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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Fax of letter from a constituent to Senator Cornyn stating: "I just read a story about 3 CIA personnel who may have killed three prisoners. The Agency submitted their reports to the Justice Dept. Interrogations on non-Americans by the ...

John Cornyn
John Cornyn
An exchange of letters between Senator Charles Grassley and Assistant Attorney General William E. Moschella regarding the OLC's August 2002 memo defining torture. Senator Grassley initiated the exchange by forwarding to AAG Moschella for response ...
William E. Moschella, Charles E. Grassley
CIA copies of various Fourth Geneva Convention articles, including Article 147 (Grave Breaches), Article 49 (Deportations, Transfers, and Evacuations), Article 5 (Derogations), Article 68 (Penal Legislation), Article 78 (Security Measures, ...
CIA copy of 18 U.S.C. 2441: War Crimes. Document includes legislative history and analysis of the section.
CIA copy of excerpt from "Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers," recounting a series of murders carried out for the purpose of selling corpses as cadavers.
CIA maps of Iraq printed from the Internet.
CIA printout of 10 U.S.C 918, Art. 118, describing the military definition of, and punishments for, murder.
CIA background materials on Abu Ghraib, likely for presentation to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Table of contents includes "NE Background Summary," "DDO Talking Points and ...
Non-legal Memo
Manadel Al-Jamadi, Abed Hamed Mowhoush
Likely a cover sheet for CIA documents from, or relating to, incidents in 2003.
This article details "the deaths of at least 10 prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan" and indicates that U.S. officials considered "a possible criminal investigation of a [CIA] officer in the death of one prisoner." It also describes Congressional ...
Donald H. Rumsfeld, John McCain