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six months of starvation one time a guard say the hunger strike is on the wane but desperate bryza there is dig in despite repeated force feeding an invasive body searches. tough times for the u.k.'s use we'll look at the plight of jobless young brits two years after violent riots rocked london and other parts of the country. russia's top court cuts the prison term for former oil tycoon me. he'll walk free in a year's time. as two pm in moscow you're watching r t on marina joshua welcome to the program now
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it's half a year since one time was prisoners began their hunger strike the u.s. military says the starvation protests is waning because inmates have been eating after dusk as is tradition in the holy month of ramadan and the prisoners are protesting indefinite detention without charge and they are treatment un special rubber turf war torture and try to find out about their conditions firsthand but only got a limit a tour of the facility. unfortunately i was not allowed to visit. when i thought i will be at least not in the terms that i have to apply under the rules that i am subject to i did get invited by the pentagon but on conditions that i couldn't accept because the conditions was that i would see only the parts of the prison that they wanted to show me and specifically that i could not have individual meetings with with inmates they claim that they can only
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give me the same terms that they give the united states and i just dados for example or that they gave giorno this or other visitors but i am just the united nations special reports on torture and the terms of visits to the detention centers but i applied have been approved by the human rights council so i'm not asking the united states to give me any preferential treatment but i also cannot give the united states preferential treatment. one time a baby is already the world's most expensive prison but new data from the u.s. defense department shows the bill is running even higher than previously thought the facility opened in two thousand and two and its overall price tag will top five billion dollars by next year keeping one hundred sixty six and mate's house to the prison means u.s. taxpayers are picking up a tab of over a million dollars every single day one time
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a base located in cuba so the u.s. has to spend plenty of cash on shipping food materials and flying in personnel or here's how the total tab breaks down for this year with a big share of the spanning allocated to prison staff and security guards and that a large chunk of taxpayer funding goes to maintaining a high security war court what's now a talk about this with human rights lawyer margaret owen. thanks for joining us well we know that because of the holy month of ramadan and the number of hunger strikers were and went down a bit it and to morrow so shall we expect the number to go back up again yes. you know. the number will there are because they are protesting they are protesting their own rule home detention get a hundred sixty six reasons they're not going one ton move a little bit one hundred sixty six eighty of them have been cleared out surety
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that is to say there is absolutely no evidence against them whatsoever they have faced no charges and they've never been before any court and barack obama in two thousand and nine and mine is sued me executive order saying they were to appear in detroit i'm glad that you're speaking to me i'm a u.k. lawyer and a international human rights lawyer based in london and i've been on a hunger strike in to support their hunger strike because i'm on gas hunger strikers we have the last richest. richest man british resident who is cold. he is forty seven yes he has been in that camp so a neven yos so truly the fishes. evidence that was actually
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manufactured i don t. hunters in afghanistan in two thousand and two. it is absolutely disgraceful but i could bomber is not rising above the machinations of the congressman and i'm sure a lot of you and rights activists and including yourself sympathize with the plight of the hunger strikers and inmates in general and one time a bay prison but we're also hearing that the leader of al qaida said that he will free the inmates what exactly did he mean i mean is that a stretch. he mean we all thought when he release that they would be good as innocent men and able to go back to their families wherever they wanted to go but of course that is not the case and i'm taking the example of our british resident. arma because he is born in saudi arabia lived there when he was a young teenager you know some twenty years ago he has
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a british wife and poor children in london and he wants to go back to london and we are not here in the united states with protests from the united kingdom or maybe the truth just so not strong enough to. release him to send him to saudi arabia where he has never lived next to him he was a boy and where obviously you end up in prison to declare that. the united states of course you know americans are not indifferent to the plight of the prisoners there and in fact they are paying one million dollars per day for to keep up the facility do you think their patients will ever run out. their patients should run out to meet at the because they are paying all those millions and millions every every day. but something which is totally under that
