This is the face of ‘a vulnerable young woman’.
This is the face of a woman who felt unable to confide in the British officials who visited her every month in jail that she had chosen to artificially inseminate herself in jail in order to avoid the death sentence she felt sure was coming.
This is the face of the woman for whom Reprieve was funded by the tax payer via the Foreign Office to fly out to Laos to search for suitable counsel for her.
This is the face of the woman of whose trial Reprieve now says was ‘disgraceful’ and she was not given an independant lawyer in Laos. (So much for the hard pressed tax payers paying for the Foreign Office and Reprieve – can we have our money back please?)
This is the face of the woman whose lawyers pleaded for clemency and for the death sentence to be dropped to allow her to serve her time in a British Prison.
Her lawyer’s now say that ‘the Lao government’s handling of this case revealed their contempt for truth, decency and legal rights’!
They now claim that her life will be ‘thrown away simply to placate that regime’ if she is expected to serve her prison sentence in the UK for smuggling drugs into a country where the death sentence is mandatory.
John Watson, who she has now named as the Father of her child, is still in prison in Laos, following a similar conviction. The Foreign Office was in talks to allow him to serve his sentence in the UK.
The Reprieve lawyers want shooting – their comments today regarding the probity of the Laos government and Samantha Orobator’s trial have probably ensured that the Laos government never again show clemency to any British idiot who cannot understand that the death penalty for smuggling drugs means the death penalty for smuggling drugs.
We have no right to feel aggrieved at the reception given to Megrahi, the Lockerbie bomber, in Libya when the UK allows lawyers to bring actions like this concerning another countries legal system.
I blogged at the time of the clemency shown to her by the Laos government that she would probably end up as Baroness Crack of Brixton Road by the end of the decade – that outcome is getting ever closer. This is not a vulnerable young woman, this is a 20 year old deeply manipulative and psychopathic young woman who is manipulating the legal system to ensure that she can do what she wants, when she wants, without any repercussions whatsoever.
The fact that what she wanted to do was to make money out of bringing death and destruction by drugs to yet another generation of vulnerable young children is not even being mentioned.
You don’t end up with 1.5lb of Heroin in your suitcase without knowing something about it.
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