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One Person’s Story

Nezam Enayati


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: July 2, 1987
Location of Killing: Omid Square, Sanandaj, Kordestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Nezam Enayati was reported in the Kayhan daily on December 24, 1987.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


According to the report, Mr. Enayati was charged with the “murder of five children.”

The validity of the criminal charges brought against this defendant cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial. International human rights organizations have drawn attention to reports indicating that the Islamic Republic’s authorities have brought trumped-up charges against their political opponents and executed them for drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences. Each year, Iranian authorities sentence to death hundreds of alleged common criminals, following judicial processes that fail to meet international standards. The exact number of people convicted based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Evidence of guilt

There is no evidence present in the report that specifically incriminates Mr. Enayati. According to the newspaper, all the defendants were both implicated through their confessions during the preliminary stages of their interrogations, and also through the presence of witnesses during their trial. There is no mention of the specifics of these confessions.


No information is available on Mr. Enayati's defense.


The court of the Shahrebani sentenced Mr. Enayati to death, and the sentence was confirmed by the Supreme Judicial Court. He received 74 lashes in prison and was executed.

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