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David A. Passaro was a contractor working on behalf of CIA, indicted in relation to interrogation techniques that resulted in death of a detainee, Abdul Wali, in Afghanistan. The indictment alleges that Passaro "beat Adbul Wali, using his hands and feet, and a large flashlight." Indictment counts: assault with a dangerous weapon, assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

 
 
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A Vaughn Declaration from Wendy Hilton, CIA, relating to 171 OLC documents responsive to the ACLU's FOIA requests of October 7, 2003 and May 25, 2004. The government originally withheld 181 OLC documents in full, and Judge Hellerstein upheld those withholdings. The ACLU appealed. On April 16, 2009, while the appeal was pending, the government released 4 OLC interrogation memos to the ACLU in connection with the same FOIA requests. The government then sought remand to reprocess the original 181 OLC documents in light of the release of the 4 memos.  David Barron's related delcaration (ACLU-RDI 4993) states that the OLC only found 171 of the original 181 OLC documents. The OLC reprocessed those documents and released approximately 43 of them on August 24, 2009.  Hilton's and Barron's declarations explain the redaction and withholding decisions of the 171 OLC documents.

 
 
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The Vaughn declaration of CIA Director Leon Panetta, discussing CIA records that describe the contents of the videotapes destroyed by the CIA.  The declaration notes that the records primarily concern the interrogation of Abu Zubaydah and that "[t]he majority of the documents currently at issue are TOP SECRET communications to CIA Headquarters from a covert overseas CIA facility where interrogations were being conducted. These TOP SECRET communications consist primarily of sensitive intelligence and operational information concerning interrogations of Abu Zubaydah."

 
 
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Deposition transcript of Jose Rodriguez for Salim v. Mitchell litigation.

 
 
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Israel's Supreme Court held that the General Security Service is not authorized to employ certain investigation methods that involve the use of physical pressure against a suspect.

 
 
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A list of records that were contemporaneous and derivative to the CIA's destruction of the interrogation videotapes.  The records listed describe the contents of the destroyed tapes.  The list was produced to the ACLU and the Court in the context of the ACLU's motion to hold the CIA in contempt for destroying the tapes.

 
 
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Deposition transcript volume I of Mohamed Ahmed Ben Soud for Salim v. Mitchell litigation.

 
 
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A Vaughn Index of 171 OLC documents responsive to the ACLU's FOIA requests of October 7, 2003 and May 25, 2004. The government originally withheld 181 OLC documents in full, and Judge Hellerstein upheld those withholdings. The ACLU appealed. On April 16, 2009, while the appeal was pending, the government released 4 OLC interrogation memos to the ACLU in connection with the same FOIA requests. The government then sought remand to reprocess the original 181 OLC documents in light of the release of the 4 memos. David Barron's related delcaration (ACLU-RDI 4993) states that the OLC only found 171 of the original 181 OLC documents. The OLC reprocessed those documents and released approximately 43 of them on August 24, 2009. This index lists the OLC documents along with the withholding decisions and brief descriptions. David Barron's and Wendy Hilton's related declarations (ACLU-RDI 4993 & 4994) explain the redaction and withholding decisions of the 171 OLC documents. To view documents described in this index that have been released, search this database for "OLC Vaughn Index #XX," where "XX" is the document number listed on this index.

 
 
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A Vaughn Declaration from David Barron, OLC, relating to 171 OLC documents responsive to the ACLU's FOIA requests of October 7, 2003 and May 25, 2004.  The government originally withheld 181 OLC documents in full, and Judge Hellerstein upheld those withholdings.  The ACLU appealed.  On April 16, 2009, while the appeal was pending, the government released 4 OLC interrogation memos to the ACLU in connection with the same FOIA requests.  The government then sought remand to reprocess the original 181 OLC documents in light of the release of the 4 memos.  Barron's declaration states that the OLC only found 171 of the original 181 OLC documents.  The OLC reprocessed those documents and released approximately 43 of them on August 24, 2009.  Barron's declaration (and Wendy Hilton's related declaration, at ACLU-RDI 4994) explains the redaction and withholding decisions of the 171 OLC documents. Barron's declaration also explains that, in attempting to reconstruct the original list of 181 OLC documents, the OLC discovered 224 additional documents responsive to the ACLU's FOIA requests (some of which "may well be duplicates of documents already processed"). Those documents were later described in subsequent Vaughn declarations and indices.

 
 
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This document is a heavily redacted sworn statement by an FBI Special Agent as part of "an administrative inquiry regarding an allegation that SA [redacted] engaged in possible prisoner abuse while on military deployment in Iraq."

