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sources have told them that mung was taken away after his plane landed in beijing it's believed he left france on september the twenty fifth and that he was taken away to an undisclosed destination and that he was now quote under investigation although it's not specified what he's being investigated for now before monk took up his position with interpol in two thousand and sixteen he had been a vice minister of the public security bureau that made him a very powerful man now some important context his boss had been a man who was jailed three years ago for corruption joe young kang had been basically the j. edgar hoover of chinese politics the securities are of china and then in two thousand and sixteen another vice minister of public security was also jailed for corruption so there is a pattern emerging it is quite possible the monk found himself on the wrong side of
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the political divide in china at a time when president xi jinping is intensifying his anti corruption crackdown. hong kong's immigration authorities have refused to renew the saudi prominent foreign journalists raising concerns of a clampdown on the city's press freedom the decision is being linked to an event the journalist hellcity involving an independence activist in august did it upon and has been at the immigration department where people are demanding ounces i know my family i'm not going to jail very many are calling it a revenge tactic victor malice asked vice president of the foreign correspondent club had defied the beijing government and the hong kong government subjection and refused to cancel an event and evolving an independence activists are now so you said the political party funded by that independence activist has been banned under national security grounds that's the first time that's ever happened and just read slater when mallets went to renew his work visa wright was rejected here trying to
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encourage over the past few years the process of just deterioration of freedom has been excessive rate and it is one reason us and we should very interesting community of a homegrown people always very angry on both the section but we still feel pressed they are working here with freedom and they should be respect the. what used to story the protesters are calling this a disgrace and they say the journalist is being punished for not toeing the government line boy who's now this is an alarming development particularly for the media community on kong has always been a base for foreign journalists where they can operate without restrictions have a visa regime here has always been seen as transparent and fair to the financial times ramallah to work says this is the first time they've encountered such a problem it was not believed a lot of heat from home people like me who was born and raised in all had never thought that one day the international media would be expelled from hong kong like
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that we believe that such things would only happen in china hong kong has semi autonomous status and enjoys freedom snots. seen across the border in mainland china but since landmark twenty fourteen pro-democracy protests the chinese government and the hong kong government have made on president it moves to limit political activity and freedom of expression raising fears that it's just a matter of time before hong kong becomes just like any other city in china still ahead. emotions run high as japan's beloved fish market running for for. forced to close down. out of the shadows a developer of the southern caspian had been pretty big recently i'm pretty sure
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i've been flash flooding around the higher ground this part of iran as a whole mass is moving slowly north east was change of season really then the forecast is a line of greatness which suggests clyde and potentially showers even to the south and lying back through iraq bitterly to see the thing reliable there but the occasional showers possible certainly has been disturbance in the eastern med recently and note some shoes are slowly coming down the chance of rain is still low but then the longer impossible to the south of that though it is a dry picture of the arabian peninsula for the next day or two it should be draws no preventing breeze our other humans is not overly high but coming up from the arabian sea quiet possibly this will be a cycling developing and therefore incoming cut eventually right not in to choose the most likely incident after it's all gone quiet again satellite doesn't reveal very much in the way of anything coming out of the sky either a few showers still indoors and maybe just touching something madagascar forecast
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wise well it's a thirty one in botswana twenty six in cape town so it's warm but it's also draw i mean not the picture you want to see at least in cape town. i'm historians say for the people every weekly news cycle brings a series of breaking stories told through the eyes of the world's journalists these two reuters journalists were one of the few journalists in that were actually doing investigative work join the listening post as we turn the cameras on the media and focus on how they were caught on the stories that matter the most he buys the rights to those stories but then he never publishes those stories they're listening post on al-jazeera.
