Jan 19, 2019 11:05 Asia/Tehran

The Islamic Human Rights Commission in London has strongly condemned Press TV journalist Marzieh Hashemi's detention by the FBI.

Iran Press/Europe: The Islamic Human Right Commission strongly criticized Marzieh Hashemi's detention, calling it a violation of international laws and charters.

By installing the great luminous placard in London, the British Human Right Commission said the detention of Hashemi is an example of 'ethnic discrimination and cultural violation' and the US policy is to silent freedom of speech, Iran Press reported.

Masoud Shajare, the head of Islamic Human Right Commission in London said in protest at detention of the Muslim journalist in the United States, he has written a letter to the United Nations.

He added that the US President does not want anything reported which goes against his lies and offensive tweets.

The 59-year-old US citizen, who is based in Iran, was detained on Sunday in St. Louis, Missouri, where she had filmed a Black Lives Matter documentary.

A court in the United States has confirmed the arrest of US-born Iranian Press TV news presenter Marzieh Hashemi as a material witness in an unspecified investigation.

She was detained as a “material witness” to a criminal case and no charges were pressed against her, according to Hossein Hashemi, her elder son.

The US law defines a material witness as a person who is presumed to have information about the subject matter of a lawsuit or criminal prosecution, which is critical to the outcome of the case or trial. 101/ 211 /202


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