A pregnant British woman held on drug-smuggling charges in Laos will go on trial Wednesday, the British Foreign Office said, citing the government of the south-east Asian country.

Samantha Orobator, 20, was jailed last August at the airport in the Lao capital Vientiane and charged with carrying about half a kilogram of heroin. She is more than five months pregnant, and legal aid charity Reprieve — which has worked on her case — is urging that her case be resolved and she be allowed to return to England before she enters the third trimester of pregnancy on June 6.

Britain and Laos signed a prisoner transfer agreement last month, the British Foreign Office said but refused to disclose its details.

Source: CNN

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  1. This is so terrrible. Thanks for keeping this issue on people's minds, Adrianne. Z

  2. This is so terrrible. Thanks for keeping this issue on people's minds, Adrianne. Z

  3. Zhana, be sure to let me know what you learn when Samantha starts to tell her story when she is back in the UK.

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