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tv   Inside Story 2018 Ep 313  Al Jazeera  November 10, 2018 10:32am-11:01am +03

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picked out by the russian military just because they go too close to the barbed wires. i mean just like over there in georgia so i think that's. part of our country so it's a little strange. being kept out of your territory. to cross into georgia but very few georgian school the way at least. my. twins are with her. but i was. really really worried tommy loved. so he says. he needs. the approval of his boss to lead us through for security reasons the car is going to escort us to and from so that we're safe.
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the feeling that you get is some mix off anger and fear that you're approaching a hostile place but it's actually your own country. there are lawyers. i was only allowed a couple of minutes at the border and your presence here soon draws attention. to weeks after the war russia recognized south a certain independence. twenty percent of our land was occupied annexed by russia. barbed wire started appearing in villages that border their breakaway regions the villages split into the residents about how this house might be related if a person dies on the other side these residents have to spend weeks to get permits
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and go over there. so it makes people's lives very difficult. controlled by the soviet union controlled by russia are for me indistinguishable. the order still come from moscow. in georgia we may have freed ourselves from soviet troops but we seem incapable of freeing ourselves from the soviet mindset. perhaps this is because the. it's infiltrated our georgian identity so completely. this memorial the chronicle of georgia just outside to be d.c. depicts heroic moments from our long history.
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emotionally as a georgian. am still caught up in the power off its imagery. but it is the more new man sanctioned by the soviet state. it was built to make us believe we were free when we were not. sometimes you have to look elsewhere for answers to your own problems there is another country that was ruled from moscow and at the same time had to come to terms with its own troubled past. berlin was the capital of germany
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during the rule off one of the twentieth century's other murderous totalitarian movements the nats. of germany's defeat in one thousand nine hundred five pretty soon were split in half at the brandenburg gate. east germany was never officially a soviet state but it took its orders from moscow and brilliance bombed out streets where an ideal setting for stalin to express his architectural drawings. the soviets did not scar germany in quite the same way as they did my country but the nazis did. some of their buildings have been preserved but the symbols have been almost entirely erased. in
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east berlin the air ministry became the headquarters of the soviet military and then the east german state. this was because where we moved they were soon replaced with another form of iconography. for me as a former soviet subject this seems like swapping one tyranny for another. but this is not the prevailing view in germany. if you. like of. the soviet occupation is few differently here i would say that in germany we have that college self-respect so we are still using even buildings from the nazi time so from an intellectual point of view if you reach this point that you can divides the building in its construction and its design from the content and its political
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ideas you can find a new function for the building but you should somehow documents its history i want to those people who like feel angry ex buildings do you think that young people here would agree with you. you know the young to the youngest generation. told them the wall is something which is an experience of the parents of the grandparents so it's quite far away with the should be aware that the socialist time was a time of repressions and today we might use those ridiculous from the nazi time off from the from the socialist time to educate the young generation to show them what kind of freedom they can live today. germany has shown that these painful memories of the past need to be acknowledged.
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the holocaust memorial sits in the heart of burning and leaves the visitor in no doubt as to what happened here. the generation responsible for the war have all but disappeared. germany still remembers the terrible price of under strain nationalism. i wonder if this is the lesson that can only be learned to defeat. soviet berlin small symbolic structure was the wall built in one thousand. sixty one in response to mass defections from east germany when the wall fell and fiction was preserved and artists from east and west where commissioned to painted the stadium. to be of the muslim and not ammo school based artist was one of them.
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because i still. don't wish to pursue really. apollo's new book the new exhibit still boardrooms in bruges is the church where you do not probably like me personally but that my meeting will follow the usual bullshit more of the main the. many russians like irina moved to germany after one thousand nine hundred eighty nine. there are no clear figures but it is estimated that over a million became germans. at to. live through this is to say you will know more. and you watch in one hundred shots then you would. not last the memorial.
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to the most most of them did you decide you would she would just go in there with this in the middle of the deal if it was then when the train. call on you. go with. the car the spears was just over the knee and the gun would be. a group we didn't use in the budget you know but just this is the. one who was it was it ever since triple dollars. brushwood for the first time in that there's a part of the goose you know on those balls that you. move. through. the. it in us attitude both to the wall and to the soviet union are for me those of the colonizers. the soviet union never stopped trying to sell itself as
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a union of equal but it never was. berlin is home to many hundreds of thousands of russians. every year on the ninth of may they come to trump tower park in berlin to celebrate soviet victory day. after two thousand and three we stopped celebrating the ninth me and i'm very happy about it because it was not georgia swore it was a war the georgia second france a lot for but we would not be in this war if we were not occupied by the soviet union. overhearing their conversations and the things they're saying to their children is suggesting that for them this is more than liberating germans they're making it seem like it's russia stichter. this is for them an
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opportunity to express their imperialistic dreams. they're still dreaming about a time when russia was so powerful that it could come all the way to berlin. the most uncomfortable thing for me is to witness the bikers known as the ninth wolves. they stand for everything i think should be condemned the occupation in ukraine the annexation of crimea and the continued occupation of georgia and seeing them celebrate. victory day was like they were promoting the imperial ideals of her russia. i feel that the victorious atmosphere that was there was distasteful for me it's like
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dancing on the grave of an enemy you killed like but it's really not necessary and i'm really happy that the georgia flag is not here it's just the russian flag and soviet flags. how do we deal with the scars of far past we cannot erase them i accept that but i don't think you should celebrate them either. finding out about what really happened to my family has helped my grandpa my parents and me. but watching the russian triumphalism here today makes me realize how unlikely it is that my country will ever be truly free. and without that freedom it's hard for me to see how our scarse can ever fade.
