May 13, 2016

By Daily Mail

A judge told a man ‘if you’re innocent you’ll go to heaven’ after he was sentenced to death for a crime he denied committing.

Reza Hosseini, 34, was among four prisoners hanged to death on Tuesday May 3 at Ghezel Hesar Prison of Karaj in northern Iran.

The judge sentenced him to be hanged for drug related offenses despite him protesting his innocence.

Hosseini, from Kuhdasht in west Iran, was first detained in Fashafaviye, Tehran’s central prison.

His wife said he had been arrested because he got into a ‘physical altercation’ with the authorities in the parking lot of their house.