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japan's former private assertions obey has been shot at a campaign event in the city of knob security forces of arrested a 41 year old man. ave, a said to be in critical condition. ah, hello, i'm adrian said again. this is al jazeera, alive from doha, also coming up in politics. no one is remotely indispensable. britton's planet is devoris, johnson resigns, but wants to remain in power until his party elects a success. as ukraine's hospitals of filling up with war casualties will visit a health center in keith that's being pushed to its lips. ah,
ah, we begin that without breaking news out of japan full. but prime minister sions obey has been shot during a campaign event in the city of nata. now this was the scene just before the attack ave was giving a speech ahead of elections for japan's up a house at his the moment that he was shot. later we see security guards wrestling a suspect to the ground. he's reported to be a 41 year old man. a us we see what appears to be the weapon on the ground. japan's defense minister says that our bay has been receiving a blood transfusion as don't just fight to save his life. court shadow matsumoto is the deputy cabinet secretary for public affairs for the prime minister's office in japan. he says, cabinet ministers, not returning to tokyo because of the attack. japan is in the selection season and
all the cabinet ministers are currently scattered around the country to support their colleagues for the next. well, well, what that means is that they're coming back to tokyo from the campaign. and this is a great, great thing to do with this. this is an outrage attack, as such, i'll never be tolerated by under any circumstances. achieved cabinet very much just said the government, strongly condense in its utmost u. s. secretary of state anthony blinking is at the g 20 meeting in bali. he says he's deeply concerned about i'll best condition. i do have to say before with it. we don't know conditions with our thoughts and
prayers are with also at the g 20 summit and how to deal with pride who's covered extensively rope. this is a truly shocking development. what more do we know about what happened? i think there is a deepening sense of shock with growing realization of what has taken place late friday morning in the city of nara in japan. we see that in expressions from here in barley and the g. 20 foreign ministers gathering from cross japan itself and also internationally the foreign ministry of china is just held. it's daily briefing in beijing, the spokes person. they're talking about shock at the at the news of this event from as australia's prime minister. and to me, albanese,
stating that the thoughts are with the family of mr. bay and the people of japan, from parish johnson of the u. k. we've had a message utterly a pause and saddened also from the us ambassador to japan, rahm emanuel and talking about shins o r b as being an outstanding leader. he says, an unwavering ally of the united states. and of course from here the gathering of foreign ministers, expressions of sadness of shock led because by the secretary of state from the united states antony blanca. we're getting more details from dara. just about what took place. narrow is a city very close to the much bigger city of osaka in the center of japan. there was a campaign rally taking place there. this is a campaign season across japan in the run up to up house elections that are, are taking place this weekend, according to police, the a suspect that they sees that the, at the scene of this attack is
a 41 year old local person. as sions, obee was just about to was a just started giving a stump speech in support of another candidate. when apparently the suspect approached him from behind, he was, he was armed, there were 2 shots fired and are they apparently was shot through the chest and neck, according to paramedics who rushed to the scene, who were around that unconscious. ave, loading him into a, an ambulance who was then later flown by a helicopter to hospital. he was apparently, there were no signs of life according to emergency services and 1st responders at the scene. he was described as having suffered cardiopulmonary arrest, at least for a time. this would seem to be an actual stopping of the heart for a time and a firm yoke. is she there the prime minister of japan? as other ministers, i have all returned back to tokyo from campaigning in his 1st response to media,
on arriving back in tokyo at very tearful. cuz she, they're talking about this barbaric and malicious act. but interestingly, and significantly perhaps saying that efforts were still ongoing to save. sions or avi is life. and as we've heard, they have been administering or blood transfusions in these continuing efforts. robert, this will come up as a shock to the japanese people. violence against politicians is, is extremely where is good at least in the as certain in recent decades. yes. political violence has been of an extremely rare occurrence at japan has had, as it has had for decades, a very, a vibrant, mature democracy. people take their democracy, their civic responsibility of going out and campaigning and voting very seriously. indeed, it does at times get heated, does at times get angry, but certainly violence plays very little part so we will come as a shock. what also is shocking is the appearance of
