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Calls for Govt to help Bali death sentence woman

A human rights charity has called for the Government to "step in" and help a British grandmother who lost her appeal against a death sentence for trafficking drugs into Bali.

This will be devastating for Lindsay and her family, following months of torment throughout the appeals process.

Without a lawyer to seek the new evidence needed for the Courts to re-review her sentence and prepare her clemency petition, Lindsay faces extremely difficult decisions.

We hope that the British government will step in to ensure that Lindsay is at least provided with a lawyer to help her avoid execution.

– Zoe Bedford, Casework lawyer at Reprieve

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Foreign Office will 'consider how to support' Sandiford

The Foreign Office said it would "consider how to support any application for judicial review or clemency" that Lindsay Sandiford makes after she lost her appeal against a death sentence for drug trafficking.

British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford received the death sentence.
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford received the death sentence. Credit: REUTERS/Stringer Indonesia

A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesman said: "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."

Brit grandmother loses death sentence appeal

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

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

Lindsay Sandiford at a previous court hearing.
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford at a previous court hearing. Credit: REUTERS/Stringer Indonesia

The judges agreed with the decision taken by Bali's Denpasar district court, which sentenced Sandiford to death, and the island's high court, which rejected her first appeal.

Under Indonesian law, Sandiford still has the opportunity to seek a judicial review of her case before appealing for a presidential pardon.

British gran one of four Brits jailed over Bali drugs

Lindsay Sandiford was sentenced to death in January.
Lindsay Sandiford was sentenced to death in January. Credit: REUTERS/Stringer Indonesia

Lindsay Sandiford was sentenced to death after being found guilty of drug trafficking in January.

Julian Ponder, from Brighton, was jailed for six years for possessing drugs.
Julian Ponder, from Brighton, was jailed for six years for possessing drugs. Credit: ITV News

Sandiford's alleged accomplice, Julian Ponder, from Brighton, was jailed for six years in Bali after being cleared of drugs smuggling but convicted of possessing drugs. He remains in jail.

Read: Bali drugs Brit jailed for six years

Rachel Dougall with her translator in a Bali court in December.
Rachel Dougall with her translator in a Bali court in December. Credit: Reuters

His partner, Rachel Dougall, also from Brighton, received a one-year jail term and has now returned to the UK after serving her sentence.

Paul Beales was a long-time Bali resident.
Paul Beales was a long-time Bali resident. Credit: ITV News

Paul Beales, a long-time Bali resident, was sentenced to four years in prison for possession of hashish. He remains in jail.

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British woman 'loses appeal against death sentence'

The Foreign Office is seeking confirmation that a British grandmother has lost her appeal against a death sentence for trafficking drugs into the resort island of Bali.

We are aware of unconfirmed reports that the decision of the Indonesian Supreme Court has been announced. We are seeking confirmation of the decision from the Indonesian Supreme Court.

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

– Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesman

Lindsay Sandiford appeal decision due 'within 96 days'

Human rights campaigners expect Indonesia's Supreme Court to make a decision in Lindsay Sandiford's case "within 96 days" from her lodging an appeal today.

Zoe Bedford, from legal charity Reprieve, said:

Lindsay remains extremely grateful to the generosity of the public in raising the funds to allow her to file this appeal.

We are hopeful that the Supreme Court will take into consideration the compelling mitigating evidence in Lindsay's case and award her a sentence that is proportionate both to the offence and to her role in it.

In particular, it is hoped that the judges will give due consideration to Lindsay's cooperation with the authorities which led to the arrest and prosecution of more senior syndicate members, and take into account the need to encourage others to cooperate in the future.

Next steps in Lindsay Sandiford's death penalty fight

Lindsay Sandiford was arrested last year for trying to smuggle cocaine. Credit: Johannes P. Christo/AAP

Lindsay Sandiford could seek a judicial review if Indonesia's Supreme Court rejects her latest death penalty appeal, human rights campaigners have said.

However, such a move would largely depend on whether new evidence had come to light, they added.

After that, her final resort would be to seek a reprieve granted by the country's president.

Lindsay Sandiford launches fresh death penalty appeal

The grandmother, from Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, claims she was forced to transport the drugs to protect her children. Credit: REUTERS

A British grandmother who has been sentenced to death by firing squad for drug smuggling in Bali has lodged an appeal at Indonesia's Supreme Court, pressure group Reprieve has said.

It is Lindsay Sandiford's second bid to overturn her death penalty after she lost her first appeal at the Bali High Court last month.

Balinese police claim the 56-year-old was at the centre of a drugs-importing ring after bringing £1.6 million of cocaine into the country. She denies the allegations.

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