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tv   Inside Story 2018 Ep 57  Al Jazeera  February 27, 2018 10:32am-11:00am +03

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those are the headlines the news continues but first its inside story. of a teen violence in central african republic has forty one and a million people to meet capital. on their rights on the ground to bring a report on how people are rushing to carry on with our lives ongoing. raising awareness of the plight of the way we these laureates visit a refugee camp in bangladesh to hear all the suffering but does the visits help the muslim minority and is it embarrassing for me in moscow nobel laureate aung san suu kyi this is inside story.
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hello and welcome to the program. myanmar's leader has been widely criticised for turning a deaf ear to global condemnation of her response to the ranger crisis now old son sochi faces a new warning from three women who like her nobel peace prize when wake up or face prosecution for genocide is a message. painted on the raid to work will come on from yemen and iranian student abadi are in bangladesh they are touring go ahead joe refugee camps to assess the needs but to a woman who say soldiers from myanmar braved and torture them we'll get to our guests in a moment but first let's have a look at the plight of the. hundreds of continue to pour over the myanmar border into bangladesh every week both countries recently signed an agreement to gradually repass reate refugees voluntarily but the un says conditions are not yet
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conducive for returning home and the muslim minority has safety concerns in buddhist dominated myanmar around seven hundred thousand ranger fled to neighboring bangladesh since the military crackdown began last august they told reporters of the rape torture and the burning of their homes the un describes the military offensive as a textbook case example of ethnic cleansing and have appealed to myanmar to stop by the un security council fast short of imposing sanctions on myanmar for revenge or her number around one million of the start of last year one of many ethnic minorities in myanmar but the government denies them citizenship and sees them as illegal immigrants from bangladesh the u.n. secretary general says the ranger one of the most discriminated against populations in the world and turning a ghetto is called for immediate assistance and long term solutions i call on the
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government to ensure in fact that the military excess in iraq i'm state and i appeal to the international community to support those were fled to bangladesh the international community needs to come together to support the safe voluntary dignified and sustainable return of refugees to their areas of origin or choice you know accordance with international standards let's get the thoughts of our guests joining us in costa bazaar in bangladesh the raid mcguire a nobel peace prize laureate visiting ruins refugees in berlin turn qin here is the director of the burmese will hinge or organization. u.k. and in kuala lumpur charles. chad of parliamentarians for human bites welcome to you all let me start by asking miss. this we saw the first time with leaders from different parts of the world saying this is one of the most
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basic communities. and that. the well's knows friendless people but nothing has been done to alleviate their pains what do you think from your experience your recent visit should be done immediately about this particular crisis well i think immediately that the action should be taken for a very the international criminal court to release set up hearings before they go to the burmese government for the rangar genocide that is happening in this the twenty first century a lot should be an immediate thing and made it clear i'm trying to she as a moral leader and a person people have looked to for hope she would immediately go to the villages were the people have been raped murdered killed barnhart of their villages and had
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to escape and and to her and another country there's a million one million. people serving in this camp and bangladesh she has a responsibility and i hope that she'll go and she speak i do count the actions of the burmese military this can be stopped tomorrow all it needs is a phone call to the burmese military from those in a part to say stop killing murder and raping. people we heard testimony today which would break your heart. and she can stop this company stop. from the top because the orders are coming from the top and i think that they are immune and nobody will do anything about it can't be stopped and stopped now i. can when you hear statements from people like the raid mcguire describing what is happening as a policy of genocide and ethnic cleansing do you have any hopes that the
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international community will listen to people like the raid and stop the suffering of thousands of people. in myanmar i think i really appreciate and many thanks to. mark why are you nobel laureate and to others visit into the camera. myself you know i have also met these big teams you know it's been going on these gentle side for. around four decades you know so it is important that. to stop these dental side from you know policy makers not below reads intellectual every thought fired he must come forward to stop this genocide we need everyone's support and solidarity to stop these dental site i really appreciate and thanks again busy team to that cams and meeting we men given them a big. moral support to their big teams who face march three
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maslow tried and other atrocities by there were missed military i think international community. we have seen is serco i disappointing the un security council this sat down for three times and we have not seen any or stronger action this is very disappointing and today we have seen also e.u. have some. some conclusion from it is not that much help that much. thing to stop this dental sight on your bum is military and any number of men we need concrete f. active and from you know individual gaba men to call for i please when you are. bring those responsible to death missed a century ago i mean against a backdrop of all the international condemn nation why does the government of
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myanmar seem to be in denial about what is happening the government of myanmar is not in denial they know exactly what they have done. but they have this pretense that it is within their right to do so because the within their wife to kill people drive thousands of people of their homes yes course you know exactly what they have done i was there greys are women and that's mine. yeah i was then comes out last week last month and i met the refugees i met all about twenty to twenty five refugees who are based in. in the course of us in fact i also met with new people who had just come in from. a kind state. and this was taking place at the same time as the governments of. myanmar and bangladesh concluding that a pet ration plan what they told us was very clear they were raped their land was