a firearm. there are so few weapons of firearms in circulation. in japan. we understand reports from the scene indicate that this could have been and some sort of homemade weapon. other reports indicate that the suspect is a former, a member apparently of japan's armed forces. but i think what will be most shocking is that shinto arby is probably the most famous face of jack, unease, politics, be it domestically all internationally. he, it's almost as though every body knows, shinto abby, certainly in japan. so that will be the most shocking p thing for, for people there. as we wait to see at the latest reports coming from the hospital on this condition of 0, rob mcbride reporting live there from the g. 20 meeting in barley for the moment, rob, many thanks indeed. well nicknames, the prince shan't obey hale's from political royalty. his father was a foreign minister and his grandfather, a prime minister. he's a conservative politician, 1st electorate parliament in 1993. our bay became prime minister in 2006,
but resigned the following year and was then re elected in 2014. abe's name is forever tied to his economic policies. notice our been nomics. it was a way to jumpstart the japanese economy. the 67 year old as japan's longest serving leader, he resigned in 2020 sizing health reasons. in the midst of the cove at 19 pandemic, and a series of political scandals for the reaction on the streets of tokyo has been one of astonishment. well, must like any one day, i'm surprised. i didn't expect something like this would happen in japan. so the 1st impression is that i feel astonished them was even though i am shocked, he worked very hard as a prime minister for a long time. i am very shocked. gay mother. i thought i had it because of the corona virus pandemic. there are people seeing that japan has become economically week, so i think that may have triggered the shooting them out your channels. so. so is
a professor of political science and dean of asia pacific studies and her rip smoke writ through my can. the asia pacific university, he joins us now from key issue a professor, good heavy with us. why on earth would anyone want to haunt village? a shinto obey was, was he, is he a divisive figure in japan? i don't know about the, this particular suspects, motivations. but the, you know, because of the accomplishments he has made, there are people who didn't like what he had done. so he did have enemies for sure . ok if you say, didn't like what, what he, what he'd done, i mean, and what sort of prime minister was he did he improve a lot of the japanese prime minister at when he was in the japanese one of the early what he was in power one of the media accomplishments she made was that the he brought to really mean the japan foreign policy and security policy. that by the
now meeting, the growing minute that is, that from north korea, china, and now russia with a determination to spend as much as twice the current labor on defense and also against the growing miss. i have said the nucleus, it depends moving out of strictly defensive posture and opening a debate on partially introducing round at the capability, i guess the hostile countries. and to do so, japan leaned up re deb it's constitution under our beer to open the path of cross or collect the defense with the united states and the valleys. he started a law and not very popular. sorry, professor that please carry on. where he package his predecessor, increment, or accomplishments into a comprehensive collective defense strategy and made the self defense force
scope missions much broader. di used to be and those example of the good, the last to dispatch peacekeeping troops. and we started the $900.00 ninety's and the last the provide the support to the us troops, the contingency which has direct implications on japan's security. which happened in the late 19 ninety's. and i bare amended the defense for the law to enable collective defense engagement with us and our lives. and also the legislation swap put together in the comprehensive package and was working on amending the constitution as a big umbrella to house or give new security initiatives. you say he was, he was working on that he step down sizing health reasons to did he actually finish
what, what he started, what he, what he wanted to achieve. nor he didn't. he step down and, but the behind the fins. he's still, he's a senior figure within the routing out of the p, and he has been working on this the, the agenda, all amending the constitution, which would have being the dominant, the most desired achievement from his own perspective. what will happen to the l a p and this weekend's up our selections. now, do you think you think they'll gone or sympathy vote after this? i think depart you will receive ballard, the sympathy votes and with her, even without the fears. then there was some speculation that the the fee and the quotation partner will, how, but $2.00 thirds majority in the upper house,