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welcome back our top stories on al-jazeera the indonesian government is considering calling off the search for victims of last week's earthquake and tsunami and turning some areas into mass graves says they're worried about the spread of disease if more decaying bodies are pulled from the rubble. u.s. president trying to speak for the supreme court's brett kavanaugh is expected to be formally confirmed by the senate in the coming hours outside of the u.s. capitol is a growing group of protesters who are gathering objecting to cardinals appointment these are live pictures dozens of protesters have been arrested in the last few ops . and interpol has officially asks china's government for clarification on the status and well being of the president of the international police agency mangal
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way hasn't been heard from since he flew home to china from france late last month . now voters in latin america's largest democracy will be heading to the polls on sunday it's one of the most divisive elections in brazil since the end of the military ship more than three decades ago polls put leftists candidate for nanda had second after his far right rival china boss and narrow but it's an uphill task as he tries to distance his party from corruption allegations that america has a lucien newman has more from sao paulo. this son of lebanese immigrants to brazil could not be more different than the left wing legend whose place he is running for president of latin america's largest country less than a month ago former sao paolo mer fed none to her dad was releasing the silvas running mate a soft spoken academic by the side of the popular in charismatic former president but with lula now barred from running as he serves
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a twelve year sentence for corruption and dad has been forced to step into his shoes if he can you notice that they will still believe we have received a mission from president lula mission to look into the eyes of the people and remind them of the time when together we built a very different country. dad was listened to cation minister promises to return to the days when the workers' party implemented social programs as didn't millions of brazilians from poverty that memory has helped transfer some of lula's popularity to have died. especially on the industrial outskirts of sao paolo where the workers' party or p.t. was born because it's the p.t.s.d. part of the working class that gave us dignity before dipping we had no access to credit cards we always took buses never an airplane. child living with ice doesn't know much about had that only whom he represents. had dads because strength is also
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his biggest weakness he needs the support of these workers who are part of a lot of hard core support base but that means he can't this isn't some self from a former president who are millions of other brazilians identify with his country's worst ever a corruption scandal. that himself is under investigation for taking illegal campaign contributions in two thousand and twelve a charge he denies and although he's regarded as a moderate within his left wing party it's a hard sell. i think a dog is no fool and would not be a toy in the hands of his mentor but right now he needs to stick to little image to make it to the second round. but as his followers chant. and had this lula the unlikely candidate has little time to convince the undecided that he wouldn't be the puppet of an imprisoned former president you see in human.
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process have been organized across france and elsewhere in europe in support of a migrant rescue vessel that had its registration result the aquarius is attempting to have its papers renewed in marsay after panama pulled its flag last month in the past four years. over fifteen thousand people have drowned while attempting to cross the mediterranean equerry a says it has rescued almost thirty thousand people of the has more from paris. demonstrators here in paris all wearing orange or shirts and t. shirts that say to symbolize the life jackets on the hall of the aquarius ship and they are joining the two charities behind the aquarius doctors out borders and s.o.s. medicine or any i'm calling upon european leaders any country really to try and reregister you korea's because what happened last month was the panama withdrew its resident registration now the crew say they believe that is because of pressure from italy the far right government in rome has closed its borders to the aquarius
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it says it doesn't want any more migrants riding on its shores and there's no doubt that anti immigration sentiment across europe has made the aquarius rescue boat a lot harder but this is a boat good in the past ten years has rescued thirty thousand people out of the central mediterranean area a fifth of those children many of them unaccompanied under the crusade when we met them in march. friday what they told us was that every hour every day the policies they know that are out there in the mediterranean sea there are people who could be in peril desperately need lifesaving assistance and for them it's very difficult indeed being stuck in that border knowing that they call do the work that they are tossed to do. at about nine paris say cameroonians will head to the polls in the coming hours for the presidential election opposition parties have agreed to form a coalition in an effort to dislodge six term president. morgan reports from
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cameron's capital. one of the final rallies before polls open for some this presidential election opposition candidate is trying to gain more support to help replace president. has been in power since one thousand nine hundred oshie is promising to tackle the major challenge of corruption hard says saunders to force security six years of suffering it's thirty six years too long thirty six years as an entire life don't let them show you when they say there is no money up there is a lot of money that is either poorly managed or stolen and we will stop this sunday's presidential election will be the seventh since cameroon gained independence from france in one thousand nine hundred eighteen and paul b. a has run in all of them the eighty five year old is the oldest president in africa critics call him the absentee president because he's often out of the country has been accused of manipulating results in previous elections to retain power and he's accused of keeping a centralized system of governance that's resulted in
