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.

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This report concerns allegations that mind-altering drugs were administered to facilitate the interrogation of detainees under DOD control between September 2001 and April 2008. The report concluded that it could not substantiate the claim ...

This document contains several Court-Martial following an investigation into the deaths of two (2) detainees at the Bagram Control Point (BCP) in Bagram, Afghanistan. Both detainees were determined to have been killed by blood clots that were ...

Nov. 05, 2008
Investigative File (CID), UCMJ (Court-Martial)
Habibullah, Dilawar
Physical assault, General
FBI Interview of an Afghan detainee interviewed at Guantanamo Bay. He complained of being mistreated by U.S. forces while in detention in Bagram, Afghanistan and during his transit to Camp Delta. He pointed to marks on his wrists that he claimed ...
Jan. 02, 2007
Non-legal Memo, Interview (Summaries/Notes)
Physical assault, General, Environmental manipulation, Hooding/Goggling
Sworn statement by a Iraqi national who became a detainee at Abu Ghraib with member of his family. He claims that his brother was with the Saddam regime and when he went to visit his sister in Iraq he was taken in to custody as a detainee and ...
In December 2002, at the Bagram Detention Facility, two Afghan detainees died while in the custody of US forces. The deaths were determined to be a result of blunt force trauma. Based on the information contained in the document and the related ...
Feb. 15, 2006
Investigative File (CID)
Dilawar, Habibullah
Physical assault
This document is the sworn statement of an army interpreter who visited a detainee in early February 2002 and the detainee stated he was regularly beaten by Military Police while housed at the Kandahar Detention Facility. The interpreter states ...
Dec. 21, 2005
Investigative File, Interview (Transcript)
Physical assault, Face slap or insult slap, General
Statement of an interrogator who noticed cuts and bruises on detainee during an interview. The detainee stated that while he was in a holding pen in Afghanistan he was told to stand with other detainees, but sat due to weak legs. The detainee ...
Dec. 21, 2005
Investigative File, Interview (Statement)
Physical assault, General
The Criminal Investigation Task Force (CITF) interviewed two detainees at Camp Delta, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to learn of camp conditions. The interview was conducted by the FBI and other agencies. One detainee explained that since being detained at ...
Dec. 21, 2005
Interview (Summaries/Notes)
Physical assault, General, Stress positions, Other Humiliation, Other
Memo is significantly redacted, however, it includes the interview of a Camp Delta detainee. The detainee reported that while aboard a plane heading to Bagram, Afghanistan, he was struck in the mouth by a FBI agent. He also reported being beaten ...
Memo summarizes the interview of a Camp Delta detainee. The interview was conducted by two Special Agents with the FBI and NCIS. The detainee was questioned specifically about his capture by the Northern Alliance (some of the detainee's accounts ...
Dec. 21, 2005
Interview (Summaries/Notes)
Physical assault, General, Cramped confinement, Other