Released Iran journalist accuses US of discrimination

A journalist for Iranian state TV who was detained in the US for 10 days accused the country on Saturday of violence and discrimination against Muslims and black people.

US-born Muslim convert Marzieh Hashemi was arrested at St. Louis Lambert International Airport on January 13 under a law allowing authorities to detain people suspected of being potential witnesses in criminal cases.

Back in Tehran after being released, she said Saturday the “material witness law” has been “used systematically to target mostly Muslims in America for over two decades”.

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