♪ the first group of deported refugees from greece arrive in turkey as part of a controversial eu deal. >> i am harry faucet. even when those boats bring these people here, turkish coast guard pick up about 50 pakistani and bangladeshi men who were trying to make their way to greece nonetheless. ♪ hello. welcome to al jazeera live from doha. the other main stories: one of
refugees will arrive on its soil on monday. >> this is how it's supposed to work. under the deal, refugees arriving in greece, who arrived in greece from the 20th of march whose asylum claims are being rejected to be deported. with each one returns, europe then will resettle a syrian from the turkish refugee camp. syrian refugees are beginning to arrive in germany from turkey under this new deal, but there are concerns that this could split up families, some of whom are either in europe or in turkey. this is what turkey gets in return: the eu's promised ankara $3.3 million until aid and by june, turkish nationals won't have to get vetoesas to travel to some eu countries. there is an agreement to advances turkey's eu membership bid. in a moment, we will go live to zeina hodr who is in le sp os
but first to harry fawcett who is standing by in the coastal town in turkey. harry, so we are hearing now that two boatloads of people have arrived in turkey. how prepared are the turkish authorities? >> reporter: well, that's something that we were trying to establish over several days. this has been, i think, on both sides, the greek and the turkish side something of a rush to get everything ready. there is a huge amount weighing on this first day of this operation proper both in terms of trying to process these people properly but also the kind of signal that this all send. it's meant to show to the wider world and especially to those trying to come to europe that such a voyage may well be futile. what's happening is the second of those three boats is currently in port. those people are being processed. we understand 202 will be coming in total. there is a third boat from hios,
still waiting to make landfall here what happens to these people after this, we are not entirely clear. he we understand they are going to be taken to camps. notes breakdown so far. there are afghans, pakistanis, some bangladeshiz and some sirrians. greek agencies are reporting two syrians necessary first batch of people. what is also, though, striking told is that even as these people arrive, we have seen another group arrive on a coast guard ship coming back -- excuse me -- having been rescued, they said, as their boat was sinking. these are some 50 pakistani and bangladeshi men who are industrial trying to get to greece, trying to find some sort of work in europe. although the numbers have been declining in recent days, they haven't stopped. there are people trying to make this journey despite this huge signal being sent by the eu and by turkey that they should not be trying to make those
journeys. >> thank you for that are, harry. let's go to zeina who is at the greek island of le sp os, the port there. zeina, it's a rather buildering array of prerecognize quiz it's that have to be metaphor people to stay in the system. do people understand what's required of them? >> well, what france says and eu officials have repeatedly made clear since the early hours of this morning is that those who were deported were given the chances to apply for asylum but they chose not to the. so they are calling this a voluntary transfer. now, you talk to human rights groups. they say that may be the case today but what will happen to the thousands in detention centers? there is definitely a lack of information, if i may say. people do not know what to do. we met some people who are
closet at the detex center and they were asking united states questions: are there going to send everybody back? are syrians qualified as refugees? so people are quite worried but asylum officials telling us they are going to go through each case individually. am nest at this time international, we just spoke to a representative. their main concern: the greek system, there is no proper system in place, and they will not be able to process these people properly. there is also a concern. they considertie not to be a safe country. it is not safe for returnees, for some people who are being sent back. so there is still a lot of concern, but officials are confirming to us that these migrants went back voluntarily. i have to point out that we were told by the greek authorities that this would hatch at 10:00 a.m. local time. the media was told. but it happened in the early hours of the morning, and activists came here because they wanted to ask these migrants to state publiin front of everyone that they were actually given the chance to apply for asylum
and they said no. but that didn't happen which really is raising some questions among activists here. >> now, zeina, thank you very much. we will keep you apprised of that process as it gets underway in greece and turkey here at ashingdz. in the meantime, let's look at another of the major stories, an unpress dented data link from a panama law firm which has reprevioused how the super rich hide their money. the so-called panama papers come from the fourth largest offshore lawyers' firm. an investigation into the hidden we think shows how they have avoided tax and laundered money. adam ramey has more from mexico city. >> panama city has long been a defendant booming financial hub. it also has a reputation of money laundering for the world's rich, only to be edge couraged by millions of documents from a
