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Parliamentary questions
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15 July 2021
Question for written answer  E-003599/2021
to the Commission
Rule 138
Brando Benifei (S&D), Pietro Bartolo (S&D), Pierfrancesco Majorino (S&D), Alessandra Moretti (S&D), Massimiliano Smeriglio (S&D), Giuliano Pisapia (S&D), Elisabetta Gualmini (S&D), Patrizia Toia (S&D), Franco Roberti (S&D), Pina Picierno (S&D)
 Subject: Libyan Coastguard patrol boats – video files

There have been numerous eye-witness reports of repeated abuses and violations for which Libyan Coastguard officers are allegedly responsible, especially in their treatment of migrants, and which have even taken the form of grave violations of human rights and of the duty to render assistance at sea. Recently, leading Italian press sources have brought to the public’s attention confidential documents relating to a EUNAVFOR report which revealed that Libyan patrol boats have been fitted with small video cameras to film their operations and that the video files documenting those operations might contain hard evidence to help establish whether such violations have actually occurred.

In light of the above, can the Commission state:

1. Whether it is aware that there are video cameras on board Libyan Coastguard patrol boats?

2. Whether it can confirm that the information they contain is confidential and cannot be accessed? Why is that so?

3. Whether it would be willing, should it manage to gain access to the video files, to make this video evidence public as it is crucial for shedding light on what happens during these operations at sea?

Original language of question: IT
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