Den iranske diplomaten som ble løslatt tirsdag etter to måneder i irakisk varetekt, hevder at han ble torturert av CIA. Amerikanerne benekter dette.

Diplomaten Jalal Sharafi kommer disse opplysningene dagen etter at fem av de 15 løslatte britene sto frem på en pressekonferanse i Storbritannia og fortalte om psykologisk press og lyden av våpenhaner som ble spent.

An Iranian diplomat freed two months after being abducted in
Iraq accused the CIA of torturing him during his detention, state television reported Saturday. The United States immediately denied any involvement in the Iranian’s disappearance or release.

Jalal Sharafi, who was freed on Tuesday, said the CIA questioned him about
Iran’s relations with Iraq and assistance to various Iraqi groups, according to state television.

«Once they heard my response that Iran merely has official relations with the Iraqi government and officials, they intensified tortures and tortured me through different methods days and nights,» he said.

U.S. denies Iranian claim of CIA torture