PressTV-Hashemi says public support crucial to her release

African-American Press TV news anchor Marzieh Hashemi has said public support definitely played a part in her release and vowed to further protest rights violations in the US.

“I just wanted to thank all of you for your prayers and your support. It has obviously been of utmost importance and definitely has played a part in my release,” said Hashemi in a filmed statement released on Thursday.

Hashemi further urged viewers to take part in protests planned on Friday, saying her case highlighted how citizen rights can be easily violated by the US government.

“It’s about the possibility of this happening to any person at any time in the United States; that they can be illegally detained and incarcerated without being charged, simply by saying that they are a material witness or so many other things,” said Hashemi.

“Once again, thank you all for all of your support,” she added.

The American-born anchor, who was released on…

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