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a campaign by india speaking cameroonians for secession from the french speaking dominated government and his only campaign rally the president promised to crush the secessionist campaign if he wins again. you still have to restore peace in the northwest and southwest regions which have been bruised by the abuses of the suspicions and give both regions all the satisfaction they're entitled to expect particular them against the excesses of their so-called liberations one of the mine presidential candidates withdrew from the race two days before voting anticorruption lawyer a carer wants his supporters to vote for this man maurice come to leader of the opposition cameroon renaissance movement or m.r.c. president paul be able extend his thirty six yr rule over cameroon by all of the seven years if they were in opposition parties they will consider the elections were rigged if that's happened and there's concerns of violence following election results despite several attempts to form
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a solid coalition against president beyond the opposition is divided some analysts say the division will make it difficult to see the president it's very difficult for them to be. in front of president because he has. and for six years and many comer noons. we've seen. if tired of the fact that he has been president for just that. some opposition supporters appear confident of victory the election may be the start of a new era for cameron or seven more years of what voters already know people morgan algis their own thing. the u.s. secretary of state is in japan to discuss efforts to achieve a nuclear free north korea after meeting prime minister shinzo abi my comparable is you to go to north korea for a second round of talks with leader kim jong un the us wants progress in the effort
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to rig the korean peninsula of nuclear weapons after kim agreed to denuclearize during the singapore summit with donald trump in june. japan's famous tsukiji fish market has kills its stores after more than eighty years supplying tokyo's kellen area world more than twenty million dollars a fish is bought and sold some of it i water in prices every day a new site will open in a week but as marianne a hundred force many of the fishmongers believe it is contaminated inconvenient and unsafe. to kids the market where a single tuna can sell for more than a million dollars this ritual has played out here for more than eighty years wholesalers chefs the owners of japan's top sushi restaurants carefully inspecting bluefin tuna using techniques honed over many years. before the contest and spectacle begins. this is the famous two kids tuna eruption and
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this is the final time. it's bells ring works just what. i was trained at tsukuba i've spent my entire professional life here so you can imagine that living here saddens me a lot more fish passes through to kids than any other market in the world bush and sold in a process taken so seriously that the tourists who flock here aren't allowed into the whole settle area until after the business is over forty thousand visit every day five hundred wholesale is employed thousands located in the heart of tokyo two kids she is part of a long tradition of riverside markets dating back centuries it's also prime real estate needed for the twenty twenty lympics thai emma gucci has been working at her family's fish store for more than fifty years at this you wake up in a very i don't want to move but the government is powerful doing everything to make
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us move with cover ups and lies. like many of the fishmonger's she opposes the shift to the new five billion. site built on a form a gas plant they say it's unsafe despite thirty three million dollars spent to clean it up and years of delays the new purpose built two you'll sumach it will replace the hustle and bustle of two kids the next week with improved refrigeration earthquake resistance and sanitation opponents have sort of caught injunction to stop the move but for now the two kids the market is going. down the hall and now to syria. the british street artist known as banksy has done the art world with possibly his most daring work yet one of his best known pieces self destructed after being sold at an auction in london girl with balloons sold for over one million dollars before it was destroyed by
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a hidden shredder the artists themselves documented the moment on instagram with the caption going going gone. at the opera world has lost one of its most popular saying it is. history was leave. spain's montserrat come by it died at the age of eighty five she was admitted to hospital in boston and last month she'd been in core health for some years come by as duet with the singer freddie mercury helped introduce her to a new generation of fans the great ten a whole sake i said the opera world has lost its best soprano the earth. now again i'm fully back to bill with the headlines on al-jazeera the indonesian
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government is considine calling off the search for victims of last week's earthquake and tsunami and turning some areas into mass graves doctors on snow a.c.i. land are issuing new warnings about the threat of disease as more decaying bodies are pulled from the rubble. us president donald trump speak for the supreme court brett kavanaugh is expected to be formally confirmed by the senate in the coming hours shows some live pictures from outside the u.s. capitol where a growing group of protesters gathered objecting to cavanaugh's appointment a number of them have been arrested cavanagh's confirmation will tell to america's highest court in favor of conservative. israel has announced new restrictions on gaza in reaction to protests along the border israel's defense minister has ordered the fishing zone for gaza fishermen to be scaled down from nine to six not a whole miles added joe lieberman threatened further measures if what he called violent incidents continue israeli forces have killed at least one hundred eighty
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three palestinians since a weekly protest against israeli occupation began in march. interpol is asking china's government if it knows where the president of the international police agency is being home way hasn't been heard from since he flew home to china from france late last month protests have been organized across france and elsewhere in europe in support of a migrant rescue vessel that had its registration revoked the aquarius is attempting to have its papers renewed in marsay after panama pulled its flag last month in the past four years over fifteen thousand migrants have drowned while attempting to cross the mediterranean the korea says it has rescued almost thirty thousand people. and the u.s. secretary of state is in japan coordinating strategy towards north korea after meeting prime minister shinzo ave my phone pale is due to travel to pyongyang for more talks the u.s. wants progress on denuclearization which it says the north koreans agreed to when kim jong un and donald trump met in singapore earlier this year. with headlines on
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al-jazeera inside story starts now. sexual violence as a weapon of war this year's nobel peace prize winners are campaigners determined to prevent attacks will the prestigious award provide a much larger platform for survivors of sexual violence this is inside story.
