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Lindsay Sandiford 'clearly not a drug kingpin'

She is clearly not a drug kingpin - she has no money to pay for a lawyer, for the travel costs of defence witnesses or even for essentials like food and water.

She has co-operated fully with the Indonesian authorities but has been sentenced to death while the gang operating in the UK, Thailand and Indonesia remain free to target other vulnerable people.

Lindsay must file an appeal within the next 14 days and it is vital that the British Government do everything possible to support Lindsay's appeal against the death sentence.

– Reprieve, Human rights charity


MP: Indonesia 'behaving wrongly' over death penalty

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:

This is not the way that a country that now values democracy and human rights should really be behaving. I imagine all those who know Lindsay will be extremely worried and concerned about this development.

When the prosecutors asked for something less than the death sentence, for a custodial sentence, then I guess I'm afraid some of us perhaps relaxed a little and this has come as a real shock that the judges have actually delivered a sentence which is obviously much, much harsher than the one that was actually requested by prosecutors.


Crewe hot favourites ahead of playoff final

Crewe Alexandra are currently 13/10 favourites to lift the League Two playoff trophy this afternoon.


18 - Crewe Alexandra are unbeaten in all competitions since February, going 18 games without defeat (W8 D10). Steaming.


Crewe line-up v Cheltenham: Phillips Tootle David Westwood Artell Dugdale Murphy Leitch-Smith Moore Mellor Powell. #playoffs

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