Skip to main content

tv   On The E- Waste Trail  Al Jazeera  September 28, 2019 4:00am-5:01am +03

4:00 am
and raised the prospect of what he called the great fracture and he said that needs to be stopped and they need to keep the current un universal system going ok thanks very much james we'll let you down to that press conference james basic united nations. pakistan's prime minister used his speech at the un general assembly to deliver an extraordinary attack on india's crackdown on indian and minister kashmir iran can tell the examiner render modi's actions would end in a bloodbath and he urged the un to intervene to prevent war between a nuclear power neighbors what is going to happen when the gov use lift it will be a bloodbath the people will come out then 100000 troops there they haven't gone do. he's done this do what prosperity of this is supposed to be for the development of these 900000 troops one of they're going to do when
4:01 am
the when the come out there will be a bloodbath has he thought it through what happens then meanwhile in his speech earlier on friday india's prime minister made no mention of kashmir almost there is give our. we belong to a country that has given the world not war but buddha's message of peace and that is the reason why our voice against terrorism to alert the world about this evil rings with seriousness and outrage we believe that this is one of the biggest challenges not for any single country but for the entire world and humanity the lack of unanimity among us on the issue of terrorism against those very principles that are the basis of the creation of the u.n. and that is why for the sake of humanity i firmly believe that it's absolutely imperative that the world unite against terrorism.
4:02 am
demonstrators in egypt to the gangbang now calling for the resignation of president sisi cafes and shops shot and football matches were perspire and as officials tighten security across the country the protests began a week ago in response to corruption allegations since then human rights groups say more than 2000 people have been arrested stephanie decker reports. they took a risk to come out to the streets in protest for a 2nd friday that's despite warnings from egyptian security forces that they would face a harsh response al-jazeera cannot independently verify these videos but they are said to be in kenya the city in upper egypt and also in elmwood achmea the capital cairo other reports suggest a large security presence in central cairo with the streets virtually deserted the roads the who square which has been the heart of previous protest over the years blocked off. another narrative in what is just as much a media campaign state television showing pro-government protests in the capital
4:03 am
president abdel fatah sisi returned to cairo early on friday from the un general assembly in new york this welcome posted on his official facebook page with the president reassures this crowd that all is well with the market what are you doing here why you got up early on a friday morning life is good and easy you have to know that the egyptians are very aware of how they try to fake the realities and realistic things and deceive the people for the sake of allah and for the sake of you what happened before will never happen again don't worry and don't be worried good morning to you but despite the president's assurances something is happening here waiting out troops all over the streets of cairo now is and we are doing random checks all over the city is a very clear reflection of this government's insecurity. the fact that the thing that drives this government more than anything else is the voice of its own people a government that secure in its standing at security which little missy and it
4:04 am
support among egyptians wouldn't be so frightened or terrified by hundreds of protesters in the streets of cairo it started with this man mohammed alley a contractor for the egyptian military for 15 years the largest and most powerful institution in the country recently breaking rank uploading videos statements from spain where he now lives in self-imposed exile accusing senior military leaders of wasting millions of dollars to build villas palaces and hotels it hasn't gone down well with many who are finding it hard to live day by day. more recently there's a lot of economic discontent cc's economic policies have mostly failed the wealth gap has increased and egypt's poverty rate is rising pretty dramatically hundreds came out to protest last friday in what has been the biggest show of discontent against cc's rule human rights watch says nearly 2000 people have been arrested in the last week alone al-jazeera is banned from reporting inside the country the
4:05 am
bigger picture of what is happening here may take time to become clear but it seems once again egyptians have lost their fear and are defying orders to remain silent stephanie decker al jazeera. i'm joined now by a large sure has the founding director of the critical security studies program at the heinz achieve full graduate studies what is your flexion on today's events in egypt. it's it's a start for more mass mobilization i think repression was quite heavy handed so idea that you know the interior ministry took a step back and just firing tear gas instead of rubber boots instead of actual bullets bullets is is not very accurate i think by one estimate there are over 2000 people that were arrested. and that is.
