After September 11, 2001, U.S. officials authorized the cruel treatment and torture of prisoners held in Afghanistan, Iraq, Guantanamo, and the CIA's secret prisons overseas.

This database documents the U.S. government's official experiment with torture. At present, the database contains well over 100,000 pages of government documents obtained primarily through Freedom of Information Act litigation and requests filed by the ACLU, and through litigation of Salim v. Mitchell, a lawsuit brought by the ACLU on behalf of the survivors and the family of a dead victim of the CIA torture program. To learn more about the database, please read the About and Search Help pages. If you're a developer, you can also access this data through our API.

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CIA copy of L.A. Times article reporting on the Pentagon's reversal on its conclusion about the death of Abed Hamed Mowhoush, an Iraqi general who died in U.S. custody in 2003. The article describes the history of the Pentagon's position, which ...
CIA copy of an article from the London Independent on Sunday reporting on the death of a son of an Iraqi policeman and the "brutal" treatment of some Iraqi prisoners while in British custody. The article describes physical beatings and violent ...

This report concerns allegations that mind-altering drugs were administered to facilitate the interrogation of detainees under DOD control between September 2001 and April 2008. The report concluded that it could not substantiate the claim ...

The document is an untitled letter from a detainee alleging abuse by the American military. The detainee states that he was questioned about the role of Iraqi intelligence in furthering international terrorism and about where Iraq had hidden its ...
This is an NCIS investigation into the death of Sadik Abdullah Saoud, and Iraqi civilian who died while being placed in to custody by Battalion Landing Team 2/4 (2/4 "G" Co.), out of Expedition Observation Post (EOP) Playboy Mansion, Barwana, ...
Jan. 21, 2011
Investigative File (NCIS), Interview (Statement, Summaries/Notes)
Abdullah Sadiq Saoud
Physical assault, General
This is an NCIS investigation into the death of Ismail Na-Ama Ahmed, an Iraqi civilian who died following a beating he received by Iraqi Police (IP) following his arrest and detention at the Echo Company Forward Operating Base (FOB) Haditha, ...
Jan. 21, 2011
Investigative File (NCIS), Photograph, Medical (Autopsy, Death Certificate), Interview (Summaries/Notes)
Ismail Na-Ama Ahmed
Physical assault, General
This is an NCIS investigation into the death of Ismail Na-Ama Ahmed, an Iraqi civilian who died following a beating he received by Iraqi Police (IP) following his arrest and detention at the Echo Company Forward Operating Base (FOB) Haditha, ...
Jan. 21, 2011
Investigative File (NCIS), Interview (Statement, Summaries/Notes)
Ismail Na-Ama Ahmed
Physical assault, General, Threat, Assault/death
This is an NCIS investigation into the death of Abu Bachir, a Syrian National. Marines and Iraqi National Guard Forces (ING) stopped and searched a vehicle coming from the direction of Syria. A Red Opal a taxi with three (3) passengers. As the ...
Jan. 21, 2011
Investigative File (NCIS), Notes, Interview (Statement)
Abu Bachir
Physical assault, General
This is an NCIS investigation of the death of an Iraqi detainee, Thair Hamid Khalaf Hassan Alwani, who died in the custody of the Military Transition Team (MiTT) on December 22, 2007 while being transported from Combat Outpost (COP) Manion to the ...
Jan. 21, 2011
Chart/List, Investigative File (NCIS), Photograph, Medical (Autopsy, Death Certificate), Interview (Summaries/Notes)
Thair Hamid Khalaf Hassan Alwani
Physical assault, General