(COE) - US detention facility in Guantanamo was set up 5 years ago вЂ" Council of Europe Secretary General calls for its immediate closure. Guantanamo is a flagrant violation of human rights, an embarrassment to the United States of America and a liability in the world's fight against terrorism. If individuals are suspected of terrorist activities, they should be properly tried in a court of law- if not, they should be released, and the detention camp, set up five years ago this Thursday, should be immediately closed down вЂ" told Terry Davis, reports Trend.
Europe Secretary General said that if we want to defeat terrorists, we must remain faithful to our ideas and values. People around the world must know that we are right, and that terrorists are wrong - that we are just, and that the terrorists are criminals. We cannot win the war against terror with secret prisons, with torture, with inhuman and degrading treatment, with people being kept in a legal limbo and deprived of safeguards which are the foundation of our systems of justice and our democracies. These methods are exactly what terrorists want. They want us to give up the most fundamental, defining features of our freedom. They want to set a wrong against a wrong. If we are determined to defeat terrorism, instead of merely fighting it, we must not give in to them.