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thank you for joining us today. he's always been a pole western nations supported in russia and never considered terrorists and i was just one of the messages from his nationwide question and answer session and the first since his return to the country. has been. the tragedy in boston and the events which are for detroit the after that in the us were definitely watched by the whole world and russia is no exception especially after it became known that the two suspected terrorists were of chechen origin and the president did comments reminding russia's ain t. terror operations in the caucasus were often criticized in the west and how international media often presented terrorists from the caucasus as freedom fighters something which now in the chain but you know we're going to show the
ordinary american citizens are not to blame they don't understand what's happening i would like to address russian and u.s. citizens by saying that russia has been among the first victims of international terrorism i was always appalled when our western partners and the western media labeled terrorists who committed bloody crimes in our country insurgents and almost never terrorists these groups received intelligence financial and political support directly and indirectly we said to declarations merely proclaiming terrorism a common threat were not enough we must get the job done because it was been confirmed receiving tool letters from the deceased bodies produced who were and which were personally delivered to him from his former it's in our business partners and the president says that berezovsky admitted making mistakes in the past which harm to russia asked for forgiveness and also asked for an opportunity to be able to return back to his home went to russia where he was for
a long time on the most wanted list after having been found guilty of the various crimes and the president said that despite all the speculation in the media he was against publishing these a letter since even though he said they weren't closely acquainted but it was still a personal letter with a personal request since for the first time since two thousand and one this q. and a session is being held with follow up questions what. we've been witnessing for the past few hours is really a discussion with the various topics being discussed and of course some of the topics which are most discussed by the opposition have also been touched upon including the current criminal case in the trial of opposition blogger and one of the leaders of the opposition movement who became well known to his anti corruption online projects in the he's being accused of organizing a criminal scheme to steal around half a million dollars worth of state property and he claims that it's
a political case while the president commented saying it was fighting against corruption has to be absolutely clean in front of the law and if there's any allegations then it's definitely up to the board to decide. because i'm bored it's a scope of people who fight corruption have to be completely clean themselves otherwise they're actually come nothing more the self promotion in political advertising just because someone is trying to catch a thief doesn't mean they should allow to steal themselves that doesn't mean however that a person should be tried and locked up for any reason whatsoever just because his views may differ from those of the government i'm positive that novell nice case will be heard in a new objective manner now another issue touched upon this q. and a session is the recent foreign agents a law which basically obliges all non-government organisations with foreign sponsors to register themselves as foreign agents to be under special government
control which was strongly criticized by the opposition and the president has one hundred saying that while this law does not ban and yours from conducting activities in the country it just obliges them to show where the money that the use comes from and how do they use it actually added that a similar a law exists in the united states since the mid thirty's and nobody really has any questions because of that now the president has. also commented on the current state of relations with the united states which haven't exactly been at the highest point right now and once again the issue of the markets and everything that followed after that came out came up and the president has once again called it. a war an end to russian move an unfriendly move and said that it only worsens relations while also have to think more about how to be how to do and what to do to improve them rather. than you can keep track of the most important points made by
the russian president on our website r.t. dot com we've got all the background information and all the key issues for you there as well r.t. dot com is where you get it. prostration with austerity is deepening among europeans with people in portugal and spain preparing for fresh protests against their governments and international lenders and the heavily indebted nations have been struggling to dig themselves out of recession and this under the strict terms of the e.u. and i.m.f. bailouts spain's unemployment has jumped to a record of twenty seven point two percent while in portugal almost one in five of the workforce has no job peter all of a far this report from lisbon. the. revolt of a different kind. on the streets of. to
demonstrate against the current government in the country and against the three. given to the. nation. the e.u. the international monetary fund the european. one of the main targets. as well their own politicians isn't the only nation demonstrations take place. in spain around one thousand four hundred riot police. to try and make sure. as we have seen in the past now it's not just people. here in europe with senior members of the european parliament. against the way.