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hello and welcome to the program i'm a mage i'm joined from the me too movement to the distinguished nobel peace prize more light is being shed on the prevalence of sexual violence in war and peace the un has called gender based violence a global pandemic laura burden manly reports the fight against sexual violence is the weapon of war is being on it by the nobel committee joint peace prize winners were announced on friday in the region nobel committee has decided to award the nobel peace prize for twenty eighteen to dennis mcveigh yeah and. for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and conflict. dr mcquire gay had treated thousands of victims of
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rape in the democratic republic of congo and has repeatedly condemned governments for not doing enough to stop sexual abuse. now the mirage is an iraqi has eady who is attacked by isis fighters and have village not in iraq four years ago she's campaigned for justice ever some. rape in modern day conflict is being seen in many parts of the world. was added to the un's list in april i am a security forces accused of targeting the hindu women and girls. it's not a new phenomenon during the bosnian war more than twenty years ago some estimates put the number of women raped during the conflict as up to fifty thousand and during the nine hundred ninety four genocide in rwanda human rights watch said it may never know how many women were raped it's not just sexual violence in war that's making the headlines football superstar cristiana rinaldo is fighting
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allegations that he assaulted a woman in two thousand and nine. bennett. christiane i rebelled i was doing well in regards to the things that are happening this is a guy i've known for three months what i can say is there in his fifteen year career he has demonstrated great professionalism on and off the football pitch sexual assault allegations are also dogging the nominees for the highest court in the u.s. and has divided america hollywood so-called me to movement is said to be a catalyst for empowering many women to tell of their abuses. some offenders are being punished and the people who made them celebrate it for inside story. all right let's go ahead introduce our panel in washington d.c. anthony gambino he is the executive director at dr dennis mccuaig is pansy
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foundation in reykjavik by skype susanna circuit she is the director of international policy at physicians for human rights which investigates and document human rights violations as well as gives voice to survivors and witnesses welcome to you both susanna let me start with you from your perspective what does it mean that dr denis mukwege and not the inward have been awarded the nobel peace prize this year. well it's a phenomenal and wonderful validation of the extraordinary effort that these two very outspoken very courageous witnesses to what really has become or is thought to be an epidemic of sexual violence not only in their respective countries of iraq and the democratic republic of the congo but these two leaders our voices for the tens of thousands really millions of women and girls but also men and boys who are attacked in every continent.
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by predators by the powerful by people who are essentially using bodies human bodies as vehicles to exploit territory communities destroy whole peoples or simply exert their authority and their voice from the prize is going to give them a new and expanded platform so that we can really address the problem more tony is this nobel peace prize going to give survivors of sexual violence a much larger platform now worldwide. that is certainly the hope of all of us and of dr mccuaig dr macwhich has been working tirelessly to make sure that the voices of survivors are heard and as susanna said it's not just the congo it's not just the rock as your story said it's myanmar it's colombia
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it is women going back to world war two who are still are alive the comfort women so-called from south korea there are women survivors who so much want to tell their story want to be heard and demand justice for the horrible things that have occurred to them in too many countries in too many places for much too long this is in a could you explain to our audience a bit more about the kind of trauma both psychological and physical that survivors of sexual violence go through. yes well certainly rape is a violent physical act and it causes acute and extensive potentially harm to the human body obviously there is physical trauma what dr mcwade he has treated and tens of thousands literally in his clinic and tens of thousands of women in the
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congo are some of the extreme physical consequences of sexual violence when weapons are actually inserted into reproductive organs and women are mutilated and they have to have literally surgery for what's known as traumatic fistula there are victims who are exposed to sexually transmitted diseases of course pregnancy can result forced pregnancy as a result of these crimes and then there is and there are beatings that it's a violent act so women also have scars less rishon they can be tied up they can. be injured with knives and machetes and guns and then on top of that there is the extreme psychological trauma. that results in fear humiliation depression. victims can have nightmares and on top of that
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there's a social stigma so many survivors that i've interacted with in the democratic republic of the congo and iraq and my colleagues in bangladesh with the rohingya survivors they are literally ostracized from their homes sometimes so the recovery involves. physical care mental health support social support it's really what the doctor mcluckie has developed as a holistic model and they need justice access to the courts being able to tell their story and see the perpetrators prosecuted. when proven convicted so that the impunity that surrounds these crimes does not continue many survivors in the d.r. see and i'll swear returned to their homes and villages where they were attacked only to have it happen again that is absolutely unacceptable all right let's take
