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tv   The Stream 2019 Ep 138  Al Jazeera  August 29, 2019 7:32am-8:01am +03

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i have walked in india for like 2 years i don't think this. but the events which unfolded soon after seemed to indicate otherwise before the customs official handing off a box of tramadol to a port worker. then we captured boxes of the drug being thrown over the face. finally as we were leaving the paperwork was arrested going to legibly for stealing tramadol he tried to film that to. tell me that the.
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customs did take it seriously. that is we were detained and pressured to delete our footage of erased. in the end. an official later confirmed that the arista paul had stolen the tramadol. the ports of lagos are just the start of the problem next we travel to my degree in the north east of nigeria the city was once the headquarters of. the islamic state franchise terrorizing this part of the country since 2009. which has been fighting a jury and military forces attacking schools and declaring an islamic state in territory it controls since then through attacks and suicide bombings that killed an estimated 27000 people over 2000000 civilians have been displaced.
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we've heard disturbing reports the tramadol might be playing a role in the insurgency. to understand how the conflict is affecting civilians here we interview a psychiatry my degrees federal neuropsychiatric hospital so i many patients are you know he shows us around a rehab. isn't it it's almost empty but that isn't for lack of those needing treatment. sent. 1 in the source of livelihood of. treatment also since the insurrection began he's seen previously unthinkably high dosages of tramadol come on to the market we have. 625.
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it's actually. surprised to see that there are individuals. 10. $25.00 shocking indeed that's over 60 times the maximum legal dosage. one of those who can't afford treatment is above my. ahmed's than a friend that i won a number of items of push for that in some cases and she has a home by a key. that was 4 years ago. to set up the nets to go to the bottom to morton's of the minus we've got an e f a t that he does not see you that's because of the sin i was once in that i don't know if this is the guy. i don't go there. at the time of his brother's death about really flayed his village. he now lives in a camp for internally displaced people on the outskirts of my degree. so
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what i'm going to do are always in the serenity got on. well with the vicar had. always. believed to do we were no one any one no one is anyone no one in any. in the corner going to god he has anybody seen that you know where. i went and i think as you. see there. on i was when i was but i'm going to get into. another and. in there be a she hasn't yet. and it's not just civilians are taking tramadol also came here to investigate
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suspicions that the drug is fueling the insurgency itself we tracked down to form a book around member for security reasons we could only interview him at a hotel. like many of these arrested boko haram fighters he was forced to join the movement when he was in the teens. he was in the movement for 4 years before escaping. now he lives in a refugee camp outside my degree. yes anybody. you know. once they were hooked on tramadol put them to work because.
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the drug enabled them to carry out these arduous 24 missions it was also used to groom them for what was to come. the. question. so. that that. you know. he's led the group to become even more violent committing attacks suicide bombings and most infamously the abduction of 276 school girls from village
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2014. when you're listening. to. the tramadol also help to be deeply traumatic memory. how much. but when no well going to we're going to risk it was that you know she's getting is which into actually did she. do it and of us. you're going to enjoy how i said. yes you know doubt that the drug is essential to sustaining bowker rums
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insurgency but i want to look at a thing of the. so-called western that deceased user had to see some of the law but he says your don't. go. finally we travel westwards to kano nigeria's 2nd largest city. its got one of the highest poverty rates the country and also some of its worst tramadol abuse. at the mena connor teaching hospital both an assistant of legally prescribed tramadol and the dangers of the illegal street version can be seen in one location. today this morning. with the patients then. the psychiatric ward is struggling to cope with the fallout from the abuse grade version 44 bates most of
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the time give 2 to 60 percent of our clients people problem use cross due to the lack of resources drug users share the same ward with psychiatric patients we handle those are all sometimes sunday and which takes short period of time and then we have time to the psychological depend. on issue of the hour on that and it takes a long time even after this you need to be seeing the person for quite a long time us are patient. but the flipside of the tramadol dilemma is this over regulating it would have disastrous results in a general ward we visit a patient for whom trammels an essential pain treatment. suffers from sickle cell disease a blood disorder which causes acute pain and stunts growth although he looks much younger he's actually 18.
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and you know. this is. 2018 the nigerian government in an effort to clamp down on the beauty of coding based cough syrups banned them extensively some doctors and experts are concerned that the authorities might resort to similar tactics. if you ban drugs. because to be. to get. drugs so if you make it difficult to get this.
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visit the local commander of the. in the city they tell us they slowly winning the war against illegal trying. to. shame. to illustrate they doing to show us what used to be. the prison is relocated to make room for confiscating. not only is it being sold nigeria but it's being trafficked to neighboring countries to feel.
