Sahebjam was the first journalist to report on the crimes of the Islamic Republic of Iran against the Bahá'í Faith community in Iran, and the illegal use of children in the Iranian Army during the eight-year Iran–Iraq War. According to Darius Kadivar, Reports for which he had received death threats by Islamists. Sahebjam's latest article was about the Iraq war for the French daily Le Telegraph, where he had recently visited.
He had recently written a biography on his mother, an aristocrat of Qajar heritage, entitled Une Princesse Persane. He died on Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at the age of 75. The cause of death was not reported.