Samantha Orobator, a mere 20 years of age, has been returned to the UK from Laos to serve her life term for smuggling drugs.
Obviously Laos isn’t totally heartless.
In a statement on her arrival in the UK she told the media: “I am enormously relieved and happy to be back on British soil. It has been an unimaginable nightmare.”
Is that the same nightmare that would have been endured by those who used the drugs she was carrying?
She escaped the death penalty because she became pregnant in an all-female jail.
So the child wasn’t conceived from a loving relationship but the need of Samantha Orobator to escape her terrible fate.
I expect in years to come her child will look back on her life and declared: “It has been an unimaginable nightmare.”
My heart truly bleeds…