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sikkens in turkey as trade unions joined the nationwide protest against what they call state terror by the regime the violence has claimed to lives with the latest killing big blamed on the police. washington says it will send patriot missiles with f. sixteen fighters to jordan for exercises and made based on that afterwards just a hop across the border from corporate stricken syria. prosecutors move against us all the product bradley manning is saying he knew well that hundreds of thousands of state secrets legal by him could fall into the wrong hands.
international news and comment live from moscow this is a see with me our thanks for joining us. leaving tonight as trade unions representing two hundred forty thousand workers have begun a two day strike against the government is the latest force to join the nationwide protests that have gripped the country with police brutally cracking down on demonstrations a second fatality has been confirmed the fatal shooting of a protester were solid blaming on the authorities as a rino the reports now from istanbul. twenty two year old man did die after his sustaining a head wound during the night's protests in the south of turkey in the city of kentucky of the protesters are saying the shocking apparently from a police car however this information we have to stress this hasn't been confirmed yet so we have to wait and see for at least somewhat official results whether or not this indeed was a case of severe police brutality earlier on sunday there was
a young man also died after a car slammed into a crowd of protesters so far these are two confirmed deaths but the people on the street that we have been speaking to they're saying that they have personally seen least four or five people are dead more than sixteen hundred people have already been injured and more than a thousand arrested there is more and more people coming out on taksim square going to get the park just in istanbul alone the number of sing creasing and most of them are really peaceful protesters and we have talked to one of the young lawyers association representatives who explained to us why people continue to flood the streets in turkey voicing their protest of the current government have a lot of groups who not only low years here are some doctors but does the organization of the community of the nation they're asking the government resign they become a union here do to do to do illegal acts of the government now their decision is somewhat different in a different part of the city just a couple of kilometers from here and protesters there are actually targeting the
prime minister's office says the police are retaliating with tear gas water cannons rubber bullets plastic bullets prime minister erdogan is actually out of the country he's on a trip to morocco and speaking on monday he said that the situation in the country in turkey is calm he has also disregarded the words of the turkish president good who called off to end police brutality and is actually meeting with the representatives of the top opposition parties in turkey in order to try and solve the situation however prime minister erdogan has said that she doesn't understand what the president says but he said. the protestors message has been heard members of the public sector are also going out in protest today so this just adds to the magnitude of protests that we're seeing there so really the protest movement in turkey does look like it's only gaining momentum. human rights groups and some foreign officials including the u.s. secretary of state have condemned the excessive use of force by turkish police the country's deputy prime minister claims tear gas and other means of crowd control
are only being used in self-defense but protesters and images from the scene the paint a different picture and for example this photo that has now become a symbol of the protest shows an unarmed a woman being pepper sprayed in the face in istanbul witnesses say the police are increasingly resorting to force without any provocation water cannons and tear gas are being used on crowds in several cities which some describe as. bystanders including women and children are often caught in the crossfire police officers are also being accused of trying to mask their identity and this photo for instance set up for his apparently shows personal numbers on police helmets have been obscured or covered up while it's been revealed that turkey bought sixty two tons of tear gas in just over a decade mostly imported from america turkish professor corey trollish khan was one of those tear gassed by police and he now says peaceful protest has been met with
violence for no reason. turkish people in need some moving others and in other cities should. all to get their devoted routine of their life people need to use yes we need t.v.'s when they don't want to turn to the people people are shouting in the streets that they don't want this product and the government say no we're going to go along with this park we've been whooshing of the park one day gets them they'd spend sixty million dollars on which to buy changes what people are doing trying to do needs to put the tree in the public park and show the government. getting fifty percent from the people they're going to do that the grunts again doing things. that professor said he wants and then there have been gauging opinion on the streets that says people are defending their freedoms from our terran regime. and stumbled the first day of the protests had only twenty people in taxi and. the next day due to people became three hundred people and the
next eight was treated thousand and now there are tens of thousands of people protesting so the best course of action probably would be for the government to step back and look what did demands of the protesters are and act accordingly but i'm afraid there are no signs that they are drawing government will taking a side step the broader issue that protesters are bringing up and this is again it was brewing for the last three years is the increasing or two italian ism and top down management of his government that he seemed to have at least makes decisions that affect the lives of millions of people in this country and he thinks that the majority rule means that the majority becomes the new teacher of the country so i'm hopeful that this actually protests are good signs for to extreme ocracy to health health and signed it just a couple blocks away from the presidential palace people can go out and express their opinions i was talked to several protesters today many of them are first time protesters they have never participated in a political organization the i meant if we're to be in any group or organization
