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 document is a CIA Memo drafted for the Deputy Director for Operations via the Associate Deputy Director for Operations/Counterintelligence. The memo contains background information related to the treatment and condition of detainees as it ...
This report details the investigation into the death of Gul Rahman.
This report details the investigation into the death of Gul Rahman. This re-released report includes a description of psychologist Bruce Jessen and his role in the interrogation of Gul Rahman.
This heavily redacted memorandum states that Gul Rahman has been uncooperative in debriefing sessions and suggests that interrogators need to create a plan to best extract information.
Non-legal Memo
Gul Rahman
Deposition transcript of Obaid Ullah (as personal representative of Gul Rahman) for Salim v. Mitchell litigation.
Judicial (Transcript)
James Mitchell , Bruce Jessen
Gul Rahman