Bagram Documents Released Under FOIA
In April 2009, the ACLU filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for records relating to the detention and treatment of prisoners held at the Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. In September 2009, after five months had elapsed without the release of any records, the ACLU filed a lawsuit to enforce its rights under FOIA. Through the FOIA, the ACLU asked the Obama administration to make public records pertaining to the number of prisoners at Bagram, as well as their names, citizenship, length of detention, and place and circumstances of capture. The ACLU also asked for release of records pertaining to the rendition of prisoners to Bagram from outside of Afghanistan, the process afforded prisoners to challenge their detention, and the treatment of prisoners and conditions of confinement.
ALL FOIA DOCUMENT SETS BY RELEASE DATE
04/18/2013 - Request from General David H. Petraeus to Secretary of Defense for Policy Guidance Regarding Unlawful Enemy Combatant Review Board Procedures
04/18/2013 - Bagram Detention Operations Policy Memorandum
04/18/2013 - Bagram Theater Internment Facility (BITF) Policy Review
04/18/2013 - Proposed Revisions to Detainee Review Procedures in Afghanistan
04/18/2013 - Unlawful Enemy Combatant Review Board (UECRB) Procedures
04/18/2013 - Policy Guidance on Review Procedures and Transfer and Release Authority at BITF
8/17/2012 - Documents released by the Department of Defense, Department of State, and Department of Justice, including documents produced by the Special Task Force on Detainee Disposition.
8/17/2012 - DOJ releases documents from outstanding referrals and consultations (below).
8/17/2012 - DOD releases documents.
8/17/2012 - DOS releases documents.
8/17/2012 - DOJ's National Security Division (NSD) releases documents of the now-defunct Special Task Force on Detainee Disposition.
SET 1 (processed by NSD) | SET 2 (referred to DOD) | SET 3 (referred to DHS) | SET 4 (referred to DOJ's Office of Information Policy) | SET 5 (referred to DOJ's Office of Legal Counsel) | SET 6 (referred to DOJ's Office of the Solicitor General) | SET 7 (referred to DOS)
5/13/2011 - More complete documents relating to 11 additional DRB hearings. For each of these 11 detainees, the following documents are included: Commander's Final Decision Memo; Memo from DRB President to the Commander or Deputy Commander; DRB Report of Findings and Recommendations; Summary of DRB Hearing.
5/13/2011 - Department of Defense memoranda and other documents describing the DRB hearings and/or disposition of individual detainees.
3/11/2011 - Department of State releases documents.
10/29/2010 - More complete documents relating to an illustrative sample of 60 DRB hearings. For each detainee, the following documents are included: Commander's Final Decision Memo; Memo from DRB President to the Commander or Deputy Commander; DRB Report of Findings and Recommendations; Summary of DRB Hearing.
10/29/2010 - Justice Department releases documents.
10/15/2010 - Defense Department releases the latest version of the list of Bagram detainees.
10/11/2010 - Commander's Final Decision Memos: Memos signed by the Commander or Deputy Commander of the Bagram prison that states the final disposition of a detainee (e.g. release, transfer, continued detention) and whether the detainee is classified as an "enduring security threat." Memos also relate the DRB panel's recommendations, which the Commander or Deputy are nearly always permitted to overrule.
SET 1 | SET 2 | SET 3 | SET 4 | SET 5 | SET 6 | SET 7
8/02/2010 - Department of State releases documents.
6/9/2010 - Defense Department and Justice Department release documents.
6/8/2010 - Defense Department and National Security Division release documents.
5/14/2010 - Defense Department releases documents pertaining to the detention policies and conditions at Bagram.
4/12/2010 - Defense Department releases a less-redacted version of the list of Bagram detainees.
1/15/2010 - Defense Department releases for the first time a list of the 645 prisoners held at Bagram in September 2009. Although the list includes prisoners’ names, other vital information is redacted.
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