British Woman Sentenced To Three Years In Egyptian Prison

Laura Plummer, 33 could face the death sentence if she is found guilty of the charges leveled against her

A British woman wept in court today after she was accused of smuggling drugs into Egypt.

He said: "Unfortunately ministers can only do so much, the judiciary in Egypt is independent and impartial and the judge will come to a view without any outside influence", adding that the evidence she didn't know the drug was banned was "pretty clear".

Plummer has claimed she was taking to tablets for her Egyptian partner Omar Caboo, who suffers from severe back pain, and had no idea they were illegal.

The case opened yesterday, Christmas Day, in Safaga, a Red Sea town 300 miles south of Cairo.

Plummer has been detained in Egypt since her arrest in October, though her legal team is now debating whether to appeal the decision. It is understood that...

Plummer was arrested on arrival from Britain in October, and her detention was extended twice prior to her court appearance.

But her family has been told that she could face up to 25 years in jail or even death penalty.

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She said their mother Roberta Sinclair, who travelled to the country for the hearing, and Mr Caboo were denied access to the hearing as their driver was running late.

Christmas Day is a normal working day in the Islamic country, and the shop assistant from Hull appeared in the dock handcuffed. "Laura did not know that what she was carrying was a narcotic".

"It is illogical that she was dealing in Tramadol. Even the plane ticket is nearly double the price of those pills".

Her lawyers have launched an appeal.

Sinclair said her daughter made no attempt to hide the medicine given to her by a friend and she thought it was a joke when she was first pulled over by airport officials.

Since October, her family says she has been held in a communal cell with no beds and up to 25 other women.

According to The Guardian, Britain's foreign secretary Boris Johnson has told Plummer's MP Karl Turner that he will do everything possible to help Plummer and her family.

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