UK’s Laura Plummer appears on camera for first time since arrest in Egypt


CAIRO: Briton, Laura Plummer, who was jailed in Egypt for possessing banned painkillers, has appeared before the cameras for the first time since her arrest.

Footage from local television channel Sada Al-Balad showed Plummer sitting at the front row of a makeshift church in Al Qanater prison, Cairo’s women jail, during an Easter mass.

The minute-long video showed her dressed in a white long-sleeved prison uniform.

This is the first time the 33-year-old had been seen since her arrest in October at the Hurghada airport, Egypt’s coastal Red Sea city.

She is serving a three-year sentence for carrying 290 illegal Tramadol painkillers in her suitcase. The drug is illegal in Egypt but not in the UK.

Plummer’s sister Jayne Synclair, 40, toldThe Sun: “It’s so hard to see her like this.”

“She doesn’t bear any resemblance to her. My mum is in bits and has complained to the Foreign Office,” Synclair added.

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office is reportedly aware of the footage.

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