4:06 am
the there was preempted strikes basically so all 6. access points to tahir square were shut down runcie square looked like a military barrack with too many on masked men and then civilians with and despite many dangers in the risks that you describe you still think that this could be the that could be a continuation of this sort of mobilization of definitely you know the 1st time the area was taken was in march 28th of march 2003 and then they did move them by force may and then they came and took it into general 201180 years later the issue is that all the structural conditions for mass mobilization are the intense repression the extreme level of corruption and what you need to do is just to trigger and the trigger was mohamed are these videos will who are the businessmen turned you sensation now he was just a trigger just like that it's a day internet blogger who was killed by 2 policemen in june 2010 became the
4:07 am
trigger but the same structural conditions for mass mobilization is that this is policy that is jeems policy for now of course would leave some marginal freedom to . vent out some of this but that is now diseases like exactly no marginal freedom and hit as hard as you can and today he was just continuing their policy there's no change in the policy but i am not sure how long with that policy last with a country that has 100. 1000000 people over 70 percent are under the age of $35.00 with this extreme levels of employment poverty an intense intense repression of people getting arrested because they posted a tweet or a facebook post that the regime does not like people over or over their sixty's like the university professors or political science professors who 2 of them were arrested recently for you have people even from the military generals i mean and
4:08 am
general attitude i mean so even if there isn't necessarily a direct impact from these protests on. the regime itself might it change during a protest as they're aware that if they keep turning out and they show that sort of determination that app's it will change calculations from within. i think they're already taken from within but how much how strong are they this is unclear and i think the sure of the welcoming of. you when he came back from from the u.n. today the idea that you know here is the church is the pope and here is the the as heart of the religious institution and here is the ministry of defense you have the religious duty missy on one end and them and he was saying strictly what happened before will not happen again why because of god and so this is not a very confident. very convincing talk to many of these young men who are suffering really from either poverty or oppression to give them the thought that you know god
4:09 am
is against the demonstrations it's not very convincing for these young people from now on my show i thank you. now in all those stories we're following more than 300 people have been rescued from an unlicensed islamic school in northern nigeria some of whom had been held in chains police raided the building in ca do not own photos they morning and found the victims living in extreme conditions any of those rescued which children and showed signs of being tortured they say the school had been operating for 10 years and enroll students to learn the koran and be rehabilitated from drug abuse and other ellis'. this. or an islamic school because. small children some of them were brought for you know a neighboring countries but you know far as well by the gun and it is. for all of us all over the country there were here so why even the why use human eyes
4:10 am
now iran has released a british tanker it detained 2 months ago in the strait of hormuz the senate ampera left iran's been there a boss port where it was where it was taken off to being seized according to affinity of shipping data has now entered port rashid in the united arab emirates the ship was detained in july in a power tally ation for the detention of an iranian oil tanker off gibraltar just 2 weeks earlier it's captured further escalated tensions in the gulf region. nearly $300.00 former u.s. national security officials have signed a letter supporting the democrats impeachment inquiry into president donald trump trump has been accused of pressuring ukrainian president vladimir selenski to investigate the son of democratic presidential hopeful joe biden supporters of trump of accuse democrats of orchestrating a witch hunt speaking on us television the house speaker nancy pelosi accuse the attorney general william barr of going rogue by supporting president trump.
