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[000:00:00;00] ah, it says i'll tell you i've got to stand still dominates the headlines this hour. the biden administration's reportedly changing its policy at cobble airport. now, only americans and nato states citizens will be allowed through plus us green cardholders. there's no further provision at the moment for afghans who work for the coalition. earlier, some employed by foreign states did manage to flee, but that relative remain in the country ferrying retribution from the taliban. we spoke to one translator on condition of complete anonymity because of the risks that remain. i believe that americans are responsible for the technicians. and today's anybody who will be killed or the result of this will be on the hands of
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the american government. and away from that big story we're covering this for you as well. this monday, a series of reports on trends, identifying men being placed in female prisons worldwide, and the guy a consequences for some other inmates. this time we hear from an activist who raised the alarm on harrowing incidence of sexual assault in women's prison in canada. ah, hello that life for moscow. this is our t international. my name is colleen bray with a wealth stories were across. this are pretty much dominated, of course, again by afghanistan that's entering it's 2nd week on the near total taliban control. washington's reportedly changed its policy on who's allowed to end to cobble apple from monday, only american nato citizens. and also us green card holders will be allowed through the apple gates. no further space has as yet been allocated for afghans who worked
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with foreign troops and justice. monday morning, the german military set of 55, broke out of the apple, between africa, security forces, and unknown perpetrators. one officers been killed and 3 others are injured. with the transport remaining the only way out of the country. it was close to new entrance all day sunday, and that's going to stay that way for the next 24 hours to try and evacuate the thousands of people who are already inside. and since the evacuation started, 20 have been confirmed, killed and crushes and stampedes with thousands more waiting outside the airport in the hope of fleeing the country. a local journalist told us the situation on the ground. ah, with only 40000003 flights or updates from inside of cobbler international airport have a great day foreign diplomats and i've gone see if you guys who work for
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international troops and for either enjoy for enjoy us. i've got information that now the causal gifts have been shut down for 48 hours to recruit people that they are already inside of the airport. now we are, and one of the rushes gate of college or national airport, you can see that it still 100 people are waiting outside of the gate and hope to get a chance to go inside of the airport. ah, this audio is my work for 3 years for foreign troops. all my documents are approved for the 3rd day. i'm coming here to be told my documents are invalid, only us passport gets you here. america is the problem. they create these challenges, the cheating we afghan people playing a game with the african people probably
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came back my life. most of the soft are open. we can see more traffic more via it goes in the industry. but though i'd have to ask that question for people who open the shops that simply shop is being over for 2 or 3 days. the good thing about the talbot run things here is that there are no explosions or fighting, but the bad thing is there are no jobs or work at all. all departments have failed and people are tense. the all 30 corporate 50 the capital. if i've got some cups up by the taliban, it has been several days that the government departments are shut down. are fluid. people are coming every day behind the peach department of the government, but they don't get permission from telephone to get inside of the government department dolock. so when it comes to running the country, there is presently a power vacuum. when our leaders came to couple, we have leaders, we have
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a president administer, our cabinets has been appointed. when only this take up their positions, they will tell everyone to return to work. she started caught on the docks. lots of people are hiding in their homes. afraid to venture out, what is your message to them? my tell our people that today or tomorrow we may ask them to return to work. we have announced the national amnesty for everyone. we are not cannibals here. 2 people say africa. our brothers. we will not tolerate off can things we have even us the traffic please. not about dr. is anomaly. had been to never, ever disturb off can people, they behave very calmly with the people while i got away from the day to day politics are disturbing. you and report warms the afghanistan space is an absolute catastrophe of hunger, homelessness, and economic collapse and less financial aid is sent urgently. we put that to the un secretary general's deputy special representative in afghanistan. here's what he
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told me earlier. it is edition remains to be tense, needs are enormous, nearly half of the population are either half of the children or 5 orientation faces on the cushion. basically, there is nothing to eat. and almost 600000 people, placed by the dog, continues to ravage the country. one of the major issues which we probably did not factor in is how much of the natural disaster drove. and the forward dates are contributing in the, in the driving of what this happens over the years. we have so much on this because of what the driving the company, how much we focused on the education, how much it was held. how much is what is social will be moving forward
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in time to be significant attention areas which are watching the center of the news, the political issues due to the issues that somehow if i get the social needs of the people, the limitation right now is local funding limitation right now is that consequences or the military conflicts? but the most important thing right now for wind farms. so the weekend for wind partial systems to the people on guard stuff. everyone on this done, it is a global issue. i've gotten some ease and we how we're looking at the international community. we are malleable, the live site. they were religious on the help will determine so many things in the future that the human and they may be got the room in that meeting, the natural disasters,
