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Pregnant Briton appeals Laos drugs conviction

Pregnant Briton appeals Laos drugs conviction

Lawyers representing a pregnant woman jailed for life in Laos for trafficking heroin say she's appealing her conviction.
Twenty-year-old Samantha Orobator was allowed to return to Britain this month to serve out her jail term.
Heroin trafficking is punishable by death in Laos, but Orobator was spared because the law does not allow the execution of pregnant women.
Lawyer Rhona Friedman said Wednesday that Orobator has filed an appeal with Britain's Appeal Court. Friedman says Orobator was not given a fair trial in Laos.
Police in Laos claimed to have found 1.5 pounds (680 grams) of heroin on Orobator's body when she was arrested in August 2008.


Updated : 2021-07-24 22:11 GMT+08:00