4:11 am
well ukraine has confirmed it's investigating a gas company linked to joe biden's son but not during the time he was involved the anticorruption bureau has been looking into the activities of the barista company between 20120122 biden was a director on the firm's board from 2014 until last year. heidi jocasta is live for us in washington and we're getting details of a letter from former national security officials one of the contents. well mary i'm the drafters number of more than 300 and they are former ambassadors they are high level officials in the intelligence community in the national security council most of whom served under president barack obama but also many of whom served under previous republican administrations and as a group they said that in the past they have hesitated to publicly criticize or speak out against president trump despite some concerns but that quote the
4:12 am
revelations of recent days demanded a response president trump appears to have leveraged the authority and resources of the highest office in the land to invite additional foreign interference into our democratic processes and of course what that is referring to is the july 25th phone call between trump and ukrainian president followed him as alinsky at the time trump was withholding nearly $400000000.00 of u.s. military aid that congress had appropriated to give to ukraine but trump on that phone call although he didn't dispute civically link that money to his request he did ask of president zelinsky to launch that investigation into joe biden's son now trump has gone on twitter today defending his call calling it in his words perfect saying that there was nothing dishonorable about it he went on to rage against the media and on democrats who he say are working together on what he calls this witch
4:13 am
hunt and in addition he called for the immediate resignation of the chairman of the house intelligence committee adam schiff who is now tasked with leading the continued investigation into the president's dealings with ukraine mariyam meanwhile how are the democrats pursuing the inquiry. well they actually were scheduled to go on recess all of congress their recess starts next week but members of the house intelligence committee who have been assigned to spearhead this investigation will remain in washington they have been said to be considering more subpoenas as well as hearings into the next few weeks now house speaker nancy pelosi has reportedly told members of our caucus that she wants this thing to happen as speedily as possible in a responsible manner of the goal which is to capitalize on public anger while this ukrainian call is still fresh on the american public's mind and rather than dive
4:14 am
into the other ongoing investigations that democrats are already involved in with trump things like looking into his finances or a possible obstruction of justice the democrats new strategy is to focus in on these allegations involving ukraine but all of which is to say that even if trump is in peach by the end of november which is what democrats are reportedly aiming for in the bigger picture it's still very unlikely that trump would be removed from office because in order to do so they would need the support of republicans trump's own party would have to defect from their still very popular president and if you just look at the words of the republican leader in the senate mitch mcconnell he has called these allegations involving trump in ukraine in his words laughable merriam thank you very much with the latest from washington heidi cho castro well now to developments in haiti political unrest over food and fuel shortages shows no
4:15 am
signs of abating with protesters putting up barricades and setting fire to police cars in the capital port au prince at least 4 protesters have been killed in recent days as haitians demand the resignation of president john elway's the protesters accuse him of failing to deal with deep rooted corruption he is appealing for calm . thousands of people have protested in hong kong's business district in support of activists to taney of the border with mainland china many were in the holding center and they were later treated in hospital some with broken bones on thursday the embattled chief executive kerry lamb took part in a community dialogue session with members of the public it was the 1st time she sat down with her critics since the protests began 16 weeks ago sarah clarke has more from hong kong. thousands of people have rallied in central hong kong to show their support for those people who've been arrested and was the anger over what they say
4:16 am
is police abuse from those who've been detained in a detention center on the hong kong china milan border this is the 1st of a number of protests in the coming days on saturday will be an assembly at the legislative council building on sunday they'll be a march 1 phone call bugs are expected to attract large numbers the police are preparing also for violent clashes in october 1 which marks the 7th anniversary of the founding of the people's republic of china beijing groups will celebrate home the pro-democracy activists will also hold their own and to china demonstration of us i will go out and voice my opinions i expect the train stations to be closed but i was still joined the demonstration there be more than $1500.00 people arrested in these anti-government demonstrations which are now entering this 17th week. a court in pakistan a sentence the brother of social media star can deal to life in prison for her murder the 26 year old model was found strangled in her home in 2016 after posting
4:17 am
racy pictures of herself on facebook his brother mohammad was same aseem had confessed to the her killing nearly a 1000 pakistani women a murdered by close relatives each year and so called on the killings for violating conservative norms on on love and marriage. now rwanda has welcomed the 1st group of african refugees from libya earlier this month rwanda's president paul kagame a signed an agreement with the un to take in thousands of asylum seekers as part of a new effort to help african migrants who failed to reach europe and end up trapped in libya where they face torture and forced labor 1st group of 66 people off from somalia eritrea and sudan will be housed in a center outside good golly. without god we cannot explain the life that back in libya there is fighting and we can even see the peacefully at night and now we feel safe. and if we're going to work you have enough to post. says the country has more to come of the mortar for just 149000 we are getting more
