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entrenching 14 people revealed to shape the treatment of disabled people in ri maybe a state from some of them from to bother you even if she's promised to you susan but 5 years old we've heard fresh allegations about the collective mistreat of disabled people across eastern europe in the 1st of 2 special reports sarah spent years between 1st.
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that october 29th teen and hundreds of people with disabilities op are testing in brussels. they're angry over human rights violations committed against disabled people in institutions across europe 7. they claim that many european countries are ignoring international conventions designed to change the mistreatment of disabled people and their incarceration stagehands denying them the freedom to live in the community. for these 2 polish investigation we've traveled across europe to find out about conditions in european institutions and state headed and. we've found shocking
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admission of abuse. and of particular concern some of these institutions have received funding from the european union. people and 1st reported on the abuse of disabled people in state institutions when we came to remain a 5 years ago. then we revealed. youngsters tied to beds. school age conditions. allegations of assault and worse at night when. i confronted a remain in minister with the evidence we've gathered. what do you think about a most noise honorable citizens or what you get out of the resident of doing what they're what is necessary what they were have the means to do. now 5 years since the minister made that pledge i've returned here to investigate
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whether conditions for people with disabilities really have changed. i'm travelling in the county of madame or ash with human rights lawyer georgiana paskin and she got in touch to tell me about a disturbing discovery she made here just this september. she came to see too much to this institution for 34 disabled adults with intellectual disabilities. down these corridors she sold residence tied up and imprisoned. around this room 8 people were kept in 5 chambers made of plexiglas with metal frames. she showed me pictures she'd taken when she came here she was told people were knocked up when they were agitated.
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in these cages you cannot have access to a toilet or a water. she saw these dormitories this shower room where residents were washed down with a hose. would soon go off to the residence where the hole is exactly this is what it is all around the rest exactly. there was no kitchen in this place say plates were washed in the same shallow as. on a sole residence tied to beds. in this room she was told a man was brought after a medical examination under this sheet georgianna so that the resident was tied. the staff told us that he is very sick and he cannot speak and he has his hands and
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his fate tied to the bed. georgiana made an urgent complaint about the treatment of people here. 3 weeks later well with her as she tries to find out what's happened since. we were told the plexiglas cages had gone and we saw them dismantled. so had there been a real change in approach air we were told some residents had been moved to this day 10 we weren't allowed in but speaking from behind the gate one of the workers told georgiana wife the food cage is all still necessary for disabled people here. about. the. privilege of. what it. was. there. what. we then had
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a view of management about sick you don't disabled people this man is chief of institutions in secret too much he told us something he calls isolation chambers could still be needed. for people with disabilities in the future. these october unofficial reports need new homes will be created for disabled people . under 2 forages had acquired approved a means of containment a system of immobilization of arms to the bed. in response to our questions is it. said residents were put in isolated is on the recommendation of a specialist doctor when people will self destructive for aggressive and paste a serious threat to themselves and others they said since residents were really
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hated accommodation and staffing had improved every time when i have to stake a bald place an illegal mania i have to stick about neglect and abuse i feel ashamed to be our last. but it's not as if these abuses have gone unreported over the past 5 years there have been a plethora of reports from around this country about the treatment of disabled people in a state home in bucharest a deaf boy is left tied to a door. in the county of alt a staff member is filmed physically and verbally abusing a 9 year old girl. to encourage the other in county further allegations that youngsters in centers were virtually physically and sexually abused. reports about medication this year the use of sedation in
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children centers around romania. i don't think that now the main problem is in the way it is the lack of money and the lack of resources all what is the. is the lack of understanding. so why are abuses continuing in this country the journey in the transylvania mountains heading to the county of superior. on quire is take us here to an institution near the town of tal much to. the conditions for some disabled people here and over the past year. in the grounds a resident whose hands are tied. this is privilege and one where over 40 severely disabled residents with intellectual disabilities with the surroundings are bleak
