The United States has arrested a female anchorwoman working on Iranian news and television. (Source: PressTV)
Overseas Network, Jan. 24, Irans renowned hostess Hashemi was detained on Jan. 13. After 10 days of detention, Hashemi was released on Jan. 23, local time. According to the US side, however, the reason for the detention of Hashemi was that she was an important witness in a criminal case.
According to the Associated Press and Russian Satellite News Agency, Marzier Hashimi, a well-known hostess of Iranian National Television, was released from prison on the evening of 23 local time. Marzieh Hashemi, 59, was born in the United States and has lived in Iran for more than a decade. He is an Iranian TV anchor and documentary director.
Hashimi was detained at St. Louis Lambert International Airport in Missouri on March 13 and sent to Washington, D.C., where he was detained at the FBI detention facility.
Hashimi was reportedly allowed to contact her daughter two days after her arrest. Hashemi told her that the United States treated her like a criminal and gave her handcuffs and shackles.
On 23 local time, supporters of Hashemi demonstrated outside the U.S. Federal Court, demanding the release of Hashemi. (Source: Associated Press)
The US side claimed that Hashemi was not charged with crime, but was detained as an important witness in a criminal case, and the court needed her testimony.
According to Xinhua News Agency, Irans foreign ministry asked the United States to immediately release Hashemi, an Iranian television employee who was previously arrested. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bakhram Kasimi said on June 16 that Iran condemned the US side for illegally arresting the Muslim American woman and treating her in an inhumane manner in a prison in Washington, D.C.
Hashemis report covers such topics as discrimination against women and the lives of Muslims and African Americans. Hashemis son said that after visiting relatives in New Orleans, Hashemi filmed a documentary called Black Lives Matter (the slogan of a black movement).
Source: Zhao Yaping_NN9005, Responsible Editor of Overseas Networks