What a backwards culture.
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’.
Jabbari also asked that her organs were donated anonymously, according to The Sunday Times.
Footage today emerged of a distraught Mrs Pakravan wailing outside the gates of Rajai Shahr Prison, near Tehran, after her daughter was put to death.
She had been summoned to the site to see Jabbari for the last time on Friday and had epxressed her bitter torment and disbelief in a Facebook post earlier this week.
‘After seven and a half years of pain and suffering, is this how my dear child comes to her end?’, she wrote.