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The Government is to be challenged over its failure to fund legal representation for a British woman sentenced to death for drug smuggling in Bali, a law firm has said.
Lindsay Sandiford, 56, from Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, was given the death penalty by a court last week for taking 10.6lb (4.8kg) of cocaine on to the island.
Ms Sandford has seven days to launch an appeal, but has no legal representation.
Law firm Leigh Day said it is seeking a judicial review of the Government's decision not to pay the £2,500 legal expenses needed.
Defence counsel Esra Karokaro told the AFP news agency that the sentence was "excessive" and that Sandiford's sister has been asking him "about the legal procedures required to file an appeal".
Capital punishment is a controversial subject in Indonesia where Lindsay Sandiford has been sentenced to death for smuggling cocaine, ABC's Indonesia Correspondent George Roberts told Daybreak.
The silent majority support the sentence, but judging by its record so far the Indonesian government is very reluctant to execute foreigners.
First, Mr Roberts was asked whether Sandiford's case was getting much coverage in the local press:
Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire has told the Commons that the Government "strongly objects to the death penalty" imposed on Lindsay Sandiford for drug trafficking in Indonesia.
Lindsay Sandiford's MP says the sentence has come as a shock to a lot of people, and he's aiming to raise the issue with Foreign Secretary, William Hague. Martin Horwood, the MP for Cheltenham where Lindsay Sandiford once lived, said the death penalty should be a thing of the past:
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Inside the Bali prison where British woman Lindsay Sandiford is being held after being sentenced to death for drug trafficking.
The Government said it strongly objects to the death penalty imposed today on a British woman who trafficked drugs into Indonesia.