TEHRAN, IRAN, April 11 — Iranian state television showed hospital images Wednesday of the Iranian diplomat who has accused the CIA of torturing him during his detention in Iraq.
State TV also reported that the Iraqi ambassador to
During the examination, the voice of a doctor could be heard describing how Sharafi had been beaten by a cable during his detention. Claims of torture have not been independently verified.
Following his visit, Stocker confirmed to The Associated Press that he saw wounds on Sharafi's body that "were several weeks old," but said he did not know how the injuries occurred.
"I cannot say who did it and where it happened," he said. "I can only say that it happened during his detention."
Earlier in the week, Sharafi's doctors reported that holes had been drilled into his foot, but the TV images were not clear enough to indicate whether the small, red marks on his foot were indeed holes.
Doctors also reported earlier that he had suffered a broken nose, serious injuries to his back, bleeding in his digestive system, and damage to his ears. None of these injuries has been independently verified, nor were they discernible from the TV footage.
A spokeswoman for the ICRC in
Sharafi was released from
At the time of his disappearance,