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and spartan. we understand there were over $160.00 serious incidents a time out shoot over the course of just 18 months the majority in pavillion one violence between residents needing to injuries including teeth pulled out and fractures there were also a suicide attempts. we traveled to meet an independent psychologist who's monitored conditions inside remain in institutions for the past 15 years an expert brought in to investigate the telemachus center a place he says that's emblematic of the response of all forages in romania when it comes to the abuse of disabled people here. just the shock on board is the government my doctor knows a lot of thing for marty and can see that at the start of the flopped not wallow by the popular ask a question. that isn't on general support the vasily
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sit was cared for by his sister a friend number of years aged 32 he was living at the time much institution then on the 30th of july last year his sister got an unknown in call. the number listed it in the book at more thought of yet another mass was pulled manu muslim up in about a lot the mosque in a total amount of matter to multiple the teleport. is by the minute something like a bottle of mouth she found her brother in intensive care he'd been subjected to a brutal attack by another disabled resident she was told his eyes had been gouged out. more picked up what the once a word well thought out lives. and full of life yet of what the doctors on the block. there's now until it's gone they all paused course on the
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old. food to grasp she had injuries on vassal his body and out his arms and out his ankles apparent ligature marks which raised disturbing questions. but was an odd and she now. investigating has been didn't. new software mot or some of this is the above examples you are more open to than victim are so he forced the got. however they all for ages have continued to maintain vasily was not tied up when he was attacked they told us the center complied with minimum quality standards and to the director of the center had taken all necessary measures to optimally resolve the incident and to come to be ensure the integrity in safety of the other institutionalized beneficiaries they also said that the
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center does not employ medical specialist which is why restraint procedures have never been employed by the center. in the meantime vasily now blind has been brought back to tom i choose to live in pavilion one the same place where he was attacked but his sister still wants her questions answered about why this brutal assault could have happened. or the more you open the bottle with the other. kids but also the bulk of the all married. and for the most common not as moment romagna there is when is it with you. up to. super insulin or the thing. is. that your. arm doesn't need to fall
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over it's a lot artist or woman. has the personas and the persona for obama to. put it deep frustration to some hoops applied to bielski manias institutions is that they exist out of. elisabetta only to have friends was abandoned as a baby and lived in a chain of 8 different institutions as a child when a young woman the mall doesn't for us. what this little. she's in for supper. i just. didn't get the email ya put there out there. this year it's artist institute. with the help of an artist ellie has written an extraordinary graphic autobiography account of what it was like to grew up in remain in state care.
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for them there was a. child by a car a method. though that. found that of a child walk on that. they began to bet. they said the. there are. any escaped and now lives independently in here in flat adjusting to freedom after decades of institutional life. uncle my our. my there was. the process.
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along with martin another survivor of institutions kelly is working with the charity into mush wire to refurbish apartments their health that they can create for disabled people still living in institutions. will close there for a lot of people. said the. barnyard j r. r. 5 was no creating thousands of years apart of them and she fear card on what is the best and. it's fair go for the sun always a bit better that they get on with that. in fact the right of disabled people to live independently is a key policy and i'm like other member countries rumania has received billions in aid from the european union for its disabled citizens.
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but 5 years ago we revealed how some of this money had been spent not to close institutions in remaining but to renovate from places like this and the county of. we also revealed a scandal that european union funding had pooled in to remain in institutions like time tarver where there were allegations of serious human rights abuses. a little bit a little earlier the focus of the looting. we challenged an e.u. commissioner is there a concern that structural funds have gone into institutions in romania whether have been human rights abuses. we have no evidence if there's any evidence we will circle it for. returning to remain here this year we uncovered further evidence on e.u.
