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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Discusses existence of new photos of abuse of detainees. A CD of photographs was provided by CIA to Department of Defense who forwarded it to the Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID). Some of the photographs were the Abu Ghraib ones shown ...
Feb. 15, 2006
Non-legal Memo
Donald H. Rumsfeld, Janis Leigh Karpinski
Sexual, General, Sexual, Physical assault, Other Humiliation
Informal investigation into the shooting death of Iraqi national detainee, Obeed Hethere Radad. The shooting officer, a Specialist (SPC), stated that he shot Radad because he was under the belief that a handcuffed Radad was trying to escape. ...
Dec. 21, 2005
Investigative File (AR 15-6)
Raymond T. Odierno
Obeed Hethere Radad
Physical assault, General, Isolation, Other Humiliation, Other
The Criminal Investigation Task Force (CITF) interviewed two detainees at Camp Delta to learn of camp conditions. One detainee informed the interviewers that in response to the "mistreatment and injustice that he and his Muslim brothers have ...
Dec. 21, 2005
Interview (Summaries/Notes)
Physical assault, General, Other Humiliation, Religious
Memo summarizes the interview of a Camp Delta detainee. The interview was conducted by two Special Agents with the FBI and CID, also, an Arabic linguist was present to translate. The detainee was uncooperative, he said it was because the Koran ...
Dec. 21, 2005
Interview (Summaries/Notes)
Other Humiliation, Religious
Memo summarizes the interview of a Camp Delta detainee. The interview was conducted by two Special Agents with the FBI and CID. The detainee discussed the reasons why he was recently placed in solitary confinement, he was confined because he ...
Dec. 21, 2005
Interview (Summaries/Notes)
Physical assault, General, Isolation, Other Humiliation, Religious
Memo summarizes the interview of a Camp Delta detainee. The interview was conducted by two Special Agents with the FBI and CID, also, a linguist was present to translate. The detainee previously refused to speak because he believed the guards did ...
Dec. 21, 2005
Interview (Summaries/Notes)
Other Humiliation, Religious
Memo summarizes the interview of a Camp Delta detainee. The interview was conducted by two Special Agents with the FBI and CID, also, an Arabic linguist was present to translate. The detainee advised that he had nothing to say. He stated that a ...
Dec. 21, 2005
Interview (Summaries/Notes)
Other Humiliation, Religious, Other
This Court Martial record discusses the court martial proceedings of Staff Sergeant Ivan L. Frederick, II, who was charged for offenses he committed while assigned to the Abu Ghraib Detention Facility on or about November 08, 2003. SSG ...
This Court Martial record (volume 6 of 8) discusses the court martial proceedings of Staff Sergeant Ivan L. Frederick, II, who was charged for offenses he committed while assigned to the Abu Ghraib Detention Facility on or about November 08, ...