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and to date no one's been convicted. we asked the commander about allegations of corruption at the port. is not an issue because. i have walked in india for like 30 years i don't think this issue. but the events which unfolded soon after seem to indicate otherwise we fall in the customs official handing off a box of tramadol to a port worker. then we captured boxes of the drug being thrown over the fanes. finally as we were leaving the paperwork was arrested going to legibly for stealing tramadol we tried to film that to one. of the words. you tell me the.
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amount. of. customs did take it seriously foaming that is we were detained and pressured to delete our footage of the arrest. in the end. an official later confirmed that the arista poor work ahead stolen the tramadol. but the ports of lagos are just the start of the problem next we travel to my degree in the north east of nigeria the city was once the headquarters of. the islamic state franchise terrorizing this part of the country since 2009. which has been fighting a jury and military forces attacking schools and declaring an islamic state in
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territory it controls since then through attacks and suicide bombings that killed an estimated 27000 people over 2000000 civilians have been displaced. we've heard disturbing reports the tramadol might be playing a role in the insurgency. to understand how the conflict is affecting civilians here we interview a psychiatrist of my degrees federal neuropsychiatric hospital. i many patients although he shows us around a rehab. isn't it it's almost empty but that isn't for lack of those needing treatment. and. 1 the source of livelihood of.
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afford treatment also since the insurrection began he's seen previously unthinkably high dosages of tramadol come on to the market we have. 625. individuals to 10. $25.00 shocking indeed that service 60 times the maximum legal dosage. one of those who can't afford treatment is above my. comment than if i didn't i won a number of items of which were that in some cases she has a home by a key. that was 4 years ago. does another that's going to have 100 more times of the minus we've got an e. the other g. that he does not with you that's because of the sin i was was in that i don't know
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if this is a god i had no idea. at the time of his brother's death draghi flayed his village. he now lives in a camp for internally displaced people on the outskirts my degree. lead us over the ruins in the serenity garment. with the vicar had to. get it down always. believed to do we were no one any one know any anyone know why need any about it to go into go into god he has anybody it's not a geo vegeta i mean intended to question one and see the region if i have or now when once when i was young but as i'm going to academia. in other nickname i say how i down in that b.h. she hasn't yet.
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and it's not just civilians are taking tramadol we also came here to investigate suspicions that the drug is fueling the insurgency itself. for security reasons we could only interview. like many of these arrested fighters he was forced to join the movement when he was in the teens. he was in the movement for 4 years before escaping. now he lives in a refugee camp outside my degree. and.
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put them to work because. the drug enabled them to carry out these arduous 24 missions. it was also used to groom them for what was to come. so you know. we don't want to do that that. you know.
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he's led the group to become even more violent committing attacks suicide bombings and most infamously the abduction of 276 school girls from chibok village 2014. go back to work a show and you're listening. to. the tramadol also helped to be deeply traumatic memory. now much. more than i think. that you know she's. actually.
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there. are going to. yes you no doubt that the drug is essential to sustaining insurgency but i want to bring along. some. don't. go. finally we travel westwards to car jarius 2nd largest city. its got one of the highest poverty rates the country and also some of its worst tramadol abuse. at the mean you can a teaching hospital. of legally prescribed tramadol and the dangers of the illegal street version can be seen in one location. today this morning.
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with the patients. the psychiatric ward is struggling to cope with the fallout from the abuse grade version 44 bates. 50 to 60 percent of our clients. use drops due to the lack of resources drug users share the same ward with psychiatric patients we handle those are all some which takes a short period of time and then we have to undo the psychological depend. on issues that are on that and it takes a long time even after you need to be seen in the person quite a long time patient. but the flip side of the tramadol is this over regulating it would have disastrous results in a general ward we visit a patient for whom trammels an essential pain treatment. suffers from sickle cell disease a blood disorder which causes acute pain and stunts growth although he looks much
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younger he's actually 18. so. the nigerian government in an effort to clamp down on the beauty of coding based cough syrups banned them extensively some doctors and experts are concerned that the authorities might resort to similar tactics. if you buy.
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drugs so if. we visit the local commander. in the city they tell us they slowly winning the war against illegal trying. to illustrate they doing the show us what used to be. the prison is relocated to make room for.
