Iranian TV anchor with LSU ties says US jailed her as warning
WASHINGTON (AP) - An Iranian television anchorwoman says she believes the U.S. government jailed her as a witness as a warning to "watch your step."
Marzieh Hashemi, who is also an LSU graduate, told The Associated Press on Thursday that she suspects she was jailed because of her work as a journalist and her beliefs. But she says she won't be intimidated.
Hashemi was released Wednesday from jail in Washington after being detained for 10 days as a material witness in an ongoing grand jury investigation.
Hashemi was born in New Orleans and works for the Press TV network's English-language service. She was detained by the FBI last week in St. Louis, Missouri, and transported to Washington.
She said the case isn't related to terrorism and has to do with her job and where she lives.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Police investigating string of similar robberies in Garden District area
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries urging boaters to stay safe ahead of...
Woman still searching for answers in mother's mysterious 2008 death
Storage facility's mistake caused disabled man's belongings to be thrown in the...
House struck by stray bullet after gunfire erupted on I-10
Southern baseball wins game one 21-2 over Alcorn
VIDEO: Former Saints and Tiger Devery Henderson talks about the difference between...
New NCAA rules tweak opens door for more SEC dominance
VIDEO: Devery Henderson Talk about Bluegrass Miracle and the Saints "Rebirth game"
VIDEO: Former Tigers and Saints receiver Devery Henderson talks with Corey Rholdon...