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is refusing to accept the election's outcome they're calling emerson mungana was victory fraudulent and stolen from the people i'm sarah harman in berlin this is the day. the. rage to be president with all the above your president was bullied but he voted for you. and those who didn't know we're told are sick to. say they don't agree well look at that said if. we want. to. do this in the seventies and i want to meet. you there would be sure the old lady in zimbabwe has risen to give you just two days a day of mourning mourning over democracy it is a great day because we are seeing every bit of what we saw during the entire year
if you didn't was brutal if you do do you think you know what i'm doing. for the poor low down and even. also coming up on the day it's been for here since the so-called islamic state launched a genocide campaign against the u.c.d. ethnic minority in wars in iraq thousands of women and young girls are still in slaves and i as controlled zones coming up we'll introduce you to a woman who's working to will unite them with their families. a doctor i'm getting shopping centers i saw how they killed my mother. it was awful. they tortured us and forced us to pray. they beat us and they put a price on us and sold us from one man to the next and there was.
hopes were high for zimbabwe's first election and the post will go up there but now the leader of the main opposition party is refusing to accept the result saying he'll challenge it in court now listen chamisa in the movement for democratic change also complained his party had been harassed and the police are trying to confiscate proof of electoral fraud earlier in the day riot police tried to stop the m.d.c. from addressing the media the main opposition party leader in zimbabwe tried to hold a press conference on friday in the capital out of it but it was disrupted by riot police who then cleared the area and they were then in turn confronted by journalists. that are. good and they would. eventually the police did allow the pressure to take place. there nelson chamisa of the movement for democratic change party or m.d.c. claimed the election on monday was rigged his party had taken just over forty four percent of the vote but emerson minim god of the ruling zanu p.f.
was declared the winner with almost fifty one percent of the vote. he had first taken power in november after a brief military intervention which toppled robert mugabe after thirty seven years of iron fisted rule jimmy said didn't think much has changed since. we are both out six in. the. well good at six in these it's. we was a chorus of do not. pull this super bowl business is ego and was just to make sure that for the kids it was for the people and what it did she did it equally wind their fates and it's we who want along and will no doubt see demonstrations erupted shortly after the election result was announced with the military killing six protesters the m.d.c.
say they also lost because its supporters suffered harassment and violence meanwhile president men on god while held his own press conference where he called for an investigation into what happened and also called for unity. to be the president's over all. it president and all those that voted for me and those who did more to nelson's a minister or one. who saw the road to them but was president. meanwhile opposition leader chamisa has called for a day of mourning for democracy. and. more let's cross to our correspondent melanie. and horror melanie let's begin with those incredible scenes of the opposition press conference what does this incident tell us about the ties between the police and the ruling party in zimbabwe.
well sara there is no clear cut answer to that it was a bit of a bizarre scene today the fifty police officers arriving in their riot gear hindering journalists from attending the press conference not wanting the press conference to happen and then they just disappeared to again the question that remains is who ordered them to come in the first place or was it the police who came on their own we know the military did intervene last year in november ousting the president so it could be that the police just decided to come on their own or it could have been the center of piaf party ordering them to go and then the question is why would they do so they have the official vote doesn't really make sense. mangala has promised to be the president of all zimbabweans considering what we're seeing in the country right now is that even possible it will most definitely be
a very very difficult task for him i've been out on the streets of harare today after speaking to so so many people and it's been really really heartbreaking to see how scared they are they've been telling me about the scenes that they witnessed on wednesday when people were beaten down broken down shot dead and they just cannot believe that they were so excited about these elections they believed when god when they when he said it's going to be free and fair elections and now it feels like mugabe the dictator is gone but maybe his system of repression really hasn't left the country. she says describe the election as fraudulent and a little what evidence is there for that. the million dollar question the answer is we just don't know and to me has not been putting the evidence on the table which is the main concern at the moment he has been coming up with grave accusations he's been saying that he has won the
presidential vote fifty six percent that his vote for stoneman and even that demagogue was a west cheat and then mugabe it but still he has not been saying really clearly that he is going to court he said for the past days he won't today he said he will explore all legal and constitutional options if he does he does have to put the evidence on the table and we'll have to see if it's reliable indeed it's impossible to say until we've seen the evidence who is more believable here is monk god was response to those allegations of the election as fraudulent but of. better. and didn't. inquire into. so he's promised an investigation is that going to convince the opposition the short answer is probably not they are saying that the election was rigged that
the numbers were manipulated whilst international observers where here in the country some of them severely criticized what was happening during the election saying there was a definite buy as when it comes to the media here they were saying that there was definitely voter intimidation and still stands by the results so an investigation will probably not convince the opposition at this point ok but melanie let's listen now to a man god was appeal to me said this is interesting. i want to see. your role in what was rather an. unfolding. are you saying there you have a crucial role to play what should we make of this is it a job all for or is it a call for him to keep quiet and accept the result what do you see there it could be both but first and foremost it's probably