the seemingly. very. way that the situation. as neo colonialism. must be an inquiry into just. about so much tension and lost respect for the e.u. markets the politicians say. again and they want to make sure that it. was a good idea. another day another round of demonstrations in europe people. with the way things are going that they want change and they won't change to come quickly. another trio of interviews the i.m.f.
european central bank and european commission well they've been stirring criticism in brussels as well as some of the european parliament believe it's time to find a new model for handling the crisis that's especially so after the recent cyprus to bail out deal imposing a levy on depositors certainly shook up trust in the eurozone t's alexia chefs he has spoken to a well known euro skeptic and nigel farage m.e.p. and head of the u.k. independence party. big investors should be worried all over the euro zone particular southern arizona i mean i i have been ponder the years you know what would happen in spain finally went back how would they possibly deal with the sheer scale of the bailout that would be needed which perhaps would be five or six hundred billion euros how could this happen without huge american support or global help because what cyprus has done is give us the template or what they will do in future is they won't buy all countries out there belgium in and they'll do it by stealing investors' money by taxing people on their properties and by forcing
central banks into selling their holdings of gold i mean this is a truly dawlish situation if this plan is giving the green light to all the people who are affected will actually accepted what in a sense they may not have much choice because if their money is in bank accounts and literally that money is stolen from them without them having to give their consent then it's difficult to see what they can do so my advice to people is if you own property i mean if you've got money in bank accounts in the eurozone get your money out before they come after you because it's perfectly clear that is their plan heading on from here mr ferrars we've heard some harsh criticism coming from some european parliamentary members against the troika conglomerate some of them saying that this entity should be even disorder would in your opinion that fix the problem it's quite right that there should be criticism of the troika it's quite extraordinary that into all these countries that having trouble with the euro
zone they've effectively given up parliamentary democracy and handed it over to a very arrogant troika but it's all well and good but members of the european parliament to criticize the troika given that they make up a third of that troika and i would much rather see rather than their parliamentary colleagues i'd much rather see them supporting my plan which is to get the european commission next month in this building let's have a motion of confidence. debate in the way they behave as part of the troika. my final question just briefly do you think this current economic crisis in the euro zone could somehow lead to a hypothetical collapse of the whole european union there is absolutely no way that the eurozone can last forever they may keep it going for a few more years by invoking ever more extreme measures but ultimately the euro zone is going to break up the economics that break it up it may be civil disobedience or violence on a very large scale that eventually get some of those mediterranean countries out
after that i think what is the european union for and i think that the alternative model that a growing of people in the e.u. were talking about which is a europe based on cooperation a europe based on trade a europe based on nation state democracy i think that vision is one that can only grow in support as the years go by. well clear to see the euro skepticism has been soaring across the e.u. fueled by banking crises controversial bailouts and of course the harsh austerity the latest survey showed trust in the block has plummeted to historic low levels and i will apparently we can actually have we can show you some of the graphics here on r.t. to show you exactly how certain members of the eurozone are struggling for example in debt riddled spain or the number of nationals who said they don't trust the european union has risen from twenty three percent in two thousand and seven to seventy two percent last year the u.k. while it's gone from forty nine percent to sixty nine percent is almost seventy percent on that germany almost sixty percent now where it was thirty six percent as
well so you can see that people are certainly losing their trust in the eurozone and ultimately at the bank as well and here are the numbers the massive increase as well for italy from twenty eight percent to fifty three percent as well so as you can see it's certainly a stumbling time for faith and trust in struggling members of the eurozone and paul hempel from the alternative for germany party he says the figures are no surprise given all the mistakes europe's movers and shakers have been making. the politicians in the governments and the european union especially in the euro states has done such a lot of things wrong and. misuse of treaties we made and do it reese will be kept all the time that there is no face anymore in in our experts to stabilize already even to defeat the crisis some hundred years ago the german emperor the second said. the german spirit really use the problems of the world and. my impression is that we try again you know to convince europeans you must do it
