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one of palast children already died from malnutrition and since the war started. to stop the filthy weapons supply the coalition has placed a naval blockade on yemen simultaneously preventing the delivery of food and humanitarian aid to the rebel held areas where these families live. a little off ah those. kind. set up differently. even newborns are suffering before the war this new need 2 units usually cared for around 10 babies now there aren't enough enqueue beaters to house the aging infants the way. i may lack it over something like all good ima say heaven may lend a month that i'm going to have to fight had. this mother brought in her baby last
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night her 5 month old girl is fighting for life that. survives. all the. while the winners answered our questions. get a bit of a 100. 1000000 baby stuff. and email you know you. love listening. to that read it you to it says santa did good as a las. oh man the it. will. sit. in the can sit in my den in the mayor halibut rabbit that. i scented through on fever my very close.
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since the war in yemen started $85000.00 children have reportedly starved to death according to the u.n. it's the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. in 2018 the u.n. appointed a panel of experts to examine the coalition blockade on yemen and the impact of the thousands of airstrikes launched against civilians there. it concluded that these practices could qualify as war crimes it's pointed not only at saudi arabia and the u.a.e. but also at the party supplying the coalition with weapons based on a multilateral treaty regulating arms sales that has been enforced as 2014 the arms trade treaty or the a.t.t. it stipulates that a state party shall not authorize any transfer of conventional arms if it has knowledge at the time of authorization that the arms or items would be used in the commission of attacks directed against civilians objects or other war crimes.
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but whose weapons are used in these alleged crimes the filthies are keen to put forward their evidence. after air strikes the rebels scour the rubble for bomb remains to identify where they came from. when they start the remains at sites like this. this bomb cemetery in sanaa holds both american and european bombs. the manager of the store house says these bombs are u.k. maids. yeah i found out a while she'd go and see the math ok a few of the
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a lot of that shit. so what. if. you look at have to know how that bit funny so no but i think i. can well. imagine your mouth you want me to get out. of a star. well good. for our british. intermission just to give mel how did. i want to miss back. a little while how the love happened in the uk and i don't have. a sub more given that about the other. but i don't know if you go lucky. one cluster bombs like this had the ground they become landmines which have been outlawed since 2010 by the also convention.
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but these remains were shown to us by who thiis one of the parties in this conflict we have no way to corroborate where they came from there are very few independent sources in yemen human rights watch is one of the few independent n.g.o.s investigating on the ground. that. if you're in a place where they won't let you take photos but you want to get the g.p.s. and your phone that has to can take g.p.s. for. sometimes if you just take a photo of the floor then you can get the g.p.s. coordinates at the secret site $25.00 members of the engine room norton i have come together for the 1st time human rights watch experts are training them on how to gather evidence most prefer to remain anonymous for their own safety and that of
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their families where trying to do something like a human rights no money for the violations that happening in the ground to keep it for the future for in the accountability of legal steps. we are all. saved by accident. many of our foes are such as has been detained more than once and want to know is receiving a lot of firsts and we are facing a lot of hate campaigns from all parties to the conflict what is the 1st way you would try and find information about what happened with fear strike. well. ok. you know. what do you mean when you say oh. oh oh. ok
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great so my nose i must point is a really good reminder the accuracy of the information collected on the ground is vital it will be used by international organizations in their reports or videos of the strike site they also talked about renditions and physical remains of the types of weapons that were used right so physical evidence can be very very important. human rights watch has only been able to look into 88 attacks that would be deemed illegal under international law in 24 of those attacks it managed to pinpoint where the munitions came from. this is a u.k. manufactured weapon guided bomb produced in may 2015 and the reason the dates are important is because it's months after the saudi a coalition against military campaign as well as human rights organizations in the u.s. and others are raising concerns about the way in which the coalition was operating
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in yemen so by continuing to sell weapons to saudi arabia or other members of the coalition that are likely to be used in unlawful coalition attacks in yemen the u.k. and france themselves those states are risking complicity in future unlawful coalition attacks. aware of this risk of complicity the european parliament's began calling for a suspension of arms sales to saudi arabia 2 years ago. 5 e.u. member states have stopped sending more weapons to saudi arabia but does exclude the kingdom's biggest suppliers led by the united kingdom. since the outbreak of the war in yemen uki arms manufacturers have sold more than 5000000000 euros worth of weapons to saudi arabia this support has sparked an armed president and wave of protest from both the british public and parliament. british arm sales of sharply increased and british military advisors are directing
