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The Torture Archive

83,000 digitized pages of items related to torture might not be everyone's cup of tea, but this invaluable resource created by The National Security Archive at The George Washington University is a real gem and an important research tool. Released in August 2009, The Torture Archive contains primary source documents related to the "detention and interrogation of individuals by the United States, in connection with the conduct of hostilities in Iraq and Afghanistan." The project started in 2006 with support from the Open Society Institute, and this archive brings together many documents which are currently available in different places on the Internet. On the site, visitors can view an interactive timeline of related events and search the entire database of documents by title, date, organization, or keywords. Additionally, some parties will want to watch the documentary film "Torturing Democracy", which is available here as well.
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October 2nd, 2009
Date Of Record Creation
October 2nd, 2009 at 6:35am
Date Of Record Release
October 5th, 2009 at 3:34pm
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