For Laura Plummer the last three years have been nothing short of a nightmare.
A British citizen, she had married a man from Egypt and was staying with him when she was nabbed by the Egyptian Police on charges of peddling narcotics… an offence punishable by death by the laws of that country.
She has now obtained Presidential clemency and is waiting to walk freely again.
When Laura Plummer got two hundred and ninety painkillers from a friend to alleviate her husband’s tortuous back affliction, she had no inkling that she could be imprisoned, or worse, be awarded a death sentence for it.
The medication in question, though banned in
Egypt, is legal in the United Kingdom.
As luck would have it, she was caught by the authorities and condemned as a narcotics peddler and national offender.
though she narrated the truth of the matter to the authorities, they refused to
give any credence to what she said maintaining all along that her husband Omar
Saad was a mere figment of her imagination and that she had concocted the
fantastic story to get away.
Her mother and sisters however, left no stone unturned to prove her innocence and get her out of prison at the earliest possible.
They moved court and even appealed to the President of Egypt to show clemency to Laura.
Their untiring efforts ultimately bore fruit when the President consented to oblige them and officially pardoned Plummer.
The thirty-three year old’s family have been ecstatic ever since they learnt about the amnesty.
They were even allowed to meet her for a short duration.
Plummer’s exit formalities from the prison are
likely to take some time to complete. Until then, the family have to wait
patiently for their girl to be re-united with them.
Based on materials: thesun.co