Laos: Will Pregnancy Save British Woman's Life?

A 20-year-old pregnant British woman accused of trafficking heroin in Laos may be spared the death penalty, after a government official reportedly said today that Laotian law prohibits executing pregnant convicts. Samantha Orobator was arrested at Wattay International Airport in the Southeast Asian country Aug. 6, 2008, and charged with hiding 1.5 pounds of heroin in her luggage. She has been held for the past nine months in Phongthong prison, where some believe she became pregnant....Full Story
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