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tv   People Power Iraq - Human Trafficking  Al Jazeera  July 9, 2022 7:30pm-8:01pm AST

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the trafficking of young women for prostitution is a problem across the world. but in iraq, it's reached such proportions that a special police unit in baghdad is now dedicated to bringing the perpetrators to justice filmmakers manifolds and has been behind the scenes to meet some of the victims of this explosive trade. and those trying to ended, ah ah love that it's nightfall in the hands of the rocks, capital, decades of intermittent conflict have given way to
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a semblance of normality. but another far less obvious crisis is brewing. wherewith women's rights activists do not allocate the friend was taking us on a late night drive through the murky underwear of human trafficking. i was at the bottom of that or g m. i be the chair and he'll call my fuck about it. did said he yeah. but yeah, you can with v a quick as are out to me or call me out in the south, oklahoma mon. mm hm. so yeah, it's emily, d jar, b a one your me, n, extramarital sex is strictly forbidden in iraq's patriarchal society, where honor and reputation are paramount and closely tied to a woman's chastity. but active is to say that beneath this veneer of conservative social norms, young girls from poor backgrounds are routinely sold and to prostitution. that had
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rush we it is. so it is that like, had a g amendment earlier, miguel m p b, i need my lifestyle, meaning them are not holders investigator. and his story would be difficult because the change is flagged by corrupt officials and powerful armed groups with one another. and who i prostitution existed to a limited extent during saddam hussein's rule. but since the 2003 american led invasion toppled his dictatorship sex trafficking his sword, fueled by conflict, poverty and the weak government. we passed the dozens of police checkpoints, but despite this heavy security presence, some of the tell tale signs of prostitution can be seen. to fit, allow a mennonite to go to for that block,
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for them to the left have an avalanche. if you are in him a button. sophia sophie. ah, the norms that govern iraq society today stand in star contradiction to the sex trade. i know better than a lot or better this law me but it. abby, validity, i had them as you. why shall you for while i v for a while and what they will mind were thought i'm one word deliver day of the plan with buddy women who are forced into sex work and face retribution for dis, honoring their communities. some are even killed. iraq's justice system is infused with the same patriarchal norms and often convicts trafficking survivors for
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prostitution. there's far less accountability for those who benefit from the trade in most along with to investigate who went undercover in hotels and night clubs where traffic women were forced into sex work trapped in a vicious cycle of stigma, abuse and exploitation. but there are some who are trying to turn the tide on this growing phenomenon and fight the deeply entrenched political, economic, and social interests that enable the trafficking of women and girls. in this modest, inconspicuous police nation in western baghdad, we find one man leading the fight against the sex trade. because the general with ours, the baby diamond markins redeemer, the heat out of them on the market will look like little the high in the higher the
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whole moment. if it costs a lot in the your home will have july, i'll be home b o y a r to i'm a morgan also is to my facebook. the interior ministry registered $115.00 sex trafficking cases in all of iraq last year. but rights group, say official figures are just the tip of the iceberg. general we some of the unit only has a few dozen staff to cover a sprawling area home to millions of people who and conan on on with huge you need to. yeah. yeah. does that leave god and all the dotted hoss con coverage? and although there's a darwin my via my been over here, all of a then with the we want to find out how young girls alert into prostitution in a society where extramarital sex is not just terrible. but subject to honor
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killings out of time it's below to head kill. he kind of behavior. it's telling you it's marcia and it's a to my, oh for her in high was he didn't tell mom to not has work with trafficking survivors for more than a decade. now she takes us to an underground shelter runs by her organization and her tech niche and debt had each one didn't know any. and at the gym that was $200.00. we've changed the names of all survivors interviewed for this story. that was in her early teens when she ran away from home, fling an abusive father who repeatedly raped her a big on the sphere. shallow i had been trying on really why was little new to new one washington, but hired short story to common among the victims of
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trafficking. domestic violence is widespread here. according to the united nations, 46 percent of iraq, you women have experienced sexual, physical, or emotional abuse at home. if you wish to have that in me. and my sister was, i think it's got out of the plan. is shara, it's a year there is her mom, 72 generally bishop that i ran away and salt fullest at the mom called them shrine and baghdad, a holy pilgrimage side for shia muslims. there's a stranger approached her offering a place to stay here and we are wanting to deviate were haiti, girl, some poor backgrounds often live a sheltered life, deprived of education, and with little exposure to the outside world. ironically,
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the very seclusion that is supposed to protect their reputation can make them vulnerable to sweet talking traffickers, fire, confess, a minute before from juice he been upon pick bar appeared more. i dan jake and just couldn't help move it. animal hydrogen can midge would be marsha hello to show my son or had done the knowledge. i mean, i'm really while he was she's so we need to have dinner. go ahead to i hello sherry for or doesn't go i didn't go out until i bet ronald o captain. ha, ha ha ha ha escaped and approached authorities, but instead of getting help, she was convicted of prostitution. she bore a son in prison and was hardened after 4 years. i have a friend mine delia my at my he that he that is. or he had made that to her whole
