Tuesday 07 July 2020
News ID: 80120
Publish Date: 30 June 2020 - 21:56
TEHRAN (Dispatches) – Iran’s Judiciary spokesman Gholam Hussein Esmaeili announced on Tuesday that Judiciary has sentenced Rouhollah Zam, the administrator of Amad News, a counterrevolutionary website, to death after he was convicted of corruption on earth.
Esmaeili said that the investigations into Zam’s case had been finalized, and that he had been found guilty of corruption on earth, among other crimes.
"The court has considered 13 counts of charges together as instances of corruption on earth, and therefore passed the death sentence,” he said.
"Regarding several other charges, he has been sentenced to life in prison, but the ruling is not final and can be appealed at the Supreme Court,” the official added.
Amad News was notorious for disseminating incriminating content against the Islamic establishment, insulting the sanctity of Iranian Muslims and publishing fake news in order to drive a wedge between the Iranian people and government.
Zam faced charges of having "committed offenses against the country’s internal and external security” and "espionage for the French intelligence service,” alongside "corruption on earth” as well as insult to "the sanctity of Islam” according to an indictment released in February.
He was arrested in October 2019 by the Intelligence Organization of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corp (IRGC).

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