4:18 am
and more no problem. now young people have been demonstrating across europe and around the world as part of the anti climate change movement started by swedish teenager gretta term bug in moscow greenpeace activists took over a stadium calling for action on climate change rome was one of the 180 cities and towns in a city where mass protests took place with many schools letting students out early to take part similar events took place in austria and also in hungary. just a quick recap of the headlines this hour protesters have been out again in egypt 20 for president abdel fatah sisi to step down cafes and shops have been shut and football matches postpone as police put on a show of force across the country more than 2000 people have been arrested ahead
4:19 am
of friday's demonstrations pakistan's prime minister has used his speech at the un general assembly to deliver an extraordinary attack on india's crackdown on indian administered kashmir imran khan told the assembly in a render modi's actions would end in a bloodbath and he urged the un to intervene to prevent war between the nuclear powered neighbors what is going to happen when the gov use lifted will be a bloodbath. the people will come out there 900000 troops there they haven't gone. he's done this do what prosperity of this is supposed to be for the development of these 900000 troops one of they're going to do. when the dom out there will be a bloodbath. ordered to what happens then. or in our other headlines this hour more than 300 people have been rescued from an unlicensed islamic school in northern nigeria some of whom had been held in chains police
4:20 am
raided the building and could do no on thursday morning and found the victims living in extreme conditions many of those rescued were children and showed signs of being tortured. $300.00 former u.s. national security officials have signed a letter supporting the democrats impeachment inquiry into president donald trump now trump has been accused of pressuring ukrainian president vladimir selenski to investigate the son of democratic presidential hopeful joe biden trump is accused of orchestrating a witch hunt. and political unrest in haiti over food and fuel shortages is continuing with protests as looting and setting fire to police cars in the capital port au prince at least 4 protesters have been killed in recent days as haitians demand the resignation of their president jovan at moyes the program risking it all is coming up next with
4:21 am
a focus on guinea in this episode stay with us.
4:22 am
for many in the west african country of guinea life can be quite a struggle. a quarter of the country is covered in forest and the government has neglected roads and basic services. constant delays paralyze the nation's economy. and yet guinea is a rich country rich on gold and diamonds. but most canadians never see the benefit.
4:23 am
of. the monkey. today pierre on his assistant bus transport medicines in record time from the capital conakry to kiss a dugu on the other side of the country so we're going to know. guinea is still plagued by serious diseases like polio defeat area and rabies. the pharmacy's primary concern is delivering the vaccines to where they're needed before the climate spoils them. with no refrigerated truck or ice balls packed his vaccines in a box with just enough ice for the trip over the. last . focus of the bus and. the next challenge is getting the vaccine is to a porter at the bus step of a downpour has caused huge traffic jams. was
4:24 am
so pleased to see. my little sister. guinea's capital conakry is at a standstill. the taxis stuck in traffic for hours as. vendors and beggars try to make the most of the situation. this is going to. your south your bus and hear them cannot come to simply be with you to make sure that you can hear i'm going to. have to 6 hours in traffic the taxi finally reaches the bus stop. i can follow one car with careful
4:25 am
instructions the pharmacist hands the vaccines to the owner of the bush taxi a bass. good looking guy was going to go for the sun we're going down but they are contacted by the bank of the. phone from people who just look at the president to decide on what is next to the fragile vaccines are placed under the front seat. it was. one to not come up with so if you need to do one do what you guys are going to do to a lesser known limited. government. i. gainey has no railway complains a prohibitively expensive taxis are the most common form of transport. but drivers take advantage by overcharging clients. this passenger tries to travel on credit
4:26 am
with her baby. to not get anything done more than it was then you got to go yes i was out and get it out and the driver feels sorry for her and a deal is struck but another passenger is more of a problem he's hurt his hand and wants a window seat. where you can see the most in. most mustang. the man in the baseball cap has reserved the seat. in what. was this was in the sensitive moment the lincoln was 6 years old when it is the biggest knows it is not the lewis he lives there one certainty dearly departed problem is not yet here it was that. i was finally 9 passengers 2 babies and 2 drivers
4:27 am
a crammed into the taxi. a bass takes pride in his car which is 22 years old. i was told it was never. going to do it then pass it on to something cause i think until the moment the bubble. that . the passengers with the vaccines finally leave the capitol. the ice meant to preserve the vaccines has now been melting for 8 hours if the driver doesn't make it to do go in 16 hours the vaccines will be useless and might as well be thrown away. the 680 kilometer road to kiss a dugu is strewn with potholes few drivers respect the rules of the road accidents are frequent.
