Iran executes dissident journalist Ruhollah Zam: State TV

Iran has executed a once-exiled journalist over his online work that helped inspire nationwide economic protests in 2017, authorities have said.

Iranian state television, the state-run IRNA news agency and the semi-official Nour news agency all said Ruhollah Zam was hanged early on Saturday morning.

In June, a court sentenced Zam to death, saying he had been convicted of “corruption on Earth” – a charge often used in cases involving espionage or attempts to overthrow Iran’s government.

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) at the time said his trials were “grossly unfair”.

Zam, who was captured in 2019 after years in exile, was executed four days after the Iranian Supreme Court upheld the death sentence against him that was earlier issued by a revolutionary court.

In June, a court sentenced Zam to death, saying he had been convicted of “corruption on Earth” – a charge often used in cases involving espionage or attempts to overthrow Iran’s government.

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) at the time said his trials were “grossly unfair”.

Zam, who was captured in 2019 after years in exile, was executed four days after the Iranian Supreme Court upheld the death sentence against him that was earlier issued by a revolutionary court.

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