Iranian dissident and journalist Rouhollah Zam has been sentenced to death, months after he was apprehended by Iranian forces in mysterious circumstances.
Zam was found guilty of “corruption on earth,” a judiciary spokesman Gholam Hossein Esmaeili told reporters on Tuesday.
The term does not specify a single crime, but it is a charge that the Iranian government sometimes uses in cases of alleged attempts to overthrow the government.
Zam ran Amad News, an online opposition news site which Tehran alleges incited violence during deadly 2017-2018 protests, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported last year.
Zam, who had been living in France, was arrested last year. The circumstances of how and where he was detained remain unclear.