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Council of Europe wants Italy-Libya deal clarification (2)

Human Rights Commissioner Muiznieks writes to Minniti

Council of Europe wants Italy-Libya deal clarification (2)

Strasbourg, October 10 - The Council of Europe's Human Rights Commissioner Nils Muiznieks said Wednesday that he had written to Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti asking for clarification about Italy's agreement with Libya. "I would be grateful of you could clarify what kind of support operations your government expects to provide to the Libyan authorities in Libyan territorial waters and what safeguards Italy has put in place to ensure that people intercepted or rescued by Italian vessels in Libyan territorial waters do not subsequently face a situation contrary to Article 3 of the European Convention (on Human Rights)". He said this regards the "real risk of torture or inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment".

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