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.

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CIA background materials on Abu Ghraib, likely for presentation to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Table of contents includes "NE Background Summary," "DDO Talking Points and ...
Non-legal Memo
Manadel Al-Jamadi, Abed Hamed Mowhoush

This article describes the CIA Inspector General's investigation into the death of three prisoners in U.S. custody in Iraq and Afghanistan. The article names two of the three of the prisoners, Mandadel Al-Jamadi and Abid Hamid Mowhoush.

Bob Baer, Jack Cloonan
Manadel Al-Jamadi, Abed Hamed Mowhoush
These photos most likely depict the abuse of Iraqi Major General Abed Hamed Mowhoush, who was detained, tortured, and killed by U.S. forces near Al Qaim, Iraq, in November 2003. According to an U.S. Army investigation, U.S. officials wrapped ...
Abed Hamed Mowhoush
Physical assault