Press TV Anchor Arrested After Flying Into the US!

Thursday, 17 January 2019 - 09:01

Islamic World News Analysis Group: Marzieh Hashemi, a US citizen born as Melanie Franklin was arrested at St Louis airport on Sunday and transferred by FBI agents to a detention center in Washington DC.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation declined to comment on Hashemi’s detention.


Press TV has released a statement with regard to the detention and imprisonment of its anchorwoman Marzieh Hashemi in the United States. Read the statement here:

Press TV issues statement on anchor’s detention in US


Also Javad Zarif Iran’s foreign minister criticised the arrest:

“The arrest of Marzieh Hashemi by America is an unacceptable political act that tramples on freedom of speech, The Americans must immediately end this political game,” Zarif told Al-Alam TV.


Hashemi’s family members and media activists have launched a social media campaign with the hashtags #FreeMarziehHashemi and #Pray4MarziehHashemi in support of the detained journalist.

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