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Iranian news outlet PressTV is reporting that the grandson of Malcolm X has been detained by the FBI en route to Iran. Malcolm Shabazz, an outspoken activist, was reportedly arrested on Monday while en route to Tehran for a Hollywoodism conference. According to sources, the FBI is refusing to provide any details as it relates to the reason for Shabazz’s arrest or his whereabouts.
PressTV provided additional detail on the conference Shabazz was scheduled to attend:
Tehran hosted the third Hollywoodism International Conference, on the sidelines of the 31st Fajr International Film Festival in the Iranian capital Tehran on Sunday.
Many filmmakers, directors, actors, and movie critics as well as politicians and economists took part in the conference.
Mike Gravel, a former US Senator who attended the conference, condemned Hollywood’s role in imposing imperialistic views on the people of the world.