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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This is a Department of Defense (DOD) Memo regarding the death of Raad Kairy Hammid. Mr. Hammid was a 27-year-old Iraqi, captured by collation forces on November 20, 2005. Mr. Hammid became ill while incarcerated at the Baghdad Central ...
May 06, 2011
Non-legal Memo, Medical (Autopsy)
Raad Kairy Hammid
This document is a Department of Defense (DOD) email Memo discussing the death of Hassan Hardan Rakad, a 66-year-old Iraqi detainee. Mr. Rakad, a 66-year-old Iraqi detainee, was taken in to custody on October 4, 2005, and held at Abu Ghraib ...
May 06, 2011
Non-legal Memo
Hassan Hardan Rakad
Memorandum from CENTCOM to the Commander of the Coalition Forces Land Component Command to conduct an investigation in the the 800th Military Police Brigade's detainee operations and allegations of detainee abuse from November 1, 2003 to time of ...
Oct. 19, 2004
Non-legal Memo
R. Steven Whitcomb