Marzieh Hashemi, an anchor for Iran’s state-funded Press TV, was released from FBI custody on Wednesday after spending ten days as a witness in unspecified criminal case. She recalled her time in FBI jail in an interview with RT’s Afshin Rattansi, speaking in Washington on Thursday.

Hashemi said she was flown to Washington DC after being arrested while boarding a flight from St. Louis to Denver on January 13.

“[I was] taken to FBI headquarters. I was – my picture was taken, mug shots, they took my DNA,” she said.

“What I realize is how easy it is for them to make someone disappear. If he [Hashemi’s son] was not there, anything could have happened to me and no one would have known where I was. And I’m just wondering how many people that this happens to.”

Hashemi said she spent most of her time in solitary confinement, but claimed that she had been “on a suicide watch” in the prison.

“It concerned me because I’m thinking maybe they have something up their sleeves here.”

The journalist will stay in Washington DC for a protest on Friday to call for action “for all freedom-loving people around the world to make sure they go out to the demonstrations on Friday and demand an end to this type of activity by the United States.”

Hashemi was snatched up by the FBI under a little-used ‘material witness’ statute on at St. Louis Lambert International Airport on January 13. She had been filming a Black Lives Matter documentary after visiting relatives in the New Orleans area.

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Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2019-01-25 20:26

Iran arrested more than 7,000 dissidents in 2018, Amnesty International says…
“for all freedom-loving people around the world”, this has to be considered, especially since the country is using capital punishment for non-blood crimes, is #2 for executions numbers, not speaking about extra-judiciary executions, deaths under torture etc…
It’s the pot calling the kettle black!

Aussie
Aussie
2019-02-01 16:37
Reply to  Daeshbags-Sux

I suggest you dont talk about what you’re not sure about. I’m an Australian. After a lifetime living in such a free country like australia, I then moved to iran and have been living here for almost 10 years now! Ive never felt anything taking my freedom! I can easily go out in the streets and parks all alone late at night without being scared. I can easily speak my polical views, critism without being rude. Theres just a few guidelines you have to obey here, like not drinking alcohol in puclic, women obeying the dresscode (even though you see… Read more »

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2019-01-25 18:49

FBI doesn’t makes people disappear, they’re not the Basij (Iranian Gestapo).
She wasn’t snatched but taken into custody and asked questions.
By working for PressTV which is state-held, she’s a foreign agent for a country that publicly vows the destruction of USA so there is no surprise if some agency wanted to question her.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2019-01-25 18:59
Reply to  Daeshbags-Sux

Now, for freedom-loving people, let’s make a test, just go to Iran and dance in the street, moreover without hijab if you’re a woman.
Last year, a 17y old Iranian girl got 1 year jail and 41 lashes just to have filmed herself dancing in her bedroom and posted it on Instagram.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2019-01-25 19:03
Reply to  Daeshbags-Sux

I have my little idea of what will happen to you if you do the Yazidi exorcism thing in an Iranian street : draw a circle then start to revolve on yourself, repeating “Sheitan, Sheitan, Sheitan,…” until you collapse… IMHO, you’ll soon end being tortured by the Basij and likely end hanged by the mullahs if you don’t die under torture.

down.with.racism
down.with.racism
2019-02-01 16:22
Reply to  Daeshbags-Sux

She was “asked question”?
A person who has no charges against her, tied up in chains and put into solitary confinement and had her hibab pulled off her head, not even being given propper food!
I dont know about you, but if I were to ask someone questions, that’s not what I’d do!
Its called TORTURE, not questioning
10 days imprisonment without even having any charges against her!
Just think about it for a few minutes