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 heavily redacted cable discusses a meeting at Embassy Suva to discuss a relocation/asylum proposal. The memo also discusses a meeting between Ambassador McGann and New Zealand High Commissioner to Kiribati Robert Kawai to discuss assistance ...
May 15, 2012
Cable
American Embassy Suva
Secstate
C. Steven McGann
This memo from Paul Wolfowitz, US Deputy Secretary of Defense, to the Attorney General and the directors of the CIA and FBI provides notes and talking points on the most dangerous enemy combatants detained at Guantanamo to provide to the press in ...
Dec. 15, 2009
Non-legal Memo
Paul Wolfowitz
Alberto R. Gonzales | John McLaughlin | James B. Comey
Geoffrey D. Miller, Paul W. Butler
Abu Zubaydah
This is a chart which lists 384 detainees of the US government; everything but their names, the dates of ARB completion, and their home countries are redacted.
This memo from Donald Rumsfeld to Stephen Hadley, Cheney, Gonzales, Rice, and Dan Bartlett provides a set of metrics for detention operations through July 20, 2005.
Dec. 15, 2009
Non-legal Memo
Donald H. Rumsfeld
Stephen Hadley
Richard B. Cheney, Alberto R. Gonzales, Condoleeza Rice, Daniel Bartlett
Deposition transcript volume II of Suleiman Abdullah Salim for Salim v. Mitchell litigation.
Judicial (Transcript)
James Mitchell , Bruce Jessen
Suleiman Abdullah Salim
EIT
Deposition transcript volume I of Suleiman Abdullah Salim for Salim v. Mitchell litigation.
Judicial (Transcript)
James Mitchell , Bruce Jessen
Suleiman Abdullah Salim
EIT
Deposition transcript volume II of Mohamed Ahmed Ben Soud for Salim v. Mitchell litigation.
Judicial (Transcript)
James Mitchell , Bruce Jessen
Mohamed Ahmed Ben Soud
EIT
Deposition transcript volume I of Mohamed Ahmed Ben Soud for Salim v. Mitchell litigation.
Judicial (Transcript)
James Mitchell , Bruce Jessen
Mohamed Ahmed Ben Soud
EIT
Deposition transcript of John "Bruce" Jessen for Salim v. Mitchell litigation.
Judicial (Transcript)
Bruce Jessen
EIT, SERE
Deposition transcript of Obaid Ullah (as personal representative of Gul Rahman) for Salim v. Mitchell litigation.
Judicial (Transcript)
James Mitchell , Bruce Jessen
Gul Rahman
EIT