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As reports circulated Tuesday that Iran was preparing to execute a 27-year-old Kurdish activist, the campaign to save her life intensified, with a prominent opposition figure publicly urging the authorities to show compassion.
Gianni Cipriano for The New York Times
Zahra Rahnavard, an Iranian opposition figure, has spoken on behalf of a Kurdish activist.
“Does she deserve her punishment or is it better to give everyone, especially women and the youth, an opportunity to find their position in life, and in political and social establishment?”