TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) -During the demonstration on Sunday, the participants demanded the immediate release of the American-born journalist, who has been imprisoned in the United States without charge for a week.
University students, media workers and activists were among the protesters, who were chanting slogans and holding posters reading, “Free Marzieh Hashemi.”
Hashemi, who has been living in Iran for years, was detained by the FBI at the international airport in St. Louis, Missouri, on January 13 while making a family visit.
After days of silence, a federal US court order confirmed on Friday that she has been arrested on a “material witness” warrant and is not been accused of any crime.
The court order also noted that Hashemi is expected to be released from a detention facility in Washington after she testifies before “a grand jury investigating violations of US criminal law.”
So far, the Press TV news presenter has made two court appearances.
In a message released on Saturday, Hashemi's friends and family said that she must be freed forthwith.