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for a fire at a corona virus for the killed 92 people. it's the 2nd time in 3 months that a fire has torn through a hospital in the country. and us president joe biden has called the fight over voting rights in the past of our time in the accused republican lawmakers of attempting to subvert the electoral process. several democratic politicians from texas have left the state to stop us fed folks that could prevent americans from miscellaneous parliament has approved the mass, the tension of migrants that have been to the, to deter the high number of people crossing the border from bella. luce, by grants entering the country, will now be detained for at least 6 months after their arrival. the measures also curved their right to appeal any rejection of asylum status. that is wayne in red cross says the law is a potential human rights violation. this way you and the e, you have accused bela bruce of using illegal migrants as
a weapon to force the block to lift sanctions on the greece is also tightening its borders, sending migrants and refugees, a message that they should stay away from human rights groups say the greek government and the e use own a border patrol are illegally pushing back migrants to turkey. the you and the refugee agency documented 300 expulsions between january and march by grants, making dangerous c journeys report being stopped at gunpoint by the coast guard. and there are reports of even registered asylum seekers being deported. the greek government denies doing any of this would be legal under you law and refugee treaties to deny people the right to apply for asylum. but a refugee crisis in 2015 spurred the e u 2 poor $3700000000.00 into security research. greece has now become
a testing ground for artificial intelligence that's being used to prevent refugee crossings. jones roblis reports the european border and coast guard or from tech's uses unmarked vehicles to patrol a heavily sensed section of the greek turkish border. they of the human element among increasingly sophisticated european surveillance technologies being tested here. such as these pillow mounted cameras, capable of penetrating kilometers into turkish territory, day and night. if i have an officer, we are the comrade, have seen estimate of a man must camera monitoring his automated through a program that processes the images. recognize is what is approaching and sounds the alarm. it mainly distinguishes people and vehicles, which is what concerns us and cross border crime. crime in question is illegal entry from turkey, including crossings by refugees from the banks of the everest river, which separates the 2 countries. 15 of these cameras will monitor the entire 200
kilometer length of the greek turkish border by the end of the year. they can detect people hiding behind trees and bushes, and there, supplemented by radar, unmanned aerial vehicles and graham sensors. surveillance was stepped up after much last year when turkey reneged on an agreement to hold back refugees from the european union. instead, it encouraged them to storm the greek border. but security concerns go back much further. in 2010, 36000 people entered greece illegally across the land border with turkey 26000 of them along the 12 kilometer stretch behind me. 2 years later, the greek armed forces erected a double chain link fence, 3 meters tall along these 12 kilometers. and after last year's events, that fence was reinforced with a 5 meter tall steel palisade you see behind me. and there may be more sinister methods being used to deter crossings. refugees captured this video on their mobile
phones in september 2018. they say it shows greek border guards, depositing them on the turkish side of the river after they attempted to cross into greece. such push backs are illegal under the geneva convention authorities, as opposed to allow refugees to apply for asylum forensic architecture. an independent research team at goldsmith university in london used 3 d modeling to identify the precise location of this. and other alleged pushback along the evidence and says, there is a set pass him once in legal entrance are arrested in greece. people are then held there for hours upon end until it gets dark when they are loaded on to military style trucks or vans. again, driven to the banks of the river and loaded onto smaller things until you members agree to share the burden of asylum. greece is obliged to absorb any refugees that come its way and is likely to continue its policy of deterrence. jumps are awful.
