CAIRO: Laura Plummer, 33, from Hull a British tourist she is facing the death penalty in Egypt for because she was carrying painkillers in her suitcase. As she claims the authorities of Egypt forced her after her confession to sign a 38-page Arabic confession beforen they locked her in a tiny cell with many of o women.
Plummer was arrested with tramadol pills with valued for £23 after flying in to a beach resort at Red sea for a break with her husband Omar who comes from Egypt. The woman bought the tablets for her husband who is suffering from pains at his back but he unfortunattely lives in Egypt where this tablets are illega and some people use them as a heroin substitute.
Roberta Synclair 63-year-old mother of the 33-year-old woman, , said to The Sun: ‘She had no idea she was doing anything wrong. ‘The painkillers were placed at the top of her suitcase, she wasn’t hiding them.
‘We’ve been told she’s facing either 25 years in prison or the death penalty. We’re beside ourselves worrying that they’ll make an example of her.’
She was held at the airport for more than five hours without having an interpreter. The problems started when Laura Plummer signed a paper that she believed it would allow her to go. The woman is been said to wear the same clothes from the day that she arrived in Egypt. At her first appearance in court she was handcuffed to a fully armed police officer
Her second appearance in court will be again on Thursday.