the german way but the other countries especially in southern europe portugal spain greece italy and france not to forget they count do it that way because they have a different economy and they have to find their owed their own to which one of the most important is to get back their old currency when they can read the original value of their money and can compete internationally once again i think these countries are more or less on their own they have to manage their problems first in their own country and the troika has the tools especially not internationally the tools to help countries like portugal spain greece. this is r.t. live from moscow u.s. officials are now admitting on an almost daily basis that guantanamo is on the rise on thursday the number of detainees refusing food officially reached ninety four but lawyers for the prisoners claim the real figures are still much higher with the
majority of the hundred and sixty six still said to be refusing food nature can recall. the military has been updating the number since the middle of march saying at the beginning that there were fourteen people on strike the detainees defense lawyers have been saying all along there were many more around one hundred thirty they would say earlier this month the president tried to put an end to the strike by putting the inmates in solitary confinement authorities said they raided the communal living area and force the detainees into individual cells to prevent them from covering cameras didn't help the number has doubled since then according to the officials again the numbers that we've been getting from defense lawyers were different all along out of one hundred sixty six one tunnel prisoners eighty six have been cleared for release so the sole reason they're still captive is their nationality i had a chance to ask the. assistant secretary on human rights about this collective punishment based on nationality here's what she said the president has made clear
his commitment to closing guantanamo but has to be done in accordance with u.s. law in consultation with the congress so it has to refer you back to their statements from the white house and the spokesman it's not just about those who have been cleared for release but many other inmates have never been formally accused of being defense lawyers say it's been a dead end for them trying to get their clients out whenever asked about these issues the administration gives the same response that were first to congress but the lawyers say even with the transfer restrictions in place the current law still allows for the administration to use waivers to release some of these men but they for some reason don't use those it's really not clear what can change the status quo at this point an advisor for the pentagon who visited guantanamo last week came back and said that he predicted the ongoing strike would lead to death so long time muslim advisor at guantanamo who goes by the name zack who goes only by his first
name for security reasons he said quote there. it will be more than one death and then he added that the detainees called wanted to die out of hunger and thirst behind covered cameras and followed and the question many now ask is what if someone really dies in this hunger strike will it change something in washington i'm going to. know we're coming to you live from moscow with plenty more to come here on the program including bombing trail with the investigation into the boston marathon attack in full swing and we get the latest from the parents of the two suspects after the break.
just turning twenty minutes past the hour here in moscow this is r t the father of the two boston marathon bombing suspects says he won't seek revenge for the death of his son. that he wants to bring his daughter in law and grandson back to russia . joins us live to talk more about the parents of the suspects who have been in the spotlight since the deadly bombings are tom good to see you what exactly has been said by the parents of the brothers why they were here in this press conference the mother and the father said that they spoke about what their next plans would be and how their feelings were at this moment and the mothers who said that she's probably going to give up her u.s. citizenship she was very short press conference she restated that she thought her sons were innocent that they've been front and we can see some of her emotion now.
going to do. this. why why. why. the father source says now that he wants to fly to the us perhaps today perhaps tomorrow as soon as possible really to pick up the body of his son tommy land also lands widow and his grandson tom and son fly with them back to russia to help look after them. the f.b.i. say that. so he says he says also that the mother also adds that she's not quite sure whether she's going to go to the u.s. as well there is a shoplifting charge there she says she doesn't think that she did it but she's still nervous she may face arrest if she goes what about the younger the youngest of the two suspected marathon bombers are we understand he's in
a hospital or any any way any word from him there because we understand he's under armed guard is and he is indeed there have however been details trickling out from the hospital he was read his miranda rights u.s. the right to remain silent upon which point he did fall silent he's refused to say any more before he was read those rights he said that he thought this is all from anonymous officials they're all being very cagey about this but they have released these anonymous statements that dzhokhar said he was very late on co-opted by his brother in this plot converted into this more extremist plan to plan the plantains bombs the boston marathon. himself has also been put from anonymous sources say on the cia database of people to luminescent which is added also to previous investigations by the f.b.i. so raises further questions as to babies who were not picked up here in digital where previous investigations by the f.b.i. it was two years ago that russian officials told the f.b.i.
