TEHRAN, July 9 (Mehr News Agency) -- U.S.-based Iranian filmmaker Cyrus Kar has sued U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and the top U.S. commander in Iraq, George Casey, for harsh treatment when he and his cameraman were held in detention by U.S. forces in Iraq, the Mehr News Agency reported on Saturday.
Kar and Farshid Faraji, an Iranian citizen, were arrested in Iraq in May 2005 while they were working on the documentary "In Search of Cyrus the Great".
They traveled to Iraq after they had finished filming in Iran, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, and Turkey.
The U.S. forces released them in late June after a number of human rights groups made complaints about their detention.
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