4:28 am
even before leaving the capital the drivers patience is tested. the 2 drivers constantly swap over. the boot is not exactly comfortable. 2 more hours a wasted in traffic. the deadline for the vaccine looms. the drivers decide to drive through the night. since the start of the journey there's been a strong smell of petrol in the car still no one seems concerned. we're going to miss you lance. whose job it is a simple phone call me something. the petrol fumes might keep
4:29 am
the evil spirits away but highway robbers a real threat. yet you seem a little bit too savvy do you live here in france are picked this up. your mum didn't believe there are because if i just somebody meet you. this deal you've got a police officer for you to follow this guy think that if you do go out of. the stop is a welcome relief to the cramped passengers their bodies a and their stomachs are empty. you. have got to give them and how do you. think you were going to what is known.
4:30 am
as a precaution they wait until daylight before setting off again. by the early morning the vaccines have been on the road for 22. even so sharif proceeds with caution. meant. to be on your feet. but now. that you know. good judgment at these times is critical. the gamble seems to have paid off after 24 hours the taxi arrives in kiss a do good. but luck is against them. the pharmacy is closed the ice has melted and the vaccines urgently need to be
4:31 am
refrigerated. but the money going to come up with you know i. don't know them and i know no one's going to buy so you get one foot out. the pharmacist is on his way but one passenger is tired of waiting. for the sake of the big look at my me not you couldn't move them up like you remember you got them well let me out then we got. up and leave. the pharmacist arrives an hour later he quickly refrigerate the vaccines relief all around. most villages and some towns in guinea lack the most basic services. kissa dugu and its $200000.00 inhabitants get only
4:32 am
a few hours of electricity a week. the main hospital has an emergency unit that's reserved for pregnant women who can't. get it that miriam a nurse dashes off to the hospital's only ambulance the vehicle was donated by unicef 13 years ago without the means to maintain it it's a miracle it's still running i'm. due to the high price of petrol it can only be used once a day. can bring us up and down the shaft process do shut. the front do that you know man on profit. that's going to baffle them up and run.
4:33 am
2 this world. that they're what they're the outcomes that it out now. nurses waste a lot of time tracking down patients in the bush there are no signs indicating the names of roads all villages. going to you know coma if you haven't got a way to wherever you go who bought the. book after you know it was not done how was a little known about. 2 hours later and they still haven't located the pregnant woman . come into the house for the benefit out of fear that was not going. to make things worse the old ambulance breaks down. mostly man i'm up and good now. but do you think it is. to shut us
4:34 am
out of court of course i'm done with i'm not. oh no madame no worry about my family. ok where. oh no no no no no. i she waits for makeshift repairs mariyam bumps into the pregnant woman's father in law worried he'd set out on foot looking for help we're going to. be medically. medically. someday and i'm not. after 4 days of agony both mother and baby are in serious danger from the little bit of medical center. because i'm just. not that. bad but given. that. my.
4:35 am
3 hours after leaving the hospital merriam can finally attend to the patient. the baby is poorly position and the 18 year old girl is in urgent need of a says area. and. that's in the. villages grandmothers act as midwives assisting women with childbirth. and books help or get out of. jail not get the fuck out but for the. but that my husband tries to comfort her as best he can there's no stretcher and she lies on the top flowing out of. the book we're going to.
