Watch: MEPs to call on PM to let NGOs save lives

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Posted by Newsbook.com.mt on Tuesday, September 18, 2018

MEPs of the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee met yesterday evening with the crews of the Lifeline and Seawatch. They are sending an open letter to the Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat on the detaining of the NGO search and rescue ships and aircraft underlining that a humanitarian act such as rescue at sea is not a crime and should never be criminalised. The European Parliament adopted a resolution last July stressing that “acts of humanitarian assistance should not be criminalised” They also recalled their support to a reform of the Dublin system based on responsibility-sharing and solidarity, a position adopted by the European Parliament last year while the Council has failed so far to agree on its position.

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