which would make it possible for them to initiate the constitutional reform. ok, professor, good talk to you. many. thanks and did your chiro sat there in cure? sure. thank you very much. more breaking news now to have football is most celia for the official set platter. and michelle patina have been acquitted of corruption . both were found not guilty by caught in switzerland, latter and latino had been accused of arranging for the global football body fever to pay them $2000000.00 in 2011. the former fee for and you a for president, denied any wrongdoing. gavin howlton is an international football journalist and editor fork sport business. he joins us now. live from london, gavin, what do you make of that? well, it's a slight surprise, i think because the swiss prosecutors had been the shooting the case for many years and with determined to get a verdict, they wanted suspended sentences for platter and platinum and they wanted fines as
well. so it's a surprise, i think that they've been acquitted, but platter has always maintained his innocence. this is a case that goes back many years of course brought back to that the payments were literally made in in, in 2010. he's now a very old man. he's 86, so you can see from the pictures outside the call that he, sir, he's not in the best of health, but this is a he, he would, he would claim that he is innocence and that he's or this is that he has, sir. i think um, he's been off to this for a long time but, but it's, it's, it's come to late in his, in his life very light in his life. platinum i still wants to return to football and, and play a role in football. and he may well now a seek, some sort of office with him football. so they will be pleased with the bird, obviously in the lawyers. but it's, it's been a messy affair, is expose a lot of the,
the shenanigans inside fee for and the way the business was done within fee for, for many years under a bladder regime and, and we mustn't forget the butter. oversaw a system of fee for that involved enormous amount of corruption. we've seen so many tv deals and people a convicted in in america of a crimes and corruption. and many people still awaiting justice in the united states because of the fee for gate investigation. so this is a huge and a long drawn out for so what, what does this mean? something for going forward and it's, it's current president. well infancy no will, was the man that benefits it from, from black to mice or black to the latter. an amp and platinum were both suspended from football or foot for some time. as a result of this investigation and an infant ino came in and fill the vacuum, it been or someone who came to power with a new effort, encouraged by platinum or. and he was platen his man at you a for ah,
and sir. they're black, i had wanted platinum to succeed him at feature and and that was impossible because of this case and an infant tina came in and fill the vacuum. any claims tooth cleaned up, fever and but there are still lots of questions about infancy. now. he has very strong connections in africa. people acute have been in of interfering and african football awe. and he still has, as, as, as many issues too to resolve. but he's the guy who's benefited most from, from black. his demise. right this to remind you that such a force most senior former official set latin, the sharp latina, he had been acquitted of corruption, gavin, a good story. many thanks. deed, governor hamilton there in london, boris johnson says that he intends to stay on as u. k prime minister, despite resigning as leader of the governing conservative party, he says that he'll continue in a caretaker capacity until members elect his successor. haughty, of course, are growing for his immediate departure. the stage is now set for
a leadership race that could take weeks. what's called life to westminster, that central london out as soon as paul brennan is there. so he wants to go on. it occur, caretaker capacity will his party allow that? certainly at the moment there seems to be no formal mechanism to oust boris johnson from his caretaker position at number 10. and the other intriguing reports that this morning, that one of the reasons why he might want to linger is because he and his wife carry have a wedding planned at the a prime ministers official residence in buckinghamshire, a large stadium called chequers. i'm at the end of this month. it was a, a ceremony that was postponed from last year. the ashley got married last year, but only with a small gathering of 30 people in the garden of downing street. and they had always planned to have a proper big celebration this summer. so there is some speculation that one of the reasons for his johnson was the hang on in there is because the invitations have
