Ruhollah Zam

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Ruhollah Zam
Born(1978-07-27)27 July 1978
Died12 December 2020(2020-12-12) (aged 42)
Known forOperating Telegram channel Amadnews
Criminal charge(s)Espionage
Criminal penaltyCapital punishment
Criminal statusExecuted
Spouse(s)Mahsā Rāzāni
Parent(s)Mohammad Ali Zam (father)

Ruhollah Zam (Persian: روح‌الله زم, also Romanized as "Rouhollah Zam"; 27 July 1978 – 12 December 2020) was an Iranian activist and journalist.[1][2] He was best known for working with Telegram channel named 'Amadnews'.

Zam was a well known activist during the 2017–18 Iranian protests.[3]

In June 2020, an Iran court found him guilty of "corruption on earth" for running a popular anti-government forum. He was sentenced to death by an Iranian court and was executed on 12 December 2020, aged 42.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ruhollah Zam: Iran 'arrests exiled journalist' for fanning unrest". BBC. 14 October 2019.
  2. Najibullah, Farangis (January 5, 2018). "Controversial Exile Using Social Media To Try To Bring Down Iranian Government". Radio Free Europe. Retrieved January 8, 2018.
  3. Gambrell, Jon. "Protests in Iran fanned by exiled journalist, messaging app". AP News. Retrieved 2017-12-31.
  4. "Ruhollah Zam: Iran sentences journalist to death for fanning unrest". BBC.