us al jazeera along the evidence river. one of the measures being trial, the at the border is found the cannon or a long range acoustic device. the e u has expressed concern over its use with rights groups questioning whether using the devices actually violates international law. the cannon can produce sounds as loud as a jet engine, effectively creating a wall of sound to deter people from approaching. here's an example. see re, rooming. well, to discuss this in more detail when joined via skype from the greek capital athens by petra mall. now she's a lawyer and researcher, specializing technology, migration, and human rights. and she's also called her of bolts at the gate, which is a report on the human rights impacts of automated decision making in immigration
and refugee systems. madam, thank you so much for speaking to us. the really is a lot to discuss and we were just hearing an example of that sound can in which i'm assuming obviously didn't sound anything on tv like it would sound in real life. but generally speaking, how widespread is the use of technology right now in the monitoring, but crucially deterring of migrants from arising on to greece and europe. thank you so much for having me. in our work, we've definitely been documenting an increased rise of different types of surveillance mechanisms and technology, both along the land border between greece and turkey and also various maritime borders around europe. and unfortunately, we are seeing an increasing trend of various types of surveillance technologies automated decision making and artificial intelligence driven mechanism to interdict or stop people from reaching european shores. and unfortunately, again,
this is all operating in a space of very little accountability. and unfortunately, also really, it's an area where human rights are impacted and we are likely to see an increase of this in the years to come some example, because you mentioned both when it comes to, i guess the, the monitoring of migrants arriving. but also some of the long term implications that the migrants having their details stored for example, could have on any possible future application for asylum. what are some of the cases that you're seeing or could see in the future? we really are talking about a growing system aware both the types of data collection that we're seeing, but also the kind of decisions that are made. how far reaching implications in terms of privacy rights, but also in terms of the kind of non effects when it comes to discrimination and equality. because we know that a lot of the technology that is currently being tested and developed and deployed
unfortunately can be highly discriminatory. against group such as people on the move refugees, migraines, undocumented people who have historically been made marginalized. and unfortunately, i think it's also important to remember that we're talking about an area of decision making and human interactions that is very opaque and discretionary. even when human officers are at the center of the types of decisions that get made. and the concern is that one technology is introduced without appropriate safeguards and oversight mechanisms that the human rights infringement are really going to be far reaching. and unfortunately, again, we are seeing this appetite both in europe, but also globally speaking to introduce new technology without really thinking through the ramifications of these types. clarified for us. would it be things like the collection of data fingerprints poem prints, facial recognition, and then potentially having that use in a decision on an asylum application?
is that the kind of points that you're worried about? that's right. and we're also talking about specific uses of technology, like the one you highlighted with the sound can in and different other types of surveillance mechanisms such as on piloted drawings and a variety of other mechanisms. and then also the kind of increased data collection that we're seeing in humanitarian settings in refugee camps. and then also automation when it comes to various immigration applications or even something like using technology to try and decode someone with voice and match it with a particular data in terms of trying to determine where they're from. really, it's just kind of panopticon of migration management technology that is on the rise and it's important to really tease apart all the locations of it. but the fear that that would effectively, i guess, take out literally the humanity out of decisions that are made and also in how you deal with the migrants that arrive at the border. that's right. you know, as an immigration refugee lawyer, i see de lee the kind of impact that is,
you know, these decisions really hard because we're dealing with incredibly complex cases. and the human experience in the migration experience is not easily reducible to a data point or an algorithm. and unfortunately with increased technology and it's kind of techno solutions and the appetite for these technological solutions, we really are, we're using the humanity and the dignity, and also the internationally protected right, to claim asylum in this space. and unfortunately, again, we're using people into these spaces where it's really difficult to capture the human nuance and the complexity of the human experience of the finger at this point is pointed at greece, which of course is one of the border countries of the european union. but we know that there isn't really an e u wide approach to the situation, which is why perhaps a lot of burden is placed on countries like greece. you worked on the ground in some refugee and migrant camps in greece. just tell us what the situation is. like right now because it feels like it's the kind of story that sometimes gets
a lot of focus and then not quite so much but not because it's getting any better. absolutely. i mean, the tuition here is very dire and we are likely to see a worsening of the situation in a variety of accounts, both in terms of the island camps and also inland in greece. but i would like to say it's important to interrogate what is happening in greece and in the border regions of europe. but as you rightly noted, this is a european wide policy, and it is something that is written into different documents and different discourses around migration and border enforcement. and really, it's not just the greek problem or an italian problem or a spanish problem, but we really need to tease apart why the european union or some people have called the fortress. europe is able to push certain ideas forward, ideas that are getting us further away from protecting people's human rights and dignity, and the internationally protected right to asylum. and moving towards these air disease ways that we are really reducing people, 2 data points to introducing more surveillance technology and really just
strengthening the border redeem, to prevent people from coming in the 1st place. hamil non lawyer and researchers, specializing in technology migration and human rights definitely is an issue that i suspect and fear we will be talking about in much more detail in months and years to come for the moment. thank you so much for sharing your expertise with us. thank you so much for having me. there have been protests in the occupied westbank after israel denied a request by jail, the palestinian activist, highly the gerard to attend her daughter's funeral. the demonstrators gathered outside for a prison near drama led demanding jose release to sentence finishes. in 2 months, she was detained in 2019 for alleged the membership of a band group. her daughter was 31 and died of a sudden heart attack on sunday. neither abraham was at the funeral in her mom.