4:36 am
the bottom one of this is. that one of the you know oh. i'm. not. saying. it's not. just about you know how big that will. get. to. the hospital has no running water in the operating room has only one set of surgical clamps but there is and then the statistic. is soon asleep. this is airy and goes well but the baby isn't breathing. without the aid of respiratory machines the nurses do their best to save the baby by the butt. now freddy
4:37 am
said you. see. the school. run in 5 and they have been given for the movie. for my 1st. don't go see the swimming. for days of contractions have paralyzed the mother's legs the hospital has no suitable medicines. you know but the things that inspired must in the end for. them to. do better. but were. world. can't stop. without free public health care many families here are unable to cover basic
4:38 am
medical needs the hospital pharmacy sells medicines for a 10th the price of the private sector but even these prices can be an affordable. concept i. was i i i i was in guinea 5 dollars can change your life. maybe it's the camera or genuine sympathy but in the end the pharmacist pays for the medicine himself. there's enough to treat his wife for a week. any longer and it'll be up to the husband to come up with more money. according to unicef $15300.00 babies and $3800.00 women die in childbirth each year in guinea.
4:39 am
getting medicines to where they're needed is a real problem. these medicines are on their way to a dispensary in the middle of the jungle. this won't be the 1st risky journey has taken. i met to get one more a little bit you know but if you want to have a you know what. i don't think you know yeah be able to do. much for the. city center of the country. but the money somebody was going.
4:40 am
to do my days over is what it would be so we're going to get it. right here. maybe. the mule track is actually a regional road they can excuse to do goo and 45 kilometers away. that. was done yesterday that my apologies to you know i'm out of
4:41 am
a. going back up and up anybody. at each ball the rhythm of the spades receives and it's always the same team. is encouraged. like his truck stops its engine lacks power it will get to be that wasn't about it but then somebody fellowship will. see the minute bradish i just wish we could start up you know bethel a bond to fund the build up as i don't want primetime into i could define it
4:42 am
wanting it only when i pulled it off and i bought it when i got it that's what i meant. and guinea everything has multiple uses. to put the what i said beauty on the bus comment in the comment that i said that's. something i want it. to mean. by nightfall they've been driving for 10 hours. that it. might.
4:43 am
the nurse at the dispensary collects the packages of meds and. he's been expecting them for 3 months on the books is a quite small. he hopes they'll be enough to replenish his stock. will say it is your baby. give yet. another sample of live. among the medicine benjamin has received of vaccines against measles diptheria tetanus and polio he'll start vaccinating children 1st thing in the morning as he has no means of conserving the precious vaccine. that. the electricity.
4:44 am
soap opera's into. gutted into. this 2 year old is too weak to be vaccinated. good song. that's in my.
4:45 am
family mad. my would. make. me. in guinea one in 10 children dies before reaching the age of falling. don't scarcely ever visit these remote villages. benjamin tries to fill the void he's only a nurse but an experienced one skilled nurses like him are invaluable.
4:46 am
the village is always grateful. on counting the cost modi's economics failure job losses rise and consumers tighten their belts plus stripped of its autonomy kashmir's true $1000000000.00 apple harvest is left to rot and olens brags that housing prices double most of driven
4:47 am
out of the car counting the cost on al-jazeera. october on al-jazeera. this month marks a year since the merger of the journalist jim oh shut she made he has signed most a new series of interviews or data tackling the big issues of our time. world leaders experts and environmentalists will assemble in iceland to discuss the future of the arctic. brand new episodes of folk lines examining us is thrown in all around and we'll bring you coverage of the announcement of the 2019 nobel peace prize. october on al-jazeera. the 1950 s. a clash of gunmen in the city politics and a challenge to french colonial rule. any 2 part series al-jazeera world tells the
4:48 am
dramatic story of how martin sheen sr was born the morning of give us back our land and sea level flight. with a rare eyewitness testimony from the man who fought the french on the ground to newseum the battle for independence episode one of the rebels announces iraq. thousands risk arrest in egypt to again demand the president sisi step down despite a major show of force by the police. allowing maryanne demasi in on the new with al jazeera also coming up. what is
4:49 am
going to harp on. when the fuse lifted will be a bloodbath. pakistan's prime minister attacks his indian counterparts over his actions in kashmir and urges the united nations to intervene. police rescue more than 300 people from a building in northern nigeria many of them children some held in chains and thousands rally in hong kong husing the police of brutality in the city's latest protest. demonstrators in egypt to the game but now calling for the resignation of president abdel fatah sisi cafes and shops shot on football matches were spotted as officials tighten security across the country the protests began a week ago in response to corruption allegations since then human rights groups say more than 2000 people have been arrested stephanie decker has our report.
