DUBAI, Jun 30 (Reuters): Iran has sentenced to death Ruhollah Zam, a journalist-turned-activist captured abroad last year, for allegedly fuelling anti-government unrest in late 2017 on social media, Iranian media reported on Tuesday.
The son of a pro-reform Shi'ite cleric, Zam headed Amadnews, which had more 1 million followers on social media before it was suspended by the messaging app Telegram in 2018 after Iran accused it of carrying calls for violence during the protests.
The channel soon re-appeared under a new name.
Last October, Iran's Revolutionary Guards said they had "trapped" Zam, who had been given political asylum in France.
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