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a step back for a second the un special representative on sexual violence in conflict recently told the security council that sexual violence continues to be employed as a tactic of war a tactic of terrorism and a tool of political repression trafficking of women and girls for the purpose of sexual exploitation continued to be an integral part of the political economy of war and terrorism generating profits for armed groups and thousands of women and children remain imprisoned by armed groups such as eisel and boko haram so tony when it comes to boko haram specifically has the situation improved at all i mean there are so many girls who who are being held that were kidnapped there are many that have been free but there are still many that have not been seen since they were kidnapped how is all that going. the issue in the book or her crisis as well as elsewhere. is that when it has become contained in certain places it is then spread and so of course book of iraq started in nigeria has spread to
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new neighboring countries creating crises for other countries to try to respond and the sexual violence has been part of the as governments which sometimes have difficulty is responding to these issues in more remote areas try to do so they often. respond in a heavy handed manner that can create its own depredations so you have violence upon violence and this is something that. people working on the boat where her own courses have been trying to get a handle on but unfortunately it is still not been brought completely under control this is and i want to go back to something you touched upon a few moments ago in your answer because you you mentioned specifically the revenge of i've been reporting pretty extensively this past year from bangladesh on the plight of the revenge and i have on many occasions interviewed refugee women who
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have told me these absolutely terrifying these horrific stories of how they and other members of their community were raped and brutalized of course in the last month you had this u.n. investigative panel that came out with their recommendations saying that they believe that members of unions millet i mean mars military should be charged with crimes of genocide do you think we're any closer to that actually happening to the international criminal court somehow stepping in and prosecuting members of me in mars military for this i wish i could say that we were this a curate a council has been completely paralyzed in terms of referring the situation of me and mar to the international criminal court as you know china not would not support that kind of referral as a essentially. protector of the me and my government and the united states itself under the top administration has. vehemently criticised in a sea of its this court and so in many directions there is not that likelihood
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what we have instead is a possible referral through crimes in bangladesh to the criminal court because the genocide committed by the government of me and maher has extended into an across the border yes. tony from from your perch there in d.c. how much do you think the need to movement has as played an inspiration in the nobel committee awarding the peace prize this year to these are snippets well i certainly can't comment on all the things that influenced the nobel committee to make this great choice to the most deserving winners but it's clear that. the set of issues around continuing sexual violence ranging from sexual violence and conflicts which is what dr mccuaig and ponzi has
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focused on to continuing sexual assault and sexual violence across various success sayat is really everywhere in the world is a problem that has been under reported underappreciated and where the response to often has been woefully bad so across the board whether it's a better response to the crisis of sexual violence and insecurity in the congo. to problems of sexual assault across also thought is the world we really have to do a better job and it's our great hope that this prize given to these extraordinary people will refocus people on on this and tell us all that we just have to do a better job zanny you just heard tony talk about the fact that you know sexual violence is under reported in this day and age and and frankly you know many people in the world are surprised when they hear the kind of statistics that we are
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talking about today just how prevalent still is rape as it is being used as a weapon of war well when you look at the situation in the d.r. see our neighboring such laugh in the public as well as we've just been discussing in in myanmar with their hands of crisis this crime is vastly under-reported because these are. extremely difficult crimes to talk about very often the goal is to intimidate and silence. the victims and there is not often an environment in which women and girls can safely report what has happened to them the. women and girls had a terrible time in the beginning overcoming the enormous obstacles in their society in their culture in their country to speak out and so the data that we have are really not complete and as we know from even what has happened in the united states
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with the extraordinary outpouring of revelations day after day we see that even in societies where there is relative freedom and opportunity to speak out and to make a claim with the police women and girls have taken decades thirty forty years to speak out we just had a major american t.v. reporter a kani chunk describe horrific rape by her own doctor that she had sat on quietly for more than thirty years so it's not surprising that people are shocked when they hear the extent of sexual violence both in peace time and in armed conflict because it's silenced and people are afraid and only when we start seeing prosecutions and women being given the platform the doctor and not even murat have spoken so powerfully and have brought to the fore are we going to start
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to turn the situation around where the perpetrator will be the focus of attention and the survivors will become the powerful all right let's take a look at some sexual violence to to sticks a united nations children's fund reports last year said that around fifteen million adolescent girls were forced to have sex worldwide unicef's. at only one percent of adolescent girls sought professional help and close to seventeen million adult women thirty eight low and middle income countries reported being forced into sex during their childhoods tony these numbers are truly shocking and appalling what can be done by governments to combat this to try and put it into this well let's start with the most fundamental reality governments exist to protect their citizens that's what we organize ourselves and governments and when governments fail so badly to provide basic protection in in the congo we have seen baby