a really clever move on moment god was saying that he will invite to some extent to me said to be part of the future of the country but of course three leave by a what does the future mean is does that mean he's going to be part of the politics on not we don't know but we know that mom and dad was still has to smooth out relations internationally and nationally so it was probably clever of him to say something along those lines to try and unite the country as well as some politicians at work behind the scenes what is the situation in harare right now following these days of unrest. lose lose my seem to have lost you sara is one of you can tell us what the situation is in harare following these days of unrest and uncertainty after zimbabwe's election
well the situation still remains tense as i've said before people on the streets still scared and they are scared of the future as well especially of the youth when it comes to the economic situation when it comes to what their future will look like if they have any prospects in this country in a state where maybe their voice doesn't count as much as they believed would so we'll really have to see what happens in the next week what the opposition does what when god does but it remains very very tense here in harare all right very tense in harare that's our reporter melanie corrida ball thanks very much. well they have been subjected to an imaginable cruelty some seven thousand years the women and young girls in northern iraq were abducted tortured and sexually abused by the so-called islamic state this hour for the militants overran iraq's
northern district just across the border from syria four years ago now i ask has been driven out but some three thousand you see the women are still missing many of them were sold into slavery a reporter brigade to shock i met two people who are trying to find them. it breaks my heart she says. shareen sheeran is showing us her hometown since the ruined city of the yazidi says she's just come back from syria where many young is still being held as slaves who stop at her old school. and a big time to one mother my best friend and i held hands around here. i just took her and made her a slave. she killed herself while she was there prisoner. and i have other friends who are still in their hands. so it's difficult to cope.
she's only twenty two but she has dedicated herself to finding the kidnapped women and children who she thinks are still in syria it's detailed detective work. she's helped by mahmoud a friend and former smuggler. oh sure but then you know sometimes my contacts in syria hear about people who've been kidnapped from people who've just been freed they might send me a photo of a kidnapped boy and ask if i know him that i ask around whether anyone is missing a boy if so we go rescue him. sometimes the islamists allow their prisoners to cool their families and sometimes the families are asking for help she calls the kidnappers and fishes for information trying to find out where they are. but would you feel that if i get them to trust me then i ask them things like what's happening where they are how
many airstrikes have already hit what. mahmud and i are in touch with the iraqi security forces and forces in syria to tell us about is trying. we compare information to localise the people we're looking for that others and. they work with smugglers in syria who bring the former prisoners across the border they say they freed more than sixty people so far. it mostly only works though when the families pay a ransom to the islamists or at least to middlemen try to get to. the families have to borrow the money. if they can't get enough we help them. i have friends in europe and america and they give us the money to buy the woman free. to . show her around russia early was held prisoner for four years her family paid for her release. that i'm actually having i saw her they killed my mother.
it was awful. they tortured us and forced us to pray. they beat us and they put a price on us. since all of us from one man to the next. she says she was on the brink of killing herself but then she came across a mobile phone she secretly sent her family photos and a video three months later she ran and shingle found her. her family paid thirteen thousand u.s. dollars to get her back. but you know i mean i want you to feel all the prisoners from them they sell them to each other like sheep it's terrible. and they help themselves to ten year old girls that are fabulous. chavan also tries to help the women afterwards in the absence of psychological
support she has organized a number of self-help groups today she's talking with women about suicide what are the signs that someone is in danger of hurting herself how can others hope you have to support each other she tells them. as i don't know and i know we have all faced death and that life now is hard but we've survived we cannot give up and let the muslim. brotherhood the sun is setting as we leave but she wants to go to mount singe or the holy mountain to honor her friends who are buried here killed while fighting i.r.s. for sure and it's a place where she connects with them where she gathers strength for what lies ahead . with me in the studio is the reporter of that piece for good to shock and
for good thanks for being with us heartbreaking stories really sometimes hard to watch and try to imagine what these women have been through you've done extensive reporting in the region how do you as a reporter balance the need to tell these stories with the risk of reach traumatizing women who have already experienced so much. it is often a little bit like walking a tightrope. you need a lot of time you have to sit down with who is a women and you have to trust a little bit your gut feeling how far you can go i mean these women have gone through hell and back and if we are talking about enslavement it's rape it's torture it's family split up so they are certainly troubled ties and we tried to ask them questions without trying to prevent too to trigger the trauma so we sort of ask questions we didn't pressure them to to answer and sing
and these questions gave them room to decide by themselves what they wanted to to to share with us which stories they wanted and with which they didn't want to share with us you showed in the piece the women trying to help each other with support groups is there any professional help available for these women there is some international programs help for a traumatized busy woman. where the the huge the refugee camps are bedsit interest mass much more remote it's four to five hours by car to the syrian border so there's barely any help i mean there's no international relief organizations there there's no help with reconstruction and especially not psychological help so it's very hard for the women to get any help and that seems shocking to me to hear you say there is no international help there for them because this is been happening it's been for years now why isn't there more being
