Reyhaneh Jabbari’s heartrending message to her mother before she was hanged

The Iranian woman executed for killing a man she said was trying to rape her urged her mother not to mourn in a will written shortly before her death.

Reyhaneh Jabbari, 27, was hanged at dawn on Saturday despite international outcry and a high-profile campaign within the repressive state urging authorities to stay her sentence.

In her last will and testament, the young woman said that she did not want to be buried in a grave where her mother would go to cry and suffer, nor did she want her to wear black.

‘I don’t want to rot in the soil. Please don’t cry. I love you’, she told Sholeh Pakravan. ‘I wish I could have hugged you until I died’.

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