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girls raped as young as eighteen months old and then a lag and bringing the perpetrators to justice when you have governments that are unwilling to respond to these kinds of horrors committed against their own citizens then a much more vigorous international response is required so the things that the u.n. . the things the u.n. are saying that you've been reporting on those are fine but the u.n. and others need to do more we have heard many many beautiful words spoken about the work done by dr mukwege in audio maraud and others we've seen much less action by the relevant governments and relevant international institutions to really effectively respond to this tragedy suzanne a you were speaking more specifically about morag a few moments ago and i want to ask you when it comes to to her case
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a woman who publicly discloses what happened to her and starts campaigning on behalf of other sexual assault victims how dangerous was that for her to come forward. from the beginning it was incredibly dangerous it was dangerous because she placed blame not only on the isis attackers but also called out to the iraqi government to protect the women who had been attacked and enslaved and sexually violated by saul but also because in her own community. women who are no longer virgins are not considered marriageable in the beginning they were ostracized and thanks to her voice and those of other use the women there were religious
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edicts that were overturned and the top religious leaders of the gives you the community embraced and supported these women and girls so that they could return to the shelter of their families however there are now there are still three thousand yazidi women and girls who are missing many believe that some of them were killed some of them have been trafficked even outside of iraq they are calling on the government we are calling on the government to and the international community to find out what has happened to those women to rescue those who can be rescued and then of course to prosecute these crimes as crimes against humanity and in the case of the is he truly a genocide and currently the iraqi government does not have either the laws or the capacity to prosecute the crimes against the busy and other minorities in iraq under their their laws a tony i want to ask you a similar question about dr mccuaig how dangerous has it been for him to be doing
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the work that he is doing and to be speaking out dr macwhich is an amazing man for many many reasons. but. one of the most profound is his individual courage here is a man who almost exactly six years ago in october two thousand and twelve survived an assassination attempt with a man who is very close to right next to him shot dead right next to him and dr mccoy good miraculously survived. his children had been held as the assailants waited to make this attack. and it was of course terrifying doctor macwhich in left of the congo for a period of a few months and then. tells the most extraordinarily beautiful story of market women in the congo began to raise funds from selling vegetables
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small sale small amounts of money as he says it women the women who just make a few dollars a day to try to raise funds to say we would like you to come back and when dr mcwade heard this he decided i have to return and so it great personal risk he went back exactly to the city where assassins had tried to kill him and he's there today continuing to do is work under great threat we constantly worry about him and his safety and it's extraordinarily important that people like him and as zen is saying is that we're discussing right now the survivors of sexual violence they be given all the possibilities to speak out to be protected to tell their stories and to obtain justice zana you have said in the past that underlying gender discrimination enable sexual violence to occur before
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and after conflicts and during peace time could you elaborate a bit on that. yes absolutely and actually following on tony's comments about dr craggy i have seen and heard in the democratic republic of the congo how dr mcwade he describes the ways in which women and girls in. his country are actually treated worse than animals in many cases and i've seen it. in the cave those myself where very often the culture is such that men are sitting in front of their homes or along the side street and women are walking on these terribly poor dirt roads with enormous burdens on their best carrying weights three four five times their body weight and they are sent into the fields often alone to farm to collect crops and that is when they're vulnerable to attack and they are also
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vastly discriminated against in terms of their their basic activities and roles and rights and scientists and in that climate in that environment and this is not only in the d r c it's that's everywhere where the powerful men rule women can be treated any way all the way up to sexual violence rape and even mass rape in wars and until women again equality rights and to discriminatory policies and laws and practices we will continue to see these kinds of crimes tony we only have about a minute left will all this attention in your opinion ultimately help aid workers and rights groups who try to assist sexual violence survivors. yes but it's up to all of us to do the most we can to get this word out to work with survivors of the they are heard so they are responded to and if we all work harder and take
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advantage of this award this wonderful award of the nobel peace prize to these two amazing people then we will succeed in doing a better job against the scourge all right we're going to have to leave it there we've run out of time thanks to both of our guests anthony gambino of the panzi foundation and susanna second with physicians for human rights and thank you too for watching you can see the program again any time by visiting our website al-jazeera dot com and for further discussion go to our facebook page that's facebook dot com forward slash a.j. inside story you can also join the conversation on twitter our handle is at a.j. inside story for me and the whole team here bye for now.
