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Sat Dec 12, 2020, 08:30 AM

Iran Executes Opposition Journalist Ruhollah Zam

Iran has executed dissident journalist Ruhollah Zam, whose online work helped inspire nationwide economic protests in 2017.

The semiofficial ISNA news agency reported on December 12 that Tehran's Revolutionary Prosecutor's Office announced Zam's execution by hanging.

The execution comes days after Iran's judiciary announced the Supreme Court had upheld a death sentence against the 47-year-old journalist, drawing international condemnation.

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He was convicted of "corruption on Earth," a charge often leveled in cases involving espionage or attempts to overthrow Iran's government.

Zam's website, AmadNews, and a channel he created on the popular messaging app Telegram, had informed people about the 2017 protests, which began over economic hardship and spread nationwide.

https://www.rferl.org/a/iran-execution-ruhollah-zam/30996979.html

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Sat Dec 12, 2020, 01:23 PM

1. You know as much as the right hates Iran, they are looking at this and thinking...

"How do WE do this?!"

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