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peson is until everything that happens in that shooting that will cause the hunger strike because you didn't didn't didn't buy. medical association or leave the road as it gives you the right so that right it to match. the market which is i'm sure i'm very sorry we're running out of time i have to leave it there that was margaret a one human rights lawyer joining us from the u.k. . well the prisoners began refusing food because they're being detained without charge and want more humane treatment the u.n. has come to they were the fans too and here's a statement it really back in may well the un said that holding prisoners without charge is a violation of international law and also cruel inhuman and degrading treatment the force feeding of going to animal inmates has also drawn their anger saying such procedures are unjustified and should not be used against anyone who is voluntarily
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decided to go on a food protest but these painful procedures and invasive body searches are still part of the daily routine for manny of the prisoners and here's our washington correspondent. every day in guantanamo it's groundhog day whether you're a guard or a prisoner that's how one officer described life would get mail every day's the same as the last and there is no escape for many inmates it's a painful routine routine that includes regular searches and force feeding twice a day for those who are on hunger strike the latest account from the prison comes from a british resident named shakur amr he's been held for eleven years of good will never charged with any crime shirkers been on hunger strike since january has also refused to leave his cell he writes i have said what i want to do just sit there for a week doing nothing just sitting it's about as nonviolent non-problematic protest as you could imagine but they won't let me do it so the forcible cell extraction
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teen carries him out of the cell his hands and feet in shackles to a special place where they perform a search a pet down which shakur armor and other inmates call the moma sarge they flipped me over for the search mostly it's just an assault sometimes a sexual assault we call it to get my message they carry me like you circle. which is really pretty. quantum of officials actually responded to our inquiry about allegations by saying we don't comment on any detainee allegations made through their defense attorneys regardless of how ridiculous and absurd the allegations might be by saying this guantanamo officials may be suggesting the truckers allegations are ridiculous and absurd could be but nonetheless has a history of torture and abuse which washington has tried to cover up by hiding behind state secrets privilege if you listen to the officials you're led to believe life would get more was not so bad the inmates can watch cable t.v.
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their welfare and force feeding is not as bad as it sounds no matter what the un says after all they use a lubricant to shove the feeding tube down the detainees nostrils to make sure they do. don't resist of course they struck them to a chair on the receiving end that is on the detainees and it's of course a completely different story they report pain humiliation and despair that's their routine in washington i'm going to check them and plenty more issues covered in breaking the senate which is here at eleven thirty g.m.t. and we've been monitoring the guantanamo hunger strike since it started at the beginning of february and we've also chronicled it all for you on our website our team dot com well our web site has our guantanamo timeline and we've got all the latest updates there plus firsthand prisoner accounts reaction expert analysis on what's going on in the tory is facility.
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right. and i would think that you're. on our reporters. in. the in the. two years since violent riots rocked london and other cities and towns across the u.k. and britain's use still feels left behind was the government breasting on with cuts thousands of young people are a falling into long term joblessness what's more the scenes were sown long before the unrest in two thousand and eleven the youth unemployment has been rising steadily since two thousand and two and the figure has almost doubled in the past nine years and currently stands at almost a million meaning that one in five brits aged sixteen and twenty four don't have
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jobs and the number of those not studying is also on the rise according to the universities and colleges admissions service applications from english students are at their lowest in the past four years this as the tuition fees have tripled in two thousand and twelve artists are first met a young brit which took part in the riots two years ago to find out of any thinks changed. everyone. i wanted to. ask what it was i mean charlie at his council house it's been almost two years since his arrest and imprisonment as a result of his participation in the london riots he received a six month sentence for theft to charlie the impact of his actions have lasted far longer you would want. to know where. those things.