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year law to go to that is back to got desta la chalet, a brother al highly either the lads sat in the shot out of julia bomb. iraq passed an anti trafficking law in 2012, which is supposed to protect the victims from prosecution. but 10 years on many in the judicial system continued to apply. and the old saddam era law that criminalizes prostitution venue that done more in the let the job are sharianda. wow. don't get shot by them. or some sorta did you know how nice of the outcome there is a commonly held view in iraqi society. the to women who end up in prostitution choose the path at their own free will. am of all the algebra kids elephant above them, your club, but that all controls as marana. alamos at the ha, yet that doesn't how the minute she was going on for florida. that had been my dinner, but this is all i should have said no odd,
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but victim's face retaliation from their traffickers. if they attempt to run away. and even if they succeed, there is no guarantee authorities will help them home. it only will settle rear and saucer. now, mary joiner shall wine want but will my shuttle right or some saddle here in her maya initial almon. hi, my, jamie, i'm a salad. ha, ha, ha. bonham, god him or son, you know, want it to mil, how come alice at they at was sin sierra eat him at her. what is what the pla, documents we managed to obtain from the had asked trial show that her madame was briefly under arrest, but later acquitted, for lack of evidence. i'll call a subtle young man cannot follow icon global yet in and out of chicago, the ira or other limit to dot america, been as having a food mark, debbie and gwinnett settlement other settlement. mara eg. it's 8. did you need to
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define natalie to genie? i did that on our thigh and know if daddy and haven't mobile asked him to better understand the power structures that undermine justice. for survivors, we travel to sutter city, one of the capitals, poorest neighborhoods. here. it's not the government but malicious and tribes who hold sway. justice is off emitted out, not for courts, but in tribal meetings. like these either of the initiative i stood at ha and mcguire, m o n. and i'd bit michael. where'd i low as o, which o at beauty? bob is more let to sort of give it. we ask shane sheila alba ha. then how tribal law would deal with a runaway girl who was forced into prostitution a double out the on the out of last year. but though added, it will show my tails mouthwash that tells me what it was. roger,
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it wasn't home either had these deeply entrenched norms of honor and shame are exploited by traffickers to trap women inside the sex trade on them. and the plot had no my yeah, any make a continually yeah, i'm a to be luggage is. yeah. all modest at that accountants. yeah. how did you thought as though, do you have a home when mom again couldn't he hadn't gotten and he had i had good amal hearing in the shot at one majority. and mila i tell him, i didn't want the practice of honor killings is also called cleansing the shame. i'm at our but tell her for about a month for a was the and he a lot. but who will the seller of the to lead lucila? oh, submitted your doctor been luma. buck i with the budget that they live about here. tell mo bumped up there. ah, remarkably iraqis statues still allow such crimes to be treated leniently. janet and her team are trying to change that. oh, what came on your c o?
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me here. i a. yeah, i mean to have belinda my her, the neal my how she had my own. you'll dishonor for healthy. well, he my, the, he like, well, you have to worry about that and huff offender's the garbage and even the boy ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, i didn't, i didn't, i was you. i was gonna so i assume, oh wow. pretending to be buyers, general we sam's team are closing in on a trafficker who is offering to sell a 17 year old girl druid moliere. sadly, no,
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been the harm a telephone variable otwell bought it at the army at the candle coolio maneuver for trafficking survivors to be spared prosecution, the officers must approve that money was paid to sell them. cornel mobile does packer, journeyman and your name as hancock. i thought i listed on what the slim a dom will either have guffy as 2 weeks of negotiations, a deal has been made to provide and the modeling rubia family. i do have lifestyle on the love helena selma, lovable probably jewelry mission and things i'm particularly disturbing about this case. is that the arrested traffic her when will call who sham prostituted? his own daughter, she had one of the 2 girls rescued during this thing operation. the 2 survivors are
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brought to this government run safe house, the only official shelter in iraq chart now, 17 years old, grew up in an orphanage when she was 13, her father, who sham suddenly turned up to reclaim her gay. i want to her eyes. yeah. only ernie i why the is any. any song? one the letter from the orphanage who sham took her to earth. beal in northern iraq . breton palace. other priority daily. so much more either or i don't get you diary of chicken washer. for the new little me. hey, new, the new will apply for the targeting to the other survivor news. now 22 years old was forced into a child marriage at age 15. the on him up one after 2 years muran away, like another woman we heard from earlier. she saw dressed huge at the mom car them
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shrine in baghdad. and once again, a stranger offered help greatly, not a book that i had to watch or how did mccall i did have to have him to wish we're going to him on that. i was in the look the head of the badge got. i not meant return on a shawnee. i mean, showing was don't, much on bustling bob motor was forced into sex work and sold shots, father, who after she felt pregnant and gave birth to a son who shall use the child to course her new school morning. and you hobbling through literature, which is so when we recall there's some i don't, would as an outlier, my social is a one. sure boy. so we who will now be put on trial. but he's just a small cog in a complex web of powerful interest. his victim say enjoyed backing from government officials in both us and our bill show what if i'm not valid,