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not only is it being sold nigeria but it's being trafficked to neighboring countries to come from. since. it's uncertain. for who was. asked. for 5 months since. all this trouble they tell us is destined for destruction but a jail full of it is just a drop in the ocean the country still drowning in the drug. next we join in india a drug raid. looking and acting very much like the americans you train them they
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take to the streets in an armored convoy. in a display of force they travel through kano shunting traffic of the rising you know you right here they disembark to read a large local market. heavy handed operation probably put on for our benefit produces few results they arrest a young man wearing a cannabis t. shirt. it's unclear if you even has any cannabis on him nevertheless he's bundled onto an indian a truck which is fast filling up with other young men from the market. nigeria has a 55 percent youth unemployment rate and it also has the highest number of people living in extreme poverty in the world even more than india so men like these sometimes turn to drug dealing out of necessity. it's not 6 in
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the right breaths up but can i jerry is war against illegal tramadol really be one with guns without addressing the underlying causes of poverty unemployment and inequality that seems highly unlikely. ah. 3 months of protests on an unprecedented scale have virtually paralyzed hong kong what began as opposition to an extradition law has escalated into a broader pro-democracy anti-government movement. so how and why has this crisis developed what the protesters want. in the 1st of 2 special reports people in power traces the dramatic evolution of hong kong summer of defiance on a just 0. the latest news as it breaks each week that passes
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a big problem because it was different people admired him it was the center of night life in beirut and he married miss universe hugh was a long buoyant character on the other hand a ruthless operative fighting for the palestinian cause some israeli intelligence sources claimed that the plant operation and for years the israeli try to find him and kill him al jazeera world examines the life of ali has a son salaam on the hunt for the red prince. hong kong activists including joshua wong and andy chan are arrested prompting protest organizers to cancel a mass rally this weekend. hello
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again i'm peter told me you're watching al-jazeera live from doha also coming up yemen's president accusing the weight of launching airstrikes against his forces in aden and calls on saudi arabia to intervene. the u.n. security council considers calling for a truce in syria's didley province a move russia is likely to oppose. going to be a whole different ball game u.s. president donald trump launches a space command part of efforts to maintain american dominance in orbit. pitting activists have been arrested in hong kong a day before more protests that were supposed to happen this weekend they have now been called off the party of the pro-democracy campaigner joshua warm says he was forced into a car as he walked along the street hours earlier vocal hong kong independence
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activist and he chan was arrested at hong kong airport another pro-democracy campaigner is also in custody sarah clarke is in hong kong sara do we know where these people are being held. with these 3 very high profile pro-democracy activists are being questioned here at once police station as you mentioned we got to the founders of. which is the pro-democracy party just one was the fight. my home tests back in 2014 he's also been a leading figure in the last few months for the last big major rallies here as well as his co-founder. there being questioned on a number of different accusations of inciting a pretty surprising and organizing and unlawful assembly here at the police station in hong kong in june as you mentioned and the chant he was the member of the leader of the hong kong national party the independence party that party was banned last year he was arrested last night which is thursday night here own routes to who you
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are japan he was arrested at the airport and he too is being questioned so very very high profile arrests of 3 high profile pro-democracy activists been arrested to various various on various charges and as you mentioned in breaking news we've just heard that the simple human rights front the organizers of these mass rallies the rebel ranks we saw what we had 1000000 people and 2000000 people of the last few months in march in the streets. to central that have decided to cancel the mass rally that planned on saturday that they had been at their appeal their request to hold this rally tomorrow with ject by the police in the small town in the court their appeal was rejected that's here on friday so this is certainly a major development it's the 1st time they've actually canceled a rally is the situation we think syria into being something potentially more combustible than as much as if the authorities go round and literally grab off the street to the brains behind the protest movement and then the wider movement reacts
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to that and councils this i mean the underlying tensions are still very real and very dangerous or do we think the temperature is being taken out of this now. well the civil rights front is holding a press conference as we speak they'll be explaining the reasons why they did decide to cancel that rally and i should say the rallies they've organized the past they've been haitian rallies i should mention that the one and 2000000 people marches. the st martins so what why they decided to cancel i assume it's because their appeal has been rejected and i see i'm also in the wake of these 3 very high profile arrests of the pro-democracy activists the younger group as you mentioned joshua one agnes child and chan but there are still other general strikes planned next week on monday and tuesday across hong kong and we get to see whether or not the arrests this morning here on friday in hong kong will incite any further protests in coming days sara thanks very much.
