Iran’s execution of journalist Ruhollah Zam, briefly explained

“Iranian journalist Ruhollah Zam, whose reporting helped spur large anti-government protests, was executed by Iran” 

“Zam, 47, was found guilty of “corruption on earth” and sentenced to death”  

“The vague charge of “corruption on earth” is often used “in cases involving espionage or attempts to overthrow Iran’s government,” Al Jazeera reported Saturday.
Zam ran the site Amad News and coordinated a Telegram channel, both of which helped spread information during a wave of anti-regime protests that shook Iran in 2017 and 2018. He was living abroad in Paris at the time, but returned to the Middle East in 2019 and was arrested in Iraq by members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.”

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