4:50 am
they took a risk to come out to the streets in protest for a 2nd friday that's despite warnings from egyptian security forces that they would face a harsh response al-jazeera cannot independently verify these videos but they are said to be in kenya a city in upper egypt and also in l. a while back near the capital cairo other reports suggest a large security presence in central cairo with the streets virtually deserted the roads the 2 square which has been the heart of previous protest over the years blocked off. another narrative in what is just as much a media campaign state television showing pro-government protests in the capital president abdel fatah sisi return to cairo early on friday from the un general assembly in new york this welcome posted on his official facebook page but the president reassures this crowd that all is well with the market what are you doing here why you got up early on
4:51 am
a friday morning life is good and easy you have to know that the egyptians are very aware of how they try to fake the realities and realistic things and deceive the people for the sake of allah and for the sake of you what happened before will never happen again don't worry and don't be worried good morning to you but despite the president's assurances something is happening here waiting out troops all over the streets of cairo now is and we are doing random checks all over the city is a very clear reflection of this government's insecurity. the fact that the thing that runs this government more than anything else is the voice of its own people a government that secure in its standing at security which little missy and it support among egyptians wouldn't be so frightened or terrified by hundreds of protesters in the streets of cairo it started with this man mohammed alley a contractor for the egyptian military for 15 years the largest and most powerful institution in the country recently breaking rank uploading videos statements from
4:52 am
spain where he now lives in self-imposed exile accusing senior military leaders of wasting millions of dollars to build villas palaces and hotels it hasn't gone down well with many who are finding it hard to live day by day. more recently there's a lot of economic discontent cc's economic policies have mostly failed the wealth gap has increased and egypt's poverty rate is rising pretty dramatically hundreds came out to protest last friday what has been the biggest show of discontent against he says rule human rights watch says nearly 2000 people have been arrested in the last week alone al-jazeera is banned from reporting inside the country the bigger picture of what is happening here may take time to become clear but it seems once again egyptians have lost their fear and are defying orders to remain silent stephanie decker al-jazeera. i'm joined in the studio now by omar shara founding
4:53 am
director of the critical security studies program at the high institute for graduate studies how would you describe the way in which the police and the military chose to approach or to deal with the protests today it's the same policy but there was a bit more preemption it so the usual policy is call it rip you know repression intelligence and propaganda so that oppression was there but it would be emptive they arrested the southern people they didn't shoot which is quite interesting because before that they would they would shoot. and they blocked all the access point turned into like a military barrack of some sort so most of the protest that managed to get out was primarily in upper egypt which is in no way new to mobilize some of the most impoverished cities of egypt. but also the there was intense propaganda of the armed forces just released a statement hour ago statement saying it talking about the achievements in sinai
4:54 am
and how they killed $118.00 terrorists in a matter of week and then why do that now to just a little lazy these protests or any kind of dissenters. as a particular challenge or it's part of the propaganda you know that this is why the you know the. press conference in the morning after he came back from the u.n. . it's just mainly no either divert or say this is security straight this is not a political crisis this is not a group of people who are protesting for endemic levels of corruption coupled with intense repression. laughs i mean that that is nothing to all about it's obviously in the past we've seen that the that the regime hasn't hesitated in the use of force and violence against dissent or protesters but it appears that in this case
4:55 am
