Iran: opponent Rouhollah Zam was executed

Sylvie Claire / December 12, 2020


Iranian opponent Rouhollah Zam, a time exiled in France, was executed on Saturday morning, after the confirmation of his death sentence for his role in the wave of protest in winter 2017-2018, according to Iranian state television.


The counterrevolutionary Zam was hanged in the morning a few days after the announcement of the confirmation of his sentence by the Supreme Court due to the severity of the crimes committed against the Islamic Republic of Iran, the television reported.


Zam had lived in exile for several years in France before being arrested by the Revolutionary Guards, the ideological army of the Islamic Republic, under obscure circumstances. His arrest was announced in October 2019, but Iran did not specify the place or date of the facts, accusing the opponent of being led by French intelligence and supported by the secret services of the United States and of ‘Israel.


Zam, who had refugee status in France, ran a channel (Adamnews) on the encrypted messaging platform Telegram, and was found guilty of playing an active role, through this medium, in the protest. winter 2017-2018. At least 25 people were killed in these unrest that affected dozens of Iranian cities between December 28, 2017 and January 3, 2018. Tehran had described as sedition this movement of protest against the high cost of living which quickly took a political turn.

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