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the u.s. secretary of state says the. new. follow through with. all of us here. we have. the u.s. government's afghanistan watchdog. to declassify a report detailing allegations of child sex abuse. the report was concerned delegations of sexual abuse of children by members of the afghan security forces because it's classified much of the information on which the sego report is based the report is classified seger as requested. by the report the watchdogs
report more generally concerns us funding in afghanistan and whether forces are receiving the money are complying with human rights law deals with how the u.s. military and state department are implementing the so-called leahy law this prohibits the government from providing aid to another nation's security forces if there is credible information that human rights have been violated other watchdog also cites the state department as saying that the afghan government has failed to meet human rights standards that afghan officials are complicit in the sex abuse of children by afghan security forces the u.s. government is accused of turning a blind eye to one afghan custom in particular is known as but. this involves the sexual abuse supreme pugh best and adolescent boys and has been illegal in afghanistan since the start of this year.
yeah i. see. that. they don't. believe. it was this is. the city. that was there. and that's their. face not the first time such allegations of afghan soldiers were raping young boys have surfaced back in two thousand and fourteen human rights groups claimed abusers were often paying bribes to hide their crimes but in two thousand and fifteen reports surfaced that american military personnel were being told to look the other way in order to maintain good relations with afghan units allegations of child sexual abuse by afghan military or police personnel would be a matter of domestic afghan criminal law there would be no express requirements
that u.s. military personnel in afghanistan reported one possible explanation is the leahy law process through its u.s. government that's foreign security forces as well as defense training programs to ensure recipients have not committed human rights abuses in other words break human rights laws and there's no more money and that could prove tricky in afghanistan where over the last fifteen years washington's pumped in over seven hundred billion dollars and they're not planning to stop anytime soon twenty seven teams going to be another tough year for the value of afghan security forces and the international troops moved good and will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder i do believe it will involve additional forces to ensure that we can. make the advise and assist mission more more effective a presence yet to define his afghan policy many hope human rights will trump war. r t washington d.c. we've discussed the issue with a number of experts they tell us that by keeping the report classified the
information is in effect being protected. you're saying his various abuses various things sometimes just even the lack of success that the united states has inside of afghanistan is something they did american people don't see i think the american people just turned away crime is perpetuated if you don't harbor it if you don't address those issues it simply expands the potential for more crimes to be conducted against people and frankly when you see this happen when you see people being abused theatres around the world and the americans are involved at least in the theater it provides the perception that the americans are responsible for it obviously because it would be embarrass the afghan government who. you know this is. the u.s. government office that history creation. story was covered up nobody
want to deal with the afghan government doesn't want the u.s. doesn't want people to be all rules. these. crimes. and you study has warn that online searches for methods of suicide have spiked this following the release of netflix's thirteen reasons why series controversial show tells the story of a girl who commits suicide has generated concern among parents and psychologists in several countries in new zealand a special rating was applied to prevent people under eighteen from watching the series and in austria two schoolgirls tried to kill themselves but the teachers managed to stop them of the last minute reports suggesting that the suicide attempts were inspired by thirteen reasons why. they. can't take her. family you know not to tell you the story of my life. my
specifically why my life ended. and if you're listening to this tape. you know one of the reasons why. in the u.s. to blame the series for driving the children to suicide we spoke to the father of a girl who hanged herself just before her sixteenth birthday he says his daughter suffered from depression on the net the network's program pushed her over the edge the show acted. like there's a word in psychology it's called a trigger that means that you react to something byrom it and it triggers a response with you it left my daughter. feeling worse than she had before this is not the way it's supposed to be my daughter should be alive today i should be able to hold her in my arms should be able to care for her i should be able to hear her laugh but now i can't she's just gone she's gone from me forever.
