Drugs gran loses death appeal

A spokesman for Jakarta's Supreme Court has confirmed a Cheltenham grandmother has lost her appeal against a death sentence for drugs trafficking.

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MP pledges to fight grandmother's death sentence

The MP for Cheltenham, Martin Horwood, has pledged to fight the death penalty imposed on former Cheltenham resident, Lindsay Sandiford, in the light of her failure to win her appeal at the Indonesian Supreme Court.

  • He is working with the charity Reprieve supporting Mrs Sandiford in Indonesia
  • He plans to meet with the Foreign Office to discuss how to get her legal advice to help find evidence that could mean a Judicial Review
  • He will request another meeting with the Indonesian Ambassador to discuss her sentence


Foreign Office will 'consider' support for Sandiford

The Foreign Office will "consider how to support any application for judicial review or clemency" for a Cheltenham grandmother who lost her appeal against the death penalty for drug trafficking in Indonesia.

We are aware that Lindsay Sandiford's appeal to the Indonesian Supreme Court has been denied.

We will continue to provide consular assistance to Lindsay Sandiford and her family at this difficult time.

– Foreign office

Cheltenham grandmother loses death appeal

A spokesman for the Supreme Court in Jakarta has confirmed a British grandmother from Cheltenham has lost her appeal against a death sentence for drugs trafficking in Bali.

Lindsay Sandiford's appeal was unanimously rejected by a three-judge panel at the court, Ridwan Mansur said.

Under Indonesian law, Sandiford can still look for a judicial review of her case before appealing for a presidential pardon.

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