PressTV-US law expert: Hashemi’s detention ‘unconstitutional’

An American law expert tells Press TV that the arrest and imprisonment of its journalist and news presenter, Marzieh Hashemi, on unspecified charges runs contrary to the American Constitution, which forbids “unreasonable” seizures.

Hashemi, an American-born journalist based in Iran, was detained on the weekend upon arrival at the international airport in St. Louis, Missouri, without any explanations, her family and friends told Press TV on Wednesday.

The journalist was later transferred by US federal agents to a detention facility in Washington, while no formal charges have been pressed against her.

The US Justice Department and the FBI continued on Thursday to refuse comment on the detention of Press TV’s anchorwoman.

Hashemi’s son, Hossein, has told Press TV’s website that he and his siblings have received subpoenas to appear before the grand jury in Washington, D.C.

“Currently, the information that is available to us is that…

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