UK High Court judges upheld the Government refusal to fund Lindsay Sandiford at the end of January, despite pleas that she was urgently in need of money and her family had exhausted all their available resources.
Despite prosecutors asking for a 15-year jail term, Sandiford was given the death sentence, after being accused of damaging the image of Bali The British Government said it was disappointed when she lost her bid to block the sentence.
Balinese police said Sandiford was at the centre of a drugs-importing ring involving three other Britons, but she claimed she was forced to transport the drugs to protect her children whose safety was at stake.
Today Sandiford's lawyers will go to the Court of Appeal today in London over a UK Government refusal to fund her appeal.
A grandmother from Cheltenham, who's facing execution in Bali, has told how she is "desperate" after running out of money to pay a lawyer for her appeal in just over two weeks.
Lindsay Sandiford was sentenced to death on drug charges by a Bali court on 22 January this year.
In an open letter published by human rights charity Reprieve today, she said:
"I am sitting in my death row cell here in Bali. Yes, I feel depressed. Yes, I know I have been stupid. Yes, I want to say sorry for what I have done - sorry to the British people for the shame I have caused and - more than anything - sorry to the people of Indonesia. And yes, I am totally humiliated.
"I don't want to beg. I'll accept help, because I'm desperate and I don't know where to turn.
"I don't have the money to pay a local lawyer, again. I suppose, in the grand scheme of things, it's not very much money. The last appeal cost about £2,600. This time, in the Supreme Court, it will be about £8,000.
"If I really were a rich drug dealer, it would be no big deal. But I'm not, and you might as well ask me to pay ten million dollars."
Tomorrow Ms Sandiford's lawyers will go to the English Court of Appeal to appeal against the FCO's decision not to help fund her lawyer.
In an interview through intermediaries with the Daily Mail British grandmother Lindsay Sandifordhas said that she is ready to die after being sentenced to firing squad for drug smuggling.
Sandiford, who was arrested after a flight from Bangkok in May 2012, was convicted of smuggling 4.8kg (10.6lb) of cocaine told the Daily Mail: "I would rather have the death sentence than a life sentence. I don’t want to get old and decrepit in here at least a bullet is quick.
"Sometimes I think, 'Let them get on with it.' I have had a lot of fun in my life. I’ve been to a lot of places, done a lot of things and I’ve met a lot of interesting people.
"I’ve got no regrets. I could be dying of cancer or something horrible and prolonged."
British grandmother Sandiford lost her appeal against her death sentence at the Bali High Court earlier this month.
The 56-year-old was convicted in January by a district court and sentenced to face a firing squad.
Lindsay Sandiford's lawyers still have the option open to ask the Court of Appeal to intervene in her case.
Aidan O'Neill QC told the court a competent lawyer had been found who was willing to waive fees and act pro bono, but required "operational costs", estimated at £2,500, to be met.
Dismissing Sandiford's case, Mrs Justice Gloster said: "We entirely understand the deep concerns of Mrs Sandiford and her family about Mrs Sandiford's predicament in Indonesia, but we must apply the law as we hold it to be."
The Government has a duty to ensure that the human rights of British citizens are protected and that those sentenced to death, or suspected of or charged with a crime for which capital punishment may be imposed, have adequate legal assistance at all stages of the proceedings.
"This judicial review will challenge the Government's refusal to fund the £2,500 in expenses it would cost for a qualified Indonesian lawyer to represent Lindsay in her appeal against execution by firing squad which will take place on the beach in Bali if the Government do not act."