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Jalal Shafi on April 11 (Fars)
April 11, 2007 -- Iran today showed footage of the wounds of an Iranian diplomat released after two months in captivity in Iraq.
State television said Jalal Sharafi had been kidnapped and "savagely tortured" by U.S. forces. It said they drilled holes into Sharafi's legs and there were signs of damage to his nose and neck.
Sharafi was shown in hospital, his feet badly bruised and his body covered by sensors, as he was visited by the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross delegation in Iran, Peter Stocker.
Stocker later told AFP news agency that he saw "very serious," several week-old wounds on the back and feet. But he could not confirm how these wounds were incurred.
Washington denies any role in the detention of Sharafi, second secretary at the Iranian Embassy in Baghdad, who was freed on April 3.