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the war it cannot rewrite that her government this is a pretty good age cannot be right that her government is truly looting in morley united nations says' is evidence of war crimes. 3 months after that speech troubling revelations heighten the criticism over arms sales in the united kingdom arms export permits are in theory granted on a case by case basis specific licenses must be approved by the government. and n.g.o.s the campaign against arms trade investigated the permits granted to export to saudi arabia. is good information flowing i think all people would know about it as well that was really help him. they discovered that the british government had loosened the licensing process to speed up arms exports we
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find out free freedom of information requests that bombs and missiles are going to be forces under open license open licenses are meant to be for goods which are not but which are not particularly sensitive then 5 these are some of the most sensitive exports that can be made we're talking about bombs we're talking but missiles in fact government has hidden for truth value of u.k. arms exports to saudi arabia. even a member of the u.k. parliament is committees on arms export controls said that he is powerless. as n.p.r. member of the committee has been able to know how much i mean nation have been sent open licenses to saudi arabia you know we have no idea because the government just does not record they are open tickets to send as much of
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that particular item to that particular country saudi arabia in this case as that country wants and the company wants and that's a real problem because it could be hundreds of millions of rounds to saudi arabia the saudi case is an interesting difficult one because the amount of money involved so you're always going to come up to the front page of ethics but economics. france faces the same dilemma during the saudi crown prince mohammed bin said man's last visit to paris president emmanuel mccall was asked about the issue. in a position of. business with china situated lobby so did you go on the existence of
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many again the previous regime. the french president is pursuing the same policy embraced by his predecessors on both ends of the political spectrum. between 20122017 the volume of weapons supplied to saudi arabia has tripled from 400000000 to 1300000000 euros. in 2015 when the war intensified in yemen it didn't slow arms exports quite the contrary. it's going to ship us dollars short messages if you go back on the french government has continued to approve arms exports to a country accused of possible war crimes by the un. the sparked uproar in the
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french parliament in the only other muffled about for it this is all michael janda really obvious to me of all in the old enough also you just got gold of having said . no only of all but deserve a nickel more than the buy get the last leg claire due to vaunted damage done to eat solf otoh is as you express it said otoh these are still x. yes and if we then examine x. time i'm not he who would give us only resuming his net if you have only to prissy's a moment of silliness i don't know me notional but. act. according to flaunt sparky questioned during a closed door meeting of the defense committee officially saudi arabia may use french made arms only to defend itself.
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can our weapons had an impact on the population. to my knowledge the ground equipment sold to saudi arabia is not being used defensively but defensively. was. trying to get us into a final and if you show the threat valid it got a shock you don't like l.a. galaxy illustrate actually another. threat. but how does france monitor the use of arms that it sells. like you do with the french government fail to respond to repeated questions on the matter. it's all official response to the
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issue of arms exports. i report to parliament issued every year. since you left do you visit down south to see that. seal so you get to the weekend it will be down to the stuff is there some useful tools there but that would be a catalyst needed to pull your bicycle support i mean. because i don't necessarily journal if i want one i did of a mushroom but she recovered by the weapon i destroyed it's also polluted though so once she does it will do so screw you and all of us but who want us for that. sure but the city as it will point to it will say if i don't come. they will question you ask me whatever you know the longest walk.
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you know. every other year french arms manufacturers gather outside paris in veal ponds to show off their newest and best armaments. along with us u.k. and german manufacturers they supply the saudi arabia led coalition in yemen with the bulk of their equipment. i have been looking at your instagram account and reading takes into the apples fall behind the scenes this is a dialogue when donald trump announce his candidacy for president eberle after them everyone has a boyce the best chance the democrats have to beat donald trump is to nominate an
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president donald trump in ohio and texas as he visited 1st responders and survivors of 2 mass shootings 31 people were killed last weekend in the cities of dayton and el paso demonstrators say donald trump's rhetoric may have contributed to the el paso attack but the president says people there gave him a warm reception we had an amazing here. as you know we left. the lot of the respect. i wish you could have been in there to see you i wish you could have been there and see the enthusiasm the love the respect and also the telling let's see if we can get something done and republicans want to do and democrats want to do it but rico's new governor has been sworn in the 1st person to hold the office in less than a week the appointment of the justice secretary one of us because well as weeks of political turmoil in the u.s. territory. the u.n.