law firm that specializes in setting up offshore companies. hundreds of journal accidents from more than 70 countries analyzed more than 11 million leaked files from the data bates. documents appear to show links to 143 politicians. among the current leaders named are the president of argentina, iceland's prime minister, and ukraine's president. unprecedented leak of documents showers how vladimir's circle became very wealthy. his best friend is at the center of a scheme in which money from russia state banks is hidden offshore. other relatives & associates of those implicated in the leaks include the son of malacia's prime minister. >> i think it raises the question for the political class as a whole balls european countries, the u.s. have been
talking about electrical piece in terms of banking, a certain edes of scandals but it turns out that actually offshore companies are still very popular. >> investigators in the believe one of the offshore companies in the documents supplied fuel for warplanes that the syrian government used to bomb and kill tens of thousands of its own citizens. also revealed in the documents was a shell company in panama owned by the football start messi and his father. spanish investigate orders are currently investigating messi for tax invasion. >> several countries have been linked to the firm in panama including the three most important countries: mexico, argentina and braldz i will. mexico received hundreds of millions of dollars in state contracts instructed his top offshore. until brazil, where there is an
investigation into billions of dollars paid in bribes. five members of that law firm have been charged in that ongoing investigation. adam rainey, a. >> close associates of the russian vladimir putin are involved in this. rory challands has the latest. >> the kremlin knew this was coming, last week, the kremlin spokesperson briefed on it basically saying there was a piece of what he called paid journalism coming down the track. he serbcially, he described it as an anti-russian smear campaign originating from the west. it's being broadly ig in order at the moment by the russian state t.v. channels. only really a few remaining independent media outlets have picked this up. oath balance, the president is going to be breathing a bit of a sigh of relief for a number of different reasons. for one, there is a putin-shaped hole at the sent of these
allegations. lots of implications and some direct naming of people around the president, but this is no gotcha, no smoking gun that hit the president full in the face. it doesn't look good, but it gives putin a degree of definitedeny apparently. also, i think the kremlin will be relieved by the shear size of this data leak.
lebanese police uncovered what they say is the largest human trafficking ring in recent times. 18 suspects are accused of having imprisoned 75 young women as sex slaves outs beirut. most of the victims are syrian girls who were tricked into going to lebanon with false promises of work. this report. >> reporter: to protect her
safety, we cannot dis close the identity of this young syrian lady so we will call her eve. until just at few days ago, eve was a slave forced to work as a prostitute. >> we were never allowed to sleep properly. even if we did sleep. if a customer came and asked for us >> we were forced to wake up. >> after her parents died in syria just over two years ago, eve came to lebanon where a friend told her she would get her a job at a restaurant. >> we arrived around 10:00 a.m. i slept for two hours when they told me the botts wants you to wear this and gave me very short and revealing clothes. there were other girls who were already dressed and made up. they said i had to put on make up and do my hair. i asked them why. the man in charge said, you need to go down and work. you are with us now. it was new year's eve. he told me just work tonight and then tomorrow, you can go. >> eve was being held captive with 70 other girls inside this building in the city less than
an hour's drive from beirut. >> the next day, if i put on my clothes to sleeve, he smacked me so hard. he shouted get me the whip. he started swearing at me and said, you are mine now. you will do what i tell you. >> reporter: the sex industry in lebanon is massive. there is high demand and country serves as a sex tourism destination. there is very little government regulation which allows for people like eve to be preyed upon and abused. >> they would prevent united states from asking a client to wear a condom. if the custody mer didn't want to, so many girls property pregnant. we were all forced to have abortion. >> on friday, lebanon's police announced they had uncovered the largest human trafficking ring in recent times. 75 women, most of them syrian, forced into prostitution had been rescued. according to the police, many had been tortured and drugged.
