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 an Autopsy Report & Death Certificate for Abed Hamed Mowhoush, a 56-year-old Iraqi male. Cause of Death: Asphyxia due to Smothering & Chest Compression; Manner of Death: Homicide.
Jan. 14, 2011
Medical (Autopsy, Death Certificate)
Abed Hamed Mowhoush
Physical assault
This is the Autopsy Report and Death Certificate of Taleb Ehad Kazen, a detainee at Abu Ghraib Prison, Baghdad, Iraq. The Report states that Mr. Kazen had an enlarged heart & a narrowing of the arteries supplying blood to his heart. Cause of ...
Jan. 14, 2011
Medical (Autopsy, Death Certificate)
Taleb Ehad Kazen
This is the Autopsy Report and Death Certificate of Dham Spah, a detainee at Abu Ghraib Prison, Baghdad, Iraq. The Report states that Mr. Spah had an enlarged heart and a narrowing of his arteries supplying blood to his heart. Cause of Death: ...
Jan. 14, 2011
Medical (Autopsy, Death Certificate)
Dahm Spah
This is the Autopsy Report and Death Certificate of Abed Mohamed Najem, a detainee at Abu Ghraib Prison, Baghdad, Iraq. The Report states that Mr. Abed Mohamed Najem was in a detainee collection area when he complained of chest pains, then ...
Jan. 14, 2011
Medical (Autopsy, Death Certificate)
Abed Mohammed Najem
This is the Autopsy Report & Death Certificate of Mohamed Tariq Zaid, who died while in US custody. It is reported that Mr. Zaid was presented with dehydration, obtundation & hypoxia. The report notes that the local temperature was in excess of ...
Jan. 14, 2011
Medical (Autopsy)
Zaid Muhammed Tariq
This is the Autopsy Report of Nadem Sadoon Hatab, a detainee at the Whitehorse Detainment Facility, Nasiriyah, Iraq. The Report states that Mr. Hatab had blunt force injuries to his neck, torso & lower extremities, which led to his death. Cause ...
Jan. 14, 2011
Medical (Autopsy, Death Certificate)
Nagem Sadoon Hatab
Physical assault
Certificate of death for Abdul Wahid, an Afghani civilian. Cause of Death: Multiple Blunt Force Injuries; Manner of Injuries: Homicide.
Jan. 14, 2011
Medical (Death Certificate)
Abdul Wahid
Physical assault
The document is an internal FBI detainee interrogation report. The report is almost entirely redacted, but pertains to the interrogation of Detainee ISN 00269 at Guantanamo Bay by agents from the FBI and NCIS.
Jan. 15, 2010
Interview (Summaries/Notes)
Mohammed El Gharani
The document is an internal FBI email, regarding an attachment about Guantanamo Bay and the procedure by which to report the contents of the attachment.
Jan. 15, 2010
Email
Marion E. Bowman
The document is an internal FBI email, regarding the procedure by which to report complaints about Guantanamo Bay to the Intelligence Oversight Board. The email is redacted.
Jan. 15, 2010
Email
Marion E. Bowman