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the active development. every one is well, with reports growing of taliban reprisals. anyone who worked for or had connections to foreign forces may be in danger of some have got out of the country, but family and friends have been left behind. we spoke to one of the many interpreters who worked with the coalition forces during the 20 campaign. he asked to keep his name and location secret. at the moment my, my family is not residing, you know, are on private home. they're living in somebody else's home. they're fitting for their live a day. they cannot sleep, they're going to suppress depression because of this whole thing. and, and how long to discontinue a whole lot them behind. i'm scared for them. i'm scared former my, my parents, the entire country is under the siege of taliban. now that they have those databases and those information are pretty much to have everything about us. i believe that americans are responsible for this negligence. and today's anybody who will be killed as
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a result of this. their blood will be on behalf of the american government. if i knew that someday the americans will hand over this country back to the same terrorist that we started fighting in 2001. i would not have joined the ranks. i would have not worked with the americans or british forces. we did not knew that someday be there will be a betrayal from the americans and the natural forces of been contacted by many british citizens who are stuck enough to stop. one of the situation where the british citizen with his german stood in front of the base for more than 3 days after being beaten by the taliban a number of times and his children got tired, exhausted, and sick. finally, after the last time that he was beaten by the telephone, he left the airport and now is heading back to the village. and he called me and he
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was crying and saying that it's better to be killed by the taliban than being here . he related the way in front of the airport in front of my kids and wife all the while. of course the clock is ticking by the complexity of getting thousands out of afghanistan. the taliban warmed the united states and allies of consequences if a complete troop withdrawal isn't done by the pentagon august the 31st deadline. president biden's already said on sunday, as they may have to stay past then. it's understood to the britons. prime minister will use tuesdays emergency g 7 summit to ask washington to keep forces beyond the 31st, to allow evacuation lives to continue. journalists, jim lorry witnessed similar panicked evacuations in the fall of vietnam. then capital 5 gone in 1975 and earlier told me that there are now both painful similarities and differences. there are so many parallels now, of course, totally different wars, but the panics end of each of these wars,
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bears so much similarity. the american bureaucracy is much more complicated today that it was in 1975. i see the process for getting visas for the ask at interpreters, it is an enormously complicated process that kind of thing did not exist in 1975 people were getting out much more easily. the issue now it was worthy americans prepared to get people out there. they getting them out fast enough. the answer is no. where they prepare back in 1975. we're also not here to scramble and they basically avoid all the bureaucracy. one of the famous diplomat at the time said, i am just going to get people out and it's much easier to ask for forgiveness later on and ask for permission for washington. and he was able to guess with the help of the shell, the navy, and he was able to get more than 20000 people out on
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a boat lift out of so i got longer over the destruction in afghan the stands reached american shoals to with people pouring onto the streets in protest against the taliban, seizing power rallies broke out on both the east and west coasts. from allay to washington, dc with demonstrators chanting free afghanistan fighting you betrayed us. they also demanded the white house house, the struggling afghan population, and comes as politicians across nato member states, blame the u. s. and joe biden. in particular, for the fall of afghanistan, the court looks at the mounting and go 20 years of occupation, more than 2 trillion dollars spend hundreds of thousands dead. it's a half the price tag only to get a humiliating defeat and botched evacuation in return. naturally, the president had some explaining to do to the american people and majority of americans, and forgive me, i'm just the messenger no longer considered to be competent, focused,
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or effective in the job. i haven't seen the only reason we're against this is a place from which ben lot attacked the united states of america. had this been in another middle eastern country where he could have beasley have moved from we would have never gone to gas. biden's proverbial house of cards already looks as if it's coming crashing down the atlantic council called washington deer caught in headlights. the administration's job approval rating fell below that of disapproval for the 1st time ever. and the nations allies, well, they are not happy issues. catastrophe. dancer, people, for there were some barriers, include the ability, one for the developing of international relations, $99.00 sharp. this is evident. it is clear that this commitment by the international community has not been successful. this is the biggest debacle that later has seen since its foundation and it is an e book of change that we are facing to see that commander in chief call into
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question the courage of men. i forthwith to claim that they ran shameful in those who have never fought for the colors they fly, should be careful about chris lighting. those who have the united states of america bear the main responsibility for the current situation because of their decision. so leave of garrison in parts over with hasty, they have the main responsibility to make matters worse, said looks like the man, donald trump famously branded, sleepy joe might have been snoozing while all this was going on. i have seen no question of our credibility from our allies around the world. i've spoken with our nato allies who spoken with nato allies, the secretary state or national security via has been in contact with his counterparts throughout the world. and our allies, as has the general r b. i keep calling them in general, but my secretary defense. the fact of the matter is i have not seen
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a matter of fact the exact opposite. i've got. this is about america leading the world and all our allies have agreed with that. the seemingly out to lunch attitude and utter fiasco that took place under the current administration has drawn criticism from not just biden's rivals, but from fellow party members as well. i am disappointed that the button administration clearly did not accurately assess the implications of a rapid us withdrawal. the images we saw coming out of of going to start show a tremendous humanitarian crisis. this is going to hurt us. no question about it. i think of janice town, his last, every terrorist around the world is cheering. they have watched the taliban defeat america. in effect, president buttons, poor judgment produced the worst possible outcome in afghanistan in only a matter of weeks. even criticism from the media was generally bipartisan secretary blank, and how did president bite and get this so wrong? how could officials have missed fish? how did it happen? how do we get here?