but the police, themselves, have been accused of minutes treating the victims. >> when the police first detained united states, the treatment was horrific. if we fell asleep, they would hit united states. felt we asked for water, they would hold the bottle of water in the front of united states and drink it to taunt us. one do you recall needed to go to the bathroom. >> they refused until she will yournated. they made her put the tissue under her shirt. >> one of lebanon's leading non-government organizations. >> what the government needs to do is to and the law, not to be only punitive but also to be protective. and more importantly, to be preventive. and here again, i would like to highlight the importance of tackling the demand, the demand side. where we should ask the buyers to refrain from buying sex. >> for two and a half years? >> eve says she has experienced hell on earth.
although she is now free, she remains contaaptive to the memo that continue to haunt her. jamal, al jazeera, beirut. >> still to come on the program is the ref uming e and migrant swap begins between turkey and the eu. after the breaks, we will be speaking to hungry's foreign minister about the controversial deal plus: >> the hong kong film that will has rattled nerves in beijing wins one one of asia's most prestigious awards.
a look at the top stories here at al jazeera. the first boat carrying refugees from grease as arrived at the turkish coastal town and a controversial eu migration deal. the police are putting scald regular migrants whose claims have been rejected to turkey. >> a law firm has revealed how super rich hide their money. alleged links to 143 politicians. the so-called panama papers come from the world's fourth largest offshore law firm. >> 18 people have been arrested in connection with human trafficking in lebanon. the dis respect were accused of having imprisoned 75 women as sex slaves in illegal brothels outside beirut. let's go back to our top story, of course. and that is the implementation of that deal, controvertsial deal between the eu andtie. that is now underway. of course, this is one of the
greatest crisises. facing europe at the moment, the number people seeking asylum or they are seeking a better life. they are trying to get into europe. now, we can talk to the hungarian foreign minister. peter ciato who is joining us now live from berlin and thank you very much, indeed, for talking to us, mr. ciato. the world local recall those scenes. they were shocked by those scenes last september when hungarian police used water canon and tear gas to drive back so many desperate people who were trying to pats through your country as they fled to safety. has hungary softened its position with regard to the migration crisis. >> reporter: thank you very much for this opportunity. >> i think in such serious cases, we have to stick to the facts, and the fact is that all of european union member states,
especially those ones belonging to the shangon zone have to comply with the common european regulations especially when it comes to the shangunan regulations. they make it very clear those countries located in the zone like hungary have to fort worth, texas the mean union. that's what we have been doing, nothing more than complying with the common european regulations and obligations you know, the event you have referred to when hungarian police had to use water canon, you have not actually told your viewers the whole story because there were aggressive my grant attacking police by throwing stones and pieces of concrete on them and from territory of another country, serbia is a safe country. hungarian police had to react after many were wounded. so it was not innocent refugees
to the hungarian police rather than aggressive migrants. >> you have made yourself clear, haven't you, your country is not interested in taking any migrants or refugees. you have talked about uncontrolled unregulated influx of people. you have linked these people to possible increase in terrorism attacks in europe. >> you know, actually, what happened in hungary was that there was an influx of six to eight to 10,000 people on a daily basis entering the territory of hungary, not respecting our laws and regulations and not willing to cooperate with the local hungarian authorities. if someone enters a territory of another country, must comply with the regulations there and must respect laws and act according to procedures. >> but not complying with -- not necessarily mean they are -- >> . >> /* soer to interrupt.
