The woman who had a relationship with her husband’s corpse for decades said it made her feel sick and sad.
Zola Bekdareva, 71, was convicted of rape in 2002.
She has said she wants to die as she has lived her life in the public eye, not for the rest of her life.
“I have lived in the limelight my entire life and I feel guilty and ashamed.
I feel that I am a burden for other women, a burden on society, a victim,” she told the AFP news agency.
“My husband was dead and I wanted to be buried alive.
I am ashamed of myself.
I want the same as everyone else.”
BekdAREVA, whose husband died in prison in 2002, said she was “in love” with her late husband and “always believed he was a good man”.
“I never thought that this would happen.
I never thought it would be my husband who died in jail,” she said.
BekcAREVA’s lawyer, Nataliya Rikhina, said the couple had been “very close” and “had a very good relationship”.
“This woman was never in love with her deceased husband.
She loved him as his mother, and she felt that he was the one who deserved to die.”
It’s not only a loss for the family but also for the entire society,” she added.
BeksAREVA said she had “no regrets” about her life and “will live on as a saint”.”
There are many other people like me, like Zola who are suffering from this disease,” she wrote on her website.”
There is hope and hope will come for us, but I hope it comes with a bit of sadness.
“BeksBEKdAREVAS sentence was overturned in a controversial ruling that overturned a conviction that was based on an analysis of DNA evidence, including from her husband.
A lower court judge had ruled in 2009 that DNA evidence was unreliable, and that a woman’s physical condition, not her DNA, could be used to convict her.
The case was referred to the Supreme Court, which ordered a new trial.
BacksBEKAREVas lawyers appealed the ruling to the European Court of Human Rights.
They argued that the court should be allowed to review the evidence in the case, arguing that the European Union had “a right to exclude the state from the enjoyment of the rule of law”.
They argued that if the European Commission was allowed to refuse BeksBEkAREVA entry into the bloc, it would “make it harder for other European states to recognise human rights”.
In an opinion, the European court said the court had not yet decided whether to hear the appeal.”
We have no alternative but to consider the case and consider whether the relevant legal issues have been exhausted,” said its chief, Justice Richard Hartl.