but still they're on the streets and protesting because they feel that their life style of wife and their culture and traditions are under attack by the i don't government. the u.s. says it will send patriot missiles and f. sixteen fighter jets to jordan definitional reason is to use their weapons in military drills and counter possible threats posed by the raging conflict in neighboring syria the patriot batteries that designed to intercept missiles that could also be employed to enforce a no fly it's a point to see and that's not what's behind a move washington says it's only aimed at helping an ally. well it's certainly not really about jordan what we do know is that the deployment of
a patriot missile battery and if sixteen fighter jets to jordan comes amid escalating international tension over the syrian conflict what the u.s. is saying is that the weapons are meant to be part of a military drill but it has said that they could remain in jordan afterwards to counter the threat posed by the syrian civil war now this comes several months since nato deployed patriot missile batteries in turkey along its one of our border there with syria and although the batteries are designed to intercept scud missiles they could potentially be employed to enforce a no fly zone and so this is the indication from recent reports that say that the white house has asked the pentagon to draw up plans for a no fly zone inside syria that would be enforced by the united states and other countries such as silence and aggression the latest move by syria is being seen as a bid to challenge the european union power was recently lifted the arms embargo on the syrian rebels. the russian foreign ministry says it's against placing heavy
weaponry in nations neighboring syria the arms issue came up during the russia e.u. summit in the euros which again called for both sides to start a dialogue on she's an executor of severe brings us the details. at the press conference during the russia e.u. summit. particularly stress that russia has never violated any international regulations on supplying weapons in the syrian case moreover he said that the issue of the s. three hundred missile complexes which has been actively debated over the past several weeks is not serious at all because of the contract on supplying syria with these complexes that was signed years ago and it has not been yet fulfilled according to what he meant and whether this means that the s. three hundred have not been in fact delivered to syria is of course of course this remains to be seen but he stressed that delivering any weapons to any sides at this moment of time would destabilize the situation in the region and any attempts to
find a peaceful solution to the syrian bloodshed both sides have read separated the things we have heard before over the last month that this conference which would see the members of the syrian government and the opposition at the same negotiation table is very much anticipated by the international community. cited the lack of unity within the syrian opposition as the main reason for the lack of any positive answer coming from the syrian rebels in fact there are so many groups within the syrian opposition some of which are considered to be terrorist organizations across the atlantic that came up with a particular strong remark he said that he saw in the media of some members of the syrian rebels eating of their death enemies that he would not want to see people like that at the negotiation table in geneva it is really hard to say whether this summit has brought us anywhere closer to the actual conference over there's no set date so far but we do know that russia and the e.u.
are sharing a common ground on syria that this conference is the last resort to find any kind of peaceful solution to the syrian conflict. a court martial is underway in germany . as two british troops confessed to abusing alkan civilians are bringing you the details live in just a couple of minutes. and also had the u.k. hospitals war patients of possible consequence as they struggle to meet savings doggett's off he talks to a former health care employee turned a whistleblower after the break.
for feeding government secrets to wiki leaks and could end up spending a lifetime in prison because of it the prosecutor has suggested the twenty five year old had close ties with the ed so the whistle blowing web site something that could backfire on both manning and asuncion as the case progresses and she's under blake story. private bradley manning twenty five year old army intelligence officer is accused of giving military files to the web site wiki leaks in turn aiding the enemy according to military prosecutors though those prosecutors said that when private manning uploaded files to the anti-secrecy website wiki leaks he did so with the intent to harm very good or to protect now supporters of manning gather here to a rally in support of the soldier in me that they deem for a whistleblower but prosecutors painted a much different picture by the end when army prosecutors delivered their opening remarks they said that private manning was the one who knowingly and willingly went
to wiki leaks with the purpose of bringing harm to the united states now something that was very very significant that we saw here after three years of waiting for the court martial finally get underway was that prosecutors really tried to bring a connection between private manning and julian assange on the publisher of wiki leaks now asuncion his attorney michael ratner and have spoken at length for years now about how this trial the trial against american soldier is going to be used to bring charges against we keep in turn assad could be extradited to the u.s. and perhaps even sentenced to die so the way things wrap up here and perhaps twelve weeks time is going to really play an important part in deciding how the u.s. goes against wiki leaks and in the last couple of weeks we've actually seen all more and more examples lately of u.s. prosecutors going against journalists and other news agencies for so-called leaks defense attorney for private manning portrayed him as a hero david bloom's hopes that the u.s.
