A British vacationer is dealing with the dying penalty or 25 years in jail after taking painkillers to Egypt for her husband’s sore again.
Laura Plummer, 33, from Hull, was arrested when she was discovered to be carrying Tramadol and Naproxen in her suitcase.
According to reviews, she signed a 38-page badertion in Arabic which she thought would end in her having the ability to go away the airport.
Instead she has been held in a 15ft by 15ft cell with 25 different ladies for almost a month.
Her brother James Plummer, 31, mentioned the household has been advised she might resist 25 years in jail, with one lawyer even mentioning the dying penalty.
Mr Plummer mentioned his sister had been arrested for what he thinks the authorities in Egypt name “drug trafficking”.
But he says she had solely introduced a small quantity of treatment for her Egyptian husband who she visits two to 4 instances a 12 months.
The tablets had a “street value” of simply £23.20, reviews The Sun .
Laura’s mum Roberta Sinclair, 63, from Hull, advised the paper her daughter had “no idea” she was doing something incorrect.
“The painkillers were placed at the top of her suitcase, she wasn’t hiding them,” she said. “We’ve been told she’s facing either 25 years in prison or the death penalty.”
Mr Plummer mentioned his sister simply thought she was doing a “good deed” by bringing the treatment over to her husband, and mentioned she can be “completely out of her comfort zone” in jail.
“She’s so by the book, so routine, she just likes her own home comforts, watches Emmerdale every night or things like that, going to bed at nine o’clock every night,” he mentioned.
Mr Plummer mentioned his mom and sisters have travelled to Egypt to go to Laura following her arrest on October 9, including: “They say she’s unrecognisable. When they seen her, she’s like a zombie, they said.”
He mentioned her hair is beginning to fall out on account of stress and he voiced considerations about how she’s going to cope.
“I don’t think she’s tough enough to survive it,” he mentioned, including: “She has a phobia of using anybody else’s toilet, so let alone sharing a toilet and a floor with everybody else. That will be awful for her, it’ll be traumatising.”
Mr Plummer mentioned the household really feel “helpless” on account of being in a special nation, and mentioned of his sister: “It’s awful for Laura… she’s not a tough person at all. She’s only small.”
Laura flew to Hurghada airport on October 9 for a two week vacation to see her Egyptian husband Omar, 33.
He suffers from again ache, so Laura took out 29 strips of Tramadol, every containing ten tablets, given to her by a buddy.
While it’s generally utilized by addicts as a heroin substitute, the tablets promote for simply 8p every.
Her terrified dad, Nevile, has already spent £10,000 on authorized payments and Roberta and her daughters, Rachel, 31, and Jayne Sinclair, 40, have visited her.
Laura is again in courtroom on Thursday.
A Foreign Office spokesman mentioned: “We are supporting a British woman and her family following her detention in Egypt.”