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money and allegations of human rights abuses. turn a russian in a county of sinew an institution the children and young people with a range of disability and needs. when stories began circulating here that sex traffickers were preying on vulnerable girls georgianna pascual try to find out. there were. interviews with children in that but the core awful way that though some of those. girls did they are involved in prostitution human trafficking again is there we. at the time the e.u. and the remaining authorities were planning a huge investment in a little. disturbed by what she was hearing georgianna published a report in 2014 detailing concerns. nevertheless investment
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funds flowed in and in 2015 the refurbished building was forming a. huge sums of e.u. money was spent on medications here seen in this footage supplied by a visitor. 3 years later a man was convicted of trafficking in c.p.u. we understand prosecutors evidence included testimony that a trafficker 1st approached girls in the institution asking 2011 new authorities told us the girls were trafficking 2012 after they left turn a russian. in january this year georgiana confronted an e.u. official about the funding of 10 a russian she says the officials only response was to suggest the remaining government write about it in. something like your peer called usefulness legalizing human rights abuses against people with disabilities rumanian government didn't
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respond to requests for a written statement on issues raised in our phone. but rumania is not the only european country where there are deep concerns about disabled people and human rights violations in state institutions. an investigation next took us to hungary another country in receipt of millions in any way for disabled people. this is an institution called top half an hour's drive from hundreds capital the past. what's happened here has led to serious questions about the e.u.'s response when there are allegations of abuse. in footage filmed inside the institution 2 years ago a disabled boy is trapped beneath his claims.
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that images change the treatment of other young people. stephen allen from the ngo validity told me what they found when they visited top us in 2017 this is a young woman who we were told was placed in this cage for her own safety she has epilepsy it was really horrible a shocking thing to see in and keeping people in cages of course absolutely contravenes every human rights that there is this is a young man actually with down's syndrome is legs. very skinny this all suggests that he doesn't move very much. and this is someone tied radiator tied to a pipe this is a completely unlawful form of restraint where this young man was known to be particularly active able to move around and so what we understand staff would tie
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his leg to the radiator and then finally this image you found i think you found this. behind a knocking door didn't you behind a locked door that had had the handle removed and which we were told there was no one inside to buy stuff he was standing in the middle of the room rocking making really distressed sounds it was extremely extremely distressing sight. stephen allen's engineer discovered tom had received funding from the european union. when we have ensured got a response over a year later the commission's reply was that this is not our responsibility this is the responsibility of hungary now we say that is incorrect both legally but also morally doesn't mean to say that we would let hungary off the hook either they both need to answer for this but it's unacceptable and unsustainable frankly for
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the commission simply to say it's not it's not up to our scope. we asked the hunger in government for a response to allegations about human rights violations which top house but received no reply so i'm glad it's not i'm writing to be. so proud and it beats it being here and also it's 3 myself with those who are not with us you're a liar their world. back in brussels a key demand from demonstrating is the end to institutional state. and i. was it. was. the offices if you european commission a symbolic protest about european union money to institutions.
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that they might come up i den and development the european commission director comes to see what this protest is a one about a cunt painted. i then asked about human rights abuses. you know it said there are pieces inside institutions but one is gone and i wouldn't go that much details because it strikes occurred that there ever was actually that's. the dissenters on it was that simple that those abuses take place absolutely i would say of course it's on the sex of absolute there except a different human rights for you for your victory so what's the european commission is going to do about it now we're not quite so interesting stage because we are just conducting the negotiations for the future for syria this is important that this is important that people also be disability speak about it. in part to this
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investigation we return to the european commission for a further interview with further questions. we traveled to bug area code up as a model for how even funding companies institutions and help disabled people live independently. this was a huge lie and never gain the control of their lives millions in weight has poured into a new model of living for disabled children youngsters and adults there cooled small group aims seen as an alternative to large institutions of the past we expose the reality is inside them that we've seen is the perpetuation of neglect abuse and segregation that is human lives throughout it.
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the shocking treatment of disabled people in romanian state run cattle in these cages who cannot have access to a toilet or watteau institutions funded by the european union he has his hands and his fates guides to the beds 5 years off to highlighting these abuses people in power returns to romania and a 2 part series and discovers the scandal runs father of field europe's recurring shame on al jazeera business updates brought to you by qatar airways going places together. the book. the be. the be. the
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