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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The document is an untitled letter from a detainee alleging abuse by the American military. The detainee states that he was questioned about the role of Iraqi intelligence in furthering international terrorism and about where Iraq had hidden its ...
This document is a Department of Defense (DOD) Memo discussing a request for a copy of the Death Certificate of a detainee, ISN#: 329938, who died at Camp Bucca, Iraq on July 23, 2009. The request was approved.
This DOD Letter issued by Task Force 134 Multi-National Force, Baghdad, Iraq, signed by General Jack Gardner, grants permission for Strategic Counter Intelligence Directorate (SCID) personnel to conduct interviews on three (3) detainees at Abu ...
May 06, 2011
Letter
John D. Gardner
Dea Shakir Al-Janabe, Ahmed Muhy Diab, Abu-Al-Hassan
This is a letter from the Acting CIA Assistant Inspector General for Investigations to a doctor for potentially retaining them as a medical expert in the upcoming trial of David Anthony Passaro. Mr. Passaro was a CIA contractor charged with four ...
Mar. 11, 2011
Letter
David Anthony Passaro, David A. Passaro
This is a letter from CIA Assistant Inspector General for Investigations (name redacted) to Assistant U.S. Attorney James Candelmo, Eastern District of North Carolina, dated November 4, 2004. The letter is a response to AUSA Candelmo's request ...
Mar. 11, 2011
Letter
David Anthony Passaro, James A. Candelmo
This is an NCIS investigation in to the shooting death of detainee Haskem Shefi Abdullah at the Entry Control Point 5 (ECP-5), Fallujah, Iraq on September 20, 2005. The Report states that as a US Marine was guarding Mr. Abdullah, and while the ...
Jan. 21, 2011
Investigative File (NCIS), Letter, Interview (Summaries/Notes)
Haskem Shefi Abdullah
Physical assault
This is a NCIS investigation into the death of Ahmad Khalaf Adbal, a Syrian national who died during interrogation at Camp Al Asad Regional Detention Facility (RDF), on January 3, 2007. It is reported that Mr. Abdal was being questioned for ...
Jan. 21, 2011
Chart/List, Investigative File (NCIS), Letter, Photograph, Medical (Autopsy, Physical (non-death)), Interview (Statement, Summaries/Notes)
Ahmad Khalaf Abdal
This is an NCIS investigation into the death of Hasan Salih Mohammed, an Iraqi civilian who died following a Task Force 88 raid in Tawara Iraq on February 5, 2007. Mr. Mohammed died of unknown causes while being taken in to custody. His body was ...
Jan. 21, 2011
Investigative File (NCIS), Letter, Photograph, Medical (Autopsy, Death Certificate), Interview (Statement, Summaries/Notes)
Hasan Salih Mohammed
This is a CID report in to the death of detainee Rashid Salman Mohammad Al Ghurairi while being transported following his arrest at his home near Kalsu, Iraq on November 13, 2005. It is reported that Mr. Al Ghurairi suffered an apparent cardiac ...
This is a CID investigation into the death of Zaidan Kalaf Hassan, an Iraqi civilian who was shot during a search of his residence. It is reported that after the members of "A" Company, 1-8 Infantry breached the outer gates of Mr. Hassan's ...
Jan. 14, 2011
Legal Memo, Chart/List, Investigative File (CID), Letter, Notes, Photograph, Medical (Autopsy, Death Certificate), Interview (Statement, Summaries/Notes), Judicial (Affidavit/Declaration)
Zaidan Kalaf Hassan
Physical assault