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says it's alarmed by an upsurge in violence in the yemeni city of 8 this one person has been killed and 2 others seriously injured during clashes between government forces and the u.s. backed militias venezuela's government has canceled shuttle talks with the opposition this week because of new economic sanctions imposed by the united states protesters have been rallying against the sanctions in the capital caracas the white house says the measures will cut off funding to the president nicolas maduro venezuela says the freezing of assets is an attack on private property. a police officer has been killed during a failed operation to rescue stan's former president on charges of corruption and an abuse of power the officer was shot says supporters of beck atom by f. tried to prevent him from being detained dozens of people were injured in the violence. the united nations says zimbabwe is facing its worst hunger crisis after a severe drought devastated crops there more than 2000000 people are on the brink of starvation the president has declared
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a national disaster those are your headlines the news continues on al-jazeera after yemen war profiteers more news in 30 minutes see that. every other year french arms manufacturers gather outside paris in veal pods to show off their newest and best armaments. along with u.s. u.k. and german manufacturers they supply the saudi arabian that coalition in yemen with the bulk of their equipment. both the coalition led by saudi arabia and the u.a.e. and the hope the rebels have been accused of war crimes raising the possibility that their suppliers are also complicit. at the last arms trade show the
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cesar how would serve was on display used by the saudi national guard it has a 40 kilometer firing range and a one meter strike accuracy this powerful weapon has been a big seller for the next her group. none of the groups are presented to its would answer the filmmakers questions. but an extra worker spoke out. was a clear bush only holaday on and you want to know to not mix their nobleman if you don't was only sort of human because they all speak to the others eric bruni is a union delegates at next are driven by his convictions and protected by his union mandates he travels around france telling arms industry workers how french maid arms are being used in yemen was. she normal course i just was
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a different as i'm sure is that i was that them with the idea that there was enough of oculus that you referred to your comment is that there are more suicidal. but what or as the us wish real good in the us if one of us like a no human who says upon the protests of. the orders continue with more expected soon. in late august 2018 another next to employees is that a new contract has just been negotiated with saudi arabia. to protect our stores this dialogue has been reenacted.
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this contract was signed while the un was raising the possibility that the coalition committed war crimes. none of the details of these contracts have been made public it's not the 1st controversial defense contract between france and saudi arabia yeah yeah. yeah. all. in 2014 france signed a contract to sell 2400000000 euros worth of military equipment to saudi arabia
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officially the saudis were supposed to give them to their ally lebannon to help the fight so-called terrorists. but 2 years later the saudis decided to keep the weapons for themselves with france's approval it claimed the situation in lebanon had become too unstable. but this decision appears to have been premeditated. that day. in. the south and.
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so purportedly instead of helping lebanon saudi arabia was preparing its war in yemen with help from friends the filmmaker spoke with one of 24000 sources. the informant still works in the arms industry and prefers to remain anonymous in 2015 he or she helped prepare the communications systems for the vehicle sold to saudi arabia. source that the french arms maker knew the weapons would be used in yemen. i mean sure that has been said bigoted left. will drain you did the paper
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said it yet to do people see pursuit harder than us but the. belief so yes or no operatives you said year. 0 mark involved was prime minister when the donors contract was negotiated. he was then appointed foreign affairs minister and held the position when the military weapons shipments to saudi arabia began. his arm of the orchestra was of your view if you. need to point to the simple single thesis it was a bottle is true that in the gallatin the book is any basic you can keep the cigars you want to preserve the book because if you don't so you can still get to pollute these archives when he said the connection was understood i was only nuclear development of the body might i am the only question you haven't examined the question to rebut it because it was simply. a thief in the window you will say. you
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see because some piece of opposite where pretty. it was a very difficult part to. me is that because it gave us a cigar comparable to you know what i was going to come out in a lab so basic but see what i talk about service on property a check for than exam oh cup of global quirkily good as you like to do you know me lounge also all about the over to leave for school as usual now you know he comes. straight morton can do nothing so we have off at the afghans each as more could be . on jail or audrey or human counseling but you know for sure south of internet. the dulness contract provided for the delivery of munitions 1st is there how would series $24000.00 spotted them in footage filmed by a saudi t.v. crew at the border with yemen. over me.
