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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Detainee was interviewed on April 1, 2002 regarding the Qala-i-Jangi prison uprising, Nov. 25 - Dec. 1, 2001. He states that an explosion happened in the prision basement, maybe from a grenade, where he and many other prisoners were kept. He ...

Dec. 15, 2004
Interview (Summaries/Notes)
Physical assault, General
Requests Language Services translate a document which contains the names of 66 pakistani detainees who were released from Sheberghan prison identified as potentially posing a threat.
FBI memo describing the Critical Incident Response Group (CIRG) and Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) analysis of a handwritten document prepared by a detainee at Guantanamo. The memo is preceded by redacted handwritten notes.
FBI email describing author's first week at Guantanamo. The email notes the differences between interview styles. The email states "Interesting differences' between the interviewees, as well as interview styles. And definitely areas where I ...
Dec. 15, 2004
Environmental manipulation, Light or sound

Explains that FBI's Military Liaison and Detainee Unit is responsible for conducting a threat assessment for each Guantanamo detainee who becomes eligible for repatriation, and establishes a procedure to ensure an FBI interview is conducted of ...

DOD PowerPoint presentation on Guantanamo. Heavily redacted.
Heavily redacted memorandum regarding a detainee and mentions the detainee's arrest in Mauritania in 2001 and eventual transfer to Bagram Air Force Base, as well as the opening of the interrogation with the detainee being asked if he was hungry; ...
The index lists this document as: CDR USSOUTHCOM Memorandum dtd 2 Jun 03.
Army memo discusses an AR 15-6 investigation into an attempted escape and a riot that resulted in the shooting death of one detainee and injuries to seven others. Memo also includes a list of those wounded during the incident.
This is a U.S. Army Foreign Claims form for monetary compensation. The claimant is an Iraqi citizen whose son was shot and killed by U.S. forces. Claimant states his son was a night patrol guard in Annana Village, and on July 16, 2003, U.S. ...
Feb. 15, 2006
Legal Memo, Letter, Other
General, Physical assault