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 those techniques. At present, the database contains well over 100,000 pages of government documents obtained primarily through Freedom of Information Act requests filed by the ACLU. 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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Emails discuss detainee abuse at Guantanamo Bay. In the original message, the author states that they observed aggressive treatment that was personally upsetting to the author, they added that treatment was perpetrated by military personnel and ...
Jan. 02, 2007
Email
Other
Interview of FBI Supervisory Special Agent in Charge (SSAC) on their knowledge of detainee abuse at Guantanamo Bay (GTMO). The SSAC was assigned to GTMO on two separate occasions, the first was from June 25, 2002 to August 2002 and from August ...
Interview (conducted via email) of a former Psychiatrist with the Behavioral Science Consultation Team (BSCT). The interviewee witnessed the use of dogs during the interrogation of a detainee, and observed female interrogators using sexual ...
Jan. 02, 2007
Interview (Statement, Summaries/Notes)
Use of phobias, Environmental manipulation, Light or sound, Other Humiliation, Sexual, Religious, Other
Major General Geoffrey D. Miller was the Commanding General for the Joint Task Force in Guantanamo Bay (GTMO) from November 4, 2002 to March 26, 2004. He was interviewed regarding his knowledge of detainee abuse at GTMO. He mentioned that his ...
U.S. Marine Corps. command investigation into two allegations of detainee abuse taking place at Camp Fallujah, Iraq. In the first allegation, a witness alleged that he/she observed a rapid deployment force (RDF) guard make a detainee perform ...
Jan. 02, 2007
Investigative File
Abdullah Tohtasinovich Magrupov, Jamal Malik al Harith
Physical assault, General, Forced physical training, Other
This document is a statement by [redacted], who was in direct supervision of detainee/guard interactions at a regimental detention facility. On July 4, 2004, officers were on duty at the facility and allegedly abused a detainee. A witness told ...
Jan. 02, 2007
Interview (Transcript)
Abdullah Tohtasinovich Magrupov, Bacha Khan, Dawd Gul
Physical assault, General, Other
A Marine provided a statement in which he/she described various incidents of abuse that he/she either witnessed or heard about while stationed at an unknown detention facility. In the first incident, occurring on or about July 3, 2004, the ...
Jan. 02, 2007
Interview (Statement)
Khalid Rashd Ali al Muri, Jamal Malik al Harith
Physical assault, General, Threat, Other Humiliation, Forced physical training, Other
This document is a statement by a Marine who was accused of detainee abuse. The Marine was stationed at Camp Fallujah, Iraq, from June 2004 to July 4, 2004. A witness alleged that on or about July 4, 2004, the Marine made a detainee stand up and ...
Jan. 02, 2007
Interview (Statement)
Physical assault, General, Other
A Marine provided a statement in which he/she described an event in which a Marine was scolded for possible detainee abuse. The official stated that he/she witnessed a guard holding a shotgun while a detainee appeared to be sitting down and ...
Jan. 02, 2007
Interview (Statement)
Other
This is a statement by a marine regarding their knowledge of detainee abuse. The Marine mentioned only knowing of one incident where a fellow Marine said "ass" to a detainee. The Marine mentioned detainee, Abdullah Tohtasinovich Magrupov, but did ...
Jan. 02, 2007
Interview (Transcript)
James N. Mattis
Abdullah Tohtasinovich Magrupov
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