Iran sentences journalist to death, months after he was detained in mysterious circumstances

Iran sentences Rouhollah Zam to death - CNN

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.

source: cnn

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