Redcar Woman Loses Death Sentence Appeal

8 April 2013, 13:39

Redcar woman Lindsay Sandiford's lost her appeal against her death sentence in Bali for drug trafficking.

56 year old Lindsay Sandiford was found guilty in January of smuggling £1.5 million pounds of cocaine into Bali.

Indonesian police accused her of being at the centre of a drugs ring involving three other Brits.

Sandiford says she was forced into smuggling 4.8kg (10.6lb) of cocaine.

She can now appeal to the Supreme Court.The Government has said it is disappointed that Lindsay Sandiford as lost her appeal.

The Foreign Office also reiterated the UK's opposition to the death penalty and said it had repeatedly made representations to the Indonesian government about this case.

A Foreign Office spokesman said:
"We are disappointed to hear that Lindsay Sandiford's appeal has been refused by the High Court in Bail.

The UK strongly opposes the death penalty and has repeatedly made representations to the Indonesian government on this matter.

We will continue to provide consular assistance at this difficult time.''

The court spokesman in Bali said the verdict was decided last week and Sandiford has 14 days to appeal to the national Supreme Court.


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