Labiba Nayeem Khan of DOT
 According to Reuters, France-based Iranian journalist Ruhollah Zam was executed on Saturday, after being convicted of instigating violence during protests against the government in 2017.  After being in exile for 2 years, he was captured in 2019. He ran the Amadnews feed on the messaging app Telegram, on which he had one million followers.  His Telegram feed was responsible for spreading the timings of the protests and shameful information and challenged the authority of the Islamic Republic of Iran. These protests were the largest ever since the 2009 Green Movement protests, according to Al Arabiya.  Reporters Without Border, a press advocacy group and other human rights groups was completely against the death
 The Guardian reported that Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps trapped the journalist in a “complex operation using intelligence deception” but the Iraq government gave a contradicting statement, saying that he was held up by Guards agents when he was in Iraq in September 2019. Other than Zam, Iranian officials also accused the US and Saudi Arabia for the protests of 2017, during which 21 people lost their lives and thousand were arrested.  After this unrest, Amadnews feed was turned off for a while in 2018, but opened again with another name later on.