Senate Bill Aims To Close Guantanamo

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat introduced a bill on April 30 to "close the Department of Defense detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, within one year of the bill's enactment."

The bill marks the first time a Senator has backed up popular verbal criticism of the controversial prison with an official proposal to shutter the facility created by the Bush administration after September 11, 2001.

A statement on her Web site says Feinstein, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, is "deeply concerned that open-ended detentions and documented reports of detainee abuse at Guantanamo Bay have tarnished America's reputation and complicated our efforts to fight global terrorism."

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