government will realize that this is a person who had no intent on getting the enemy and simply wanted to expose crimes that he thinks the world has better from. our extensive coverage of the trial in fourteen need has resulted in our website being down four hours after they had time to buy a hacker group those responsible say they did it to. test against both mining and asuncion who they referred to as cyber terrorists and traitors in august last year the same organization carried out a similar time around the time when the editor wiki leaks launched his own interview show here on r.t. . so manning exposed scores of government secrets the most contentious of which was the so-called collateral murder footage depicting u.s. soldiers attacking iraqi civilians and journalists but there are many more shocking revelations which manning brought into the daylight the documents exposed operations of the notorious background detention facility in afghanistan and they
revealed prison numbers and transfers at the site which has been allegations have seen have seen allegations a widespread torture and there are descriptions of reported a friendly fire incidents between coalition and are going to forces these leagues also showed fifteen thousand more civilians died in iraq than previously thought activists say they make up to eighty percent of all deaths they revealed that people not deemed a threat were held and tortured had gone tunnel day to extract intelligence despite the u.s. claiming the prison is only for dangerous militants these are acts of his david swanson maintains none of these revelations have put civilians or troops at risk. this is an unprecedented legal case being brought by the government arguing that making secrets public through the media in dangers the united states people by aiding the enemy that is if you make something public any whistleblower any media outlet any were reporter or journalist because some enemy can get ahold of public
information you have aided the enemy and they will they will bring evidence that osama bin laden had in his possession information that came out through bradley manning's leak they will not as far as anyone knows present any evidence that any harm resulted from this to any civilian or soldier he didn't start contrast to the harm being brought upon so many civilians and soldiers by the u.s. government's actions that this pushback against bradley manning helped end the occupation of iraq which was a great harm to the u.s. people as well as to the people of iraq i think that he should be awarded the nobel peace prize there's ition at many nobel dot org to do that he's one of the nominees he actually deserves that he actually qualifies under alfred nobel's will unlike some other recent recipients i don't think that whistleblowing should be punished.
to united nations. who are none to spend months inspecting munnings essential conditions and said the treatment that hand went wasn't just a kind. i don't believe in called an investigation but i served in the. united states government. why he was being held in solitary confinement first in iraq and then in the quantico marine corps base here watching the explanation that i was given for the first eight months i considered insufficient i issued a report that i submitted to the rights cause of all the united nations in which i said that his eight month old son until you can find them was unjustified we were sworn in that it was pursuant to the regulations of the military applies in court martial proceedings and that it had to do with the gravity of the charges against it we've seems to me that before someone is found guilty it's all agreed with the
rule of law and so on it's three hundred eighteen. only because the charges are soon will. be. or they go all the ones in the army but they did not explain what kind of harm would be grand. and you can always log on to r.t. dot com to catch up with the many stories that we're covering online and here's what's waiting for you there right now. leaks footage from a drone shows that the unmanned aircraft passing interest meters under the wing all one hundred passenger airbus nine years ago. old line would you like a copy of your pet one south korean clothing companies offering a seventy percent discount for those who can't let go of their furry friends find this and much more naughty dot com.