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and i see don't walk. chances are known to all of entente cheery scituate a financial sojourner from spelling do you sit down in a different city. home to know that well we're going to go more of a d.v.d.-a. but i wonder what your perverted concern about only really the chances are. thanks to his inside sources and social network sites that focus on armaments he identified french weapons and used on the frontline. all out. nuclear on next. the day the human eye was a belgian republic it was it was on the pulse on the humanitarian. for it encountered a total of 11 weapons that could have been used against civilian populations but
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couldn't get anyone to officially confirm his list. it is classified information deemed top secret. no one can check on the executive branch's arms deals not even members of parliament who are supposed to monitor the government's actions. so the un. among the saws it best took it to your story of joe hockey. they are due to get us at this from the event go to miss our turn against. what destroys. all up with the occasional executive i posted to our school and i post a day on which is that this all see that but he said he. says
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he saw it all to fix your voice on dialysis want yeah me presentational president remember and i haven't wanted to defame it is the best you're feeling really sure is we can use it all when you sit by the me shortly only to only put us in my own for submission with the law so that initialises our song and that's how it was all did what he had to wait on he spent time with. a school where is his role of almost nobody montell novel but that was. to increase transparency in july 2018 a deputy proposed creating a committee to investigate the use of french weapons in the war in yemen fabian good to fast oppose the move the committee of inquiry never got off the ground. one arguments used to justify the contracts these arms sales help france maintain its strong geopolitical foothold in the region. the 2nd argument is
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a canard make the arms industry employs 165000 people in france. this center in france is looking region has been set up to train saudi soldiers on how to use our lands purchased from france it was subsidized by the local government and is expected to employ 100 local workers just last longer senator for the muse supported the project while serving as french defense minister in 20112012. he increased french trade with saudi arabia substantially you have known google didn't do an on camera interview but had this to say be a telephone. official. as i'm sure that's. the reason. all except
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a little just as big as. i think and as i said going to get on good lives and it's a good place to go. to me but it is. all . nothing seems to have slowed down the sales not the accusations of war crimes nor the thousands of civilian deaths not even the murder of a saudi dissident in october 2018. isn't that is the german question to treat breast cancer that's really an issue that i decided to take stock you know it's because i had to to make a lot of the so did. i should be again it is true it is something straight up i still mood. in france because you can see skilling's per the official protests but its effect trade with the saudis.
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in germany the reaction was harsher. that's. been done to name them all nixon. and the chance there is decision to the promise she made 7 months earlier but never put into practice and going to merkel was putting together her government at the time ishmael one doesn't mind the cost in voided just to sit. at the prompting of social democrats merkel types to stop exporting what in these 2 countries involved in the fighting in yemen. has to . act. as a volume once followed along. because it's all. in
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a ball in the house was dissolved disappointed ticked so the side fair dealing your novel for the internet's another put it took but boy. the goodness comes love i'm so lucky. in germany 136000 people work for the arms industry and number of this decision was numbed the nest applauded by the german public. and open. with a member of the committee on foreign affairs and the disarmament commission for 8 years i'm going to back and i'd like i need to give a kind of often that i thought here i mean if i'm not. going hard to bidding on creatures in the harmony it does. not invite i've often exported an image of adding another gong amended god it's above
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all saudi i have been vetted by that point from the openness with. some weapons makers didn't even wait a few months. heineman time germany 2nd biggest defense contractor apparently devised a strategy for getting around the back. behind me time executive refused to answer requests coming. the information came out by accident discovered by a former italian and p. . 29th 2015. p.t. and a colleague were getting ready to take off from count. airports. say a medicine man. meant better over.
