Iran executes journalist who encouraged 2017 protests
Iranian state television and the state-run IRNA news agency said that Ruhollah Zam, 47, was hanged early Saturday morning.
"Ruhollah Zam, head of an anti-revolution network, and manager of the anti-revolutionary website and (Telegram) channel Amadnews, was hanged early today.
"Zam was sentenced to execution after several court sessions," said Soodabeh Hosnidokht, an IRINN newsreader.
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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.
Zam's website AmadNews and a channel he created on the popular messaging app Telegram had spread the timings of the protests and embarrassing information about officials that directly challenged Iran's Shiite theocracy.