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Iran journalist who fueled 2017 protests sentenced to death
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 03:45:22 -0400

Iran sentenced a once-exiled journalist to death over his online work that helped inspire nationwide economic protests that began at the end of 2017, authorities said Tuesday. Ruhollah Zam's website 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. Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili announced Zam's death sentence on Tuesday, saying he had been convicted of “corruption on Earth,” a charge often used in cases involvi read the full story...

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