Marzieh Hashemi, a journalist and news anchor working for Iran’s English-language Press TV television channel arrived in Iran on Wednesday after 10 days of detention in the United States.

Iran Press/Iran newsHashemi arrived at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport on Wednesday night and was welcomed by her relatives and colleagues, Iran Press reported.

The head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB)'s World Service, Peyman Jebelli, told reporters at Imam Khomeini Airport that the release of Marzieh Hasehmi marked a victory for the freedom-seeking and a setback for the US.

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Jebelli said the US, which was seeking to humiliate the Press TV anchor, was itself belittled by all those who stood by Ms. Hashemi.

He said that supporting her was advocating the path of justice and righteousness.   

Hashemi was released on January 23 after 10 days of detention at a Washington, D.C. facility.

On Jan 26, Hashemi at a protest rally in Washington, D.C. said that her 10-days detention without charge by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was illegal and represented an attempt to instill fear in the Muslim population.
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On Jan 13, 2019, US-born Marzieh Hashemi was detained in St. Louis Lambert International Airport after coming to the country to visit her family.

She was brought to Washington, D.C. where she appeared before a jury as a witness in an undisclosed case.

Hashemi has lived in Iran since 1982 and worked for Press TV since 2008. 103 / 211


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