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well away from the big protests that been going on in hong kong smaller rallies have also been popping up and as wayne hay reports not everyone is happy about them you know maybe. they don't already have a word here. in the suburbs of hong kong people are tired tensions are being brought to the surface oh no way from large scale protests and clashes with police opposing sides are coming together in smaller gatherings on an almost daily basis here handful of protestors fighting for democracy and a hong kong with less interference from beijing was confronted by a pro china group the young generation know nothing about politics nothing about history only money across the road from the shouting match a piece of hong kong far removed from the glitzy high rises in other parts of the city people have been coming to this gym for 50 years there are no frills here and
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little support for the protesters who they say a tearing hong kong apart and i say the government i say to people people if you stand on that side. it will be arguing. and something that that's what they mate it's like made by the government. often protests break out for a few hours at night in suburban hong kong in this area protesters target a residential compound for police and other emergency services staff they believe the police are now working for beijing and not the people of hong kong this is the same place during the day and there's no sign of any violence or tension people are living side by side with police officers and their family members but this is been a very unpredictable situation and it's more protests pop up in different parts of hong kong more people more communities are being affected by day the damage of previous nights is still evident there's no point fixing it yet trouble could break
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out again at any time on all sides people are growing weary after what's been a long fight i just read this how can can go bad today before like everyone's then together there is one part with no end in sight to the protests it may be a long wait for those who want to see old hong kong return those fighting for a new one to emerge when hey al jazeera hong kong. battles around yemen's port city of aden are exposing growing rifts in the saudi emirates the coalition the 2 countries have been fighting the rebels in the country since 2015 yemen's internationally recognized president months or hardee as a saudi arabia to intervene to stop the u.a.e. military from attacking government forces in and around the u.a.e. says its air force has been targeting quotes terrorists following attacks on coalition forces at a airport the saudis and the allies in yemen's war but they've backed rival
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factions in the battle for aids and the u.a.e. supports separatists who want to make southern yemen an independent country as it was prior to $991.00 the government troops are backed by surly arabia where hardy lives in exile alexia the. story. this is said to be the aftermath of strikes in aden yemen internationally recognized government is furious the u.s. bombed its positions. allowing separatists to retake territory that lost to saudi backed government forces 24 hours. both sides pulling in reinforcements to battle over divided southern city and a country fractured by years of war what could be what i mean. you didn't governorates us safe now we're dealing with some pockets and terrorist hideouts which sadly involved with what he's called the legal government yemen's government condemned the u.s. bombing of its forces saying as it caused hundreds of deaths and injuries in
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a statement its defense ministry seders held the emirates responsible for what it called a blatant aggression and president. saudi arabia to intervene again separate us from the sovereign transitional council house at the saudi coalition that's fine the rebels less than 3 weeks ago they took over this is the state of the saudi backed internationally recognized yemeni government. on wednesday government forces took the nearby coastal town of zinjibar before pushing into aden on thursday though they withdrew again president hetty's said it was to spare the city and its people what label would not only situations good in the troops morale is high we're heading to. and we will free every inch of the southern territory the violence has exposed an apparent rift in the saudi u.a.e. coalition each country backing opposing sides in southern yemen which was
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a separate country until $990.00. 8 on this issues because from a saudi perspective what they had always wanted is to ensure that they are not a threat. that can operate across the border and launch attacks whether it's rocket attacks or or drone attacks into saudi arabia what the united arab emirates wants to do instead of course is to establish an independent sovereign state and these 2 objectives to do not align the yemeni government asked for the united nations to meet on the iraqi strikes 60000 people have left the city batanes of thousands remain in harm's way as the fighting intensifies alexia brian al jazeera. the un security council is looking at a draft resolution that would call for a truce in the northwest of syria and the army backed by russian air power has been waging an offensive on it in the province the last rebel held territory diplomats admit any resolution will probably be vetoed by russia since april more than 550
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civilians have been killed in and around it live up to 400000 people have been displaced mike hanna has more now from the u.n. . yet another draft resolution introduced in the council calling for a ceasefire calling 2 for the enforcement of all previous resolutions but the council remains deeply divided russia continues to back the assad government insisting that the ongoing violence is caused by what it calls terrorists. and the sense of frustration by britain's political coordinator who accuse the council of failing the people of syria this conflict has undermined and weakened the united nations and the wider rules based international system. assad has used chemical weapons against his own people he has thumbed his nose at this council and our resolutions at the general assembly and at the a.p.c. w.
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aided and protected by russia and by iran the council was also briefed by the special envoy to syria who painted a bleak picture of the ongoing violence on the ground but he expressed cautious optimism about a political process that he maintains could result in the formation of a constitutional committee it's possible no to fine hopefully to finally greenman on the whole situation of committed and then we have to use start agreement as a door opener into a political process that could create the beginning for a new syria a new syria the human spirit the mission between the people in syria and start a better life for everyone. for the 1st time the special envoy put a timeline on the process saying that there could be agreement between the opposing parties by the time of the general assembly next month. still to come here.

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