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a rite of passage preserved through the generations my cousin was laying down there until a screaming she was helpless the woman who after endorses go through cycles of pain for that menai meets the women affected by s.g.m. and those reshaping perception do you think people will abandon this intuitive but to do is take al-jazeera correspondent the con.
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well the weather remains still rather disturbed across eastern parts of the united states and down towards the panhandle for the panhandle lot of clout there sliding across texas pushing over towards the appalachians we could do with a right across the western side of the country coast with those wildfires continuing to rage in california i'm afraid there is no rain in the forecast here for the foreseeable future what disturbed weather we have will be on the other side of the rockies maybe some snow denver struggling to get around minus one celsius on sunday afternoon minus one to four minneapolis dry weather coming back into that eastern side of the u.s. as we go on through sunday mean all the time because this seven is a nice there from new york and also for d.c. good to warm a good deal drop prices right across the caribbean jalsa want to see as shallow as into the last around today's four time so you might just catch a few showers into the wind woods until a wood says well maybe pushing over towards puerto rico towards it when it can
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republic southern parts of cuba just catch a shower or two on saturday they should be locked in fi and tries to go on through sunday the easterly winds that pushes showers into the western side of the caribbean because regular costa rica could see a few showers but we want to too shall is to just up towards southern parts of mexico. eradicating leprosy in cambodia relies on education and treatment in equal measure on don't fall on him but he early you know disability yes we will be waiting until three year old four year more he will have this ability. to get and then no wait for the next generation of antibiotics may just be waiting at the bottom of the ocean maybe this into. this hope so. revisited on al-jazeera feels like one of our biggest strengths is that we talk to normal everyday people we get them to tell
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their stories and doing that really reveals the truth people are still gathered outside these gates waiting for any information most of them don't know whether their loved ones are alive or dead or miami really is a nice word to the world's meet we can get to washington d.c. two hours we can get on jurists in the rest of central america about the same time but more importantly is where those two cultures north and south america beat us to teach it's a very important place for al-jazeera to be in twenty twenty tokyo will host the paralympic games in the nation has a troubled history caring for people with disabilities want to win and examines japan disability shame and how does. this is al-jazeera.
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follow on down in jordan this is the out as they are news our live from coming up in the next sixty minutes i just signed. the front formation on asylum for president donald trump signs an order restricting the right to seek asylum but faced a legal challenge to his plan. the u.s. has to stop refueling saudi warplanes and yemen but the saudis that coalition says it's not. political turmoil continues as the president. collections to follow. it go go go go go. people go and raging wildfires in california forced thousands of people from their homes and destroy an entire town. the un's refugee agency is urging the united states to ensure people escaping
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violence or persecution are given protection under international law it follows a new order from president donald trump barring people who enter the u.s. illegally claiming asylum when his movies aimed at thousands of people from central america currently making their way to the u.s. border white house correspondent kimberly hellcat reports. for years u.s. law allowed those fleeing persecution to seek asylum in the united states were guard lists of how they entered the country no longer i just signed. the proclamation asylum again i reiterate we need democrat votes using executive power as president donald trump has reduced the number of asylum claims now mandating a claim can only be considered if a person entered the united states through a legal checkpoint. the presidential proclamation is trump's latest response to a caravan of migrants headed to the united states thousands of u.s. soldiers have been deployed to the border to discourage
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a flood of illegal entries trops also cast doubt on claims migrants are fleeing persecution in their home countries a condition of asylum and the reason this is happening is we create is such a successful country economically that everybody is flooding used to our country with refugees the white house is defending what immigration activists say is trump's latest draconian immigration policy but like the travel ban implemented early and presidency the white house argues the changes are necessary for u.s. national security the travel ban was tossed out of lower federal court challenges but ultimately prevailed at the supreme court the highest court in the united states the white house argues after decades of congressional failures to reform immigration the expansion of executive power is justified. simply by his unilateral decree to go to congress.
