S.1249 - A bill to require the President to close the Department of Defense detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and for other purposes.

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  • Official: A bill to require the President to close the Department of Defense detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and for other purposes. as introduced.

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Official Summary

Requires the President to close the Department of Defense (DOD) detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Requires all current detainees there to be: (1) transferred to a military or civilian detention facility in the United States (U.S. facility) and charged with a violation of U.S. or i

Official Summary

Requires the President to close the Department of Defense (DOD) detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Requires all current detainees there to be:
(1) transferred to a military or civilian detention facility in the United States (U.S. facility) and charged with a violation of U.S. or international law and tried before a regularly-constituted court;
(2) transferred to a U.S. facility without being charged if the detainee may be held as an enemy combatant or pursuant to other legal authority;
(3) transferred to an international tribunal operating under authority of the United Nations (UN) with jurisdiction to hold trials;
(4) transferred to their country of citizenship or a different country for further legal process, provided that such country provides adequate assurances that the individual will not be subject to torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment; or
(5) released from any further detention.

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