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Europe rights watchdog calls for Guantanamo closing

[JURIST] The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) [official website] has released a new report calling for the closure of the US prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, saying it has fueled hatred toward the West and has increased al-Qaida membership. The human rights group has recommended a "calendar of closure" for the facility saying, "The longer the detention is in the camps the more the hatred against the US and the West becomes anchored in hearts and minds." The US, also a member of the OSCE, has pushed back against recommendations to close the prison, saying it is necessary to protect the US from future attacks. The organization's members are expected to vote next week on whether to accept the report's final conclusions. Aljazeera has more.

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