Free Tourist Facing Death Penalty for Painkillers

Target: Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, President of Egypt

Goal: Free Laura Plummer, a tourist facing life in prison or the death penalty for carrying common painkillers.

Thirty-three year old British tourist Laura Plummer was visiting her husband in Egypt when her family says she was arrested for drug trafficking. According to the family, the “drugs” included a few packets of tramadol and naproxen – two common painkillers used by her husband, who suffers back pain.

Plummer could now be facing either a long prison sentence or worse, according to her family. Her mother, Roberta Sinclair, has been told that Plummer could face 25 years in prison or even the death penalty. “We’re beside ourselves worrying that they’ll make an example of her,” she told The Sun.

According to family members who have been in contact with Plummer, she has already spent weeks detained in a 15ft by 15ft cell with 25 other women.

“They say she’s unrecognizable,” said her brother, James Plummer. “When they seen her, she’s like a zombie,” he said.

If you think nobody should be executed for carrying common medication, sign this petition to demand her freedom.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President el-Sisi,

British tourist Laura Plummer could be about to spend decades in an Egyptian prison or face possible execution simply for carrying a small amount of common painkillers that she had a legitimate use for. The painkillers, tramadol and naproxen, were found in her luggage when she recently arrived in Egypt. Plummer’s family has stated the medication was intended for her husband, who suffers from back pain.

Of course, there’s no reason for Plummer to have even been detained in the first place. We therefore demand you immediately order her release and correct this injustice.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Katy Warner

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8 Comments

  1. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE IN EGYPT, PAIN KILLERS ARE NOT ILEGAL DRUGS WE ALL HAVE TO TAKE THEM WHEN WE ARE SUFFERING PAIN, LET THIS POORE WOMAN OUT OF JAIL NOW YOU STUPID PEOPLE, THEY ARE PAIN KILLERS DONT YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT PAIN KILLERS ARE.

    • Their opium based that’s what’s wrong with them!! Their addictive!!!!

      • That’s true but she wasn’t trying to sell them to anyone. She’s not a pusher. She brought them for her husband who’s suffering from back pain. Addiction is a disease not a crime. And who says she or her husband are addicted to anything.

  2. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE IN EGYPT, PAIN KILLERS ARE NOT ILEGAL DRUGS WE ALL HAVE TO TAKE THEM WHEN WE ARE SUFFERING PAIN, LET THIS POORE WOMAN OUT OF JAIL NOW YOU STUPID PEOPLE, THEY ARE PAIN KILLERS DONT YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT PAIN KILLERS ARE.

  3. Omit it from your holiday list until it moves into the 21st century

  4. She didn’t bring in a bottle of Aleve…she brought 290 tramadol tablets and naproxen….into a country in which that is illegal…Tramadol is reportedly the “most abused drug in Egypt. She reportedly visits her ‘husband’ two to four times each year?…Something is truly amiss here…

  5. She is using her husband’s drugs? Very sad! She has no clue that other countries are strict. America needs to have boundaries/be strict also. Americans are destroying themselves with drugs.

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