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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This is a CID investigation into the reported death of two (2) Iraqi men in February 2005. The men, Jasim Mohammed Shihab and Ahmed Jasim Radhi were supposedly killed by US soldiers. investigation was begun more than a year after the deaths of ...
Jan. 14, 2011
Chart/List, Investigative File (CID), Email, Letter, Notes, Photograph, Medical (Autopsy, Death Certificate, Physical (non-death)), Interview (Statement, Summaries/Notes)
Physical assault
A CID investigation into the death of an unknown male Abu Ghraib detainee. The report states that the detainee was involved in an altercation with US forces at the facility and suffered a Pneumopericardium (air between the heart and heart ...
Jan. 14, 2011
Investigative File (CID), Notes, Medical (Autopsy, Death Certificate), Interview (Statement, Summaries/Notes)
Physical assault
This CID investigation in to the alleged unlawful shooting death of an unnamed Iraqi male following a firefight. The Report states that on March 20, 2005, in the vicinity of Salman Pak, Baghdad, Iraq, a man who was engaged with coalition forces ...
Chart/List, Investigative File (CID), Notes, Photograph, Medical (Autopsy, Physical (non-death)), Interview (Statement, Summaries/Notes)
Unknown Iraqi Male, vicinity of Salman Pak, Baghdad, Iraq
Physical assault
This CID investigation in to the alleged unlawful shooting death of five (5) Iraqis during a raid on a house near Samara, Iraq. It is reported that as soldiers raided a house looking for certain specific insurgents when they shot the Iraqi ...
Chart/List, Investigative File (CID), Notes, Interview (Statement, Summaries/Notes)
Mahmood, Samara, Iraq, Ahed Oid Latif, Kassim Karim Mahmood, Omar Al Nissani, Omar Karim Mahmood
Physical assault