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does president abide not bear the blame for this disastrous exit from afghanistan? another 3 years of fighting and we're going to be lucky if we have a single ally left. america is back. that was biden's famous promise. but after a colossal failure in america's longest war, ever, many are starting to wonder if he meant america's turning its back on everyone's trust. well, also weighing in former british prime minister, tony blair, who sent new k troops into afghanistan 20 years ago. he criticized the u. s decision to pull out branding the justifications behind it. as imbecilic. we didn't need to do it. we chose to do it. we did it in a b, d, and to an imbecility. political slogan about ending forever was a. blair added the britons involvement in the region was not hopeless despite the taliban advance. and that the u. k. has a moral obligation to stay in the country until the afghans who need to be are evacuated. but journalist and international affairs specialist rich of met,
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hers is scathing about blood claims. he calls the slogan about ending forever wars imbecility. but he's the one who followed george bush, the laughing stock of the of the western world in 2001 into 2 wars, both of gunnison and iraq. and he's the one who could not finish the war for 20 years later. now, in 2021 and he's still offering excuses, trying to justify what he did for the united kingdom. and the united states did not invade of garrison to help women go to university, even though that's a great thing. they invaded afghanistan under the pretext of nation building and posing the taliban and getting all they, they claim that they assassinated they, they got been logged in in 2011. so what are they still doing there? he's the one who started this war in iraq and afghanistan. he was right behind george bush in the warren terrace. so of course, he still trying to justify what he did. okay, we'll keep you posted on what's happening in afghanistan, but still to come next here on our see concerns grow over trends. identifying men being placed in female prisons and in some cases,
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abusing fellow inmates. we've got a special report on that. so after the break, i use driven adrian shaped by those in me i think we dare to ask in what we got to do is identify the threats that we have crazy. even front ation,
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let it be an arms race is often very dramatic development only i'm going to resist . i don't see how that strategy will be successful, a very critical time. time to sit down and talk me the news. ah, hello again. now we're going to return now to a topic that we feel deserves more investigation and it's getting elsewhere. in the latest of a series of reports, we're looking at the problem of transgender convicts abusing female inmates in prisons around the globe. a growing number of women say that lives have been turned into a living hell by male prisoners exploiting the system. and one of the most notorious cases in canada, women found themselves in danger after a predatory male offender identified as
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a woman was sent to the prison. the was in on him have inspecting the gene in the bathroom, making now with someone else and wanting a free son with me. free women needed the morning after pill. someone also had to take the bill, which she used under the assumption that it provides protection from 8th and habitat. his be call me the laundry one day, telling me how beautiful i was. and he was trying to get with me. he was super weird. all the girls were uncomfortable, shalon and the house with him and everything. he tried to tell me he was in love with me. it was weird. he asked me to read for him and goes through and started making out with her and feeling her out. well,
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i was there to break the how many girls who lived there and he also bragged about taking the girls virginity in the library to give details as well as the air when it, when there were a few of us even there it was in the living room do you encounter? i couldn't eat after that. the braces are inside women's jails rating. our women men are using this luko to access already vulnerable women who have no voice, so platform to speak from our government, setting out women to be sexually assaulted by these may i will we have requested comment from canada as correctional service, about the allegations we'll share in response as and when we hear anything back, i'm gonna leave you now though with our correspondent saskia taylor and another of her in depth reports on this. today she speaks to activists had the mason,
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who shed light on the story of the canadian convict, had shed her own experience of abuse by transgender imprison. oh, in fact, i want to get a sense of your time inside, and specifically how trans inmates affected your experience. i was incarcerated with trans individuals in provincial. that was the 1st time i came across it. and then again, when i went to federal and that was when they actually put them on compound with us, instead of segregating them away from us. and they didn't have to have surgery. so that happened in 2017. and what was your reaction when you lot was trans inmates living in the compound with you? well, i was actually really freak doe in provincial because they brought me over to the
