The ACLU has obtained thousands of unredacted documents regarding the military's internal investigations into charges of detainee abuse as a result of our ongoing FOIA litigation. The uncensored documents are from the Church Report and five separate CID investigations of deaths and abuse in Iraq , Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay .
The unredacted pages from the Church report were previously classified. Describing investigations of deaths at Bagram in 2002, the report refers to alleged behavior of military personnel as "clearly abusive, and clearly not in keeping with any approved interrogation policy or guidance." The report notes that "In both instances, the deaths followed interrogation sessions in which unauthorized techniques were allegedly employed, but in both cases, these sessions were followed by further alleged abusive behavior outside of the interrogation booth."
The ACLU also obtained reports of investigations into deaths that took place in Afganistan and Iraq – as well as Abu Ghraib abuses. Although several have been reported on already, this is the first time the military investigations have been released in full. They include:
The Church Report documents are available at: www.aclu.org/safefree/torture/38710lgl20090211.html
The investigation documents, along with descriptions, are available at: www.aclu.org/torturefoia/released/021109.html
More info on our FOIA litigation, including documents and press releases are at: www.aclu.org/safefree/torture/torturefoia.html