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  1. Memory Hole™️ says:

    “An American journalist working for Iran’s English-language Press TV has been arrested by US authorities on unspecified charges, the state-run broadcaster said on Wednesday.” (Al Jazeera News 1/16/19) https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/arrests-journalist-working-iran-state-press-tv-190116074419139.html
    “Marzieh Hashemi, 59, was arrested upon arrival at St Louis Lambert International Airport on Sunday and transferred by the FBI to a detention facility in Washington, DC, Press TV said.
    “Her relatives were unable to contact her, and she was allowed to contact her daughter only two days after her arrest,” the Iranian broadcaster reported. “Hashemi […] has told her daughter that she was handcuffed and shackled and was being treated like a criminal.”
    Several local jails around Washington that house federal inmates said they did not have her in custody. FBI officials were not immediately available for comment.”
    Marzieh Hashemi (Persian: مرضیه هاشمی‎; born Melanie Franklin) is an American-born Iranian journalist and television presenter. She is a correspondent in Press TV and the editor-in-chief of Mahjubah magazine. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marzieh_Hashemi
    “Iranian Reporter Tells The Other Side Of The Story” (NPR 2009) https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=106268425

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