a reaction to the recent study on the impact of the netflix series. nineteen days after the program was released google searches for suicide related topics increased by more than twenty percent that means roughly nine hundred thousand to one point five million more than usual from phrases like suicide hotline or teen suicide or more worrying phrases like how to kill yourself all of them are on the rise i've seen multiple psychiatric admission knows that it details the presenting problem of why the teen is is there being one a couple of times them saying that they want to kill themselves in the way that the girl from thirteen reasons why did suicide prevention experts are warning that the show is kind of romanticizing suicide and unhealthy relationships all of which could lead to copycat behavior among teenagers or teenagers who in general are
still developing the ability to regulate their emotions and their desires for those teens and especially those who have already perhaps contemplated suicide a series like thirteen reasons why can be problematic let's ask people how concerned they are are you a parent i am a part now would you allow your son or daughter to watch this this new program with a company of the parts where you know if you put something into somebody's head and they already had that thought it might be encouraging but you can't control what people are going to do they might hear it on the street they might hear it in school you know that you never know i mean just because they hear from you doesn't mean it's your fault if you were a parent would you allow your child your children to watch that show louie i would absolutely because i want them to experience well life is all about the ups the downs the ugly the good all records should show the record that people should be able to handle those types of the space to be honest ok are you a parent. now if you were a parent do you think you would allow your son or daughter to watch that show or
have a different view if i was a parent the producers of these shows need to be socially and ethically responsible for what they're putting out and. at bare minimum that means that a for if it's netflix for example before and after each episode in the series they need to play places for where they can get help such as the suicide prevention lifeline they need to be doing that at a bare minimum so that if a child vulnerable child gets triggered during the episode that they know where they can go to turn for help we are not flicks about the study's findings it told us that the show was intended to promote discussion a very difficult subject however the father we spoke to told us there are other ways to highlight this sensitive issue but i think that there are ways to show that i think that there are ways that that it can be done that a positive note but never in a way that was that like this never in a way that richard is it is such a dark and desperate situation the fact is that netflix does not care what the
medical profession has to say they don't care what educators have to say they don't even care what parents have to say on netflix cares about is making money from this show is not acceptable and this needs to stop we still have a voice as consumers are just as citizens we have a voice and we do have power to make change. resulting international the u.s. secretary of state says both he and president trump do not support the new sanctions against russia. so that action by the by the congress to put these sanctions in place in the way they did not do the president nor i are very happy about that we were clear that we didn't think it was going to be helpful to our efforts but that's the decision they made that made it a very overwhelming was a good president except that of the u.s.
congress voted last week by an overwhelming margin for fresh sanctions against russia but they also affect u.s. allies in europe restrictions target mining metal and energy industries moscow has already reacted to the move by reducing america's diplomatic mission in russia by seven hundred fifty five workers and seizing two properties the secretary of state a state noted that her relations with russia are under considerable stress but he remains hopeful all indications are he will sign that that bill and then we'll just work with it on that's kind of my view is will work with that we got it now we can't let it take us off track of trying to restore the relationship well i think it signals a dysfunctional president the president not only is that war with congress his own party has turned against him in congress the neo cons of turn him again against him in congress he's fighting is no he's old in this trade that the people that he's appointed to senior positions fundamentally disagree with him on foreign policy he
should know what's so completely lopsided that his options are to look at stream lee week by vetoing it and having an override or to simply accept his fate and be boxed in by his own party in congress talk about a humiliating situation that the president has and the new sanctions bill comes amid shake ups in the white house president trump appears to be still forming his team and working to pick people most loyal to him. we could use some more loyal to. our troops almost everyone. serving the president has been the honor and privilege of a lifetime. doing
a spectacular job i have no doubt i think we're in pretty good shape. he has got to the right. to carry out his. strategy. human rights activists are calling on to review a multibillion dollar deal with saudi arabia its own allegations that canadian vehicles are being used by riyadh and a crackdown on shia militants in a saudi town here's how the canadian prime minister reacted to the calls. we are
looking at these claims very seriously and have immediately launched a review of. crackdown is taking place in a small mostly. sunni majority country. this video allegedly showing the canadian being used by saudi security forces a local affected told us how civilians are being caught up. in the crossfire. of. the. war which is. almost all the. moves we should. really do. you more it used. to be really helping.
saudi arabia ranked among the top destinations for canadian weapons exports and twenty sixteen of the military purchases totaled one hundred forty two million canadian dollars and one human rights activist told us his concern. it's more about the prefer rather than the humor it's what do you expect from the saudi government are they going to buy the vehicle and put them in a museum for example of course they are going to use them whether inside or outside and unfortunately they are using of than now. thanks for joining us here on aussie international many more of your worldwide headlines in just a. big except. for us.