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doesn't make. the. world a form of you know about its big government. i would never. tell these one of these he would have been dumped in the altima the rioting with the feral youth also probably courtney met with many young people he got caught up in the violence and her new book seeks to bunk what she says is an isolating and stigmatising tight so i tell you sparrow you have to talk to deliberately because i knew it was the phrase that gets used by politicians and by the media to describe well often to describe young people in general which is just complete misnomer very unfair and unjust i mean almost one hundred percent of the time the motivations behind the riots were complex the basic economics play a key part of the rich poor divide in every free moment and the poor are kind of
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being and i think that you know that being left behind that was a phrase i heard in my research a lot you know we're being left behind and so i think it might. i think the problems of going away they haven't gone away then we're going to see more more trouble until the things start to get results but the spark that started the riots largely attributed to the sheeting and killing by police of a man named mark duggan here in the london borough of tottenham and two years on and friends and family is still awaiting an inquest expected in mid september because they wait but on thursday many questions still remain over the ensuing violence some putting it down to mindless criminality others to deep rooted social problems that many feel will have not been dealt with if indeed youth unemployment in the cave remains that crisis levels latest figures show that nearly a million people between the ages of eighteen and twenty four around to work. i'm
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never going to join in it's because i was so drunk i think that nothing good for me i didn't. steal in a concert close to home troops are still looking for work. so i'm going off on the same as i was before going to jail. with a criminal record. at the time of the riots the prime minister described the behavior of people like charlie as mindless criminality pure and simple you need to. listen to us more because we live in the last basically in the slums we haven't got nothing so they need to sort of listen to us and. of course and maybe what we need or what we want not necessarily what we want what we need and what might help us if they become who is in front of you right now what would you say to him that you think people need right now to help preserve more youth clubs and more maybe more funding to do things he says he's going to do this
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and that i hope people. are going to be given. buses are wins i hope there's all this talk about this and there's no. semen on the hood of. i see london now the m.p. for told them we were the unrest was sparked in two thousand and eleven has accused the government of buying the report on the riots more than a half of the panel's recommendations have been addressed at all in its final response which was supposed to outline the efforts to tackle the causes of protests london's former senior policy adviser on equality says westminster has learned no weston's from the unrest of years ago the government is one of the most competent pokes well governments we've seen in british political history. tends to run into this and being glorious ineffective fadia i don't think the needs of the community
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all the conditions that give rise to the two thousand two thousand and eleven. disturbances have been simply exacerbates he'd made more acute and there is a bigger group of people now expected so i think the likelihood of a repetition of the kind of scenes we saw two thousand and eleven is it is almost inevitable given the government's role to play yulia to respond to the needs and issues. the calls these are the least of the two thousand and eleven disturbances. right more news including the reduced sentence of the jailed oil tycoon malhotra kosky coming up after the break to stay with us. the main competitor girl on the market is mother nature. may customers struggle with to. fight for each drop from an old turkey supplier.
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welcome back you're watching r.t. coming to life from moscow a jailed for oil tycoon meal how to cost he is set to walk free earlier than expected after an appeal hearing at russia's supreme court artist medina caution it was outside the court building to tell us more. already a tell us more about what kind of a breakup accosting is just received at this appeal hearing. right well russia's supreme court has reduced by two months to prison terms for jailed. and his business partner don't leave is if now the courts to today was to rule whether the second conviction for money laundering and embezzlement should be left to the defense team of me paul had demanded he is released saying that they were convicted on charges that were invalid right from the start so while leaving this court building today
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a lawyer said that they would appeal the decision. was not present at this court hearing to spoke via video link from the prison colony and he was due to be released in october two thousand and fourteen but now he will walk free a year from now and his business partner several months earlier in may two thousand and fourteen now and there were a also earlier this month the european court off human orion which has to criticise the trials against both a businessman for a number of times still reject it there are things that the cases were politically monts of eight now just to give you some abbrev details hot acoss he was arrested back in two thousand and three and two years later he was convicted of tax evasion and while still serving this nonsense was cut down. and not. used. to eleven years. already the thanks very much indeed
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for this update and for bringing us some background on this but in the course of reporting there while the jailed businessman was once russia's richest man the we can discuss the economic implications of this piece of news with business predicated pilbeam so can you tell us what could that mean and what implications for the business community in general could have and why was that she had this in pieces by the economic forum back in june when the details with us were filled by a president who said i contend that the business. to get a positive it was seen as reducing red tape making russia more transparent a more friendly place to come and want to do business on the almost month aunt and as boris toss off he said at the time it's quite full morale is great for the ethnics in that it would lead us into a more prosperity more development so it's seen as modernizing russia in a business platform and certainly a great sign for investors you know because i have been cautious when it comes in russia so i guess the good is going on as well i would say this about the g.
