Press TV anchor’s imprisonment mocks US claims of democracy, human rights: Social media users

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Social media users and Press TV viewers have voiced their frustration with the imprisonment and ill-treatment of an anchor for Iran’s English-language Press TV by federal agents in the United States, saying the arrest mocks the US claims of democracy and respect for human rights.

Marzieh Hashemi, American-born journalist based in Iran, was detained and jailed by US federal agents for unspecified reasons while on a visit to the country on Sunday.  

Hashemi’s family members and media activists have launched a social media campaign with the hashtags #FreeMarziehHashemi and #Pray4MarziehHashemi in support of the detained journalist.

Reacting to the developments, a number of social media users on Wednesday described the arrest as disrespect for internationally guaranteed fundamental human rights, including freedom of expression.

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