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Rayhaneh Jabbari faces execution in Iran on Tuesday, seven years after being sentenced to death for allegedly stabbing a man she says tried to rape her

The mother of an Iranian woman sentenced to death for killing a man who tried to rape her told FoxNews.com the execution was postponed at the last minute.

Rayhaneh Jabbari, 26, was to be executed Tuesday, and even told her mother goodbye in a tearful phone call as she was being taken to the prison facility where she was to be hanged.  But early Tuesday, Shole Pakravan said she had learned the execution had been postponed. That word came after Pakravan and other supporters of Jabbari went to Rajaiy Shahr Prison to protest the pending execution, and after Jabbari’s farewell.

“I am currently handcuffed and there is a car waiting outside to take me for the execution of the sentence,” Jabbari told her mother, whose recounting in Farsi was translated by FoxNews.com. “Goodbye, dear Mum. All of my pains will finish early tomorrow morning. I’m sorry I cannot lessen your pain. Be patient. We believe in life after death. I’ll see you in the next world and I will never leave you again because being separated from you is the most difficult thing to do in the world.”

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/09/29/iran-set-to-execute-woman-accused-killing-attempted-rapist/
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