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which is one of the which we are just showing. i knew my awful other showed the door and we saw it as we are. the student is what i mean after. and so we and on it mati. habitable is going to do an odd well, i should go with moose fun remains in the hands of her charms associates in that bill where the boy risks being exploited for begging money. they have a felony for what we settled north along the same route. north chart and countless other girls were traffic too at a beale, the capital of iraq semi autonomous kurdish region. it has its own government and has been spared much of the violence that has rocked the rest of the country over the past 2 decades. but this, the ability has also spawned domestic sex tourism fueled by a steady supply of girls from southern iraq. a survivor pointed us to one place in
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particular to investigate further. we go under cover messiah hotel is home to several night clubs where we've been told. girls are forced to work as dancers and prostitutes. this girl says she's still a virgin but can offer private dancing sessions in exchange for money. another woman says she's available for sex work, but tells us that the prize has to be negotiated with the madame. the regents recently established anti trafficking department declined repeated requests for interviews. so did the messiah hotel. back in by the bad general, with psalms and trafficking unit has managed to rescue moves sun from the hands of traffickers in that appeal visible almost as a homeless moment. ill as a threat that you my will throw that you will the officers pick me up from the
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government safe house. it's been 8th months since we last saw her son humane shanisha outage. i have said, i fan mentioned it was some cluster fuck me out of the 1st to markinson and be with amazon. oh oh um it is long thought i love the lack of cooperation between kurdish and federal authorities. complicated the rescue mission. so low level of income, she's all munoz wouldn't listen while i am the sob. host of her mother. i'm all will my trouble is enough it home and all my to them. so i'm
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here is, i don't want to mozilla snippet she ah, with they did not get up big enough. you might have thought of boxing below. i pointed up 6 months after noon, and she had to wear rescued and who sham was arrested by general with psalms unit. the case finally goes to trial, were granted rare supervised access to film the proceedings. will the judge treat the girls as make them said all they be charged with prostitution? added ideas on this policy of religiously out in front of the public. the girls must once again undergo detailed questioning about their abuse. debach here, grandmother. i bet my ross one market neither have been updated. then i'm
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a hard question and i'm teaching one guy he met with which vide my mother or father woke up is natural, it's walk. yeah, this all is really dire that it got picked up, not something i can reach up right now, i guess as well. love of god. then the judge reads out results from a virginity test, a controversial medical examination. the un says lack scientific validity and is humiliating. for the victims of what you saw them, got a bill, oddly allison size, michelle cartman, what was happening with the demon listener who shan denies the charges and instead accuses shot, had a note of willingly engaging in prosecution to my brother is what i did. i will losey the mark, which monica for? hm. so if i do her lossy harley and my mom had recommended it on what some said, i will tell them all and building on it. but the judge is more convinced by the
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evidence gathered by general. we sam's unit them up and we're done with german mature. that's not bad, but i think remember i thought i'll up do a lot. i mean after a, to our hearing, who sean is convicted under iraq's anti trafficking law, are the let, the lower the can. i thought, matt, that back amendment to god because jerry medical at mac, m a. thank you very much. the more you buy the term, that's what i just did or hold the law. how much i did miss, did you know why? but while i'm on my, the data from surgery, matthew, on the not the verdict is an immense relief for the 2 survivors. but having that trauma put on public display has taken its toll material. anika honecliff. it's on a common slug. didn't you? i don't go home, steph. oh, no, but i was as tessa with a no such glory. i'm allowed to part of settlement to go without it being if miss brandon. miss markham, i've done what i've got for i had to finish it
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should. it should include in philly, my high average, and july to so has data or go to an hour for a diagnostic no more. what does that it? well, i think it's still an issue. i don't believe it's david. i show up a lunch when i look at the launch. hi, kevin goose. you looked at the study and heard the year and i know i had them, but he didn't george. but then gioviatto, one also called mom and dad i, i knew, i think, in the muggle, she had a package, a little miss full in order to leave the government safe house, nor needs the judges approval and must be handed to a mailed guardian, if not a relative than a husband, john outside of the post and a lot of it, we are so like, or do the good many traffic women with illegitimate children faced the same predicament. marriage is often their only way back into society.
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meanwhile janet and a group of activists and survivors are on their way to demonstrate at the federal court. they're demanding the abolition of legal articles that exonerate honor killings. it is any civil alkaline is and diana align you into a minute that what i to my a word was that i'm and i'll alkaline in 40, but well i don't go. i mean, healy polarity which gun that i'm gonna give me. no, no desire was boston hardship on loss i b o m and the phone problem way on the moon . one who my sean and bone for so just let home what us and i don't we don't have some of the la shy dog roster. no, no hope you went on on a civil hm. so to help we asked the iraqi government and the authorities in the
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