Iran plans to execute a 29-year-old Kurdish student activist unless human-rights groups can sway the rogue state to overturn his conviction. Iran says Habibollah Latifi is a member of an armed opposition group called the Kurdish Independent Life party. Latifi's family says he is not connected to any terrorist group and that charges against him have been fabricated. He has spent the last 39 months in jail. Said one human-rights advocate, "Iran has a long history of persecuting its Kurdish ethnic minority population, including framing peaceful, lawful Kurdish rights activists on false charges."