Former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden is set to make a pre-recorded video appearance at the European Parliament’s civil liberties committee, which could take place by January.
“The meeting will be live-streamed but the statement will be recorded answers of our questions, which will we send in advance,” said German Green MEP Jan Phillip Albrecht on Friday (6 December).
Albrecht noted that a live stream of Snowden himself would risk revealing his location.
MEPs are in contact with Snowden via his lawyer, who had made an appearance at an earlier committee inquiry into the spying allegations.
“Our secretariat had contacted him via her,” said Albrecht.
Albrecht said Snowden has been following the parliament hearings “because it is one of the only places where a real debate is taking place, at the moment.”
The deputies are currently putting together their list of questions.
“That’s the plan at the moment and hopefully it will be possible,” said Albrecht.