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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The document includes notes from interviews conducted with detainee Moazzem Begg, regarding his general knowledge of incarceration in Egypt, his allegations of being threatened by two FBI agents, and his experiences being detained and ...
Interview (Summaries/Notes)
Moazzam Begg
The document includes notes from interviews conducted with FBI personnel David Ayres, regarding his knowledge of FBI intelligence-gathering strategies and interrogation techniques, discussions of different intelligence-gathering approaches, and ...
Interview (Summaries/Notes)
David Ayres, John Ashcroft, David E. Nahmias
Jose Padilla, Mohamedou Ould Slahi , Moazzam Begg
The document includes notes from interviews conducted with FBI personnel Larry Thompson, regarding his knowledge of concerns about overseas detainee treatment, his advocacy for civilian control of Iraqi prisons, and discussions about the status ...
The document includes notes from interviews conducted with FBI personnel [Redacted], regarding his knowledge of Department of Defense interrogation techniques used on Detainee #63 at Guantanamo Bay as well as the FBI's involvement.
Interview (Summaries/Notes)
John Ashcroft, Robert S. Mueller, David E. Nahmias
Mohammed al Qahtani, Abu Zubaydah
The document includes notes from interviews conducted with FBI personnel [Redacted], regarding his knowledge of EC's from the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit, the military's interrogation techniques and strategies, and his experiences serving in ...
The document includes notes from interviews conducted with FBI personnel [Redacted], regarding his knowledge of FBI operations and involvement at U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, detainee-related issues that were brought by the FBI to the ...
The document includes notes from interviews conducted with FBI personnel [Redacted], regarding his work experience with the Hostage Rescue Team, concerns about the Department of Defense's interrogation techniques, and the discrepancy between his ...
The document includes notes from interviews conducted with FBI personnel Andy Arena, regarding his responsibilities as Section Chief of International Terrorism Operations as well as three areas and issues related to detainees.
The document includes notes from interviews conducted with FBI personnel [Redacted], regarding his work experience, the FBI's intelligence gathering capacity and criminal option viability, and his participation in the review of Office of Legal ...
Interview (Summaries/Notes)
David E. Nahmias, Robert S. Mueller
Moazzam Begg, Feroz Ali Abassi
The document includes notes from interviews conducted with FBI personnel Bruce Swartz, regarding the provision of numerous documents that he has found for the Office of the Inspector General, including newspaper articles, Israeli Supreme Court ...
Interview (Summaries/Notes)
Bruce Swartz