Iran executes journalist accused of stirring up unrest

Iran has executed Ruhollah Zam, 47, a journalist who was accused of using his popular anti-government Amadnews website to fuel the nationwide protests of 2017-18. He was hanged on Saturday after the supreme court upheld the death sentence against him, state TV reported.  With more than a million followers, the website was shut down by the Iranian government and reopened under a different name. It is unclear how Iran laid hands on Zam, who had been living in exile in France. He may have been detained last year during a trip to Iraq.

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