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twenty coming up in exactly a month's time now we know that russia is going to take cases for investment opportunities in the economy is still winning at the moment so i would say it's kind of a timing as well for a much so the inflow of the capital we should expect the inflow of the capital into the country or businesswomen. thank you for doing this process we always say all right thanks very much indeed for this our business for the ok to be there now former u.s. servicemen how are switching sides to join the bad guys on line report on how the war and war are working for mexico's drug cartels is hitman and traitors and the f.b.i. says their recruitment is set to greece. and it's revealed the boston bombing suspect tamerlan turn out of have been reading white server supremacist literature before the attacks and get the story at r.t. dot com. afaik
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ridiculous and downright bizarre are some of the words used to describe food from the dashboard mounted cameras in russia's russian's cars the dash cams catch everything from diving offense to driving offenses to me or worse and they're racking up the hits on you tube our kids lindsay france takes a look. if it wasn't for this we would never have seen this the eleven thousand ton meteor that impacted you have been in february the video was breathtaking the world asked when did russia become the authority on the so called dash cam george fetch macof says we have russian roads to think they're so bad that proving he isn't negligent in a crash can be tough without one two weeks ago i. didn't it wasn't my fault it was just a problem with their old. record. it's
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not my fault it's not just the roads it's also scams like this one people throwing themselves at cars to collect injury money it's a known fact that while driving down the road in russia you never know what might sail past you it could be a boat a tank. a fighter jet. or even a passenger plane crashing into a highway it's never dull. and it's very often phalaris mostly because it's happening to someone else like this really i don't like what they want to deal with . and. yeah when the guy said oh ok. people love russia nonchalance when faced with calamity all seriousness aside just think of all of the comedy missing from the internet of russian dash cams are made illegal because what makes it so uniquely russian isn't just what's happening on
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this side of the dashboard but the reaction inside the car but yet when we are free to get on with the sound oh i want to learn the russian word for hold. in. fact the russian reaction seemed so laid back its bond parodies on russian television according to automotive journalist alexander people think oh these little cameras are now a part of the culture judging by the survey that we conducted of the forty million drivers in this country every ninth one thousand video recorder cording to legal expert bruce lange cannot have it any lawmaker wants to pass legislation preventing provocative video from being posted online whether for privacy or decency he is going to have a tough hill to climb legally but you can almost bet with dash cameras the issue of privacy is irrelevant because they document events in public areas so if you find
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a dash cam video of yourself being laughed at on the news after an epic evening out you may just have to turn the other cheek because at this point you're collateral damage in moscow lindsey france our team and as well as foreign minister claims the leaks by u.s. whistleblower edward snowden going to firm what his country suspected long ago meanwhile snowden's father has received an invitation to join his son in russia a lawyer in italy katrina has been helping the intelligence fugitive here's what as well as i was how i exclusively told r.t. spanish. when a woman the we had always strongly suspected the u.s. was carrying out surveillance across the world america excuses its snooping activities by saying it's based on legislation and congress gave its approval along with the supreme court or the government to simply put it into effect but there are a lot of ethical questions as to how this program is being implemented in regard to society in this case the rights of u.s.
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citizens are being abused and besides we also see that the program involves other nations who are not obliged to abide by american laws this is what makes it all very serious that us alone. next the billion dollar business that's boosted by simple drinking water bottle life is an r.t.f. as for break. while revolutions in the middle east sure get a great deal of coverage what you don't mix a lot of sense revolutions or exciting t.v. peaceful protests or nice but footage of molotov cocktails flying and crazed crowds of local middle easterners really grab attention so there's a logical natural reason why some protest movements get
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a lot of coverage in the mainstream media well others kind of adult please forgive me for being conspiratorial but there is one revolution going down which does have all the exciting visuals of the arab spring but just doesn't get any of the mainstream coverage in fact unarmed people in this country recently stormed the parliament trapping ministers and lawmakers with that they held them down for eight hours demanding the government reside until police with shields smash their way through creating a narrow corridor through which the officials could escape now that sounds like exciting and visual news but why did you hear about it all over the mainstream press that's because it didn't happen in libya or egypt or any other exotic country but in good old boag area right in the e.u. where u.s. and e.u. interests are best served by the status quo being maintained there is no need to hype up an intervention or kinetic action in bulgaria the only time you ever hear about the need for a crackdown in bulgaria is when a government there actually started working in bulgaria own interests and not the us a use desires but that's just my opinion.
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