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the. border to the. limpy to the bomb that. was the bomb but. then more on the. document. and. we were going to. go. but you. know that it. depends. on the. stuff to be complete got to be stopped a quest. for costs i went that meant that.
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he then discovered that more bombs were about to be shipped out this time and boots belonging to the body shipping company which belonged to saudi arabia. container is again legal because then no. container. entering shayna visually for. more than 20 of these convoys. he also made a key discovery the bombs are manufactured by an italian company that belongs to germany's mattel group. they are encased series bombs identifiable by the code stamped on them during manufacture 84447. with this code a link was made to
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a war crime committed against civilians in yemen. in october 26th the saudi and u.a.e. led coalition bombed a house where a couple and their 4 children lived. the strike killed the entire family. the bomb remnants found in the ruins carried the high midtown subsidy stamp 38. said. charnock oblige them to the letter that it. they ski lipper the oil they provoke little sort of. local saying the. saudi. women to. their sky ain't that. their investigation prompted germany's peace networks to take action.
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it confirmed the findings of arms expert next hour. he spent the past 2 years investigating the arms exports which is fine mittal channel to saudi arabia through its alyan subsidiary. nominees of defense and over that's when everyone all of them are fundamental in forgotten and yeah but talked owns of 91 all. us. on that's helped to heat this rig woman from that union all's legal take it easy in the wood a few years old you have been a fool and. with politicians feeling to stem the tide of arms flowing to saudi arabia some activists have turned their efforts to the courts. among them
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a team in the group painted by andrew smith and experts with a campaign against arms trade. in march 2017. 18 filed a complaint contesting the legality of uki arms sales to saudi arabia it worths 1st . the reason we took legal action is because we believe fees arms sales are not just and moral we believe it also illegal you can't export criteria is very clear it says but if it is a clear risk what weapons might be used to commit a serious violation of international humanitarian law. an arms sale should not go ahead the case brought several classified e-mails to light like this one consider the defense secrets. in it the head of the export control joint units a government organization expresses doubts about the legality of the arms shipments concluding. to be honest and i was
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very direct and honest with the secretary of state my gut tells me we should suspend. the n.-g. o. lost the 1st round in the case but was allowed to file an appeal. on june 20th the u.k. court of appeals ruled on the case declaring british arms sales to saudi arabia for use in its war in yemen unlawful. the u.k. government has halted licenses for weapons exports to yemen while it appeals the ruling. this victory has provided fresh hope for human rights advocates in yemen as they push forward to relentlessly with their investigation. despite the chaos they have not given up hope that one day the perpetrators of these crimes and their
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accomplices will be brought to trial. for the victims' families the mourning will not end until justice has been served. hello there we have also fairly brisk winds across areas of iraq pushing further south into kuwait it's always a shawl winds typical for this time of year also fairly typical this time of year all the monsoon rains across into pakistan that back in the forecast as we head through thursday and friday because even thunderstorms in karachi on both days 10 inches in the low to mid thirty's celsius more of that rain to the north but mostly
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dry in kabul with a high of 35 celsius and 33. meanwhile those winds will continue for the south and we're seeing quite a bit of cloud sitting into the southwest of yemen this is not just being out in front we have had some rain with this so look at this the streets in a sauna really quite inundated remember it's a very very dry region so when you get rain particularly some sharp downpours that is exactly what can happen now that social when actually making things a little feel little bit better slightly down across into council 42 the high there on thursday and 40 celsius on friday system holds but not as humid as we have seen of late meanwhile into southern africa at that we've already seen the rain already this week in and around cape town 13 celsius on thursday from just a sliding by durban 21 celsius on thursday and then it gets even cooler as we head to friday at best wishes c. 17 celsius.