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al-jazeera wont travels to the lebanese city of tripoli. to meet the widows living in one of the world's most ancient refuges. more than seven hundred years old and it's still opponents the charitable tradition of sheltering those with no means of supporting themselves the would do sanctuary on al-jazeera. one of the really special things about working for al-jazeera is that even as a camera woman i get to have so much empathy and contribution to a story as feel weaker this region better than anyone else would be for that is you
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jamal khashoggi turkish sources tell us a saudi delegation arrived in istanbul the day the dissident journalist went missing after entering the saudi consulates. hundreds protests outside the u.s. capitol just hours before the confirmation vote of supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh also this hour the indonesian government considers calling off the search for victims of last week's earthquake and tsunami and turning devastated areas into mass graves. mystery surrounds the whereabouts of interpol chief manhole way who's gone missing in china and on polar east where the sport lewis hamilton clinch is an eightieth pole position at of the japanese grand prix but it's another bad day for . ali the best of the action coming up this hour the old.
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thank you for joining as we begin this hour with new developments in the mysterious disappearance of saudi journalist jim aka shogi he went missing after entering the saudi consulate in istanbul on tuesday now turkish sources have told al jazeera that saudi officials flew into the turkish city obvious stumble and visited their consulate on the same day that jamal khashoggi went missing turkish prosecutors a widening their investigation into his disappearance he was last seen as i said entering the saudi consulate on tuesday let's bring in tomorrow's child who is covering this story for us from istanbul joins us on the line so what more are we learning from turkish sources jamal. well funny it seems that the turkish officials have decided to break their silence and terms of the developments on the details what they have a hand with regards to this disappearance or kidnapping of casualties they have been a bit tight lipped over the past couple of days we understand as they try to find
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a diplomatic solution to this but it seems that maybe their patience is running out and that they have now disclose this information they say that three fifteen as you mentioned fifteen saudi officials and said on two different flights that day that tomorrow is the consulates and then they left shortly or have since left the country now they haven't said or disclose which. flights they came on and what kind of officials they are whether they're security officials diplomatic officials government officials or what not but the understanding obviously is that clearly they believe that the arrival of those saudi nationals was not for any other purpose than to deal in some way shape or form with jamal khashoggi they have said however for the that they are still very much convinced that federal she did not leave the consulate and therefore they believe he is still present inside
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that building there have been murmurings in the grown relief that actually maybe the saudis did manage to smuggle him out and kidnapped him out of the country but there's been no evidence as of yet to prove that theory but the longer this goes on for these the more of a diplomatic crisis that becomes much greater than the fact of a missing person i was going to ask you about that what implications if this is confirmed that there's a link between the arrival of the saudi officials in turkey and the disappearance of democracy will be what implication for take a saudi relations. well it's huge army and it's akin to for example the russian spy school war and what took place in the united kingdom or other places where you have a country essentially conducting espionage work in sovereign states and therefore we see that there is a lot of fallout from the fact that these two countries are meant to be friendly countries they have full diplomatic representation both in riyadh and i think for they have a lot of trade between the two countries as well as even military cooperation and
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certain aspects as well in order that will be put on the pets so to speak if indeed it's appears like that bearing in mind. is home to so many different yes events and people seeking refuge political refuge in asylum and many of them obviously for the wall the as a result of the huge crackdowns that have taken place in recent years and therefore it's right in sirte his interest not only from a national source perspective but also from a political perspective or show that it's country is an open for people to do as they wish jamal finally before we let you go i just remind our viewers of who jamal khashoggi is and why his disappearance at this time is raising so many suspicions. but he is probably one of the most famous saudi journalists both at home and abroad he was recently a regular contributor for the washington post he's appeared in many different outlets both television and online throughout the years he headed up an arab
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network called a lot of which was mentioned launched but again closed down because of the fact that she was seen to be an independent journalist and therefore the time before any officials under pressure from the saudi use of force the charnel to close down as well he has been very critical of the crackdown on freedoms in saudi arabia since the rise of crown prince mohammed bin son man and therefore we see there is a lot of concern and they believe that there is a clear connection he was probably the most vocal advocate of freedom of expression outside of saudi arabia he was and therefore. has been a keen interest from the saudis to try and silence and there is no coincidence as far as many are concerned that's when he entered the consulate building he didn't disappear them. there is a lot of pressure now to ensure not only his safety but also to ensure that this is seen maybe it's a reflection of how there is
