FIRST AIRED: June 22, 2017

Nice work! Enjoy the show!


You’re busy. We get it.

Stay on top of the news with our Editor’s Picks newsletter.

US Edition
Intl. Edition
Unsubscribe at any time. One click, it’s gone.

Thanks for signing up!

We've got more news

Get our editor’s daily email summary of what’s going on in the world.

US Edition
Intl. Edition
Replay Program
More Info

COMING UP:Share Opener Variant 2



>> A strong supporter of the French National Front Party, Far Right, and anti-immigration, until she fell in love with a migrant. Now, Beatrice Uray faces up to ten years of prison, for that liaison.>> I was smitten, but I was trying to be rational and telling myself that I was there to help, nothing will happen.
I didn't know anything about him, I didn't even know his name.>> Uray met Iranian Moctor during a chance encounter at the so called Jungle Refugee camp in Calais. She was dropping off some hitchhikers when she saw for herself the conditions the refugees were living in. The 45 year old signed up to volunteer straight away.
Soon after, she laid eyes on Moctar, a 34 year old former teacher who had fled Iran and romance blossomed.>> We exchanged glances and something immediately clicked, it clicked.>> Moctar was trying to get to the UK anyway he could. Uray says she cared for him so much that she offered to help.
She bought a boat and in June last year, watched her lover set off on a dangerous journey across the world's busiest shipping channel.>> I said, farewell to him that morning. I didn't say, until next time, I said, farewell. I was sure I was never going to see him again.
>> Incredibly, Moctor made it safely to the UK where he applied for asylum, but Uray was arrested and charged with people trafficking.>> For me, since the beginning, it wasn't something reprehensible. I knew I shouldn't do it but I didn't imagine there would be such consequences. What I expect from the courts is that they know I did this out of love, that's obvious.
>> A French court is due to consider Uray's fate in the next few days.