Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   18 January

Detained Iranian journalist released from U.S. custody

Detained Iranian journalist released from U.S. custody

YEREVAN, JANUARY 24, ARMENPRESS. Arrested Iranian TV journalist Marzieh Hashemi has been released from US custody after completing her testimony before a federal grand jury in Washington, according to the Washington Post.

Hashemi, 59, is a producer and on-air-presenter for the Iranian English-language PressTV. She holds dual U.S.-Iranian citizenship.

The journalist was arrested on January 13 by the FBI on a “material witness”.

The Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the arrest and demanded her immediate release.

PressTV had also issued a statement, expressing “strong protest”.

Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan



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