been sent out. the reality is though, that there is a lot of consternation about this than liberal democrat lead us at davie has been doing the broadcast rounds this morning of the media saying it's frankly ludicrous that prime minister should be allowed to stay on like this. and that's adding to criticism yesterday, which was to say it was at one cabinet and a saying saying it was beyond credulity. that it was that it would be possible for ballast johnson to stay on. but as i say that in the, in the lack of a formal process to oust him, that there is no way to actually get him out if he's not willing to go voluntarily . meanwhile, a leadership or a campaign election campaign is, is under way. and who are the, the runners here? how wide is the field of candidates? very, very early, and we certainly don't know who all of those potential candidates are yet. we've had just 2 names who put their hands into the ring so far,
the attorney general sewell, a braverman, and also the chairman of the foreign affairs committee, and m p called tom to go that both respected tom to again, that's done very well as far as foreign policy matters of iran, for example, and also afghanistan swell, braverman, it's been shown herself to be very legally sound. and what we're waiting to see is some of the bigger cabinet minister figures, whether they're going to actually launch a proper campaigns. i think the foreign secretary list trust has as not disguise the fact that she would be very keen to take the top job. the problem is she was in indonesia yesterday for the g 20 and his racing back to the u. k. to be part of the year post resignation, melick at, but she still in transit and the other names that are very strong potentials are saget javert, who has had to cabinet purse and all. so richie soon act the former chancellor. now it may be that we should soon act decides if it's not for him in his resignation that he said it was potentially his chancellor ship was potentially the last
minister ship that he was ever going to hold on. so yeah, that, that we're waiting to see the full field, but it could be weeks couple of months even before one emerges in that means forest . johnson stays in downing street all the way through the summer. out there is poor printed reporting live there from westminster in central london. many thanks. a deep pool. ukraine's president follow them as landscape says that as many as $700.00 troops are being killed or wounded each day in the conflict with russia, the health services overstretched as it tries to save the lives of the mounting number of injured soldiers, ourselves. allan fisher reports now from keith. they fought for the country, another, fighting their own personal battle, soldiers winded, on the front line, no facing a long road to recovery of sacramento. really clearly i fully remember how i was hit, how i fell down. i couldn't feel my legs and i saw a lot of blood this hospital unit in keep used to treat stroke victims. its purpose
expanded. when more broke out, this unit normally has 30 beds, but because of the war, the fight to increase it to 50. and although it's 5042 are occupied by people who are in the military and have been injured in the fighting. the tele philipo has been here for 2 months. he volunteered for the army when war broke out, his unit was shelled, shrapnel ripped through him, causing internal and spinal damage. he couldn't walk when he arrived, but there are signs of hope, your desire for your home that i will be able to walk again. the doctors are very good here. i can feel in move my likes or maybe in 2 weeks i will try to walk by myself most here and making progress the daily sessions and the gym help, but it's slow. it's painful and not just physically. let us love shit. nick stood to greet me, a huge achievement hit by shrapnel. he thought the damage was permanent there while an oil input. i said to my comrade, i've lost my legs. he looked at me and said,
no, ye still have leg singer, it was a huge relief. caribbean campbell, the ceiling. he knows that when he's released from hospital, the real challenge begins parish, which arsenal oper. rehabilitation will last long after i leave hospital. but i, in the future, i will feel the same and i can walk and run like the full egless polio eager proc approve, which is the head of department. he's been a doctor for 22 years. all his experience and training has not prepared him for the injuries he's had to deal with over the last 5 months, like wash roscoe politically. it was hard in the beginning. we were working 24 hours a day and we learned by doing now it's easier. we have enough knowledge for the treatment and rehabilitation while until they both these young men will be of the scars of the injuries long after the war is over. a shadow across an entire generation. alan fisher al jazeera keith.
as for sense of our top story, now, the shooting of the former japanese prime minister sions are obey joining us as journalists, she the hour or so. she's just north of tokyo. phoebe what's the latest you have on? sions, obeys condition. the major in the house is a medical emergency facility and not a formal premise. they will set that up a showing for you so that we have any official confirmation on his condition. the prognosis was just to recap, more short, one once in the next one of the tests. well they, they see very initially when we, when we would send that to you. but it was too late to call us anything to the contrary.
