Friday, 25 January
Grand Central Station
New York City
Join the International Action Center and Workers World Party as we demand the freedom of Marzieh Hashemi, a journalist who is being held as a “material witness” by the FBI for an undisclosed investigation, which means she can be held indefinitely without charges.
WHEN: Friday, January 25 @ 5:30pm
WHERE: Grand Central Station
Sign the petition here: https://tinyurl.com/y7cbcf44
Demand Hashemi’s freedom on social media with hashtag #FreeMarziehHashemi
MORE INFO ON HASHEMI AND HER ARREST:
Marzieh Hashemi has been in prison since January 13th, when she was arrested by the FBI at St. Louis International Airport while on her way to visit her sick brother in Denver. She is being held as a “material witness” for an undisclosed investigation, which means she can be held indefinitely without charges. Her children have been subpenoed by the U.S. Justice Department to appear in front of a grand jury. Marzieh’s crime? She’s a journalist who was born in New Orleans, moved to Iran, and began reporting on racism in the U.S. Her most recent reporting was on the Black Lives Matter struggle. Like so many other Black women and Muslim women in U.S. prisons, she is being held in the most humiliating and inhumane conditions. Her arrest and detention is part of Trump’s war against the Middle East. We demand her immediate release and full restitution!