asked diverse politicians feminist, and people from all walks of life have gathered and came here today to show solidarity with the raw family. the father sam has been left all alone in this. his wife has been in this really prison for almost the past 2 years. is really has denied many requests to release a job to, to bid her daughter the final for wealth or even the body inside the prison. so the mother can see so hard for one last time. i look knish little blamed, requesting to permit for her to attend the funeral. she told us there is no way they'd let her out. they have no humanity and noticed that follows. it's not rare for israel to deny such humanitarian requests. this is why the house on tv decided
as a just for that to broadcast some of the funeral. so she can see it in her prison. over the years when we've been talking to many palestinian prisoners who were released from prison, they would say that the hardest moments, even though for those who spent years and years in jail, the hardest moments where, when they couldn't be with their loved ones in their final days or attend their funeral. napoleon opposition leader has been appointed as prime minister for the 5th time. share about how do they will bus seen here on the right will lead to the himalayan nation, as it struggles with political divisions and the corona virus. he was appointed a day after the supreme court reinstated parliament, which was dissolved in may during a political crisis that went on for months. they will, bo was elected to the job 4 times before, but as never served a full term after 2 and a half years of hearing shocking testimony from the victims of state function
killings down be as at truth reconciliation and reparations commission has concluded its assignment. it's planning to make strong recommendations to punish those responsible for atrocities committed under the former president. yeah, john is ruled 25 years ago, but as we did risk reports now from bon jewel, many victims a say that they cannot move on at the home of late basil battle, a feast is being prepared by a member of the family he left behind 25 years ago, the battle and 13 others were executed by former president jimmy for allegedly planning a cool his buddies. like many other campaigns, was never recovered. since his death bottles, widow is finding it hard to find a closure. i know meet. i know me personally and not forgive anybody, or if they come to me, i will tell them to us proceeded for forgiveness. go to basil the hardship by phase
where i believe that to god, god will judge everything. but me, i cannot forget. you shall tell the commission about that. that emotion is shared by others who also lost loved ones for 2 and have yes and can apple and hundreds of other surviving victims. and their families, testified before the truth commission detailing the atrocities committed by the regime. the testimonies, including those of members of a hips court, led to the discovery of mass graves and the grim task of zooming the remains of the former teacher. but somebody lived through 14 months of humiliating detention and porter left him to call it for life. was explaining that i had was when both hands and legs were paid. but when they wouldn't care, you can move. you can be if that time that please the
pin was continuous and they will come but all, all water under the skin and continue electrocuting you on your body to look at phantom. see the pinch. speaking work of the commission was led by 4 my adviser to the united nations secretary general to lemons, to says the government would have to implement the commission's recommendations to help the victims store one. what's the alternative? you do nothing. 22 years of atrocities. the slaughter of innocent civilians there which haunting thing that might lead them to the death of over 3040 people. they're massive and torture that really happened in the area that we forget about all that. and then just some of us with it under the carpet and then no move on. no, i don't think the government would do that. i that many victims say they hope the
government would have the courage to do that. but they wouldn't bet on it. the truth and reconciliation commission is expected to recommend the prosecution of the puppet practice of serious crimes and reformation for the government has already set aside $1000000.00 a compensation for victims with the premise of another 1000000 to come young be as activists will be watching closely to see what the reaction of the government of president automobile will be to the recommendations of the commission. what would again be preparing for a presidential election in early december. the victims likes and carianne's will have to wait a bit longer for justice to be served on people. she vowed never to forgive until then she will continue to bear the burden of our anger and the pain of losing husband. she said meant the world to our automated rece allergies either by joel france has fine the tech giant google nearly $600000000.00. regulations say the
company failed to negotiate with news publishers about using their confidence content. the firm now has 2 months to propose how it will compensate news agencies or face further fines. natasha butler has more from paris. we've actually heard from frances, a digital phase minutes about the citric. oh, he put out for tweet, saying that this fine shows that no company is above international rules. let's give you a bit of a sense of the background. this is basically an ongoing route between french publishers and news agencies and the u. s. tech firm google. now, a google uses content from these news agencies and from these various newspapers and publication, such as a news stories, articles and that kind of thing. it publishes them of course, on its website on this platform and it does pay them for it. however, what editors in france are saying is that there is no transparency over how those
