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Briton jailed for six years for Bali drug possession

A British man has been sentenced to six years by a court in Bali after being convicted of drug possession. He had earlier been cleared of drugs smuggling.

Julian Ponder was detained after the arrest of British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford who received a death sentence last week.

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Briton's lawyer grateful to judge for six year sentence

Julian Ponder's lawyer, Ary Sunardi, speaking to reporters after the verdict Credit: APTN

The Indonesian lawyer for Julian Ponder - one of the Britons convicted of drugs offences - has said the six-year prison sentence is "moderate" and that he is thankful for the judge's leniency.

Asked whether he would appeal, Ary Sunardi said he would need to consult with Mr Ponder and that he he will "strongly advise" him not to appeal.