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

Updated 17 April 2018

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

  • Laura Plummer has been jailed for three years after she was founding carrying 290 Tramadol painkillers, which are banned in Egypt
  • Her family say they have complained to the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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, told The 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.

Marib governor receives Saudi education committee

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Marib governor receives Saudi education committee

The governor of Marib in Yemen received on Sunday the Saudi education committee of the Ministry of Education and a representative from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid And Relief Centre.

Educational needs were discussed in various aspects as well as what Saudi Arabia could provide to support the education sector in the province through King Salman Center.

During the meeting, needs of classrooms, curricula, training, rehabilitation, laboratories, school supplies were also discussed and other needs that would help to improve the educational process and meet the challenges.

During the visit, the Saudi education committee toured several schools in the area.