payments are calculated. google effectively pays what it wants to pay, rather than having come come to an agreement with editors over the system for the payments. now, under your rules, google was supposed to started talks negotiations with these licenses and frauds over the payments to try and put in place an agreement on how they should be paid on how the payments should be calculated. however, what frances anti trust woodstock is saying is that that has not been done. google has not begun those talks, and therefore it is decided to impose this very large fine, nearly $600000000.00 still to come on al jazeera. this news our, the final major of the year is only a couple of days away, but talk continues over golf feud details. coming up with andy. ah,
ah, ah ah. ah. andy is here now with all this point. thank you so much, barbara. another blow for it's carolyn fix, at least it's not covey related. this time roger federer has withdrawn a suffering, a set back with his name during the recent grass court season. he wrote this on twitter. i'm greatly disappointed as it's been and honor and highlights of my career. each time i've represented switzerland that was knocked out of women in the quarter finals. he's now hoping to come back to competitive tennis within the next couple of months. will be president someone's back, hasn't made the greatest of impressions in tokyo during his 1st public appearance
in japan. ahead of the games, he momentarily forgot where he was and our comment target is safe and secure games for everybody, for the athletes, for all the delegations, and most importantly also for the chinese people, japanese people. while the setup was quickly picked up on by the japanese media back have been in isolation for 3 days. part of the protocol to reduce the risk of a car with 19 outbreak. last week, it was decided, no fans would be allowed after events. like every sports fan, you want to have full stadium, and this is not only about the spectators, it's 1st of all about the athletes. they want to feel the atmosphere in the stadium and the support coming from the public. but the, these, the decision and our support for this decision show is said that we are walking the talk on the athletes village is now officially open athletes will be tested daily
for cove at 19 waller in japan after being tested at least twice before flying into the country about $11000.00 competitors that you to be out these olympics being vaccinated? well, it's not a prerequisite to take part, but organize expect well, that 80 percent of athletes will have received a vaccine. well, we've been talking to talk to run and pay this in wagner, who specializes in sports, business and marketing. he says, organize his face, a tough task, balancing the needs of the games and those of public health. to talk about poor ass reagan, you may leave me to so you will have human dignity and order have because of the current house and how many of them are right here. health is not only of all the details, but everyone,
both holsen, the games and the members down, people from the media and other would be in japan or even japanese, probably an even larger one. those office returned home to do like to be like a very hot dog or seem to reconcile dishes, both human dignity and the mental human rights of health. are some gold medal, hopefully have been looking in good shape ahead of their departure for tokyo, american tribe brow on the 100 meters at this time in league event in england, he's the fastest man in the world. the ship and jamaica, double olympic champion. elaine thompson, her, i was a winner in the see what meters the olympic refugee team has been preparing for the games at a training camp in cats are 29 athletes from 11 countries will be competing across 12 sports who created 6 years ago. the team aiming to bring
a global attention to issues facing o refugees, also offering carving not seen vaccines, the athletes ahead of the olympics exploitation. so that if this is to do their best and also give the message of hope to or that of he's out on the world because they're presenting the entire community, the wall let's golf mice talks about, feed him and books kept her as asked about his dislike for his american companion bryce in december, the 4th. so major champion, always willing to answer, both men are preparing for the final nature of the open championship on tuesday kept who was questioned about playing in the same team to chicago for the us at the ryder cup in september. but i can put it aside for business if, if we're going to be on the same thing, i can, i can deal with anybody in the world for a week. we're not going to be high 5 and you know, late night conversations. but you know, i do my thing, he does his thing,
he can say whatever he wants. i think he said something about lack of every national amount of holding something. i don't know what he's talking about in that regard. besides that, i'm here to display golf and, and focus on that if we want to get bedroom back and forth obviously being respectful and having you keeping lines where they are getting crossed. yeah, i think it's one good for good environment for people out. golf and catholic football is getting ready to w, initiate gold cup the football championship for north and central america. the asian champions have been especially invited to take part as part of the preparations to host next year's world come cattle, haven't lost the game this year. event taking place in the usa with cancer facing panama in the opening game kick off in that one just over and just over an hour. ok, that is facebook is looking for now let's get back to barbara in london. and he thank you very much for that, and that is a for this news. i want to stay with the phone. i'm going to be back in just a few minutes with more of the phase. thanks for watching.
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