The father of dissident Iranian journalist Ruhollah Zam has revealed the identities of the two spies involved in his deception and subsequent return to Iran, where he was put on a "sham trial" and sentenced to death.
A former agent of Iran's Ministry of Intelligence, Akbar Khoshkushk, has claimed that the Paris-based dissident Iranian journalist Ruhollah Zam, who was executed last year in Iran following his abduction in Iraq, was traded in exchange for a high-ranking French officer.
After the execution of Iranian journalist Ruhollah Zam, France and other European countries pulled out of a business forum scheduled to start Monday in Tehran.
Human rights watchdog Amnesty International responded to the execution of journalist Ruhollah Zam by Iranian authorities, calling the move a “deadly blow” to freedom of expression.
Iran on Saturday morning executed dissident journalist Ruhollah Zam over his online work that the regime says it helped inspire nationwide anti-government protests in 2017.