Woman Faces The Death Penalty For Trying To Get Painkillers For Her Sick Husband
Woman Faces The Death Penalty For Trying To Get Painkillers For Her Sick Husband

Woman Faces The Death Penalty For Trying To Get Painkillers For Her Sick Husband

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A British woman, Laura Plummer, 33, from Hull, was arrested when border guards at Hurghada Airport found her carrying tramadol and naproxen in her suitcase for her Egyptian husband Omar Caboo who suffers from severe back pain. 

Immediately the young woman was detained and, according to her family, is languishing in prison for an egregious error. Ms Plummer reportedly signed a 38 page statement "in Arabic," which she thought would result in her being able to leave the airport, but she has been held in a 15ft by 15ft cell with 25 other women for nearly a month.

Ms. Plummer's brother said his sister had been arrested for what he thinks the authorities in Egypt call “drug trafficking”, but said she had only brought a small amount of medication for her Egyptian husband, who she visits two to four times a year. The charge could lead to a punishment of 25 years or death. 

Social media has tried it's best to spread the word on what should be seen as a humanitarian issue.















Ms. Plummer's brother James their mother and sisters have travelled to Egypt to visit Laura following her arrest on 9 October, saying, “She’s unrecognizable, she’s like a zombie.” He added : “Her hair has fallen out and she has a really bad ear infection which has caused her whole face and neck to swell. She doesn't even look like herself. She couldn't speak properly and was wearing the clothes she travelled in.”

The young woman has been described as so by the book, so routine. Hopefully this miasma will be cleared up soon. 

H/T : The IndependentUK,Twitter

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