Iran sentences former exiled opposition figure to death: judiciary

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Iran sentences former exiled opposition figure to death: judiciary

ISLAMABAD-Tehran,Iran on Tuesday said it has sentenced to death Ruhollah Zam, a former opposition figure who had

lived in exile in France and had been implicated in anti-government protests.

"The court has considered 13 counts of charges together as instances of corruption on earth

and therefore passed the death sentence," judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said, quoted

by the judiciary's official website.

 The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps announced the arrest of Zam in October last year.(AFP/APP)