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February 19, 2019

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U.S. Police Arrest Journalist Working For Iran’s State TV

2019/01/16, 10:22


U.S. Police Arrest Journalist Working For Iran’s State TV

Truth NGO - Marzieh Hashemi, a journalist and anchor working for Iran’s English-language Press TV television news network, has been imprisoned in the United States for unspecified reasons.

American born Hashemi, most famous for anchoring news and presenting shows for Press TV, was detained upon arrival at St. Louis Lambert International Airport in St. Louis, Missouri, on Sunday, her family and friends said.

Press TV has learnt that she was transferred by the FBI to a detention facility in Washington, D.C. Neither her nor her family members have been given any reason for the apprehension.

Hashemi, born Melanie Franklin, had just reached the US to visit her ill brother other family members.

Her relatives had been unable to contact her, and she was allowed to call her daughter only two days after her arrest.

Harsh treatment

Hashemi, a Muslim convert, told her daughter that she has been forced into manacles at the detention facility.

She has been prevented from observing the Islamic dress code, Hashemi said. The journalist had her hijab forcibly removed, and pictures were taken of her without the headgear upon arrival at the facility, she added.

Hashemi has only been allowed to wear a T-shirt, and is using another one to cover her head, while her forearms are still bare against the Islamic dress code, which she would invariably commit to.

Furthermore, she was allowed only pork as meal, and even denied bread after refusing to consume the meat, which the Islamic law forbids.

Hashemi told her daughter that the only food she has had over the past two days has been a “packet of crackers.”

Keywords(Tags)

Marzieh Hashemi، FBI، US police، Press TV،Children & Women،Human Rights،.U.S

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