British woman goes to Egypt with painkillers, faces death penalty

UK woman arrested in Egypt for carrying painkillers

Until then, she remains inside a jail cell accompanied by 25 other women.

Plummer has been living in a cramped cell with 25 other women for nearly a month, since she was detained.

Plummer, who arrived in Egypt's Hurghada airport on October 9, was flying to meet her husband Omar.

"She is the last person to deserve this, she is guilty of her own stupidity, not for drug trafficking", said Rachel.

She told the Mirror: 'Laura isn't a secret.

Plummer's brother told the paper that her family has been told she could face up to 25 years in jail, with one lawyer telling them she might even face the death penalty.

It is legal in Britain as prescription medication, but it is not legal in Egypt, where it is used by some as a substitute for heroin, per the Guardian.

An online petition to help free Laura from Egypt describes her carrying £23 ($38) worth of the prescription painkiller Tramadol as "just an innocent mistake". "We're beside ourselves worrying that they'll make an example of her".

Laura Plummer had come to visit her Egyptian husband, who suffers back pain following an accident.

"They (her mother and sisters) say she's unrecognisable", said Mr Plummer.

"Her father said to me "look, the truth is she wouldn't know Tramadol from a Panadol".

Egyptian authorities have detained a British woman who entered the country with painkillers for her husband's sore back.

"She can't stay in there any longer or she will be murdered or kill herself".

Laura met Egyptian husband Omar four years ago when he was working at her Red Sea holiday hotel complex and they soon Wednesday.

Mrs Plummer was held for five hours at the airport with no interpreter. She believed she would be able to leave the airport afterwards and begin her two-week break by Red Sea. She is due back in court on Thursday.

Mrs Plummer is said to still be wearing the same clothes she flew out in and was handcuffed to a gun-wielding policeman when she first appeared in court.

Tramadol is prescription-only in the United Kingdom and a pill is worth 8pm, which means Mrs Plummer could have only made a maximum of £23.20 if she had intended to sell them. She reportedly sees him between two and four times a year.

Her mother claimed she looked "dead behind the eyes" and repeatedly begged for help as she faced judges.

A Foreign Office spokesman told the Press Association that they are supporting the British woman and her family following her detention.

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