Iran Executes Journalist Who Support 2017 Protests

Iran has executed a journalist it says fomented violence during anti-government protests in 2017. Dissident journalist, Ruhollah Zam, whose website, AmandNews, and a channel he created on the messaging app, Telegram, was executed by hanging. Although Zam had been granted asylum in France, he was apparently tricked into returning to Iran by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps. France condemned the execution, calling it a “serious breach of free expression and press freedom in Iran.” Reported by Reuters. Read more… Reported by U.S. News & World Report. Read more… Earlier in the week, Iran’s high court upheld the sentence. Reported by Reuters. Read more… In other ‘justice making’ headlines, Iran sentenced a teen girl to ten years in prison. Her crime? Posting distorted pictures of herself online. The 19-year-old, Fatemeh Khisvand, who went by the name Sahar Tabar, posted images of herself on social media with a zombie-like face. She was charged with corruption of young people and disrespect for the Islamic Republic. Reported by The Guardian. Read more…