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i was raised in france. these are my grandparents. these are my parents and this is mean. fighting both isis and the us of. the 1st of a 2 part epic tale of a remarkable simony. the father the son and the jihad. run on alex's era. she's the head of 4 generations of family and the bearer of 40 years of suffering fools a heart or a hinge a refugee in her ninety's has fled persecution in myanmar 3 separate times in her life 1st in 1970 then 1991 and finally in 2070. 1 the war they'd be tez they kidnapped as
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they detained does. google and her family span almost a century in age bonded through blood and displacement they now all live in a single hut located in the world's largest refugee camp in many ways what's happened to this particular extended family really mirrors what's happened to so many other rohinton who face decades of repression and abuse the range of aren't just the world's largest group of stateless people they're also among the world's most persecuted minorities. 0 explores prominent figures of the 20th century and how why have always influenced the course of history beginning with the giants of the struggle for civil rights the mouth of a longer distance even walls over the veil oppressed people have a look at me and continue to keep the negroes to be defense. that's what you mean by that about malcolm x. and martin luther king face to face one on jazzy of.
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al-jazeera. where every. pakistan expels the indian ambassador india's clampdown on the disputed territory of kashmir enters a 4th day. peter
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double you're watching al-jazeera live from our headquarters here in doha also coming up latest figures from china show beijing is coming out ahead of the u.s. in their trade war. he's used our community as a proxy. the us president donald trump visits to cities where mass shootings were carried out but many don't want him there. also ahead struggling to cope with dengue fever spreading at a record rate in bangladesh. the indian prime minister narendra modi is to address the country in a few hours' time as the tensions with pakistan over kashmir deepened people in indian administered kashmir are confined to their homes for a 4th day following new delhi's decision to take away the region's autonomy pakistan has stepped up political pressure on him. over the disputed territory it's expelled the indian ambassador downgraded diplomatic relations and suspended trade
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let's go live now to my colleague priyanka gupta who is reporting live for us this hour from the indian capital priyanka what are your sources telling you as to the very latest information on the ground in kashmir. well peter people of the valley are used to living under curfew curfews on security log downs but not of this nature the unprecedented restrictions that have been put in place i had some parts of india that does to you have made lives of people of their own most unbearable communication lines are blocked internet is not working and most importantly landlines are not working and that and what that means peter is this that hundreds of thousands of people are completely cut off from rest of the country and the rest of the world emergency services are badly affected even though hospitals are working and stations are working but there is no way that people can call these places and offer ambulances to come if there is there are
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patients that need to urgent care so we have spoken to several kashmiris from the ground our reporters there have spoken to them and they have been talking about how they have to travel on foot crossing different barricades and blocks to reach hospitals to get to to talk to a doctor so that they can get basic medical care the indian government is saying that these security restrictions are only temporary in nature but in this largely muslim dominated region of the. they were looking forward to festivities. is coming up in a few days' time it is one of the most important dates in this calendar but for now the celebration seemed to be really grim and the city the largest city in the region st other for instance is under complete lockdown shocks us shouted people cannot get access to to what they need and at this is exactly what i want is
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a huge concern to people who are living here for instance who can't even speak to their families to find out if they're all right and to know all about their well being. street arguer a ghost town troops on every corner barricades everywhere in the largest city in the indeed enlisted. in the us government says recent troop force months are to ensure security and to maintain order as kashmiris see the effects of the significant changes to their autonomy and statehood. they didn't tell us anything and we walked article 37 all the phone lines are down the trains are not working we haven't seen anything like this in kashmir in our lives. migrant workers who hope to find employment here happened stranded for days to learn about internet is down
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we can't access cash machines no one is listening to no one cares about us liberals . in new delhi this problem filmmaker is worried about his elderly parents and she dug or he questions the timing of the government's decision to walk the streets autonomy and divided into 2 federally administered territories the one thing about the timing of this decision is very seems awfully time. and so then one is forced to wonder as to why this would have happened and crudely yes the story has pushed the impending economic crisis off the front pages for this week and who knows you know until the next round of elections legal challenges are already being planned * the 1st public interested again against the government position has been filed and they are expected some
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constitutional experts say that there are some legal loopholes that the judges may consider the process hat is a certain amount of scut constitutional scholar. which i expect. the supreme court or any other constitutional court will look at very closely constitutions do not work on the vim of a few people alone no matter how high the in the constitutional structure india's government led by the party to the party of the hindu nationalist the special status was discriminatory and with a change of status to be open divestment jobs for now the shops of st our girls are closed and no one knows for how long. and priyanka we have an indian response to the pakistani actions as of yesterday what else do we know.
