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 CID investigation n to the death of Fayis Halim Kazim, a detainee being held at the Temporary Holding Facility (THF) Radwaniyah Palace Complex, Iraq, on July 28, 2007. Mr. Kazim was in his assigned cell, Cell #9, waiting to be moved to ...
Jan. 14, 2011
Investigative File (CID), Photograph, Medical (Autopsy, Death Certificate), Interview (Statement, Summaries/Notes)
Fayis Halim Kazim
This is a CID investigation into the death of Khatab Aswad Salih. Mr, Salih was in a house being raided when he was shot by US soldiers. This report is the investigation in to that matter. The soldiers involved admit shooting Mr. Salih, but were ...
Jan. 14, 2011
Investigative File (CID, NCIS), Notes, Photograph, Medical (Autopsy, Death Certificate, Physical (non-death)), Interview (Statement, Summaries/Notes)
Khatab Aswad Salih
This is a CID investigation into the death of Elawy Dakhel Al Zobaie. Mr. Al Zobaie was a detainee at Theater Internment Facility (TIF) Control, Camp Bucca, Iraq when he became ill. Mr. Al Zobaie fell breathless, and without a pulse. CPR was ...
Jan. 14, 2011
Investigative File (CID), Photograph, Medical (Autopsy, Death Certificate, Physical (non-death)), Interview (Statement, Summaries/Notes)
Elawy Dakhel Al Zobaie
This is a CID investigation in to the death of Emad Wasmee Ahmed, a juvenile detainee at Theater Internment Facility (TIF), Camp Remembrance II at Camp Cropper. On July 31, 2007 Mr. Ahmed was seen being dragged unconscious by two (2) other ...
Jan. 14, 2011
Investigative File (CID), Notes, Photograph, Medical (Autopsy, Death Certificate), Interview (Statement, Summaries/Notes)
Emad Wasmee Ahmed
A CID investigation into the death of Qassim Hassim, an Iraqi civilian who was killed by an American Sergeant just outside Sadr City, Iraq. According to the report, a vehicle Mr. Hassim was was traveling in was stopped by US soldiers because it ...
Jan. 14, 2011
Investigative File (CID), Notes, Photograph, Medical (Autopsy, Death Certificate), Interview (Statement, Summaries/Notes)
Qassim Hassim
Physical assault
This is a CID investigation into the death of Raad Hikmet Ahmed, a detainee who died at Camp Charlie field hospital, Al-Hillah, Iraq on March 22, 2006. On March 19th, Mr. Ahmed was brought to the camp by Iraqi Police Forces (IP), and left in the ...
Jan. 14, 2011
Investigative File (CID), Notes, Photograph, Medical (Autopsy, Death Certificate), Interview (Statement, Summaries/Notes)
Raad Hikmet Ahmed
Physical assault, General, Use of electricity
This is a CID investigation into the death of Abdul Wali, a detainee at the Bagram Airfield (BAF), Afghanistan on December 19, 2008. It is reported that Mr. Wali was in his cell when he experienced a medical emergency. The soldier who responded ...
Jan. 14, 2011
Investigative File (CID), Photograph, Medical (Autopsy, Death Certificate), Interview (Statement, Summaries/Notes)
Abdul Wali
This is a CID investigation into the death of Isam Yunis Hamdan, a detainee being held at the Mosul Detention Facility, Forward Operating Base (FOB) Diamondback, Mosul Iraq on December 29, 2007. It is reported that prior to his being ...
Jan. 14, 2011
Investigative File (CID), Notes, Photograph, Medical (Autopsy, Death Certificate), Interview (Statement, Summaries/Notes)
Isam Yunis Hamdan
This is a CID investigation in to the death of Taha Daher Muhammed Al-Ithawi, a detainee at the 31st Combat Support Hospital (CSH) at Camp Cropper, Baghdad, Iraq. On March 16, 2008 Mr. Al-Ithawi was admitted to the CSH complaining numerous ...
Jan. 14, 2011
Investigative File (CID), Photograph, Medical (Autopsy, Death Certificate, Physical (non-death)), Interview (Statement, Summaries/Notes)
Taha Daher Muhammed Al-Ithawi
This is a CID investigation in to the death of Luay Mustafa Razzaq Abd Al, a detainee at the Special Housing Unit 32, Camp Remembrance II, Camp Cropper, Baghdad, Iraq. It is reported that April 4, 2008. It is reported that Mr. Razza Abd Al ...
Jan. 14, 2011
Investigative File (CID), Photograph, Medical (Autopsy, Death Certificate, Physical (non-death)), Interview (Statement, Summaries/Notes)
Luay Mustafa Razzaq Abd Al