not complying with local laws and traditions does not necessarily mean that people are about to commit acts terrorism. >> you know, i would like to ask you to stick to the facts. no one from the hungarian government has said that migration equals terrorism. what we have said was that if there is an unregulated and unchecked influx from eight to 10 people on a daily basis, yes, that increases threat of terror because we don't don't know who is entering the territorial european union. i think it's obvious that european countries have to defend their own boarders. it is unacceptable that people want to cross borders whenever and wherever they want. >> reporter: you have said since the brussels attacks, you have been quoted as saying hungary is there, therefore, right to the look with suspicion at those people trying to cross borders almost linking, con freighting the issue of migration and ref
uming e-seeking asylum with acts of terrorism. of course, we know, don't we, that those who are found to have been involved in the attacks in paris and brussels were french and belgian citizenship, not migrants or refugees. >> what we know is the following: f there is a continent like europe and if there are tens of thousands of people on a daily or weekly basis entering the territory of that given continent, europe, unregulated and unchecked and if you don't know who they are, why they are coming, yes, that increases threat of terror. no one said -- no one said in hungary that migration equals terrorism. but what i think is clear, that if you don't know who is entering the territory of your country, then it is a danger on you. >> so, therefore, the onus must be upon european country leads to like hungary, then, to establish systems whereby people could be documented and processed in an efficient and
timely manner? >> you know, hungary has always complied with european regulations. we have always mrield with the international conventions. we have always treated people according to international regulations and conventions but if you enter a territory of another country, you have torets expect laws and regulations there and, unfortunately, migrants refused, resisted separation with the hungarian authoriti authorities. they didn't want to get registered. they didn't want to let photos taken. they didn't want to go to refugee camps. they have occupied rare stations, railway lines. if you enter a territory of another country and you seek for assume lum, you have to spec the laws there. regulations say in europe if you enter a sta enter a territory of a country and ask for a sigh same lum, you have to stay there until the procedure has been carried out. all of these regulations were broken unfortunately. >> is it the bank fact that
hungary is one of the least diverse countries in europe today and that's the way you want to stay? >> i'm sorry. yes get the question. i mean the most important part of the question. we are considered what? >> one of the least diverse populations in europe, and that's the way the hungarian authorities would like it to stay? >> you know, hungary is a very open country. hungarian society is a very open society. but, of course, it is the hungarian people to decide about the future of the country, and it is the hungarian people who have to make a decision whether they want to sharetha their life with another. community, a significant other type of community or not. it is the decision of every country and respect this kind of decision and we want others to respect the decisions of the hungarian people as well. >> peter fciatsu, thank you for
talking to us here at al jazeera. >> thank you. >> the other news and a controversial movie called "10 years" has won best picture at the hong kong. at a time depicts children in military uniform and the cantonese dying off. it's upset beijing but been a defendant television success. the chinese mainland. >> ed to you, i feel hopefully because a lot of film used "10 years" to express. it must be a better film because of social significance. >> the reality of hong kong, the problems that we face. i have said before that "10 years" expose the fear of the hong kong people. at this moment, i want to say that "10 years" has shown that the hong kong people are fearless, we are fearless when it comes to our creativity.
>> a music festival is hoping to lift the mood in lahore al week after a bombing killed at least 70 people there. imran khan reports. ♪ reporter: the music plays on in a fitting tribute to a city globally renowned for art and culture. part workshop, part open concert, 2016 almost didn't happen nap public park a few kilometers from here. the organizers came to the event out ofrets expect for those who lost their lives. >> it took a lot of time to figure out what we wanted to do. we took two days where we didn't do any planning, where the only thing we needed to figure out was whether it's all right to be able to do this. ♪ >> reporter: the musicians, the fact the festival has gone ahead is a blessing. shimoon is the a blue grass
singer who is happy to show case his art. >> i wanted to do something freshw for the punjabi. i wouldn't to do something new. i started experimenting. >> reporter: experimentation is one of the themes of this festival as is going digital. aside from the bands, there are a number of workshops and stores that address the future of pakistani music and the music industry ♪ >> the country's first music streaming services and in a few short months has amassad catalogue of 25,000 pakistani songs and 20 ol' users. it has faced problems with paying artists something, something it says is being addressed. >> the problem is pakistan is lacking a executive body.
1,000 artists. we had to go to literally almost every one of them and get the rid rights individually. >> the future seems bright for pakistani music because of the fans who have risked the security situation to go hear the music that they love, imran khan. >> there is always more on the website. >> s i was the first to have my identity. >> i never felt a connection to anything or anyone. and i was constantly just trying