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Warsi campaigns for reprieve for death row Yorkshire drug smugglers

The lives of two people from Yorkshire sentenced to death for drug smuggling in the Far East are hanging in the balance tonight as politicians wrangle over their fate.

Grandmother Lindsay Sandiford, who's originally from East Yorkshire, and Gareth Cashmore from Wakefield have been sentenced to death by firing squad for trafficking drugs into Indonesia.

One of our region's most senior politicians is working to try and win them a reprieve from execution - but her plans face some fierce opposition in Indonesia itself. Tina Gelder's report contains flash photography.


Campaigner welcomes UK government's intervention in death-row case

A human rights campaigner is welcoming the Foreign Office's intervention in the case of two Yorkshire drug mules sentenced to death in Indonesia.

Minister Baroness Warsi has asked the Indonesian justice minister to allow Lindsay Sandiford who grew up in Bridlington, and Gareth Cashmore, from Wakefield to be sent to serve out their sentences in the UK. They were convicted of smuggling 14lbs of Crystal Meth last year.

Sandra Gregory was given the death sentence in 1993, but was later pardoned, after being caught with Heroin in Thailand.