Latest update of the Torture Archive

Linked with Torture Archive. – Published on National Security Archive, Sept. 16, 2010.

Over 30,000 additional pages of documents comprise the latest update of the Torture Archive, an online repository for primary source material related to the detention and interrogation of individuals by the United States in the “global war on terror” since September 2001.

Compiled by The National Security Archive at George Washington University, the Torture Archive now contains 116,418 fully searchable and indexed pages providing the public with access to thousands of documents highlighting the abuse and torture of detainees in facilities such as Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib Prison. The Torture Archive provides a detailed account of the authorization of torture as a component of U.S. policy during the administration of President George W. Bush. 

The initial launch of the Torture Archive in August 2009 included documents obtained through groundbreaking FOIA litigation by the American Civil Liberties Union and co-plaintiffs, as well as a complete set of documents (including detainee statements and transcripts) released by the Department of Defense from the Combatant Status Review Tribunals and Administrative Review Boards. Additional pages include documents released through litigation by the Center for Constitutional Rights and the National Security Archive.

Most recently, the Torture Archive added the CIA Inspector’s General Report of 2004 and the Department of Justice Office of Professional Responsibility 2009 Report, released in 2010, which investigated the use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” on suspected terrorists … (full text).

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