to british soldiers have admitted abusing afghan civilians to a court martial interim many both none have been granted an image to keep their families safe and to suffer as a details court martial taking place in regards to incidents that took place in helmand province in afghanistan between the sixteenth of october two thousand and eleven and the sixth of january two thousand and twelve three men appearing at that court martial to the soldiers admitting abusing afghan civilians now one soldier a former army private referred to in court as a soldier x. admitted indecent conduct towards a child the second soldier still serving lance corporal referred to in court a soldier why admitted racially abusing a man was seen as serving in afghanistan and now a third man also appeared at that court martial the patrol officer who was cleared of failing in his duty to deal with the offenses all the men have been granted
anonymity for their own protection there are fears that were they named to the nature of these incidents their families lives would be put at risk certainly you're going to see he's amounts of anger over this of course you've got the british forces with touring for in afghanistan early next year when we speak into the ministry. defense here in the u.k. they told us they're not going to comment on this until sentencing takes place but as we said the nature of these incidents and these revelations the admissions of guilt only get out really the general public's need of pessimism surrounding the afghanistan with. some other international news a brief an egyptian court has sentenced forty three people to after five years in prison for working at unregistered and geos in the country and living up taming foreign funds the longest terms were handed to twenty seven foreigners trying to have sent here a year long trial a rift between cairo and washington threatening to cut off its multimillion dollar
economic aid to egypt. central europe is suffering the worst flooding in almost a decade which has killed nine people and left a number of missing around ten thousand people have fled the disaster zone after days of heavy rains troops have been aware were deployed to set up protective barriers the czech republic declared a nationwide state of emergency as its rivers threaten to browse their banks cities in the south and east of germany remain on high alert residents preparing for water levels five liters higher than rule. us federal prosecutors have shut down digital payment network liberal reserve sparking fears the growing in cyber currency known as bitcoin could be next to people books now the implications. in the wake of the investigation into the lives he was of bitcoin is now in the fire the knowledge of six change of the digital currency is
now requiring all accounts to be verified as the u.s. paul special on the coins to get more insight into all of this i'm now joined by christopher hall from the institute of them as you mark his highlights tina crisp ok tell me do you think that this demonstrates that the u.s. so threatens as bad as the u.s. economy economy will no longer have the current say do you feel that's a threat going on here as well i think that the federal reserve isn't threatened so much by the loss of the dollar the reason they're there and they because of. not going to bring down the dollar i think they're more worried about alternatives to the u.s. dollar being out there and that kind of undercutting u.s. monetary policy actually taking away the anonymity of a quite removed one of the argument that governments have again right but to think that the whole point the people going towards the bitcoin is because the trust of of global central banks is getting is dwindling i would agree with that entirely
partly i don't think there is global central banks are actually coming out and saying we have a policy that is going to make your money worth less so people are looking for these other channels that work well or not it may just take you further off the grid but i don't think it's the only reason that people are attracted to this point in these other you know the currency we really kind of started only just begun to tinker and experiment with the limit. free banking of alternative currency they were going to be more if they're going to be different than going and they're going to be better and tougher to get into. people in britain face clearing in longer lines for medical treatment that's after health care bosses are warned patients will have to wait increasingly more for treatment that they can't get it at all so it comes as the government tries to push through twenty billion pounds in the so-called efficiency savings his poor boy covered ports. it's
a system unlike any other one of the world's largest publicly funded health services but britain's n.h.s. is facing growing problems austerity means cuts to vital services at a time when demand for their services is at an all time high perhaps more concerning for many is a raft of scandals regarding substandard care at n.h.s. hospitals around the country february saw the publication of the francis report which looked into failings of care at the mid staffordshire hospital near birmingham where over one thousand people may have died needlessly as a result of patient neglect the outgoing head of the n.h.s. who presided over the scandal has even been dubbed the man with no shame and there's been accusations of failings of care at all the hospitals around the country gary walker is the former chief executive of the united lincolnshire hospitals trust he lost his job after trying to alert his bosses to the fact that patients were risk gary you tried to tell your bosses what was happening what went
wrong at the hospital where you go back in two thousand and nine like today we had hospitals that were. stretched we had something like ninety nine percent occupancy and we said well in that situation with so many patients we couldn't deliver the targets anymore the response was well you need to deliver the targets whatever the demand and if you can't do it we'll get rid of you and anybody else who says. the very beginning it's about politicians. and it's about civil servants doing whatever it takes to do that now you say you were silenced why. because i raised concerns with david nicholson the head of the n.h.s. raised concerns with senior people in the department of health and all of. that information never to become public we've got more cuts on the way what's the future of the n.h.s. can the national health service get over this i think unless you go on a study you can't convince people why there needs to be saved. things and cuts i
mean we know you that there needs to be twenty billion pounds saved in the n.h.s. now that's twenty percent of the budget so that means you know one in five hospitals potentially need to play so i think what's happening is it's a slight revolution where that's where the stuff of getting up in large numbers and saying well you can't treat as xander vigils anymore in sacco's you now have got too many people raising concerns you need to do something will come many thanks for your comment new report out from the british medical journal says that patients are more likely to die if they have operations and at the end of the week pretty boy i'm odd see london and. he travels to the ice fields of the a wide sea to meet one of the walls most endangered animals that.
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