Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Iranian dissident journalists Rahul Azam was executed on Saturday, according to Iran's state television. Zam was convicted of fermenting violence during anti government protest in 2000 and 17, which began his regional protests over economic hardship and spread nationwide. His AHMAD New Social media feed had more than one million followers. Hiss account on popular messaging service Telegram was also suspended in 2000 and 18 for allegedly inciting violence. He was given asylum in Frantz after fleeing Iran. Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corp said in 2000 and 19 that it had captured exam in an operation, but did not say where it took place. Iran said on Tuesday that its Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence. Franz and human rights groups had condemned the decision. On Saturday. Press advocacy group Reporters Without Borders tweeted that the group is outraged by quote new crime of Iranian justice and see Supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei I E. As the mastermind of this execution.