they their preference was to take preemptive preventative measures in order to try and stop that scenario i think part of this because they don't want to fester though to the structural conditions that mobilize people on the street if they killed more people than they already have done i think this will be like a spark to mobilize even further the there are more reasons to to come down but if they prevented it from already. mobilizing an already governessing then i think. it will be less costly in terms of the bloodshed and also potentially think they're hoping it just goes away but it won't go away because again the structure of the exact conditions that mobilized hundreds of thousands of people in 2011 and started the mobilization in 28003. it's still the 2011 we saw this remarkable moment of unity between so many different groups in this case what do we know about
4:56 am
the makeup of these demonstrations obviously that they're much smaller in scale mean we don't seek to make comparisons. but nonetheless what do we know about who is involved who is turning out in these protests the main difference. tween now and 2011 is the level of depression it was much much intense it's much much intense now compared to 20 levon even under mubarak for mubarak look like mother to these at the moment. this is all one and but on the other end there decentralization what they're in 2011 there was no clear leadership. today there's no clear leadership but the main difference is that the number of arrests that you saw across the spectrum from the right to the far left from the you know the islam is all the way to the secularists and the atheists you know saw a lot of people are arrested even from within the military you have people as high ranking as general same man and the former chief of stuff 2nd man in the military
4:57 am
junta of 27 he's under arrest for 10 years convicted for 10 years in prison so you have you know within the military ranks and this is new this is compared to what which means that there are more and more people angry from across the political spectrum against the current regime in this mubarak did not have that level of animosity across the spectrum you saw a woman well actually had some supporters that came down in. mobilized for him as opposed to against him today what we saw the he was calling for in this press conference for people to come and show support and medians to come and true support but there what we actually saw is a few tens to hundreds or many of them were students from the military cadets many many in the military academy who were very close to the to the location of the gathering so i think there are some significant differences but also there are some similarities to 2011 and the main similarity is that the same conditions of
4:58 am
corruption repression. that mobilized people on 20 and 27 are still there if not much more more intense in 29 to thank you very much i wash. when i pakistan's prime minister aziz his speech at the un general assembly to deliver an extraordinary attack on india's crackdown on indian a domestic kashmir imran khan told the assembly to render modi's actions would end in a bloodbath and he urged the un to intervene to prevent war between the nuclear powered neighbors what is going to happen when the curfew is lifted will be a bloodbath. the people will come out then 100000 troops there they haven't come. he's done this do for the prosperity of this is supposed to be for the development of these 900000 troops one of they're going to do when the when the come out there
4:59 am
will be a bloodbath has he thought it through what happens then when his speech india's prime minister made no mention of kashmir almost there's give our 3 hand. we belong to a country that has given the world not war but buddha's message of peace and that is the reason why our voice against terrorism to alert the world about this evil rings was seriousness and outrage we believe that this is one of the biggest challenges not for any single country but for the entire world and humanity the lack of unanimity among us on the issue of terrorism against those very principles that are the basis of the creation of the u.n. and that is why for the sake of humanity i firmly believe that it's absolutely imperative that the world unite against terrorism. more than 300 people have been rescued from an unlicensed islamic school in northern nigeria some of that and held in chains police raided the building in can't do no on thursday morning and found
5:00 am
the victims living in extreme conditions any of those rescued with children and showed signs of being tortured police say the school had been operating for 10 years and enrolled students to learn the qur'an and we have been a taken from drug abuse and other illnesses. this place is now or an islamic school because. if small children some of them are brought for in the neighboring countries but you know fossil miley. for all of us all over the country they will hear some of the why even change the oh i use you my nice. to address has more on this now from. police say some of the rescue children hard marks on their body that showed evidence of torture at some point or another meanwhile many of them were found chained to structures or some form of metro's inside the building which was registered as an islamic.

13 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on