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indirect supervision range. and there is a sex offender there that was fully intact. and he was there hiding out because of his crimes. that's what the guards told me anyway, that he was trying to peek into my style when they're searching me. so that was my very 1st experience of that. but when i got to federal and i was told that there are men on compound with us, i was blown away. i didn't believe it. i couldn't believe that they were putting males in women's presence. i was actually harassed by one of them when i was inside, used to get me to try to walk back and forth in front of them so that they could check out my but lots of other comments as well. and then i was also in the halfway has with a male who had fully intact and it was like walking on egg shells. are you worried that there are people who are going to use the system in order to end up in a female prison? and then come out and decide that he's a man again. well, yeah,
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there's nothing to prevent them. if they claim transgender identity, you can't say that they're not transgender because you're discriminating against their identity or their expression, and even the one, but do get denied training for their utilizing. the grievance that's done, which is a complaint system or correctional services of canada. and when their complaints not resolve their bringing it to the human rights tribunal, did you ever inform the gods about how uncomfortable you felt about incident you described of sexual assault and it? so how did they react? so as women, we do not utilize the avenues that are set up for us. so the grievance system and the human rights tribunal, we're just not, we're not taught about it. we don't understand how the system works. and for the most part, women are there. they're dealing with so much trauma, like a lot of them are like constitution,
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drug addiction and abuse their entire lives. they just accept it as another thing that's happened to them. it's reality of being female. so there are complaints and there are grievances, but not enough. women are speaking out because they're scared. did any of your fellow female prisoners have similar experiences to you? yeah. some of my friends were like, pushed up against the wall in the laundry room and had time to shut down their throats. they've had their breasts or their touch, actual comments. a few of them have been sexually assaulted. so i speak to a lot of women that have been incarcerated, and the stories are very similar, same of physical altercation. they've never been punched in the face so hard. they're starting to carry weapons around, which is not a normal thing for women that are incarcerated in canada. they're putting soup cans
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and socks because they know that they're fighting males and not women. and there's the really, really big power difference between them. candidates, prison system allows men to choose to solve the sentence in a female prison. if they say they identify as women, they don't need to undergo any thought true or human therapy. that what is enough fuel far to say this is in the name of the quality and to ensure the safety of transgender is the law change was pushed for by prime minister justin trudeau. himself, will you do your best to ensure that trans women are put in prison or prison, more appropriate to their gender identity? yes, i will ensure that i consider myself to be a fairly strong advocate for. for l g b t q 2 issues and fairly aware of all the different pressures and this wasn't one
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that i had ever thought of. so thank you. have the mason, whom we just heard from, says the government has to rethink its approach to the whole issue. nobody wants to speak about it, they don't want to report on it. we're being told that we're lying, that it's not happening that have begun to use that returns back. there's literally no discussion about it. there is no discussion before any of the policies that were implemented. and i feel like there are solution to the they have the room in men's institutions that have wings and dorms and they can make l g b, t q wings, better tailor to fit their unique name over in the united states. similar concerns have been raised, for example, by the case of janai at one row, a transgender woman in illinois who was transferred from a mens prison to a women's facility that was off to she alleged mail inmates had sexually harassed her, but in her new prison, monro herself was accused of raping
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a female inmate at the thought of the california past its own controversial law. now it allows trans inmates to be transferred to facilities that align with that gender identity. the law was adopted in january by may, over 216 transfer requests had been made. and that's left some female convex very worried. i will not be a victim anymore. i have endured sexual abuse as young as 4 to 8 and with the rape as well as numerous main staff correctional officers being an appropriate ever since california. as as b one for 2 has passed, i have been living in constant fear. i can't mentally function without fear. if the men come here, please help us. i'm scared just because they feel like a woman doesn't mean the penis doesn't work. we discuss california law with alex har on a co founder of partners for ethical care. and founder of the agenda mapping project,
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she says the well being of women prisoners is simply of no interest to legislators . senate bill 132 is is it sentence thing women who have committed whatever crime to the punishment of sexual violence at the hands of meals. and i think that in terms of the pyramids of nice, gavin newsome and got winner and every other enabler who had the largest to happen, views, the feelings of and the physical safety of incarcerated women at the bottom of that terra mit of needs. when we of course understand it has to be at top ortiz keeping a close eye on similar developments in the us and elsewhere in the world. and we'll have more features on the issues raised to come me,
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