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too burnt their houses were burned their wives were raped it was a law it is just a horror lots of horrible stories that they had told us but the point basically and the point important question now is why is the international community silent and quiet about myanmar and the quick answer to a very difficult question is that because of investment opportunities in myanmar. i think a lot of country lot of companies a lot of countries see me on my as an investment opportunity and therefore they do not want to rock the boat at the international level or he won't pull up the army to be sanction or even to question and criticize. i think the because responsibility in this context goes to. as the un has been pushing for doing on this issue and yet most a member of us yet and i see it has kept silent in fact actually ignoring what to happen in
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a kind of state and in so doing legitimizes what's happening in terms of the genocide that has been taking place i think as you know has been totally irresponsible right. raid one year address old son sochi saying that she has to all face prosecution. isn't she the most intriguing part of this particular puzzle she's someone who's suffered trying to defend human rights a suddenly she is very silent denial saying this is an iceberg of misinformation. what's the problem here do you think that she is more concerned about protecting fragile democracy in her country and putting the issues on the back burner. well i think when you are a leader and a country that all the people should be your responsibility not just a section of the community and there are many ethnic groups and burma who have
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never been protected i went with bishop tutu seventeen years ago to the burma thailand border to the current people and we met women who have been raped by burmese soldiers hunted to offer them and they were standing on a border absolutely distraught and the burmese government this is not a new thing going on this has been going on for a long time that the farmers government can do what they like and i would invite you just to consider just one story from a woman today twenty years of age the burmese soldiers came into her village they killed her husband they took her near baby i tilly they threw the six month old baby and to a lady and it was strong and they dragged her back to her home for me soldiers held her down when another soldier reactor and and then they lifted her thinking she was day and took
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a ride and threw her and failed and left her for dead and i would say what sort of leadership have you got in burma when i realized soldiers should do this to end the season when many children and that story can be multiplied over and over so this is gang rape murder torture a genocidal policy to destroy a whole people that is what this is a bite and i'm trying to say she as a leader and her country must speak right and defense of the defenseless i get your point. no mars' is widely criticized for her response to the crisis especially because on censored she was water the nobel peace prize in one thousand nine hundred one the state doesn't have control over the military and she hasn't gone down the years of force by troops during their crackdown on the ranger searches blamed what she called a huge iceberg of misinformation for the crisis in iraq and state in a t.v.
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address last september second or human rights violations iraq kind but didn't specify who would be qualified to return and how their big battery ation process would work in her first address to the united nations general assembly last year search she defended her government's efforts to resolve the crisis this year a face mounting international criticism for failing the ranger she canceled her trip to the united nations in new york mr qin what is it that you wish your think uncensored she can do immediately to stop the problem can she interfere with the military how can she solve this crisis. you know i have to point out here the bottom line if she has a willingness to do she could do a lot of things and every time international community sees she's not controlling the military but we have to look at she is defending must trust cities what
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cities and she feels full citizenship issue safety security issue there so we can't see any attitude to our rohingya changed by their millet from military and our own sense to gee particularly if she is taken side of the military she is totally completely of this general side if she really wants she could do a lot i did for me as a frankly speaking as a role here i am i have we're rolling i have supported her i campaigned for her release last ten years ago you know but i don't think she will do anything that i have to ask the big teams who are suffering in bangladesh. i met last two weeks ago we need to bottom line here the only thing international community must intervene un must intervene to protect the converter to call in here when we talk we are protected to return to protect at home land in myanmar that is
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what we are calling for because burma is military and government have nor i did there is no war i see your point let me go in being a know what shit is mr century ago in this debate miss a century ago we tend to put the blame most of the time on the. myanmar government and on censorship but there are certain elements that need to be clarified when the bangladeshi government signs this report ration deal with the myanmar's government which begs the way for people to be sent back home have those people been consulted in advance have. do we know whether they want to go back home when the situation remains very delicate for them and their villages completely raised by the government. we met while i was in concert as our last month we had met with officials were part of the negotiating team with the
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myanmar government and surveillance the military. and also met the refugees as i said earlier it is very clear from the point of that effigies that they do not want to return. and they had put some conditions and i believe they have already. communicated that position to the un you let's see are and other u.n. agencies one is the one safety the better ation program the older one peacekeeping force in a kind of state in order to ensure that they will not be raped and killed again. number two the one citizenship they want freedom of worship as well as compensation for the loss of life as well as for the loss of property and so on so forth till all of these are get emptied there is no appetite to go back. and as i said a while the goes actions are going on and while the government of bangladesh is planning to send back other patriot some of them more people are coming into bazaar
