23 June 2020
A new report from Alarm Phone, Borderline Europe, Mediterranea and Sea-Watch.
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1. Remote control: the EU-Libya collaboration in mass interceptions of migrants in the Central Mediterranean. EU aerial assets are deployed to detect migrant boats from the air and guide the so-called Libyan Coast Guard to the locations of escaping boats.
2. Aerial surveillance has led to the capture of tens of thousands of people and their return to the Libyan war zone.
3. Through both aerial surveillance and coordination activities in migrant interceptions, EU actors have violated their SAR obligations and facilitated interception activities of the Libyan authori-ties. EU actors are thus complicit in the systematic violation of human rights."
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