about tamil eelam but apparently still managed to slip under the radar. thank you. well there revelations about. having been in the cia database for over a year are just some of the details that have emerged with the investigation still in its infancy but some in the global media have already been jumping to conclusions in their portrayal of the suspects as aunties and i see a truck and now reports. a terror act that shocked the u.s. the suspects a nineteen and a twenty six year old that's our naive brothers joe hart was a u.s. citizen to milan on his way to becoming one but both of chechen origin the older brother to milan is said to have traveled to dagestan in russia for several months . in twenty four to be. done just on the show to make detonators put these things together with. nutrition despite the media rage these locations remain unknown to some lot of people are confusing it
with check with the back yeah and. yeah whatever it's called i know i did i can't assume that the majority of americans today even speak english young at the time of the bombings that star nine have spent the last decade living in the us in the country sure thank you for you and while the origin and yet again religion oh very largely gleaned as the root of all evil the investigation is only in its first stages so the family maybe they're hammering just south of their plan there are those who do the two brothers see the media is taking it over the top they can't always be trying to rush to be the first ones to break a new piece of information local blogger luis vasquez knew both brothers while he was here since he was little and if you didn't know to harras name you would just assume that he was an american around here we have a very diverse community and it's normal to here for someone to go back to their country he says over sensationalizing that's our knives background doesn't get any
answers to the question why being answered temple and even from. with his brother they would never go around pounding their chest about their religion the most. extensive conversation i've had with about their background is them telling me where they're from that's that's and then after that all this talk about boxing let's talk about lines that's samuel went to high school with joe hart who has now been charged with the use of weapons of mass destruction the media has a way of spinning things of course and with regards to his nationality to me it doesn't matter. it shouldn't matter what his religion is either when i graduated there are forty five languages spoken just in my graduating class alone it is not unusual in fact it is very common to hear a foreign language he reminds us that the only suspect alive after the bombings has lived in america since the age of eight i didn't come here the younger age you know from everyone that they will tell you and they have told me on certain occasions
you know this person was part of the community the attack feels even more personal and devastating for me well because he knew the brothers responsible pointing fingers he says a place of birth or religion is far from actual what is solving these and bringing justice that takes time time and effort that would hopefully lead to innocent people feeling safe again security in this country seems like it's more for show than for anything a lot of times unfortunately. that needs to change while the media pick apart every single detail they can lay their hands and ears on it seems that what should matter after the tragedy is tackling terrorism and global threats that has no fees upbringing or religion but has become the curse of the twenty first century not just here but all over the world and especially church in our party boston massachusetts. getting into israel is getting hotter as a new and controversial security check gets the states stamp of approval of israel's ben gurion airport staff can even search your e-mail inbox according to
a recent decision by the country's attorney general on. more on that story on our website dot com. and according to the head of the e.u.'s antiterrorist services five hundred young europeans have already up and left the comforts of home to syria fighting on the frontline alongside the rebels the full story on our website. rising violence in iraq has spurred fears of more bloodshed and wider sectarian conflict some locals say the country could hope could be on the same road as war torn neighboring syria clashes between the shiite dominated government and sunni gunmen separate terror attacks more than one hundred killed in the past two days alone and the worst spate of violence since u.s. forces pulled out at the end of twenty eleven and it comes amid deepening political turmoil and the government struggling to get keep power brokers to work together middle east expert lawrence davidson he blames the u.s.
for spock in the crisis by toppling the iraqi regime with no stable alternative lined up. in two thousand you're where you are and we will move saddam hussein was the darling of the bad guy. nobody would go but he did all. areas and szell by words or very very you know we removed a. place and no real incentive. to try to. get there. is this. violence it should have never gotten we open box and we couldn't close it even when we were there earlier and the question is what can close.
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