tv World Stories Deutsche Welle June 16, 2019 2:02am-2:16am CEST
this week on well stories. most i'm baek daily life has become trying after the cycle in russia a home that cares for seniors and disabled children but we start off in berlin germany has granted political asylum to refugees from hong kong their protests against chinese power have been escalating to activist have managed to escape china's clutches. there the 1st time cong refugees to be granted asylum ray wanton and ellen lee now feel safe in germany they were threatened with a prison sentence in the homeland for having taken part in an anti-government protest. as a fairy fairy set things actually because i think no one wants to leave their home country and never go back. but anyway we will thing that. we must do it is because we swish it let the let the whole growth know what
it what is happening in hong kong. a look back to 2014 many young people took to the streets of hong kong calling for civil liberties and more democracy both sides became violent. and ellen lee were also there they later found at their own movement hong kong indigenous they are fighting for hong kong's independence from china. we teenagers we found that the government tried to cleanse our unique culture tried to kranz our language try to class our identity as a hong kong hong kong and we don't want that to happen and we don't want hong kong just to become and like any other city in china right you won't end alan lee were taken into custody in 2016 the accusation there where involved in violent riots one of them. fellow companions were sentenced to 7 years in prison on the same charge
but the 2 feel the punishment is disproportionate fearing what might happen the 2 fled to germany while on probation they lived in limbo for 6 months until germany granted them political asylum i think the history of germany true for me personally is quite encouraging because after i came to germany i pop with some. they told me that. when they were young they had never imagined is germany west germany or. united reunion. but somehow it happened so. that those german told me don't lose my home because everything could happen both men hope for hong kong homeland where democracy and the rule of law prevail just like in germany.
entire regions of mustn't be were destroyed in early march when a cycle tore through the country more than $1000.00 people died and hundreds of thousands were left homeless people were left without basic supplies those in the port city of beirut were among the hardest hit. weeks after the cycle and really knows house is still barely habitable for a family have moved all their possessions into the only undamaged room that's also where they now sleep. you know we'll never forget the day the storm hit. i was just there i didn't go anywhere because that was so wailing they couldn't come out so they leave. going out that was a very very plain. leonore's houses just a few 100 meters from the shore the sea is the most immediate danger.
it's often floods parts of the city are being no sea level the districts of funtown j.i. and i especially at risk un climate change experts estimate that sea levels could rise by a meter by the year 2100. the city has taken defensive action with a network of locks and candles and parts of the measures have cost millions subsidised by development funds from germany. pollution of the regime to move on the day of the cycle and it also started raining we have been the logs so the water could run down into the sea if we haven't done that the flooding would have been even worse. may see mangos says the city is used to flooding but destructive storms like cycling need a new phenomena she mango is hoping for more funding from overseas to pay for the
fence of measures last they have been in flooding once they have been in the heavy wind that's what we have seen no definitely do feeling the scheme that something bad is happening and that's called climate change. in the meantime and worries about the future about his house and his family. would. have to believe that the war any other place so we are here. but if they are for a so we are free. if you could afford it or says you would have moved a long time ago away from the water's edge. in mexico 40000 people are considered to be missing most of them are young men who are up doc to them possibly killed on the go mexico's drug cartels are usually involved in these unresolved cases meanwhile mothers continue to look. that lost sons that
man i made enough finally found her missing son little better he disappeared without a trace 5 years ago i got the land we have only after telling me i'm wrong one day he was selling cell phone accessories as usual and he was just kidnapped at a gas station because my son was disappeared in the author already stayed look for him i started my own search local police were no help she says but there was no surprise ordinary police officers are suspected of frequent collaboration with the drug cartels. manama dina started to search with this simple tool that helps detect the scent of decaying corpses beneath the soil. over time other mothers looking for them missing children and jointer. for many women here this has become their sole mission. and the women's findings on this day become the top
story for mexican journalists now the stench of rotting corpses is overwhelming. time and again the mothers of the disappeared are confronted with a tormenting question could this body be my child. you look at me got it feels like my heart wants to jump right out of my body. i'm shaking my ears are blocked oh yeah i think i'm glad and sad at the same time because i don't know if it's my son or her son nothing not at all but in the end it doesn't matter we're looking for them because we love them. man i mean dina and her group have already found nearly 500 bodies according to local media many of the disappeared a believed to have had ties to the drug trade victims are often young men who had no prospects for legal employment minima deen and the other mothers found the remains of 15 people on a single day neighbors who had observed suspicious activity gave them crucial tips
on where to. dick the search missions are provocation to the drug cartels but these going to him who was caught they tell us we should stop looking yes it is proper otherwise the same thing will happen to us. it took 3 years for man amedee now to find her son at last she says he can rest in peace. in russia people with disabilities are often discriminated against but now a home there is promoting tolerance seeing using children with disabilities help one another. when you're making pancakes every step needs to be timed just right. that's what deanna could you learned from her boarding home grandmother spent long a gram of the pair found each other 12 years ago when they started living together
in a unique russian residential home. my this is my family and sometimes they get pretty cheeky. it's a special home they share a yana and her surrogate grandma live together with 30 other children and over $100.00 pensioners. they're all in one big housing complex where they spend their lives together. most pensioners live here because their relatives no longer want to care for them and most young people are here because their parents are no longer allowed to care for them many were alcoholics who lost custody. as a result many of their children were born with disabilities. with no other family to rely on young and old alike would be lonely if it weren't for this haven. you
don't hear or read to you. even with. my entire family died in 1993 in a car crash it was horrible. i almost lost my mind. that fan i didn't want to live anymore. i would have preferred to die with my family. this unique home where young and old lived side by side was founded 12 years ago. it's an start of a shove in russia's by score to stun republicans or democrats and it's one of a kind in the entire country. thanks to funding by the state donors and volunteers the facilities are in great condition. do you other russians with disabilities or special needs are as fortunate. human rights activists have repeatedly reported cases of abusive caretakers corrupt directors
insufficient fire safety measures and a lack of funding in other homes. i did see him say the n.f.l. remains a huge barrier between people with and without disabilities in a society parents from the soviet generation do not want their children socializing with kids that have special needs. though of course with people of all ages residing here it's not always smooth sailing. living together and caring for each other can be challenging. still everyone here is very close they are eager to share their lives rather than just co-exist. or when i see children i forget all my problems. a plug they just vanish. and all i see are the good things some of them with. the day of the special residential home winds down with
down planes and nothing will become germany think deep into the german culture. will take this ground to you it's all that good. time rachel join me for me to get something out of the course. the recent vote in india the world's biggest democracy was stopped the election in america it has been said that trump would never have become president without the help of facebook and in germany and the run up to the european parliament election when you tube i posted a video railing against the conservative c.d.u. party it dominated the 5 days of its complaint what effects to social media have on democracy you tube facebook and coal threatening free society our topic on shift today.