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US condemns execution of Iranian journalist, Ruhollah Zam

By Oluwaseun Sonde

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The United States Government has strongly condemned the Iran’s unjust, barbaric execution of Iranian journalist, Ruhollah Zam, who was kidnapped abroad by the regime.The Secretary of State Department Mike Pompeo disclosed this on his official social platform on Monday.

Pompeo who explained that Zam exposed the brutality and corruption of the regime, which has killed or arrested more than 860 journalists in its 41-year reign of terror.Meanwhile, Zam was granted asylum in France after documenting mass protests in Iran in 2017 on his online news feed. He was later captured in Iraq and taken to Iran. He was hanged on Saturday.

France also called the execution “barbaric and unacceptable” and said it ran counter to Iran’s international obligations. The EU also strongly condemned the killing “in the strongest terms”.


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