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that's right peter in the last couple of minutes the ministry of external affairs in india has issued a strong leave wadded statement against pakistan's 5 point action against the government of india's decision to revoke article 370 and split the indian misted pushed me into 2 regions. they said that it's an internal matter of india it's a sovereign bob dole and pakistan really has no business in meddling in the internal affairs of india it's also accusing pakistan of invoking an alarmist vision of what's happening in the state of india to mr kashmir to the world it says that if you gretz pakistan's action but this strong this statement clearly shows that india is not particularly perturbed by the by the action that pakistan has says that it will take which means for instance car being diplomatic ties
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downgraded diplomatic ties at all so it's not being all a trade contact between the 2 nations in fact the trade volume between india pakistan has been very very very barge you know it's unlikely that it will have any impact really on the indian economy but then of course it's a symbolic and a really strong step taken by bob and india has responded thanks very much ok here's the state of play as of where we are in kashmir right now this is what india considers to be its sovereign territory but it is more complex on the ground india administers part of the disputed kashmir region pakistan the other china also administers part of the territory the indian and pakistani administered parts are separated by the internationally recognized line of control correspondent and some of it is inch a coffee about support a village in pakistan administered kashmir osama how is this playing out where you are.
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we have incomes issues there with osama clearly we will go back to him live if we can in the meantime here's his report that he filed earlier looking back at the past 24 hours marking namely that of there is a look at the moment that is maybe safina moved from indian administered kashmir in the 1990 s. to this refugee camp her family has lived through the highs and lows of relations between india and pakistan but says this time it's different i didn't all go there 9 for 10 it's been 3 days since we have heard from my sister and her family i heard rumors that 40 to 50 people have been killed we don't know anything even the internet is shut others even alive her husband says they escaped when he was tortured and had his fingers and toes broken by indian forces occupying their land . all we want to freedom for god sake is there anyone listening any muslims all over the world the un god will ask him on the day of judgment. the conflict over
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kashmir has separated many families for years with a 35000 people live in refugee camps on the pakistani side of the divided region most people in a war camp are from indian administered kashmir although temporary structures have been turned into concrete homes but almost every household has family or relatives sill on the other side they fear the worst as the indian government crackdown continues. thereabout hearty came here when she was just over a year old she went to school in the camp and now teaches at a college for refugees one of her brothers was killed before they moved and her mother says indian forces have killed other relatives in their fight for freedom it's an emotional issue when she talks about not being able to contact her extended family because phone lines and the internet remains cut off. the all what if they're burned alive what if they were killed we don't know anything about what's happening in our kashmir what's happening to our brothers sisters and children
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there's anyone care at the girls' school in the camp children discuss politics as parents in most homes talk about a freakish me or a few weeks before the latest escalation. relatives are asked them not to call anymore because they fear housman by indian security forces. they say if we talk to them they will be detained so we haven't spoken to them for many days we are very worried and we've seen on t.v. that people are being persecuted in kashmir even the children here know about how tensions are flared since constitutional changes by india to the status of kashmir . here say india is holding 12000000 of their people hostage and are calling on pakistani government leaders to do more than the usual rhetoric. well peter we apologize for that destruction we are in the mountains close to the line of control of the dividing line between indian administered in pakistan administered kashmir the pakistani government has been saying that it's not sever diplomatic ties but
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it's also going to downgrade them and it is cutting its trade relations but it's still reserves. and it is going to be taking this case to the united nations security council and all of its allies across the globe to try and get them on board to what it calls an illegal action by the indian government to annex a disputed part pakistan has been saying that the indians not just while waiting the united nations security council resolutions and not adhering to by lakin the vehemence between the 2 countries as they have taken the unilateral decision to take away the special status of ishmael we've been expecting more protests in pakistan we have been going through the roads and people have been coming up in smaller groups across pakistan and we are taking out protests demanding access to their relatives who are stranded on the other side saying that was almost 12000000 people 12000000 kashmiris are being held hostage by the indian government.


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