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Pregnant Briton 'faces execution'

  1. May 1, 2009 #1

    LowlyPion

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8029787.stm

    Will they execute her and the baby who wasn't even conceived at the time of the alleged crime?

    And if acquitted, "We hope you enjoyed your stay in Laos." ?
     
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  3. May 1, 2009 #2

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    It's always the headline whenever someone white is caught smuggling drugs.
    The penalty is never applied to foreigners (or even to locals) it causes too much political trouble - but it makes good headlines.
    The US presumably allows the death penalty for terrorism - but you don't see the headline. "Pregnant mother at airport faces death penalty after matches confiscated "

    It's tough on countries like Laos/Thailand/Malaysia/Singapore - the drugs are the west's problem (the country could make money from heroin) and there is pressure from the west to stop smuggling. But whenever someone is arrested there is a huge outcry.
     
  4. May 1, 2009 #3

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    Black is the new white?
     
  5. May 1, 2009 #4

    mgb_phys

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    Should have said western - but that would have "meridian centric" !
     
  6. May 1, 2009 #5
    So..it seems the child is a result of prison rape, then?
     
  7. May 1, 2009 #6
    I don't know where would baby go without her mother(or parents). Abortions happen all time ...

    She should have well known the risk of getting pregnant. Otherwise, everyone(women) could start getting pregnant hoping that this would win the public sympathy and they would escape or will be treated more nicely.
     
  8. May 1, 2009 #7
    Or, that was just her plan ...
     
  9. May 1, 2009 #8

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    Probably not a crime there. :biggrin:
     
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