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a need for greater freedom of expression and greater protection for journalists from regimes that maybe don't hold in high esteem freedom all of the press jamal shine on the line now from istanbul with the latest developments on the mysterious disappearance the saudi journalist demolish ok we'll update you on this breaking news story as and when we have more information of course thank you jim out. moving on to other world news now and he's the man who has divided an already fractured country brett kavanaugh president donald trump speak for the u.s. supreme court and depending on where you stand he is either a judge fit to sit on the highest court all who are man whose character has been called into question in about ninety minutes from now kavanagh's fate will be decided when the senate votes on whether to approve him for the bench and it's looking likely after a key senate is indicated their support the vote will cap off it to milcher a few months to instruct nominated him in july this year at first it appeared kavanagh's confirmation was a short but then several women came forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct one
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alleged victim christian buys a ford was questioned by the senate committee about the night she says with the words of her life an f.b.i. inquiry was ordered the republicans said it found no evidence the democrats slammed it as a whitewash but it spiked that as well as weeks of public outrage the vote is set to go ahead now we're covering this story both inside and outside of capitol hill where they are protests happening right now several people have been arrested in fact will be speaking to gabriel elizondo in just a few minutes but first to my kana who's inside capitol hill for us bring us up to speed with the process mike when will we when will they actually be a vote on brett kavanaugh sconce image. what we expecting the vote to come in less than two hours time essentially what happened ten thirty yesterday the cloture vote was held that provides a time period of thirty hours within which the final confirmation vote has to be
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taken it doesn't have to be exactly thirty hours it can be at any stage that the senators feel that they've had this a on the steeply divisive issue we are told that the vote is probably going to be taking place at three thirty local time and a divisive issue it has been but it does appear at this stage that the vote will be carried of looks like a margin a very narrow margin fifty one to forty nine votes this is coming about because a number of senators have stated very clearly what their preferences are which way they are going to go to vote the vote largely along partisan lines. basically only one democrat says that he will vote alongside the republicans one republican says that she opposes the nomination so the vote coming up we believe in just under two hours fairly thank you very much for mike hanna inside capitol hill for us outside of the building game and is under is there for
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a save in protest where you are game despite the fact that it's likely now that brett kavanaugh will be confirmed as an excerpt from court justice. yeah that's right thousands of protesters here in washington d.c. outside the supreme court building and the congressional building that you see behind me there there were more than a dozen arrests of people all people that are here in washington to give their last minute voices i guess if you want to say against the nomination of brett kavanaugh one of those people it's you i want to introduce you to now nancy allen from new york city came here you vehemently oppose brett kavanaugh to the supreme court but it looks like that's the way it's going to go in the next hour or two barring a last minute changes nancy how are you feeling about that right now i'm obviously very disappointed i'm incredibly concerned but mostly i am mad i'm concerned because the process from the beast start was
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a sham even before the allegations came to the surface i am mad now because when the allegations came to the surface there was really no we were not given a voice we were not we were not it we were not hurt and it's incredibly disappointing that this is the process for the highest seats in the land it's the most important seat in our country the judicial is the check on everything. has this mobilized. yourself beyond simply kavanaugh into something bigger it seems like there's a lot of people out here opposing him absolutely and has what exactly has it done i think that what you are feeling this this right here is a gut punch it is a total got punched but what it's done is it's cracked up on the wall and what you hear there and the light you see coming through is what's going to happen and in november i think there's going to be a huge wave and then we're going to finally get some oversight and we're going to get the investigations that we need to understand what's really really happening
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it's it's this is a cut this is shifting the conversation it's going to eclipse gender it's going to include eclipse race and we're finally going to be able to make this a conversation about power and when that happens we're going to be able to have a real conversation about equality in this country because it's not there right now do you feel like you are speaking to power do you feel that people here standing outside of the u.s. capitol are standing up to power and if so our lewdly we are raising our voices whether power chooses to hear us or not i'm not entirely convinced of that but that's not going to go back and we're not going to back down we're not going to stop last question very quickly where do you go from here he's going to be on the supreme or we go to november midterm election absolutely thank you nancy i appreciate it thanks for speaking to us well there you heard it from one person that vehemently opposes judge brett kavanaugh i think you heard it from her emotion she speaks for thousands of p. .

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