US court confirms Marzieh Hashemi’s arrest as material witness in unspecified probe


…from Press TV, Tehran

[ Editor’s Note: She has appeared twice before a judge now and has been appointed a court attorney who will fill her in on the procedures, although she will be wary of her court appointed attorney.

The AP report is saying that the government plans to release her after her grand jury appearance. It also mentions that witnesses have to be released after they have testified. 

The catch there is, released if there are no “other” charges one can be popped with after testifying, like perjury in the grand jury.  And also, grand jury proceeding are secret even though a transcript is made, so whoever the target is cannot be tipped off which could trigger their flight.

We will be updating as we learn more Jim W. Dean ]

– First published … January 18, 2019

[ Update 5.06pm EST: Reuters is reporting that a government source has said the investigation involves PressTV being an unregistered foreign agent for Iran, a strange twist indeed. Does this mean AIPAC will be next? JD ]


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

Hashemi, 59, was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on unspecified charges upon arrival at St. Louis Lambert International Airport in St. Louis, Missouri, on Sunday, her family and friends said.

Judge Beryl Alaine Howell, the chief US district judge for the District of Columbia, issued the federal order on Friday upon a request by the Justice Department, Reuters reported.

This is the first official confirmation of reports of the arrest of Hashemi, most famous for anchoring news programs and presenting shows for the English-language channel Press TV.


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  1. If this poor woman ever gets out she should go back to Iran, renounce her citizenship to America and become an Iranian Citizen and never ever set foot here again.

    The breaking of America’s treaty with Iran? Just like every treaty in its history as America’s word can not ever be trusted!

    Just an opinion of course!


  2. Suppose the genius Thomas Jefferson could rise up from his place of rest and take charge of her case. What would he do? He would have immediately ordered her released and sent back to visit her family and leave for Iran when she chose to do so with no more illegal interference in her life by thugs in the government. He would also have ordered the government to pay her $1 million in damages for gang raping her Constitutional rights. He might even have ordered this fine to be paid by the whores in Congress who passed the illegal Patriot Act following the crime of 9/11/01 by Israel, Bush, Cheney, Four Star Generals and thugs in New York. Finally he would have declared the entire Patriot Act, which would be more appropriately named the Tyranny Act, totally unconstitutional and unenforceable period. This entire episode is a shameful disgrace to the Constitution the Founders worked so hard to create.

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