the Senate asks the government for explanations

Senators ask the Minister of Health "to shed light" on the reality of this "data collection".

The World with AFP Posted today at 16h45

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Presidents of the Senate's Social Affairs and Legislation Committees are asking health minister Agnès Buzyn to explain charges of "putting" yellow vests "in hospital, according to a statement released Friday (May 17th).

In a letter sent to the minister, Senators Republicans Alain Milon and Philippe Bas ask him "To shed light on the reality of data collection during hospital admissions following demonstrations on public roads whose exploitation is likely to affect individual freedom". They also ask the minister "To indicate the actions that the Ministry and the agencies under its supervision have undertaken to put an end to this situation if it were proven".

"Questionable ends"

The use of the Si-Vic file, kept in the emergency services, for "yellow vests", revealed in mid-April by The chained Duck, had led one of the protesters concerned, wounded in Paris in February, to announce a complaint for fichage "Illicit".

Read our article dated April: Was there any "yellow vests" wounded during the demonstrations?

Public Assistance – Paris Hospitals (AP-HP) rejected these accusations before recognizing that the Si-Vic nominative file had sometimes included "Inappropriately" medical details – such as the fact that this or that victim was injured by a defensive bullet launcher (LBD) shot or a baton strike – a practice she had said she wanted "Correcting".

Asked in early May on Europe 1 about this controversy, Ms. Buzyn had refuted all "FILING". But for MM. Milon and Bas:

"The absence of clear and convincing explanations to date (…) leaves the idea that protesters could, as such, be registered in files by the public hospital for questionable purposes. "

"This event contributes to fostering distrust of hospital staff or law enforcement personnel"they still think.

Read the platform: against "fichaging" of "yellow vests" in hospitals
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