Pregnant, Black British Woman Faces Death Penalty for Drugs

- By Bossip Staff

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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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    Why?!!!

  • hah

    This is so sad, young people shouldn’t mess with carrying drugs, so sad she got pregnant in jail, wonder what happened. Such a young girl, whether she’s in jail for life or executed, it’s sad either way, so heartbreaking. drugs ruin lives

  • CAT EYES

    It’s sad she ddn’t think about her baby when she was doing this transporting.

  • hah

    cat eyes… she was NOT pregnant then, she got pregnant IN JAIL

  • OrangeSharpie

    how frightening

  • ReadUp

    It doesn’t say that she got pregnant in jail. It says her mother found out about the pregnancy 4 months after she was jailed.

  • Shawn08

    Wow! I’d like to know who got her pregnant?

  • CAT EYES

    @hah
    sorry about that, I work in a prison so I know its definitely possible.However,where she became pregnant is not even the real issue.Even without a pregnancy,she should have thought more about her life before transporting drugs.Drugs ruin societies and therefore I will never have sympathy for anyone dealing with them.

  • pm

    wait until she gives birth, then kill her ass, easy as that. I wish the USA would adopt a death penalty for heavy drug dealers too, think about how many people they murder

  • Ms.Brilly

    Drugs are serious. The punishment may seem harsh, but that’s how they want to do it in their country. Before you start carrying drugs to different countries, you should make sure you know what the penalties are. It would be a shame for her to be killed for this and it’s extra sad because she’s pregnant. Hopefully it will all work out for the sake of the child. But she may end up doing serious time.

  • AWWWWWWWWWWWSHADDAAAAAAAP!!!!

    Damn, them Loatians don’t play. I know of somebody that got caught trafficking ganja from Jamaica to England and they just gave her eight years. She’s done her time and BEEN out of jail for years now. Not that those Jamaican prisons are a picnic but that’s still a slap on the wrist compared to this British/ Nigerian chick.

    This sounds like one of those ‘Midnight Express’ situations where they just want to make an example of this girl.

  • Joyce

    There is no death penalty in EU nations…

  • NIKKI UNDERWOOD

    pm…

    Dang…

  • Jan

    Is the Obama Administration going to help a Sistah out or is Bo Obama top prioity?

  • Not Trying to be a Hater

    According to CNN (cnn.com) she became pregnant while in jail.

  • http://WWW.ISMAIL.COM DON JABA ISMAILA

    MEN, MAKE THEM LEAVE THE GURL ALONE OH. SHE NEEDED THE MONEY SO SH DID WHAT SHE HAS TO. IS SHE THE FIRST?

  • J Don Dotta

    Wake-up people! They doing to stop the birth of a black baby and end the life of a black breeder.
    Death for drugs? Are you serious….

  • Mohogany

    Not Trying to be a hater & Hah are both right Readup she did get pregnant in jail. Also, while I am totally in favor of a punishment towards her for the crime commited I still believe the death penalty is a bit extreme in this case.

  • http://bossip bb

    It doesn’t say that she got pregnant in jail. It says her mother found out about the pregnancy 4 months after she was jailed.
    ___________________________________________________
    If she was PREGNANT when she was arrested in AUGUST she would be about 9 months pregnant by now and about to GIVE birth

    She probably was Impregnated by one of the GUARDS in the JAIL

    Since she is a BRITISH CITIZEN then it is up to the
    BRITISH PRIME minister to INTERVENE

    What does President Obama have to do with THIS

  • And.....(with 5 dots)

    Damn, that’s some inhumane stuff right there. A firing squad? I would die from a heart attack before the first bullet would hit me.

    So what are the laws concerning fetus’? Does the baby deserve to die along with the mother? Or do they not consider the fetus as a human being?

  • STRANGE PROGRAM WAS YA HANDS DAMMIT

    Da Law is Da Law. Wait til she give birth so baby safely out da way, den let em do what dey do to ones with convictions like her 😉

  • STRANGE PROGRAM WASH YA HANDS DAMMIT

    Wash em and wash em Good 🙂

  • Told you so

    yeah death is a bit much but its the law in Laos. (it was the amount she tried to smuggle that was the reason for the penalty) evidently Laos dont play.

  • scorpio

    I pray Britain gets her out of there.

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