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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Identities of sender and recipient redacted. Sender works for HQ and states that "EAD Pistole wants some talking points by noon today on the quality of DoD's interviews at GTMO. I am going to pull bullets from the attached EC. If you have any ...
Dec. 15, 2004
John S. Pistole
Answer to a question posed in earlier meeting re: FBI questioning detainee. Contents heavily redacted.
Dec. 15, 2004
John F. Curran
John F. Curran, John S. Pistole, Valerie E. Caproni, Marion E. Bowman, M. Chris Briese
FBI email regarding a proposed Electronic Communication (EC) memo dealing with the treatment of detainees. Heavily redacted.
Attaches a DOD fact sheet on Guantanamo detainees, a newly released DOD order establishing administrative review for procedures for enemy combatants held in Guantanamo and a DOD news release. Attachments not provided.
Dec. 15, 2004
Valerie E. Caproni
Valerie E. Caproni, Kenneth L. Wainstein, John S. Pistole

Preparations for The Director's Senate Judiciary hearing on 5/20/04 Concerning the Treatment of Prisoners, i.e. Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo.

This email contains a request for a list of personnel who were deployed to Guantanamo, Afghanistan and Iraq, particularly "that prison" in Iraq in late 2003. A list is provided, but is heavily redacted.
Email details FBI investigation of mistreatment, abuse or "highly aggressive" treatment of detainees in Iraq that are known or observed by FBI agents who have cycled through Guantanamo. The email states that fourteen (14) agents have witnessed ...
Emails concerning a report of possible detainee abuse at Temporary Holding Facility (THF) 6-26 outstation. Notes that detainee arrived from Temporary Holding Facility with marks (burns) on him that seemed suspicious. When questioned about the ...
FBI email attaching report that provides details from an individual who observed serious physical abuses of civilian detainees in Iraq.
An unidentified individual informed the FBI Sacramento Field Office of numerous physical abuse incidents of Iraqi civilian detainees he/she observed in Iraq. The individual described that such abuses included strangulation, beatings, placement ...