May 4, 2009
June 3 Update: Sentenced to life after 3 hour trial
This time in Laos.
Samantha Orobator was 8 when her family left her native Nigeria and moved to London. She grew up a law-abiding citizen. Now, 20, she is in a Laotian prison facing the death penalty by firing squad.
She is alleged to have been involved in drug traffficking. She was allegedly found with an alleged 1.1 lbs of heroin in her possession at the time of her arrest – an amount punishable by death, which in this case would be execution by firing squad.
2009 and she would be made to stand and face a line of gunmen, who would then proceed to murder her by discharging their weapons simultaneously so as to not have them feel guilty that their bullet was responsible for her death and then would go collect their paychecks for a job well done. For ridding society of one more dangerous criminal.
She was arrested last August and has been incarcerated since. Meaning she has not left the confines of the prison.
And yet, she is pregnant.
And she is not about to deliver.
She is due to give birth in September, provided she isn’t murdered first.
That’s what capital punishment is. Homicide is what is written on the death certificate. No way around it state sanctioned or not.
How many times do you think she has already paid for her alleged crime?
How many times, by how many men, in how many different ways, did she pay/is she paying for her alleged crime?
What other degradation has she been/is she being subjected to?
What type of prenatal care has she been getting?
Have they done anything to her to try to abort the fetus?
Is this the first time she has been pregnant?
And if you have doubts as to whether she was raped, decide for yourself whether a 20 y/o girl who is facing the death penalty by firing squad and incarcerated in a foreign country where she does not speak the language, where there is no British embassy, where her family has not been able to visit her, where no local lawyer has been appointed to her and where the first British lawyer will be seeing her tomorrow when her trial was to have started today is ever capable of “consensual” sex.
And then wonder why her pregnancy is not at all being discussed.
And what does Laos consider a fetus?
Is it considered a “person”?
Can a fetus be shot to death for a crime his/her mother allegedly committed?
Or is that the point? So the rapist(s) cannot be identified?
And if she never committed the alleged crime?