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safe. if you. ask for its. existence in. the. last. week i asked. you for 5 months and just. this tramadol they tell us mr system for destruction of the jail full of it is just a drop in the ocean the country still drowning in the drug. next we join in india a drug raid. looking and acting very much like the americans you train them they take to the streets in an armored convoy. in a display of force they travel through kano shunting traffic on the roadways no you
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right here they disembark to read a large local market. evy handed operation probably put on for our benefit produces few results they arrest a young man wearing a cannabis t. shirt. it's unclear if you even has any cannabis on him nevertheless he's bundled on to an indian truck which is fast filling up with other young men from the market . nigeria has a 55 percent youth unemployment rate. it also has the highest number of people living in extreme poverty in the world even more than india so men like these sometimes turn to drug dealing out of necessity. as knight said since the raid wraps up what can i jury as war against illegal tramadol really be won with guns i phone without addressing the underlying causes of poverty unemployment
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. al-jazeera. every year. this is al-jazeera. fully back to this is the news hour live my headquarters in doha. coming up in the next 60 minutes boyce johnson announces a plan to suspend parliament opponents call it a constitutional outrage but it's not clear they can stop him.
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hundreds of protesters in hong kong denounce cathay pacific for firing employees who took part in anti-government rallies also this hour a state and i learned in gaza after 3 police officers are killed in suicide attacks links to eisele and yemen's government says it's recaptured the city of aden as u.a.e. backed southern separatists withdraw from their position as. it's being called a constitutional outrage and a political coup with the united kingdom's prime minister boys johnson has moved to suspend parliament until the middle of october this would leave his opponents very little time to push on legislation preventing the u.k. from crashing out of the european union without a deal lawrence the reports from london brics it was is and remains an idea about the british parliament taking back control of the agenda setting its own laws and
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making it so. so what to make of the decision by the new prime minister to block it from sitting at all for a 5 week period for the most crucial moments in the entire process. with one eye on a very possible national election johnson insists it's about setting out his new government's plans and that m.p.'s are not being frozen out of having their say over bricks it will be time on both sides of that crucial october 17th summit ample time in parliament for m.p.'s to debate the e.u. debate breaks it and all the other issues ample time but those m.p.'s who have vowed to do anything in their power to block a no deal bricks it's even threaten to set up an alternative parliaments if their views are ignored describe the johnson move as nothing short of a constitutional outrage a step on the road to dictatorship it is
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a constitution that rage this is an attempt by a prime minister who is elected by a very small number of people in the country has served the party membership to ride roughshod over parliament and prevent any legislation and debate that would stop this country leaving me you without a deal and all the problems that it will cause he seems to want to run headlong into the arms of donald trump. more determination to see this before this is extraordinary johnson had been thought to have been getting on better with european leaders of late and hope had not been lost among them that some new deal could be found but time is now extremely short and there's a genuine sense of crisis among those who fear the hardest of brics it's the great conundrum of a brecht it has always been whether it should simply fall to government through execute the will of the people or whether parliamentarian should have some kind of final say to determine what thought of brecht's it they think people actually voted
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for by taking m.p.'s out of play at such a crucial time johnson is effectively testing whether they have the will the resolve to try to overthrow him his government and potentially the referendum result as well that. attempts will now probably come sooner rather than later national elections will almost certainly follow something surely must happen now to resolve this sense of democratic crisis in the u.k. lawrence lee al-jazeera london. and needs vodka has been monitoring the reaction and protests outside parliament. and past 2 years since the brakes a referendum the conversation the public discourse surrounding leaving the e.u. has grown uglier and uglier who would have thought only a few years ago that the word coup would be used in relation to britain's democracy but that's exactly what these demonstrates the calling the decision by boris johnson to suspend or paroch parliament next week so how boris johnson of course sees it he sees it very much in somewhat procedural terms as
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a way of making sure that m.p.'s are out of the way not in the equation anymore to make sure that the british government can pass much needed legislation when it comes to the humdrum day to day stuff of running the country things like roads education health care and so on and so forth but these people and those opposed to leaving the e.u. without a deal strongly disagree with that standpoint point believing very much that boris johnson wants to keep leaving the e.u. without a deal on the table until the dying moments just before the 31st which remains of course in legislation when the u.k. still will leave the european union according to m.p.'s the lives boken to including hilary ben the prominent opposition labor m.p. who is the chair of the cross party committee on leave in the european union they intend when m.p.'s return to palma next week to challenge the position very much in
