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One Person’s Story

Hushang Ensha Sefid


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: September 8, 2004
Location of Killing: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Hushang Ensha Sefid, along with four others, was published in the Ettela’at newspaper and, along with five others, in the Hamshahri newspaper on September 9, 2004. Additional information was taken from the Sharq and E’temad newspapers on September 8, 2004. His case is related to the murder of a person at a carpentry workshop in 2000.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of Mr. Ensha Sefid’s arrest and detention are not known.


Branch 1608 of the Criminal Court of Tehran tried Mr. Ensha Sefid. No information is available on his trial.


The charge brought against Mr. Ensha Sefid was announced as “murder.”  

The validity of the criminal charges brought against this defendant cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial.  

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution did not provide any specific information on the evidence presented against Mr. Ensha Sefid.


No information is available on Mr. Ensha Sefid’s defense.


Branch 1608 of the Criminal Court of Tehran condemned Mr. Hushang Ensha Sefid to death. Branch 20 of the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. He was hanged, along with two others, in the presence of officials, including the judge of Sentence Enforcement, at the Evin Prison yard in Tehran on September 8, 2004.

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