"È possibile che il nostro sistema legislativo dice di voler stringere le maglie della clandestinità finendo con ingrossarne le fila?" - don Francesco
Call to close Guantanamo Bay detention facility In their resolution on Guantanamo Bay, adopted by 80 votes in favour to 1 against with 1 abstention, MEPs call on the US Administration to close the detention facility there and insist that every prisoner should be treated in accordance with international humanitarian law and tried without delay in a fair and public hearing by a competent, independent, impartial tribunal. They condemn all forms of torture and ill-treatment and reiterate the need to comply with international law. Parliament stresses that contemporary terrorism, particularly global terrorism directed against democracies and their populations, poses a threat to the basic and fundamental human rights our societies enjoy. It reiterates that the fight against terrorism, which is one of the priorities of the Union and a key aspect of its external action, can only be successfully pursued if human rights and civil liberties are fully respected.