for joining us today on our concerns over police brutality in the u.s. have flared up again after video where most of officers in tennessee are peacefully tasering a teenaged inmate in a restraining and warning you may find the following images to. surveillance camera seeing the inmate has tasted several times just being completely restrained. he was reportedly on suicide watch. teenager was jailed after being arrested on drugs and weapons charges last year his family is now suing the county jail claiming that excessive force was used photos taken off was also appear to show the extent of some of the scenes taser burns he says that he was left with at least forty across his body off to initially insisting that officers
had to stun the teenager the local sheriff has now agreed to conduct an investigation and three deputies have been suspended but one of the activists told us that most cases of abuse in u.s. prisons tend to go unreported and people end up in the jail who've been brutalized and then that brutality continues in the jails and into the prisons it's kind of like a whole system from beginning to end that is dominated by brutality and the only issue is that in the prisons of the jails we it's not as visible we can't see it as well and so we don't typically get access to these types of videos jailers have enormous power the head jailer which is the sheriff in this case has to be a vailable watching his staff at all times he has to be monitoring their conduct because you know people with absolute power abuse it absolutely and so it's really he the that the sheriff is saying that he wasn't even knowledgeable about what his own staff was doing i think it's reprehensible he should resign. just only twenty
past year in moscow the french president's party has released what it calls a notebook for the holidays it contains one of my favorite rallying colds make planet great again as well as outlines of the main elements of electoral program including a test on how ecologically aware you are and if you know french you can test if you speak the same language as the president who is known for his use of skewer words. dr french citizens are in tune with. the politicians have been keeping that he kept teasing the republic and manual. governing party but just so the deputies tough things to do some coming soon some of the party has published its summit in keeping plenty of games and activities to keep them busy over the summer holidays including
a game to speak but. i don't know i don't know what it is now i don't know we asked people on the streets of paris today speaking to gain a space to build ice michel many sticky. to my mind this is something related to madame bovary. maybe this is related to madame bovary say that up until the. i think this is a song or remarks. i think that's a french literature couric so this is a disservice something to eat going to look. good. but i don't know if the bird is because he does not speak the scene language he's adopted but he does not speak to soon language this is very difficult for my generation basically you don't speak my call. i don't speak no i don't speak
latest world aquatics championships which wrapped up a few days ago in budapest were a successful russia swimmer won four medals among them a fifth career goal. i realize there should have a different attitude this is just the process of training and participating in competitions i just enjoyed my coach used to tell me enjoy the competition the reason you do all that and the reason you swim and train he said because you really like it and i've started to enjoy competitions and competing of course it's always better to win and then you have even more emotions but you really should be able to simply enjoy things enjoy your life if you move as a road house and to being without problems suspended for doping and twenty thirteen then testing positive for more dalmiya twenty sixteen the professional suspension though lasted only four months international swimming federation banned her from
the rio olympics but if you move appealed the one but only after the games began however she did have to face some criticism you wave your number one finger and you've been called a drug cheating i'm not a fan i think lily is right i think something needs to be done cheaters the cheaters you seem over has this positive and she's gotten away with it again there's just not fair. despite all your fame for says she is content and remains positive. at my first olympic games when i was sixteen i finished in fourth and i suffered a real nervous breakdown i remember well how the u.s. team tried to comfort me he was shocked asking my coach what had happened he said i was that disappointed because i came in fourth and they were puzzled telling me that i was only sixteen that i had come in for that the olympics why she crying they asked what it was because our sports officials were quick to criticize me for my result saying it was awful but now i finished third at the world championships and bearing in mind all that has happened to me and all the hard training and
everything i can see that is really great i wish everyone could feel like that and take the bronze that would be good i think i don't like to take revenge at all while my father always tells me that i don't have enough of the so-called fighting spirit and i should be more competitive and i've actually never thought about it i just know that the two hundred meter breast stroke is my thing i should be working on my one hundred meter performance though i want to have both of them that will be great for news in a half an hour. you can see the border from here was a. steel fence on this side goes all the way down. like i said this is this is. and this is how much you have every right to be here have a right to collect my food be
a part of my family on both sides of the border. play started an organization called the arizona border recall we or the stand a little bit into teeth. that is doing. with these to be done in the five years it's getting worse the violence is escalating because it's. really good are great when somebody calls you know they believe you. is there and they don't believe. that is taking responsibility for their security which you would for him you were. selling you on the idea that dropping bombs brings police to the chicken hawks
we're going underground is britain's largest company the a systems real results reflecting its links to the u.k. back to saudi war on yemen threatening tens of millions of civilians coming up in the show ahead of this week's big ride twenty seventeen from liverpool to sheffield to protest u.k. u.s. backing of atrocities in palestine we speak to the grandson of a signatory to israel's independence about teresa mayes pride in the balfour declaration and taking the usa to court for terrorism and are doing time like a spy nearly three years to the day that moscow allowed n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden to move to russia with john kiriakou who exposed u.s. torture programs how he used his cia training to survive an obama administration
jail sentence but some headlines well review some of the banking baloney when azeris a get out of jail free card for tony blair again the civil war coming up in today's going underground but first there's often violent uprisings in the east end of the british capital continue to protest the perceived injustice of the death of twenty year old black father rush on charles at the hands of metropolitan police the city of london has been eagerly awaiting today's results from weapons dealer be a systems it's a taxpayer funded arms company tendering for contracts with london's police and the way the bailed out city of london's favorite channels have covered be a systems goes something like this area searching for b.a.'s this stems after the company find out three billion dollar deal with saudi arabia to supply thirty more hawk jets the deal which includes related to the poor and services along with the jets will reportedly help saudi arabian pilots learn to fly the.