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cannot unilaterally change the landscape of. the white house is already preparing for more legal challenges but believes it will ultimately win with the support of the president's newest supreme court justice brett kavanaugh now. on the bench the president's effort to end an obama era program for the children of illegal immigrants now adults to go to school and work is also mired in the courts by the president says as it heads now to the supreme court he is hopeful for what he calls a fair decision on his hardline immigration policy kimberley health at al-jazeera the white house or john hodges who is from your side i'm seeking assistance projects in washington d.c. she says president trump is breaking international law. this is entirely unprecedented and there are years and years of legal precedent that determined that
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this is quite frankly illegal and the president's proposed policy is ultimately meant to vilify central american asylum seekers even beginning with president trump's inauguration there has been an increase in the fear is that asylum seekers express fears that there are a silent cases will not be taken seriously because of the anti immigrant sentiment that president trump and genders the problem though is that asylum really is a last resort and so for individuals who essentially raise their hand to the u.s. government and say i'm here and i have nowhere else to go to begin a long complex and protracted legal process no one would want to do this this is an absolute last resort there is no such thing as an asylum seeking visa so. both international and domestic law affirm the right to seek asylum it has nothing to do with point of entry we have to remember that not every asylum seeker can afford an
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airplane ticket there are a number of circumstances that come into play and so to seek asylum through a legal or through point of entry is is an unfair criteria these cases need to be decided on merit not on technicalities you know president trump exhausting the supreme court to examine the immigration policy known as dhaka an appeals court in california upheld an earlier ruling to keep the program which protects young undocumented immigrants trump wants to scrap the scheme set up under president barack obama prevents the deportation of undocumented immigrants who enter the u.s. as children and gives them with linux. turkish police are officially ending the search for a body but the criminal investigation into the saudi journalist murder continues
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sources have told al jazeera traces of acid were found at the saudi consul general his residence in a stumble well that's near the saudi consulate was killed on october the second it's believed his killers disposed of the body using chemicals out as there was demolish al has more from istanbul. with this latest bits of information from the question or of where is the body of the late journalist there are still several other questions that remain unanswered not least who gave the order for the assassination of the journalist who is implicated in its and why the saudi authorities despite officially claiming that they would cooperate with their turkish counterpart so far have not only refused but possibly even tried to tamper with the ongoing investigation namely sending in chemical experts to destroy evidence but also refusing to allow for that cycle sorties to search once again the consul general's home after they had managed to get those samples of chemicals as
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well as i said in the well in the garden of the consul general of the turks have been requesting for several on several occasions over the past few weeks to be allowed to enter again the saudis have refused to another big question is the residents of the home the consul general himself why did the saudis feel the need to whisk him away essentially take him away for extract him from turkey despite the fact that the authorities here in istanbul explicitly said that they would like to speak to him he's not only a witness to what's happened inside he was in contact and in touch with jamal khashoggi prior to the journalist answering the consulate and also you obviously the evidence in terms of the district well what is possibly believed to have happened to his body was collected in his home there are questions whether he is allowed to talk whether he is under some sort of controlled or house arrest in saudi arabia or even possibly something much worse a lot of people now wondering whether the turkish authorities will be allowed to
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question him as a key witness to this. now reports in the u.s. say that washington is moving closer to sanctions against those suspected of involvement in the killing separately it's been an ounce of the u.s. is to stop refueling saudi warplanes in the war in yemen more all of this let's go to mike hanna in washington d.c. mike so what more can you tell us about possible u.s. sanctions against saudi arabia over the. well the senate to invoke the global magnitsky act few weeks ago and this was referred to by the secretary of state recently saying that to individuals will be looked at in terms of the global magnitsky act now this act provides for sanctions to be imposed against individuals found guilty of human rights abuses wherever they be within the globe where it is at the moment it's under consideration by president trump he's got to make a decision in terms of the act and then decide what sanctions should be applied in
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terms of that particular act president trump has said repeatedly he is considering it most recently he said in the past twenty four hours he will be taking a decision and announcing that decision in the next week and might saudi arabia is now confirmed the u.s. will stop refueling its warplanes operating over yemen what's behind the move. well the issue of refueling has been under discussion for a long period of time the u.s. has contended that the saudis are getting better at the refueling process in the last week the secretary of defense james mattis said that the whole issue of refueling was a small one he said it was far more important for us cooperation to center on issues like targeting and ways to reduce civilian casualties now the saudis have now announced that they will no longer need the u.s. for refueling purposes it may be coincidental it comes on the day when two senators
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one republican one democrat have actually said introduced the idea of a bull to stop this refueling so basically by doing it unilaterally the saudis have taken it off the table but a far more consequence the nurse is moves within congress to suspend the civilian nuclear talks between the u.s. and saudi arabia these have been ongoing for a long period of time but in both the house and congress there's been a move to introduce legislation to either force these talks to be suspended or to block any agreement that may come out of the talks this will all come to a head when congress resumes after these midterm elections or right to my kind of there in washington d.c. mike thank you. yemeni government forces backed by the saudi iraqi coalition have launched a major offensive to retake the rebel held city of data the u.n. has warned that thousands of people have been trapped by the fighting reports. on
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the edge of her day the battle to territory is intensifying it is a relentless spite with both sides claiming they are making gains data is the prize at the center of this nearly seventy percent of yemen is commercial imports pass through the city's poor practically who un supervised eight pro-government forces backed by saudi arabia say a major offensive is now underway to try to take her data back. fighters the ones that have remained in order. and sunny dition. city of. goods basically it's like food the prices of basic commodities have double. because structurally hospitals and schools have closed because of the war the who say they are also implicating heavy losses.

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