• Wed / 23 January 2019 / 16:38
  • Category: Politics
  • News Code: 97110301889
  • Journalist : 71593

Demonstration held in Tehran, calling US to release PressTV’s anchor

تجمع اعتراضی در حمایت از مرضیه هاشمی (خبرنگار پرس تی وی) بازداشت شده در آمریکا، مقابل دفتر سازمان ملل

Tehran (ISNA) - The IRIB’s Basij Center and the Association of Muslim Journalists held a demonstration in front of United Nation’s office in Tehran on Wednesday, calling for the release of Iran’s Press TV news anchor, Marzieh Hashemi.

Hashemi whose birthname is Melanie Franklin was detained at St. Louis Lambert International Airport in Missouri last Sunday while she was in the US to visit her ill brother and other family members.

She was born into a Christian African-American family in New Orleans and has converted to Islam.

Following the demonstration, a joint statement by the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, the IRIB’s Basij Center, and the Association of Muslim Journalists was read out in front of the UN office in Tehran.

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