Timor Naderi Zadeh was sentenced to death in Iran, with two other Sunni men, after being accused of supporting Salafi groups - a 'crime' which the Iranian regime claims is 'Moharabeh' (enmity against God).
However, a source told HRA News Agency, "it is believed that [their] arrest and death sentence is because they were promoting [Sunni] Islam."
Actively spreading Sunni Islam can be dangerous in Iran, a Shia-ruled country, where ethnic and religious minorities face discrimination and persecution.
Many Sunni scholars and students of knowledge have been imprisoned and even executed after unfair trials using 'confessions' obtained through torture.
"He spent two months in solitary confinement in Sanandaj Intelligence Agency, and [also] spent 12 months in solitary confinement in the Information Administration Branch," a source told HRA News Agency, "[he was] then transferred to Rajai Shahr prison."
The men are now awaiting execution in Rajai Shahr prison, Karaj.