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Samantha Orobator, the pregnant 20-year-old jailed in Laos for smuggling heroin, will return home this Friday in time to deliver her child on British soil. The father of her child remains unknown. [CNN, Mirror]


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The decision to return Samantha to the UK was never in doubt. The only question was when. So much for the hysterical Western headlines screaming that the authorities in Laos were going to execute a pregnant woman despite the fact they have not executed anyone for decades, unlike say the United States.