and how people are reacting, what are, what are people been telling you about how they feel about what's happened? well, was the longest. so the, it's white bread shock and disbelief because it's not just a question of are they being well then we got and we was going up by phone, but you at the point that i should pick up by others, but really gone crying. i'm pointed into time is very relation to any kind of shooting white shot. now i'm in new york and she has so many condemned . she thinks it said that his sons into the surgeon and surrounded me. then there will be an investigation on that. but really to show is the opposite. well, they was campaigning ahead of sundays, upper house selections, even though he wasn't standing himself. will that election now go ahead?
we had not had any formal announcement as to whether it, whether it by and open or not. but realistically, nice talking you have letting or pain a premier nathan to have off all cabinet ministers. she returned to to yes. and the parties express my condolences. it really is unclear exactly how this will continue . that was like the speaker, son. i did the security situation of this really is an unprecedented event in japan . more than that. busy okay, phoebe many thanks. indeed, journalist phoebe amador, so the reporting live from just north of tokyo. the former minneapolis police officer convicted of the murder of george floyd, has been sentenced to more than 20 years in prison on separate federal charges, director of and was found guilty of violating floyd's civil rights during his arrest in may, 2027 was phil kneeling on george floyd's neck for more than 9 minutes. he's already serving 22 and
a half years in minnesota prison for murder floyd's relative say they're upset with the officer, didn't get the maximum sentence from washington. i did. your caster explains how he'll now serve the 2 sentences concurrently. shelven was already sentence about a year ago in that state murder case in which a jury found him guilty of 2nd and 3rd degree murderers in the killing of george floyd. so this federal sentence of just over 20 years is for the civil rights violations associated with that killing, which are, are federal crimes. and shelven actually pleaded guilty to the set of charges back in december, which was his 1st time publicly taking responsibility for the actions that led to george boyd's death. that preview resulted in today's sentencing of just over 20 years and it avoided the potential for a 2nd trial and a possible maximum sentence of life in prison. shelven did not offer an apology,
though he was given the opportunity to during today's sentencing. he did say that he wished george floyd's children well, but again, this families still left with that hearing question of why this happened. and george floyd's brother had asked the judge to sentence shelven to the maximum sentence, saying that george floyd's family would be serving a life sentence of a lifetime without george floyd. and again, with a lifetime of asking that still haunting question of why did this have to happen? lebanon is in the midst of the water crisis. people living in the capital haven't had tap for 6 weeks with a supply network on the brink of collapse. i'll just, there isn't a hotter reports from beirut. this is the main water pipe to the lebanese capital. it's damaged and taps have run dry, in hundreds of thousands of households for nearly a month. opposition, member of parliament ibrahim and namely,
is at the site to find out why the repairs are taking so long. an economic crisis has led to the near collapse of state institutions, but many accuse successive governments of mismanagement. what we tried to do, the pressure and the political parties who are in the minutes, it is possible florida in the pipeline to subject what we want on for all we need the proper planning. i mean, you cannot find the could be like a dependent on what thing to live tankers are delivering water all over the city. a vital resource to household's already struggling with poverty. and inflation really is good in every 2 or 3 days. we have to buy watches as cost around $70.00. people need watches to washing clean and for the bathrooms. water shortages are not new. not enough was invested in maintaining the network since the end of the civil war in 1990. it's been a year since the united nations warned the public water system and loving on was on
the verge of collapse and that's 71 percent of the population. around 4000000 people could lock access to water. but dilapidated infrastructure isn't the only problem. the sector depends on the state for the electricity that operates the pumps. money is needed to purchase fuel to compensate for lack of electricity, fuel to and diesel generators. also money is needed to stock up the stores for it would spare parts to address any breakdowns. the 3rd is to pay for salaries for the workers that come to work every day. water sorties acknowledge that merely repairing the pipeline won't solve the problem. the state is nearly bankrupt and the government is failing to implement the reforms necessary to qualify for international financial 8 big problem. the big problem is when.
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