done it is a disputed area it has been disputed between the central government and back to that and the autonomous kurdish government there are a lot of militias there so there was a longer fighting so the international organizations more focused on the. the refugee camps in the hook and. i mean there were not such a lot of people who have come back there and some people never left the region some are still living on this monsoon ger on this plateau it's about ten thousand people who are living there and they're there but they don't get barely any help no no nothing what do these women that you were speaking to do they see a future for themselves in iraq after they've been rescued what's left for them we've talked to too many women and most of them most of the families who are turkish who said we want to leave because they don't feel secure that they're still
not they don't get any help and would was striking was that it was not only they said we don't we want to leave soon or no they want to leave iraq as a whole because. one mother of nine children who was two years in captivity should suit she that said my life is over i don't care about my life but i want a better future for my children and i won't get it here in iraq or break into here art really give a shot at thanks for bringing us these stories are important. india is being rocked by a wave of mob lynchings across the country in recent months more than twenty people have died after a viral rumors about child kidnappers circulated the of the messaging service what's app the indian government has set up a committee to try and curb these sorts of incidents in some areas local law enforcement officials have started their own campaigns are india correspondent
sonia fellow car travel to the western state of maharastra to find out more. it isn't every day that this village sees gifts like these. on a special mission. dispelling vital rumors spread and whatsapp that have killed people across the country not the mark or a very harsh voter who's also a trained lawyer is the brains behind the campaign he appeals to the crowd to not be fooled by fake news of the internet and use their own mind to judge what's true or false. misleading videos like this one which claim to show corpses of children have gone by full of voices thieves disguised as beggars harvested the organs all the harsh explains how the videos are doctored to create panic. another clip suggests this woman is an outsider and was trying to abduct her good that's why she was beaten up fake news like this is spreading like wildfire in india it is
a major problem because these are very close knit communities where almost everyone tends to know each other the spread and acceleration of this news can be very very quick but the fact that it is about child lifting is something for primal something so provocative that your child could be taken away from you i scarcely think there is a greater fear than that for any family or any parent. that can precipitate violence very easily. that's what happened here in the neighboring district of totally about three hundred fifty kilometers from mumbai. this heavy security in this remote village it only has women and children many of the men have fled ever since a lynching to place in this building. fake news is killing people in india right here in this village council office five people were beaten to death by a mob last month the police say the people were driven by videos on whatsapp
claiming that kidnappers are on the loose the victims were beggars from a nomadic tribe. the lynchings here were particularly brutal the police have arrested twenty eight people so far. try to help the victims by locking them in here but the mob force their way in lock. your record sharpen and thought about it could be that people would stick with the rods put stones in which is in the office the crowd was bloodthirsty i've never seen anything like this there was a video on someone's own warning people to stay vigilant because gangs were kidnapping children and stealing their organs. in mali girl police have trekking jail time if anyone forwards explosive messages that can cause public panic. it's part of the campaign to quash rumors before they boil over and leaked by the measure stick on an added urgency in monaco's melting pot into religious tensions
are never far from the surface here. today officers are in the hindu temple it's part of the campaign's outreach to entrench and religious leaders the message is familial remain skeptical of what you read online and don't preserve divides. the campaign continues a crack at junctions across the city leaflets with police help like numbers are handed out. to raise awareness about the deadly consequences of fake news. well if you're watching us from europe you already know it's been a bit hot lately and the qana is bracing for another weekend of scorching temperatures as a heat wave showing no sign of letting up is southern europe where the mercury looks set despite the highest meteorologists there warning new records can be set a lot of. this is heat you just can't beat but that doesn't
stop people from trying. it's relentless. in portugal the mercury was well north of forty degrees across the country and it's set to get worse on saturday the country's sea and atmosphere institute has warned that red alert temperatures are not going to end anytime soon i mean we really need to this man it was probably the red alerts will be extended until next week in some inland regions but gradually the red alerts will end but. sweltering temperatures in neighboring spain as well at the height of the tourist season visitors to the royal palace in madrid didn't have fountains to cool themselves often so they may do with what they had. which is that with it's very hot i've been in valencia in barcelona and although it was hot there i think madrid is the hottest from four in the afternoon on woods you need to be in the shade because it's impossible to
handle the sun and you have to drink lots of water. some people can't get out of the sun and actually have to work in this heat. while the lucky ones have flocked to the coast where temperatures are lower and the ocean provides much needed relief. well the day is nearly done but as ever we'll take the conversation online you can find us on twitter either at the news or tweet me at sarah herman five three and don't forget to use our hash tag the day now we hope you have a lovely weekend break off we're back with you on monday thanks for watching siesta .
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