Free Marzieh Hashemi - Press TV anchor, intrepid journalist and truth-seeker
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Marzieh Hashemi is an American-born Iranian journalist and television presenter. She is a correspondent in Press TV and the editor-in-chief of Mahjubah magazine.
Marzieh Hashemi was born in New Orleans, United States.She was born in a Protestant African-American family. She was a student in the field of broadcasting in 1979, when the Iranian revolution happened, after which she worked for Islamic newspapers and magazines in U.S.
Since 2008, she has lived in Iran, where she is now a TV presenter, journalist, voice-over artist, and documentarian and the host of Press TV, Iran's English-language broadcasting network.
In January 2019, Marzieh Hashemi traveled to the United States to visit her family, especially her ill brother. Press TV reported she was arrested at St. Louis Lambert International Airport in Missouri os Sunday and was being held in custody in Washington DC facility by the FBI. Relatives had been unable to contact Ms. Hahemi for over 48 hours, and only recently learned details about her detention.
No formal charges had been made against her. The FBI has not yet responded to requests for comment from the media.
Even though there are no charges against her, Marzieh Hashemi informed family members of her ill treatment in the prison facility. She described her hijab having had been removed against her will and mug shot taken with her hair exposed; being gave a short sleeve t-shirt to wear and that she is being treated as a criminal!
The prison officials have also denied her access to halal or vegetarian dietary options for the past few days, only serving her meals with meat which she has refused to eat. She mentioned that she had only been able to eat Pretzels and bread. .
Marzieh Hashemi is a JOURNALIST! This is a direct attack on journalists! So goes Marzieh, so goes JOURNALISTS in the USA!!! Marzieh, the next Julian Assange?
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