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Iran journalist who fueled 2017 protests sentenced to death

Iran journalist who fueled 2017 protests sentenced to death

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Iran has sentenced to death a journalist whose online work helped inspire the 2017 economic protests and who returned from exile to TehranBy NASSER KARIMI Associated PressJune 30, 2020, 9:47 AM4 min read4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleTEHRAN, Iran -- Iran sentenced a once-exiled journalist to death over his online work that helped inspire nationwide economic protests that began at the end of 2017, authorities said Tuesday. Ruhollah Zam's website and a channel he created on the popular messaging app Telegram had spread the timings of the protests and embarrassing information about officials that directly challenged Iran's Shiite theocracy. Those demonstrations represented the biggest challenge to Iran since the 2009 Green Movement protests and set the stage fo...