Pregnant, Black British Woman Faces Death Penalty for Drugs

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This is a some serious drama here. Samantha Orobator, a British citizen from Nigeria was arrested for carrying 2.2. pounds of heroin while visiting Laos. She obviously never saw the flick Brokedown Palace. Pop the lid for more

Samantha Orobator “is facing death by firing squad for drug trafficking,” said Clare Algar, executive director of Reprieve, a London-based human rights group.

Orobator, 20, was arrested on August 5, said Khenthong Nuanthasing, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman.

She was alleged to have been carrying just over half a kilogram (2.2 pounds) of heroin, Reprieve lawyer Anna Morris told CNN by phone from Vientiane, the Laotian capital. “For that amount of heroin the sentence is normally the death penalty,” she said.

Orobator’s mother Jane found out in January her daughter was pregnant — more than four months after she was arrested, her mother said.

Jane Orobator heard the news from the British Foreign Office, which has been monitoring the case, the mother told CNN by phone from Dublin, where she lives.

Locked up, facing the firing squad and pregnant? Did someone from Lifetime TV write this?


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