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 DOS Cable from the US Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with letters exchanged between the family of a Saudi detainee and US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia James C. Oberwetter. The letter from Abdulaziz Suleiman al-Rubaish, brother of a ...
Oct. 28, 2011
Cable, Letter
James C. Oberwetter
Yasser Al Zahrani, Mana Shaman Allabardi Al Tabi, Mohammad Ahmed Abdullah Saleh al Hanashi
This document is a Department of State (DOS) Cable from the Austrian Embassy to DOS discussing Austrian media highlights. This Cable discusses the suicide of three (3) Guantanamo Bay detainees on June 10, 2006, as well as other matters related to ...
Oct. 28, 2011
Cable
Yasser Al Zahrani, Mana Shaman Allabardi Al Tabi, Ali Abdullah Ahmed
Summary of the media reaction in Damascus to Syrian foreign relations with the US and other countries also named. The Cable also discusses the Suicide of Three (3) Guantanamo Bay Detainees on June 10, 2006.
This Department of State (DOS) Cable relates that in a symposium organized by the Al-Jazeera TV channel in Khartoum, Sudan, Fathi Khalil, The Dean of the Sudanese Bar Association called for the release of Guantanamo bay detainees and called for ...
Oct. 28, 2011
Cable
Sami al Hajj
DOS Cable from the US Embassy New Deli, India to DOS Washington re: Media Reactions June 10-12, 2006. The Cable includes a summary of media reactions under the following headings: Guantánamo Bay- "US is under pressure to defend 3 jail suicides", ...
This document is a State Department Cable to Embassies discussing the apparent suicide of three (3) Guantanamo Bay detainees on June 10, 2006. The Detainees: Yasser Al Zahrani; Mana Shaman Allabardi Al Tabi; and Ali Abdullah Ahmed each apparently ...
DOS Cable from the US Embassy Paris, France to DOS Washington re: Media Reactions June 10-12, 2006. This DOS Cable contains the following subjects covered in the French Press: 1) Guantanamo Suicides; 2) Middle East - Israeli Strikes - Hamas; 3) ...
This DOS Cable contains thirty-nine (39) news articles from Pakistani news papers that concern the DOS and cover issues pertaining to US interests for June 10-12, 2006. Summary of media reactions under the following headings: Aid cut to Pakistan, ...
This is a DOS Cable from the US Embassy New Delhi, India to DOS Washington re: Media Reactions, June 12, 2006. The Cable contains a summary of media reactions and includes the heading; Triple suicide at Guantánamo.

A State Department memo addressing whether Article 16 of the Convention Against Torture applies to the CIA's interrogations in foreign countries. The State Department determined that the prohibitions against torture do apply, despite its ...