Iran executes dissident journalist Ruhollah Zam
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Iran executes dissident journalist Ruhollah Zam

Iranian dissident journalist Ruhollah Zam, who was convicted of fomenting violence during anti-government protests in 2017, was executed on Saturday, Iran’s state television reported.

Iran said on Tuesday its Supreme Court had upheld the death sentence of Zam, who was captured in 2019 after years of living in exile in France. His Amadnews feed had more than one million followers.

State TV said Zam, “director of the counter-revolutionary Amadnews network, was hanged this morning”.

France and human rights groups had condemned the Supreme Court’s decision.


Amnesty International said it was “shocked and horrified” by Iran’s action.

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