychoactive substances last year that's up seventy nine percent from the year before researchers at the university of hartford should tell me about the new substance they've been looking into cycling as you can see this substances are dangerous men died when did he take probably it was decide one dissenter the kind of noises smoked it but it's marketed as not for human consumption yes but of
course people buying it online they know perfectly how to use it the government's been accused of being an acceptably slow in its response to designer drugs flooding the country. london clubs like this one a full to the brim every night revelers drinking and dancing having fun but the reality is rather more sobering. substance abuse is taking on new forms one addiction psychiatrist set up a special government funded clinic to deal with the abuse of so-called club drugs as for the clients we have the lawyers we have nurses we have managers we have teachers we have a group of people who don't really necessarily and would label as drug users and i very much remember the very first day we opened and thinking well will anybody come you know will there be a demand for the service or not and actually
a couple of years. later we've been flooded with referrals at the moment the u.k. is not only the worst place in europe as far as legal high experimentation is concerned we also have the biggest heroin problem we have the biggest cocaine and crack cocaine problem in europe and we also have one of the worst drinking problems in europe we have the worst female drinking problem the whole of europe so this can't be seen in isolation the truth is that more people particularly young people in the u.k. are trying to become addicted to drugs and alcohol than anyone else. and next up a special report on wiki leaks war on censorship but if you're watching from the u.k. i will be taking you around. summer
break a time when all students rejoice and most importantly relax but in russia summer break for male students could change dramatically and involve lots of guns currently male russian citizens have to put a year into the armed forces but the ministry of defense thinks that they can make things easier by having students spend their summer breaks in the military this training would tie in with their future professions such as engineering students being put into military engineering position now the question is does your summer break belong to you or another words to the government have the right to tell you what to do and make you serve in the army even if just for three summers during your college years i think the answer this really depends on your culture in places which haven't been invaded countless times or have a strong individual ism streak any form of conscription sounds barbaric and oppressive but if you come from a country that is less individualistic and has been attacked invaded by pretty much every country that possibly could like russia then having a draft makes more sense i think this program could work and if i was in college i would be pumped to spend my summer vacation with some heavy artillery but this is
definitely not a universal idea for all countries i don't think liberals or libertarians in america would take too kindly to it and rightly so but that's just my opinion. i do. not eat. beef in the right place. these particular people we are working with. anything. why would they work with these chemicals why would they not work with these mold many of them for money yes and this needs to be said they do this for the money yeah but what about the i am why everybody has one thing well known what a liar and she it's why are you judging this year on having them for the first year that i was judging. and the man you are judging no one on our ideal or yours or the
ending this movie is judging that it's a fact i'm just saying in issue b. we need to be concerned that we're not going around places saying we're better than you are because i've had a situation and i fucked off and yours too there this is what i'd like to see this approach on the part where if you seem out of seeing that you you go to two people we're not going there as you start out with them the sillier we are we can extend then when they have with us as a strong reaction you're like strong reaction when the sediment comes the cables because they didn't only go to the first place it was now on your action all the far you have you have quiet then you get a slightly different opinion then you don't get that you only get the response they want to get as opposed to show me where yes what they will say about these things do you not think that it is an interesting question to see if media around the world will do this and he will and he wants to bring on thing well that is an interesting question if it's an interesting question.