Marzieh Hashemi has been released from her detention without charge and is with her family in Washington DC. Marzieh and her family say they “will not allow this to be swept under the carpet. They still have serious grievances and want answers as to how this was allowed to happen…”
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Hashemi will be taken to the federal courthouse in Washington, her son told AP. He has said she’s been jailed as a material witness, though it’s unclear for which case. She hasn’t been charged with a crime.
The US has jailed prominent Press TV journalist Marzieh Hashemi, an American citizen, apparently as a “material witness”– ‘a charge authorities use when they need a reason to arrest somebody but don’t have one.’ She was visiting family & filming a documentary on Black Lives Matter when she was detained at the St. Louis airport, handcuffed and shackled.
If anyone else abducted an individual and held the person prisoner for 10 days, there would be consequences. This should also be true for the federal government. The government must compensate Marzieh Hashemi for jailing her… sign here:
Partially unsealed federal court documents reveal that Hashemi, a U.S. citizen, has not been accused of any crime. She has appeared twice before a U.S. District Court judge, according to an order Friday to partially unseal information about her case.
The federal government forcibly seized, shackled & is imprisoning Marzieh Hashemi, a grandmother who has not even been charged with a crime. This violates some of the most fundamental principles on which the US was founded, and that protect all Americans of every political persuasion, race, religion, and ethnicity.
Press groups concerned about US jailing of Iranian news anchor; court appearances shrouded in mystery
Committee to Protect Journalists and PEN call for Justice Department to state why it has jailed US citizen Marzieh Hashemi, a prominent journalist with Iran’s Press TV. FBI & Justice Dept refuse to comment… possible court appearances not listed in dockets…
The US is holding 59-year-old Marzieh Hashemi, a popular Iranian news anchor, under abusive conditions. Born Melanie Franklin in New Orleans, she was on her way to visit a sick brother when she was arrested… she was held 48 hours before being allowed to contact her daughter.
The US Treasury Department, under Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, has worked to take down an Iranian news website, Fars News. Mnuchin is an Israel partisan and former hedge fund owner who is close to Sheldon Adelson…