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“I don’t really want to talk to any journalist at any stage” – Michaella McCollum Connolly

In a video posted last night, Michaella says that she is not being given enough to drink.

Updated 22.18pm

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MICHAELLA MCCOLLUM CONNOLLY did not want to meet with journalists in her Peruvian jail and says she is not getting enough to drink.

In a video posted last night, the Dungannon native, who is being held on charges of  drug trafficking, says that she is “doing okay” as she and her co-accused, Scottish Melissa Reid, talk to a journalist.

The pair are eating as the are led up a flight of stairs, but when asked if they are getting enough to eat, both hesitate. Melissa says no, before Michaella responds “Eat? Yes. Drink? No?”

The pair are then asked if they would like to speak to the media or if they fear prejudicing their case.

“I don’t really want to talk to any journalist at any stage,” she says before adding that she wouldn’t feel comfortable unless Melissa thought it was for the best.

Melissa adds that previous videos were not the decision of the pair.

“It wasn’t really our choice,” the Glasgow native says.

The two then return down the stairs.

The pair’s initial court date has been delayed until next Wednesday. They had been due to face a judge in Lima today after being detained with over 11.5 kilos of cocaine at Lima airport.

Read: Michaella says she’s innocent, optimistic about court and misses home

Read: Michaella and Melissa’s court appearance delayed in Peru

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