Court documents confirm detainment of US-born Iranian anchor as material witness

Court documents confirm detainment of US-born Iranian anchor as material witness

Marzieh Hashemi was arrested on Sunday, but few details have emerged. American-born journalist working for an Iranian state-run news channel was arrested in the US as a material witness in an undisclosed investigation, according to a federal court order unsealed on Friday. The court order said that Ms. Hashemi, 59, had been arrested on a material witness warrant and was not accused of any crime.

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