 
 
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A Vaughn Declaration from Wendy Hilton, CIA, relating to documents from the files of the CIA Office of the Inspector General (OIG) responsive to the ACLU's FOIA requests of October 7, 2003 and May 25, 2004. The government originally withheld all of the CIA OIG documents in full, and Judge Hellerstein upheld those withholdings. The ACLU appealed. On April 16, 2009, while the appeal was pending, the government released 4 OLC interrogation memos to the ACLU in connection with the same FOIA requests. The government then sought remand to reprocess the CIA OIG documents in light of the release of the 4 memos. The CIA reprocessed the documents and, on August 24, 2009, released 8 of the CIA OIG documents, plus the Special Review (ACLU-RDI 4611) and an August 1, 2002 OLC memo, called "Item 29" (ACLU-RDI 4548). This declaration explains the CIA's withholding decisions.  The 10 released documents are: Special Review (ACLU-RDI 4611); Item 29 (ACLU-RDI 4548); Other-29 (ACLU-RDI 4612); Other-39 (ACLU-RDI 4613); Other-63 (ACLU-RDI 4614); Other-71 (ACLU-RDI 4615); Other-93 (ACLU-RDI 4617); Other-103 (ACLU-RDI 4618); Interview-83 (ACLU-RDI 4616); and Email-196 (ACLU-RDI 4619).  

 
 
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A Vaughn index describing documents from the files of the CIA Office of the Inspector General (OIG) responsive to the ACLU's FOIA requests of October 7, 2003 and May 25, 2004. The government originally withheld all of the CIA OIG documents in full, and Judge Hellerstein upheld those withholdings. The ACLU appealed. On April 16, 2009, while the appeal was pending, the government released 4 OLC interrogation memos to the ACLU in connection with the same FOIA requests. The government then sought remand to reprocess the CIA OIG documents in light of the release of the 4 memos. The CIA reprocessed the documents and, on August 24, 2009, released 8 of the CIA OIG documents, plus the Special Review (ACLU-RDI 4611) and an August 1, 2002 OLC memo, called "Item 29" (ACLU-RDI 4548). The 10 released documents are: Special Review (ACLU-RDI 4611); Item 29 (ACLU-RDI 4548); Other-29 (ACLU-RDI 4612); Other-39 (ACLU-RDI 4613); Other-63 (ACLU-RDI 4614); Other-71 (ACLU-RDI 4615); Other-93 (ACLU-RDI 4617); Other-103 (ACLU-RDI 4618); Interview-83 (ACLU-RDI 4616); and Email-196 (ACLU-RDI 4619).

 
 
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Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Hearing on Guantanamo Detainees re: Signature Page of Submission cover sheet, signed by Steven Watt (CCR), Viviana Krsticevic (CIJL), and Roxanna Altholz, (CIJL).

 
 
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A Vaughn index of CIA records, including cables sent from the field to headquarters, relating to the interrogation of Abu Zubaydah.  The CIA stated that the index includes the first half of the records created in August 2002 that describe the contents of interrogation videotapes destroyed by the CIA on November 9, 2005.

 
 
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A Vaughn index of Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) documents produced alongside a FOIA production released on November 8th, 2004. The index lists the documents withheld by government and an explanation for their withholding.

 
 
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Deposition transcript of James Mitchell for Salim v. Mitchell litigation.

 
 
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Deposition transcript volume II of Mohamed Ahmed Ben Soud for Salim v. Mitchell litigation.

 
 
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Deposition transcript of John A. Rizzo for Salim v. Mitchell litigation.

 
 
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Inter-American Commission on Human Rights litigation requesting that the Commission take measures to have the legal status of detainees held at Guantanamo be determined by a competent court, and to protect against the torture of detainees.

 
 
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Deposition transcript volume I of Suleiman Abdullah Salim for Salim v. Mitchell litigation.

 
 
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Deposition transcript volume II of Suleiman Abdullah Salim for Salim v. Mitchell litigation.

 
 
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This transcript is of a hearing held before the Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties to examine the OLC's involvement in the legal review of Administration policies regarding detention and interrogation. At issue is "the lengths" to which people acting on behalf of OLC went and what the OLC advised the US government it may or may not legally do.

 
 
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Deposition transcript of John "Bruce" Jessen for Salim v. Mitchell litigation.

 
 
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This is the opinion in the Falen Gherebi v. Bush and Rumsfeld case: Index No: 03-55785; D.C. No. CV-03-01267-AHM.

 
 
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The CIA's Vaughn Index of records describing the contents of the interrogation videotapes destroyed by the CIA.  This Index was attached to Leon Panetta's Vaughn Declaration of the same date.  Most of the records listed in the Index concern the interrogation of Abu Zubaydah and Al-Nashiri.

 
 
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Deposition transcript of Obaid Ullah (as personal representative of Gul Rahman) for Salim v. Mitchell litigation.

 
 
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