Highlighting the disproportionate nature of Iran’s executions, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani said that “a large number of the executions are based on charges that do not amount to ‘most serious crimes’, including drug and national security charges, and following serious shortcomings of fair trial and due process rights”. UN Radio reports that the UN human rights office said on Friday that The imminent execution in Iran of a man who was allegedly tortured into confessing that he belonged to a jihadist group must be stopped, the UN human rights office. The appeal, which came a day before Javid Dehghan was due to be put to death, follows a series of “at least 28” executions in December, including people from ethnic minorities.