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and that's because the burning the looting that repeat is still going on and therefore it doesn't create a climate of confidence for the refugees for the refugees in concert as are to return them speaking of that i mean back to the speaker of that particular climate of confidence of confidence building measures the need to go to the rate i mean from that experience in complaining for peace in the plate communities shattered by ethnic religious divisions don't you think that the international community when it comes to me and mine should address first of all the root causes of the problem why are they denied the right to be citizens why the government continues to consider them as illegal migrants and then once you solve that you talk about that relation . well the anger and when people are speaking they actually are warning them don't use the word running and there are many high profile visitors have gone into burma
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and before they went they were told don't use the word drink and yet we have the rank of people whose history is well documented and. so they are they are people they are an ethnic people and we know there are one hundred thirty five different ethnic groups and burma but the rangar people have been removed of that list so they have no right and they are not allowed to work there are held with and camps inside burma and we heard today that the that the village they were actually sealed off for six months by the burmese soldiers and not allowed even to who had of their village so the whole human rights and right rights question for the rank of people has got to be dealt with they have to be given recognition and status and ship and that's protected and their lands given back and
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restored to them because they've been stripped of everything and so that has to be undertaken when they go back and they will be protected but we are here on the border and the no man's land there to serving in the middle of nowhere who have lost everything and if they come in here to bangladesh they will become refugees and if they go back in to burma they will become tortured persecuted and nameless people again and the international community must deal with this ok mr kim should the international community post. do you think. do you think that would be helpful. yes of course. that would be helpful must though we have to focus on i fifty or
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pharo two barmaids general me online and of course thank chance an arms embargo on top of that we need to talk here now the bottom line is it really needs season is coming soon in three four months time so there is more than seven hundred thousand ruined or if you do this is you know landslide air you know your flooding can happen any time after three months flaw this. is our. big dangerous so we need to look for immediate something solution what is that we need to throw when i met big teams you know general side they told me they want to they want to go be our homeland but it must be protected for we need to look at without un protest share and these people cannot be returned we need to end protection. and we monitor. these people there are people they want to return but when so it's turning back and also the united nations and that is should step in
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santiago this is a crisis that is most likely going to go on for quite some time many villages have been recently braised by the government people saying this is an attempt by the government to destroy evidence of mass killing and genocide. bangladesh with thousands of russians is suffering financially what should the international community do to tackle this humanitarian crisis. well i think a couple of things should be done when he's immediate support for the efforts of the bangladesh government especially financial support the u.s. presence is quite your mongers in providing support to the support. for the refugees but i think i want to go back to the issue that kim had raised earlier that the monsoon great monsoon rains are supposed to hit by that ocean especially the clocks by the beginning next month and the options that we had met both at the
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u.n. as well as the government fear that there's going to be a lot of loss of life because they do not have the capacity to protect a million people in the entire place. you know what is going to happen is this a lot of human trafficking is going to stop because people will find their own solution to a very difficult complicated problem and then you will have human trafficking syndicates operating and that is going to lead to a larger problem within south asia the human trafficking will be a big problem i see i foresee beginning march april mean look this is something that they're going to do let me go to now i think mr rate for this is going to be my last question is the raids we have created international institutions to maintain peace and hold accountable anyone who commits atrocities we have the u.n. we have the ear we have the international criminal court but all these institutions have done little to try to contain this particular crisis what is the problem here
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are we talking about different regional and gender countries like china russia the united states of america not agreeing on how to in the forwards when it comes to the. well of international community must help the range of people and they can do it we have witnessed here on the grind of the bangladeshi government has been wonderful and helping and we have a n.g.o.s a year and here organizing what is a tremendous challenge to them where you have had a million people coming over a barker and they have money they have managed to feed them shelter them take care of them but they need more and more out and i tried government can help them financially and every way to look after the refugees who are our first and urgent concern secondly the they took off
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a month of bangladesh and drama. and they go right hard make it possible for the burmese people that are handed to stay and barbecue which is their home which is where they want to bathe and live and see if there is one. in charleston so you'll thank you very much indeed for your contribution to the program and thank you too for watching you can see the program again and it's on by visiting a website dot com for further discussion go to our facebook page that's facebook dot com for his last a.j. inside story you can also join the conversation on twitter i'll handle his. story from behind him out of all of the whole team here. we are going to announce the biggest a stab at the monkey. decay activists in seats of government and we didn't want to
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