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 copies of various Fourth Geneva Convention articles, including Article 147 (Grave Breaches), Article 49 (Deportations, Transfers, and Evacuations), Article 5 (Derogations), Article 68 (Penal Legislation), Article 78 (Security Measures, ...
CIA copy of 18 U.S.C. 2441: War Crimes. Document includes legislative history and analysis of the section.
CIA copy of excerpt from "Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers," recounting a series of murders carried out for the purpose of selling corpses as cadavers.
CIA maps of Iraq printed from the Internet.
CIA printout of 10 U.S.C 918, Art. 118, describing the military definition of, and punishments for, murder.
CIA background materials on Abu Ghraib, likely for presentation to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Table of contents includes "NE Background Summary," "DDO Talking Points and ...
Non-legal Memo
Manadel Al-Jamadi, Abed Hamed Mowhoush
Likely a cover sheet for CIA documents from, or relating to, incidents in 2003.
Press release from the White House affirming the Bush administration's belief in the Geneva Convention, but noting that Taliban detainees are not entitled to POW status and that members of al-Qaeda are not covered by the Convention.
George W. Bush, Ari Fleischer
Chain of CIA emails organizing a meeting to be held on October 20, 2003 at 11:00 a.m.
This is a Memo from John Helgerson, Inspector General (IG) to Director of Central Intelligence (DCI). The Memo states that the contents is a Final Report.
Non-legal Memo
John L. Helgerson
John L. Helgerson
Abid Hamad Mahawish Al-Mahalawi