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the same way that they challenge to resume a and her vision of bricks it is what every band had to say a little earlier i think the priority is to prevent or no deal breaks it because that's the reason that he is doing this he knows that isn't probably a majority in the house of commons to support him for a no deal breaks it and he's trying to make it very difficult for m.p.'s to stop him from achieving that the only problem is that time is running. m.p.'s only have a matter of days next week to coalesce around a single idea. some believes that he's delivering the will of the people only ring the results of the referendum but parliamentarians say that they represent the real will of the people they will fight this to the end it's the look set to have a new government after a breakthrough in coalition talks they have the opposition democratic party says is ready to govern with the 5 star movement is incorrect he says his party will accept
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the 5 star candidate giuseppe conti for prime minister once again present. said to meet with conti on thursday. surely purely by the problem entirely we told the president that in light of the current balance in the parliament we have accepted the proposal of the 5 star movement to suggest the name of the president of the council of ministers as they are the party with the relative majority in other world news at least 13 people have been killed and 30 others injured in my riots on the mon in northwestern syria after regime as strikes dog it is civilian areas aid agencies have been able to access the area where many hospitals and clinics have been turned to rubble. how mass has declared a state of alert in gaza after 3 police officers were killed in 2 separate suicide attacks eisel fighters and sympathizes a being blamed they have been mass arrests with hamas saying it won't tolerate attempts to destabilize a territory from within harry fawcett reports some gas. at
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a cemetery northeast of gaza city 2 hamas policemen killed in tuesday night's attacks brought for burial in all 3 policemen were killed in 2 separate blasts hamas says gaza police chief was here to mourn his men and promised a strong reaction from the area and the court will look we have made arrests and we are investigating people to assure good to anyone who could be responsible for the attacks but things are under control and the security status is good daily life is back to the horrible. guns his interior ministry says 2 suicide bombers carried out the coordinated attacks on 2 checkpoints 2 policemen were killed in a bystander injured in the 1st explosion the 3rd policeman died in the 2nd blast minutes later. by day police were back on duty where their colleagues had died reinforcements stationed on streets throughout the city thomas announcing a general alert truly instability and violence the people of gaza had to get used
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to in recent years these attacks are still sent a ripple effect around the territory targeting the very institutions that are supposed to provide internal security and right here. in the heart of gaza city. the attacks are widely believed here to be the work of salafi groups with links to eisele in 2016 hamas agreed to help egypt in its fight against isis fighters in the sinai peninsula restricting movement across the egypt goes a border i believe that as we see further security coordination and cooperation between have our security services and egyptian security apparatuses it seems to me that we see further tension between how the us and i see a further bloodshed that will have us allies and as we so saw it last night i don't think this is going to be the last incident this month has already seen increased instability with rockets fired into israel attempts by armed men to breach the border fence israeli airstrikes and artillery fire targeting gaza now
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a source of internal instability has been made fatally clear amasses insisting it will maintain security and punish those behind the attacks are a force it out to syria gaza and the top consecutive week of protests in hong kong protesters have accused police of sexually abusing female demonstrators hundreds of people dressed in black took part in a sit in one woman says she had to walk past male officers after she was trips a another demonstrated to use offices of manhandling here elsewhere in hong kong hundreds of protesters turned their anger towards cathay pacific airline they say the company's decision to fire 20 of its staff for taking part in anti-government protests is creating a climate of fear it comes as another general strike has been called for next week when he reports. it's a sensitive time in hong kong and being seen at a protest could cost you your job. the focus of this small rally was cathay pacific
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the airline is the most high profile case of what these people believe is increasing interference by china in hong kong workplaces compaq reckless and is now facing is a year from china from the china now the man hong kong government on that he cannot even express them or not feel a thing of india on social media a. civil cathay pacific employees have been fired for making social media posts in support of the anti government protests all for attending rallies cathay pacific is a publicly listed company but one of its major shareholders is it china which is owned by the chinese government's some staff have resigned from the company in protest like politician and pilot jeremy tam this can offer you no interference from the beijing government it just changes completely and everybody a fear of you know being put under the spotlight it's not just cathay pacific
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that's coming under pressure from beijing there's a wider atmosphere creeping into the hong kong corporate world that if you want to continue doing business with china then you should distance yourself and your star from the protests last week it was the turn of accountants to take to the streets to reject interference from beijing staff from major firms like. lloyd had earlier taken out a newspaper ad criticizing the companies for ignoring hong kong people and the reasons for the protests after pressure from beijing the company's released statements distancing themselves from the air cathay pacific declined al-jazeera as requests for an interview but the reason given for the action against staff is security chinese aviation or 30 say they won't allow cathay flights to enter there is space if they are operated by anyone who has participated in or supported protests the fact that.

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